Sports Physio Services
A former Fitzgibbon Cup hurler as well as a current member of the Burgess Senior Hurling team, Gold Standard's Head Physiotherapist, Cian McDonnell has a strong interest in all sports, which enables him to fully relate to his sporting clients and patients.
Understanding the many demands that are placed upon an athlete's body from both a practical and a theoretical point of view, Cian's ultramodern, dynamic approach has been utilised by many top-class professional sides, including the World-Cup winning All-Blacks Rugby team.
Believing that merely treating a sports injury is selling a patient short, Gold Standard always attempt to identify the condition's causes and contributing factors, as the practice's mission is to return the athlete to his/her chosen sport both stronger and more flexible than he/she was prior to their injury. Of particular benefit to athletes who repeatedly re-injure the same body part, Gold Standard also specifically appeal to those with poor movement control (which ultimately hinders performance) and to those who wish to be treated by a Chartered Physiotherapist with deep sporting insights.
As well as possessing a comprehensive knowledge of biomechanics, tissue pathology and tissue healing, Gold Standard's Sports Injury skills includes sport-specific functional Rehabilitation techniques, individualised Exercise prescription for rehab/prevention of injury, and Sports Massage. Gold Standard welcome male and female athletes of all ages, abilities and conditions, promising to do their utmost to return all to action as soon as is humanly possible.