John Shanahan, Cork Physiotherapist providing Physiotherapy in Cork

Welcome to Next Level Physiotherapy Cork

Next Level Physiotherapy Cork takes 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. Your recovery is our priority. We work with you to achieve your goals, whether that’s to return to work; get a pain-free night’s sleep, or to run a marathon.

Covid-19 Update – Open as Normal

Chartered Physiotherapy is listed as an¬†essential service¬†and falls under the primary care health category. Next Level Physiotherapy is therefore OPEN during the level 5 restrictions. Anyone who requires Physiotherapy treatment will be seen provided they don’t have Coronavirus symptoms or are cocooning.

Patient health and well-being continue to be our priority. There will be a stringent screening process in place. 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 receive complimentary disposable gloves and a face mask. The physiotherapist will also wear a mask. If you have your own mask, please bring this to your appointment in order to reduce the environmental impact and ensure that front-line workers don’t run short of PPE.

Alternative methods of assessment and treatment are available too, such as an online video physiotherapy consultation. We will continue to offer this to anyone who is not comfortable visiting 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 and is also 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 and with NHS Scotland. He’s an expert in treating back and neck pain and rehabilitation after injuries and surgeries. His wealth of knowledge ensures you’re in safe hands.

We believe in a person-centred approach, taking your needs, wants and limitations 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. 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. He has years of experience in treating people, especially for physio 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, Blackpool, Cork

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 here or call, text or WhatsApp us on 087 184 9464. If you’re looking for a Cork physio open on a Saturday then get in touch. Evening, weekend and emergency physiotherapy appointments available.

John is a great physiotherapist, he’s very good at explaining what exercises to do and why you should be doing them so you better understand the reasons behind why they are picked. Unlike other physios I’ve been too, he doesn’t keep you coming back week after week so he can get more money, he is extremely fair and I have always felt he’s had my best interests at heart. I will always recommend him to anyone who asks about seeing a physiotherapist.


John is a fantastic physio. He managed to fix my ongoing neck issues and within a few treatments I am now pain free. Would highly recommend.

Celine Fitzgibbon