Sports Physiotherapy

Sports Physiotherapy

John is an expert in sports physiotherapy and injury rehabilitation. He can confidently return you to your chosen activity, whether it’s walking 5km, playing a round of golf, or completing a marathon. John will provide you with a clear path and timeline to recovery. He’ll also give you the tools to help manage your injury in the future, so it doesn’t reoccur again.

John has years of experience rehabilitating people back to high-level sport following injuries. This has commonly included: ACL reconstructions, rotator cuff repairs, muscle tears, spinal and keyhole surgeries, to name but a few. Read more about Post Surgery Physiotherapy here.

Assessing a Sports Physiotherapy leg issue.
John has a wealth of experience in rehabilitating patients back to playing their sport

When you should seek sports physio

It’s normal to push our bodies to the limit in sport, but sometimes this can result in an injury. However, this is nothing to be alarmed about. With the right advice, education, rehab and guidance, you can be back to your sport in no time. Sometimes, returning to the previous level of exercise too soon can flare up an injury and add to recovery time. When you become injured, it’s essential to listen to your body and seek out a Physiotherapist, in the early stages, for the right advice, exercises and treatment to get you back on track. Injuries in sport need not be a major obstacle and prevent you from playing or running for long periods. Physiotherapists are extremely knowledgeable and skilled in this area and will guide you on the right road to recovery, ensuring that injuries do not reoccur again in the future.

For specific advice on hamstring injuries, have a read of our blog post: How to Treat a Hamstring Injury or feel free to get in touch.

John Shanahan Physiotherapist, conducting Sports Physiotherapy at Cork Tag Rugby
John has previously acted as a pitch-side Physiotherapist for Cork Tag Rugby

At Next Level Physiotherapy setting joint goals with the patient is essential, making the rehab process more efficient and effective. There are a range of treatments that are available for treating sports injuries including advice, education, exercise prescription, manual therapy, sports massage, and dry needling. In the later stages of the rehab John will focus on sport-specific rehab and drills. Thus ensuring that the patient is back to 100%, experiencing no pain and feeling confident in completing any tasks or demands that the sport requires. Get in touch via our contact form, or call or text on 087 184 9464.

Sports Massage

Sports massage can be useful before or after strenuous exercise. They’re great for assisting in preventing injuries and aiding recovery. Learn more about what a sports massage could do for you. To book a sports massage fill in our contact form, or call or text us on 087 184 9464.

Injury Prevention Talk

John has always had a great passion for injury prevention. His philosophy is that you should take care of your body and be proactive rather than reactive. Not only will it save you money and time away from your sport, but it will also help you excel to reach the next level. John has developed an injury prevention course for GAA players by reviewing the latest and highest quality research* available. He has created an efficient and effective exercise regime that can be easily incorporated into an individual’s training programme. Thereby significantly reducing the frequency of the most common injuries sustained in GAA. John plans on delivering this course to all the major sports played in Ireland over the next few years. If you would like more information on this course then please visit our Sports Injury Prevention Course page.

*When creating the injury prevention course John has liaised with the GAA. He gained access to research that was completed by the injury surveillance database team that recorded injuries to inter-county GAA players from 2007-2014. In the future, Next Level Physiotherapy will also be providing injury prevention programmes for soccer and rugby teams.

Book your Sports Physiotherapy appointment today

Whether you’re looking for injury-specific rehab or sports conditioning, our range of expertise in sports physiotherapy will make sure you achieve your goals. Contact us on 087 184 9464 or click the button below.