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Physiotherapy Research & Treatment

Physiotherapy is an evolving practice. As we study and learn more we can inform our treatments and improve our service. We hope to give the public a view into the current ongoing research and most recent findings!

Why focus on research?

Researching and continually developing is a key part of a physiotherapist’s role in treating their patients as best they can. Learning more about our bodies and how we react to different stresses and loads allows us to refine the advice and programmes we prescribe – ultimately ending in a better treatment and healthier recovery for the injured party.

What can I do?

At times, there can be a disconnect between the patient’s thoughts on how they should be treated versus what the physiotherapist recommends. This may be due to an outdated viewpoint on the patient’s part, or hearing something from an incorrect source.

To combat this, we recommend keeping up to date with the most recent research and practices of physiotherapists. This can be done by engaging with your local chartered physiotherapist when in-clinic, or doing your own reading in the areas that may be of most interest to you!


Useful Links

Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Criteria and Society of Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT)
2016 SOSORT guidelines
2018 EULAR recommendations for physical activity in people with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis
Physical Activity for Arthritis
Arthritis Ireland | Physical Activity



Inflammatory Arthritis & Physical Activity



Digital Health Technologies in the Context of Physiotherapy


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