Best Physiotherapy in Ireland

The 6 Best Physiotherapy Clinics in Ireland

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Got body pain that won’t go away? Can’t be as active as you used to due to mobility issues? These are just some of the things physiotherapists can help treat.

If you’re looking for one, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’re featuring the best physiotherapy clinics in Ireland!

Aside from their services, we’re showing you why we recommend them, their advantages, and even their cons as well. Also, you’ll get to see several tips to aid your search and some FAQs as added info.

Before all that, though, check out these clinics’ treatment fees first.

How Much do Physiotherapy Treatments Cost in Ireland

The table below lists some of the treatment fees of our featured choices.

Note: See clinic websites for a complete list of treatment prices.

CLINICTREATMENTCOST
Portobello Physiotherapy Clinic30-minute consultation
 
60-minute consultation
 
30-minute consultation (student)
 
30-minute consultation (video/phone appointment)

€60
 
€120
 
€50
 
 
€50
Douglas Chiropractic and Physiotherapy ClinicConsultation (new patient)  

Physio treatment (30 – 50 minutes)
€60
 
€60
Sports Physio IrelandOne for all (access to all online fitness programmes)
 
Physio-led fitness
 
 
Mobility platform
 
 
Athletic development
 
 
Fitness for life
€30/month, €200 for 12 months
 
€25/month, €180 for 12 months
 
€25/month, €180 for 12 months
 
€25/month, €180 for 12 months
 
Free for over 60’s
Rebalance PhysiotherapyPhysiotherapy session
 
Physiotherapy session (student/medical cardholders/over 65’s)
 
Online physiotherapy consultation
€60
 
€50
 
 
 
€50
Archview PhysiotherapyStandard physiotherapy (30 minutes)
 
Double physiotherapy (60 minutes)
 
Physiotherapy home visit
€65
 
 
€135
 
 
€100

The Best Physiotherapy Clinics in Ireland

Now that we’ve discussed the cost, let’s now proceed to our selections for the country’s best physiotherapy clinics!

1.   Portobello Physiotherapy Clinic

Portobello Physiotherapy Clinic's Homepage
SERVICESManual therapy, joint manipulation, joint mobilisation, myofascial release therapy, sports massage, dry needling, orthotics, laser therapy, mechanical traction, transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS), rehabilitative exercise, personal training, corporate physiotherapy, pilates, and home visits
 
Click here to view a complete list of treatment prices.
WEBSITEhttps://www.portobellophysio.ie/
ADDRESS36 Lennox Street, Portobello, Dublin 8
CONTACT DETAILS01 476 3330
01 476 3331
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURS7:00 am to 10:00 pm (Monday – Thursday)
8:00 am to 8:00 pm (Friday)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm (Saturday)

Located in Dublin 8, Portobello Physiotherapy Clinic is one of Ireland’s best for multiple reasons. Firstly, they offer a wide selection of treatments to treat multiple conditions.

Some of these conditions include sports and work-related injuries, avulsion and stress fracture, pain in the ankle, wrist, shoulder, hip, neck, and many more.

They conduct pre and post-natal pilates for women and provide home visits to elderly patients who have difficulty attending their clinic. Some of the ailments they treat for senior patients are osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, poor mobility, imbalance, and so on.

And aside from a long list of other conditions such as body pain, they have treatments specifically for injuries and other health issues related to performing arts. Such treatments are carried by Dr Juliet Bressan, president of Performing Arts Medicine Ireland.

As regards Portobello’s team, what’s great about them is that all have a deep background in sports—some are former athletes while others have worked extensively in the sports industry.

This is important because sports-related injuries are one of the foremost reasons people require physiotherapy.

Meanwhile, Portobello’s availability and accessibility are other features that make it patient-friendly. It has long clinic hours, is readily accessible via bus, and is also wheelchair-accessible as it is located on the ground floor.

Pros

  • Large team
  • Open until Saturday
  • Long weekday clinic hours
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Offers massage and physiotherapy vouchers
  • Conducts home visits and online pilates
  • Offers video/phone consultations

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays
  • Shorter operating hours on Saturdays

Customer Reviews

Below are some reviews from their patients:

“Brendan Ho was my physio during a period of 9 weeks. From the get go he was brilliant, all with the focus of getting me back to regularly partaking and competing in support. I would recommend him as well as the whole Portobello Physio staff to anybody, from high performance sports people to anybody just looking for a sports massage! Won’t go to any other physio now, top notch service!” -Fionn McNally

“I have been going to Portobello now for 4 months for a frozen shoulder. My GP strongly recommend Dave, and I strongly agree. I have made great improvement under Dave’s care and strongly recommend to use Portobello.” -G B

