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, which shows in our high success rates. 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. Looking for a physiotherapy job in Cork? Check out our latest available position within our Blackpool clinic.

Covid-19 Update – Face Mask Use

Patient health and well-being continue to be our priority. Face masks are still recommended within healthcare settings. We kindly ask that you continue to bring your own face mask to your appointment. Anyone who has Coronavirus will not be seen and will be advised to follow HSE guidance.

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 NHS Scotland.

We believe in a person-centred approach, taking your needs, wants and goals into consideration. Treatment plans are tailored to you as an individual, 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. We have received very positive feedback from people who have attended the talk. It’s 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. We treat people after ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repairs, ankle surgery and hip or knee replacements to name a few. More detail available on our Post-Surgery Physiotherapy services here.

Next Level Physiotherapy Cork, Blackpool

Next Level Physiotherapy Cork is based within MD clinic on the Watercourse Road, Blackpool T23 E2DR. We are next door to Blackpool Late Night Pharmacy and 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.

Started suffering from horrible back and hip pains, nothing was helping. Disappointed with my previous physiotherapist (who was doing very little for a quite high price), I decided to give John a go.


I loved the thoroughness of questions I’ve been asked, could really tell John is interested in helping me, not just brushing me off with the usual “sit less and be careful in trainings” talk.
The relief after the massage alone was huge and just two weeks of regular prescribed exercises later I was completely pain-free and ready to go back to sport! Got also plenty of great advice on how to advance my core-building game at home.

10/10, going to recommend John to any teammate of mine who gets injured.

Sigrid Whelan

I am suffering from pain and stiffness in my arm. Went to John 4 weeks ago and he knew immediately what is causing it. I have been given a range of exercises as well as have been attending John’s clinic every week for a physiotherapy treatment. I cannot stress enough the professional and attentive approach that John has. I can definitely say that I’m in good hands and the progress that I have made since, is a true testimony to John’s amazing work. Thanks John!

Jolanta Rudnik