John Shanahan, Cork Physiotherapist providing Physiotherapy in Cork

Welcome to Next Level Physiotherapy Cork

Next Level Physiotherapy Cork aims to take patient treatment and experience of physiotherapy to another level. We offer progressive, up-to-date, evidence-based treatments to ensure the best quality of care. We have very high success rates in the clinic. We listen and work with you to achieve your goals, whether that’s to return to work; get a pain-free night’s sleep, or run a marathon.

Covid-19 Update – Open as Normal During All Levels

Chartered Physiotherapy is listed as an essential service and falls under the primary care health category. Next Level Physiotherapy Cork will therefore remain open during all restriction levels. Anyone who requires Physiotherapy treatment will be seen provided they don’t have Coronavirus symptoms.

Patient health and well-being continue to be our priority. Anyone who has Coronavirus symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties) will not be seen and will be advised to follow HSE guidance.

On arrival, before entering the clinic, you will need a face mask and hand gel will also be provided. The physiotherapist will wear a mask at all times during the session. If you have your own mask, please bring this to your appointment. This will help to reduce the environmental impact of single use masks.

Alternative methods of assessment and treatment are available, including online video physiotherapy consultations. This is available to anyone who is unable to visit the clinic in person.

This service can be conducted from the comfort of your own home. Contact us to book an appointment for your video session today.


Our Approach

John Shanahan, Cork physio, is the owner and lead Physiotherapist at Next Level Physiotherapy Cork. John is a Chartered Physiotherapist registered with the Irish governing body, CORU. This ensures that all treatments are to a very high standard and, most importantly, part of a regulated health service. John has years of experience from his time in private practice, working with sports teams, elite athletes and with NHS Scotland. He’s an expert in treating back and neck pain and rehabilitation after injuries and surgeries.

We believe in a person-centred approach, taking your needs, wants and limitations into consideration. Treatment plans are tailored to you as an individual, what you want to get from physiotherapy and are realistic to help you achieve your goals.

Sports Physiotherapy

We offer a range of sports physiotherapy services at our physiotherapy clinic in Cork city. These include sports injury rehabilitation and sports massage. Our sports injury prevention course is ideal for teams or sportspeople looking to take their game to the next level. Very positive feedback from attendees makes this a must for those looking for real progression in their performance.

Post-Surgery Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy after surgery is vital to ensuring a quick and effective recovery. John is particularly knowledgeable in this area and has years of experience. He has treated people after ACL surgery, rotator cuff repairs, spinal surgery and hip or knee replacements. More detail available on our Post-Surgery Physiotherapy services here.

Next Level Physiotherapy Cork, Blackpool

Next Level Physiotherapy Cork is based within MD clinic, 4-5 City Square Plaza, Watercourse Road, Blackpool. We’re only an 8-minute walk from Cork Opera House in the city centre. FREE parking is available on site.

Make an appointment today by filling in our contact form or call, text or WhatsApp us on 087 184 9464. Get in touch if you’re looking for a Cork physio open on a Saturday. Evening, weekend and emergency physiotherapy appointments are available. Choose an appointment time that suits you through our online booking system.

Highly recommend. I found John to be very knowledgeable as he managed to explain exactly what was going on with my knee and within a few treatments the pain has completely gone. 

Mike Walsh

John is a very skillful physiotherapist. He helped me a lot with my lower back pain. He relieved the immediate muscle tension very effectively, and gave me good stretching exercises to do at home. He also followed up afterwards to see how I was doing. Now my go-to physio in Cork city, definitely.

Caroline Enberg