“Excellent physiotherapy in all aspects – initial assessment, rehab programme and general level of service/responsiveness. 100% recommend.” -Padraig Daly

2.   Douglas Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Clinic

Douglas Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Clinic's Homepage
SERVICESPhysiotherapy:
 
Deep tissue massage, sports massage, laser therapy, pilates, post-surgery rehab, injury recovery, Kinesio taping, and dry needling
 
Chiropractic treatment and orthotics
 
Click here to view a complete list of treatment prices.
WEBSITEhttps://douglaschiropractic.ie/
ADDRESSEndsleigh Lodge, Douglas Road, Cork
CONTACT DETAILS021 429 5800
OPERATING HOURS7:00 am to 8:00 pm (Monday – Friday)

Founded in 2001, one of the notable things about Douglas Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Clinic is—from the name itself—that it houses both chiropractors and physiotherapists to treat various conditions.  

While both practices are related, they utilise different techniques to treat numerous ailments from the head and neck down to the ankles and feet. Hence, this gives patients more options for treatments.

Moreover, Douglas’s has a large team that comprises 2 chiropractors and 4 physiotherapists, with each having a dedicated treating room. And because of this, having to wait for other patients most likely won’t be a problem here in this Cork-based clinic.

They also offer other treatments found in other physiotherapy clinics such as dry needling, laser therapy, and orthotics.

Douglas’s convenience, in terms of transport, is another thumbs-up for us. It’s located next to the bus stop opposite a petrol station on Douglas Road; plus, there’s less hassle for vehicle owners due to its private parking.

Unfortunately, they’re not open on weekends. At least, their clinic hours are up to 8:00 pm.

Pros

  • Offers chiro and physio treatments
  • Large team
  • Multiple treatment rooms
  • Has private parking
  • Located near bus stop
  • Long clinic hours

Cons

  • Closed on weekends
  • Doesn’t offer online consultations

Customer Reviews

Below are some great sentiments from their clients:

“Highly recommend. Efficient, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Had experience in both the chiropractor and the physio there. At first was barely able to stand straight or walk over the pain in my lower back. After the first session I noticed a considerable change and it has been improving ever since with each session.” -Paul

“This clinic is awesome! Professional services, friendly staff and calming atmosphere.” -Henrique Alexandre

“Diagnosed an underlying condition that had been missed by others for many years.” -James Hurley

3.   Sports Physio Ireland

Sports Physio Ireland's Homepage
SERVICESPhysiotherapy:
 
General physiotherapy, sports physiotherapy, and sports massage
 
Fitness:
 
Physio-led personal training, physio-led fitness, athletic development, mobility platform, fitness for life, and one for all
 
Click here to view a complete list of treatment prices.
WEBSITEhttps://sportsphysioireland.com/
ADDRESS29 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2
CONTACT DETAILS085 872 6411
i[email protected]
OPERATING HOURS6:00 am to 8:30 pm (Monday – Friday)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Saturday)

If you’re into fitness or you’re just getting started, we recommend Sports Physio Ireland, a Dublin-based physiotherapy clinic. Sports Physio offers several fitness programmes for you to get in shape, all of which are carried out by its physiotherapists.

For those who wish to train within the clinic, they have physio-led personal training that comes with a 21-day trial period. For this, they not only have an indoor gym but outdoor facilities as well.

However, you can also avail of their fitness training in the comfort of your own home. Sports Physio offers a number of online fitness programmes which includes strength and conditioning sessions, pilates routines, mobility routines, and more.

But if you’re not yet ready to commit to these programmes, you can avail of their free trial classes to see whether their programmes are a good fit for you.

Moreover, one of these programmes, the fitness for life platform, is offered for free for clients over 60.

Of course, Sports Physio is still a clinic, not just a gym. This clinic has a team of 6 physiotherapists that treat an extensive list of conditions ranging from foot pain to the lower back, among others.

And aside from general and sports physiotherapy, they also provide surgical physiotherapy. Some of the surgeries they treat and manage (both before and after surgery) include cartilage injury, lateral hip tendinitis, sacro-iliac pain, and others.

Pros

  • 21-day trial period for onsite fitness programme
  • Free trial classes for online fitness programmes
  • Open until Saturday
  • Long weekday clinic hours
  • Offers gift vouchers
  • Large team

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays
  • Does not indicate consultation fee

Customer Reviews

Take a look at some great reviews about this clinic:

“I can highly recommend Sports Physio Ireland. I have been attending classes with James over the last number of months and I feel stronger, fitter and really enjoy the positive atmosphere. He helps you tailor exercises so you can get the most out of your workout and keeps the momentum for the going until the very last minute.” Danie Holland

“Would highly recommend Robert Sheehan for sports related injuries. I had seen other physios for chronic pain I had from a sports injury but nothing was working. After a few sessions with Rob and a tailored rehab plan, I’m finally back playing sport pain-free. Rob is also excellent at explaining what the cause of the problem is and how to fix it. The deficiencies I had that led to the injury have also been addressed via rehab and I feel more confident again on the pitch.” -Cillian Ryan

4.   Rebalance Physiotherapy

Rebalance Physiotherapy's Homepage
SERVICESSports injury rehab, back and neck pain, deep tissue massage, dry needling, high-performance rehab, shockwave therapy, pilates, online physio, orthotics, and vestibular rehab
 
Click here to view a complete list of treatment prices.
WEBSITEhttps://www.rebalancephysiotherapy.ie/
ADDRESS3 Mount Street Lower, Dublin 2
CONTACT DETAILS(01) 441 0100
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURS8:00 am to 8:00 pm (Monday – Friday)

Rebalance Physiotherapy is not just noteworthy for its services but its contribution to the environment as well. These efforts include using recycled paper, eco-friendly cleaning products, ordering from package-free suppliers, to name some.

In terms of its treatments, Rebalance Physiotherapy offers sports injury, post-surgery, and vestibular rehab, among others. They also provide antenatal pilates for expecting mothers.

And from what we’ve seen, this clinic is the only one on this list to provide shockwave therapy. The conditions that benefit from this include hip bursitis, tennis elbow, rotator cuff tendonitis, and more.

Moreover, you can also avail yourself of Rebalance Physiotherapy’s online consultation. For 30 minutes, you can have your questions answered and injury assessed and even be provided with your online rehab program.

However, one of the downsides of this clinic is its small team. Rebalance Physiotherapy only has 2 physiotherapists, both of which are men—something that might not sit well with some women.

And they’re only open until Friday, but as late as 8:00 pm. Still, note that a lot of their patients, both men and women, have rated them with 5 stars for their services.

Pros

  • Long clinic hours
  • 3 treatment rooms
  • Offers online consultation
  • Only one on list to offer shockwave therapy

Cons

  • Small team
  • No female physiotherapist
  • Closed on weekends

Customer Reviews

Check out a number of good reviews from their patients:

“Highly recommend! Daniel was extremely helpful and was about to explain everything to me really clearly. They put me on the right track to recovery.” -John Carpenter

“Daniel was so professional and very helpful. I attended for orthotics assessment and he did a full assessment and provided me with full plan. I am very pleased with the service and would 100% recommend ReBalance Physiotherapy.” -Sarah Mohamed

“Daniel is professional and efficient.  Any time I have been injured (which is many!) I  go to Rebalance to get fixed up.  I always feel in good hands with the correct treatment and rehab plans to get me back to perfect. Would not hesitate to send anyone to him.” -Leah Pittam

5.   Archview Physiotherapy

Archview Physiotherapy's Homepage
SERVICESPhysiotherapy, dry needling, massage therapy, orthotics, clinical pilates, stretching exercises, and Kinesio taping
 
Click here to view a complete list of treatment prices.
WEBSITEhttps://archviewclinic.ie/
ADDRESS49 Ranelagh Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
 
6 Pembroke Cottages, Main Street,  Dundrum, Dublin 14
CONTACT DETAILS(01) 4913228 (Dublin 6)
(01) 2963490 (Dublin 14)
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURS9:00 am to 8:00 pm (Monday – Friday)
9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Saturday – Sunday)

Established in 2008, Archview Physiotherapy is the only clinic in this list with two branches, one in Ranelagh and another in Dundrum.

Availability is one of Archview’s standout characteristics. Because it’s open Monday to Sunday, patients won’t have much trouble adjusting their schedule to get treatment.

Additionally, this physiotherapy clinic has a large team that comprises 4 physiotherapists, 3 physical therapists, 2 massage therapists, and 1 sports therapist. Hence, they have more than 5 professionals to service a large number of patients.

Moreover, if you’ve got mobility issues or live in a nursing home that lacks physiotherapy treatments, Archview is one of those clinics that also conducts home visits for patients like you.

Some of the ailments they help treat are sciatica, myofascial pain, prolapsed disc, different types of pain, ACL ruptures, and so on. And if you’re not looking for medical treatment but just want a relaxing massage, you can still visit Archview for its massage services.

We also like that they provide a variety of options for their fitness classes. Archview’s team carries out these classes for individuals, small groups, and corporate groups.

However, while they are open on the weekends, the rates for all their services are higher by €5. Also, they require prepayments for Sunday appointments.

Hence, this is something you need to consider before you book with them. 

Pros

  • 2 branches
  • Large team
  • Open 7 days
  • Long weekday clinic hours
  • Conducts home visits
  • Offers phone and video consultations

Cons

  • Higher weekend rates
  • Requires prepayments for Sunday appointments

Customer Reviews

Below are several great reviews from Archview Physiotherapy’s patients:

“My initial consultation was with Lyndsey who quickly diagnosed and treated my problem, giving immediate relief. She also gave me excellent advice on exercise and strengthening. I then followed up with Eileen who is incredible. She has a real gift for healing and is hugely knowledgeable and encouraging. I would encourage anyone and indeed have told friends to make an appointment for themselves.” -Joanne Crawford

“I started physio with Edwina when I ended up on crutches due to severe sciatica pain in the very late stages of my pregnancy. During the six sessions and just prior to my due date I experienced huge improvements from Edwina’s treatment. The physio treatment resulted in me being 100% recovered in time for my due date and baby’s smooth arrival. Thank you so so much! Kind Regards, Jean.” -Jean Santry

6.   Physio Clinic

SERVICEShttps://www.physioclinic.ie/naas-physiotherapist-treatments/
WEBSITEhttps://www.physioclinic.ie/
ADDRESSIreland
CONTACT DETAILS(045) 874 682
OPERATING HOURSContact for more details

Physio Clinic’s goal is to provide a world-class physiotherapy service. Ross Allen, their lead clinical physiotherapist, has three qualifications, (1) B.Sc. (Hons) Physiotherapy; M.I.S.C.P., (2) Doctor of Chiropractic; B. Sc. (Hons); M.C.A.I., and Dip. Sports Injury Therapist.

A reason why people prefer to contact them for physiotherapy services is that Ross specialises in cases that have not responded to previous treatments.

One previous client mentioned that they used to have a sore back and struggled to walk, but after the second session with Dr. Ross, they were so impressed with their treatment that they would have given more than 5 stars in their rating. Another client said that he came to Dr. Ross with an unresolved and undiagnosed back injury, however, under Ross’s guidance and expertise, he was able to go through a specific rehabilitation programme for 6 weeks that corrected his issue.

The client stated that Dr. Ross utilises a unique holistic approach while also applying physiotherapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture techniques. In one of the reviews, it said that they would definitely recommend Physio Clinic to their family and friends because they were impressed with how quickly their staff spotted their issue and treated it immediately with care.

Pros

  • Wide range of services
  • Rates are available on their page
  • Also offers chiropractic services

Cons

  • Operating hours are unavailable on their website

Customer Reviews

Here are some reviews from their previous clients:

“Can’t recommend Ross enough, very very professional, teaches you about your injury while treating it. I’ve gone to him for 3 separate injuries and they have all been fixed thanks to Ross !!!” – D. Hegarty

“Ross knows his stuff and is great at identifying and treating a problem. Really nice guy too and have had a very good experience getting myself back to fitness with Ross’ help/ Highly recommend” – P. Mongan

How to Choose the Right Physiotherapy Clinic

To help you in your search, consider the following tips below:

1. Know what you need

Aside from providing treatments for back pain, sports injuries, rehab, and more, some physiotherapists also provide fitness sessions such as pilates classes.

Hence, if you’re after treatment and also want to get fitter, check with your prospective clinic for their fitness programmes.

2. Clinic hours

No matter how good a physiotherapy clinic is, it won’t be of help to you if its clinic hours don’t fit your schedule. When you book an appointment, make sure they’re open during the most frequent days and hours you’re free.

3. Accessibility

Aside from clinic hours, the location of the clinic matters as well. Especially if you don’t have your own car, pick a clinic that’s near public transport.

And if you’ve got mobility issues, it’s a good idea to check if the physiotherapy clinic is disability friendly.

4. Male and female physiotherapists

Physiotherapy involves physical contact. For some people, the gender of their physiotherapist poses no problem, but if you’re concerned about this, check the clinic’s team if they have either male or female therapists.

5. Private treatment rooms

A clinic with private treatment rooms can make the treatment session with your physiotherapist more comfortable. You can discuss your health issues with him or her honestly and won’t have to be distracted by other patients watching you.

FAQs about the Best Physiotherapy Clinics in Ireland


And that’s a wrap for our list featuring the best physiotherapy clinics in Ireland! If you do visit any one of our choices, we hope you get the relief you deserve.

If you know of other great physiotherapy clinics that should have been included here, kindly give us a call. We’ll check them out ASAP!

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