Chartered Physiotherapy


Ergonomics is the study of designing equipment and devices that fit the human body, its movements, and its cognitive abilities. Employed to improve both productivity and health (which are of ever-increasing importance in the modern workplace), Ergonomics ensures tasks, equipment, information and the environment suit each worker.

At Gold Standard, we offer individual in-house Ergonomic Workstation Assessments, which fully comply with the most up-to-date of Health and Safety Regulations. Each assessment (and accompanying detailed report) includes:

• Computer Display Settings Consulting (which includes key recommendations upon monitor positioning, viewing angles, lighting conditions and visual strain prevention methods)

• Ergonomic Equipment Consulting

• General Workstation Layout Consulting (which includes issues such as the positioning of the workstation, the room's layout, the optimum positioning of work equipment in multi-user offices and work flow optimisation)

• Lighting and Illumination Consulting

• Posture Assessment Consulting (including the evaluation of both neck and seating issues)

• Room Evaluation with respect to the Operation and Manipulation of Work Equipment (focussing on user-specific tasks such as clearance for writing and typing)

• Working Height Assessment

• Work Seat Assessment (including ergonomically sound adjustments of seats and the recommendation of equipment such as seat cushions and lumbar supports) Further Gold Standard Ergonomic services include:

• Customised Group Training Seminars (covering issues such as manual handling techniques, sitting biomechanics, DIY ergonomics workstation adjustment, and working safely with a computer).

• Human Machine Systems Consulting

• Indoor Climate Assessments

• Job Design Consulting

• Lighting/EyeStrain Prevention (General and Task-Specific) Consulting

• Load-Handling Biomechanical Consulting

• Pregnancy-related Ergonomics Consulting



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After fully assessing one's condition, our Chartered Physiotherapists may consider acupuncture as an appropriate treatment method to help achieve a reduction in pain and a restoration of function.

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Balance & Mobility

By identifying the cause of poor balance and devising exercise programmes to counter such deficiencies, Gold Standard's proactive Chartered Physiotherapists can minimise the risk of older adults falling, thus preventing the many complications that unfortunately accompany such mishaps.

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Biomechanical Assessments

Biomechanics is the science concerned with the internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects produced by these forces.

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Braces and Supports

Orthopedic braces and supports (such as back braces, knee braces, posture supports, medical socks and hosiery) can not only assist in the reduction of one's pain but can also shorten the recovery times of certain conditions.

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Complementary Therapy

Continuously evolving in a bid to further benefit a patient's health and well-being whilst remaining true to the profession's core philosophy and practices, modernday Physiotherapy now incorporates proven Complementary Therapies.

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Core Strength Programmes

The Gold Standard Core Stability Programme is a comprehensive, exact exercise plan, which aims to improve stabilisation and support to the spine and pelvis.

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Dry Needling

A highly successful, scientifically proven medical treatment, Dry Needling (a.k.a Trigger Point Needling) targets 'trigger points', thus treating both pain and dysfunction caused by muscle problems, sinus trouble, headaches and certain nerve problems.

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Electrotherapy Treatment

Electrotherapy is the use of electrical energy as a medical treatment.

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Ergonomics is the study of designing equipment and devices that fit the human body, its movements, and its cognitive abilities.

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Exercise Programmes

While the majority of Irish people appreciate that regular Exercise has massive health benefits, the same majority often under-estimate its importance as a means of physical rehabilitation.

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Flexibility Programmes

Flexibility refers to the absolute range of movement in a joint or series of joints, and length in muscles that cross the joints.

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Heat Therapy

Heat Therapy involves the application of heat to the body for the purposes of pain relief and health improvement.

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Injury Prevention Programmes

Injury prevention attempts to prevent or reduce the severity of bodily injuries caused by external mechanisms, such as accidents, before they occur.

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Ice Therapy

Ice Therapy, which is also known as Cold Compression Therapy, combines the Ice and Compression principles of R.I.C.E to reduce pain, inflammation, uscle spasms and swelling from a sports or activity injury.

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Manipulation & Mobilisation Therapy

Based upon an expert understanding of Anatomy and Physiology, Manipulation and Mobilisation Therapy involves the skilful restoration of mobility to soft tissues and joints.

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The type of Massage that Gold Standard typically favour employing is known as a Deep Tissue Massage.

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Match-day Services

Experienced, skilled and trusted, Gold Standard provide top-of-the-range Match-Day Physiotherapy services to sporting teams of all disciplines and ability levels.

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Movement Assessments

Fusing elements of Gold Standard's Balance and Mobility Assessment and Biomechanical Assessment, the practice's Movement Assessment is used to counter any movement-related deficiencies one may have.

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Musculoskeletal Injury Treatment

A Musculoskeletal Injury is one that occurs to a skeletal muscle, tendon, ligament, joint or blood vessel that services skeletal muscle or any related tissue.

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Orthotics are orthopaedic insoles, which fit comfortably inside one's shoes. Restoring normal pressure/balance to your muscles and joints, orthotics enable one to enjoy daily life and/or sport in a pain-free manner.

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Pain Relief

Pain unquestionably has a major impact upon not only our physical health, but on our mental wellbeing, and our overall happiness.

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Podiatry involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the foot.

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Post Operation Rehab Programms

After undergoing surgery, pain and swelling often exists while muscles and joints can waste and stiffen respectively.

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Postural Assessment & Dysfunction

Over the course of time, a combination of poor posture and unbalanced motion not only leads to joint wear but creates a muscle imbalance.

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Posture Rehabilitation Classes

Designed to help those who suffer from back and neck pain as a result of poor posture, Gold Standard's One-on-One and Small Group Posture Rehabilitation Classes are suitable for all ages and abilities.

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Preventative Healthcare

Preventive Healthcare refers to measures taken to prevent diseases and/or injuries, rather than curing them or treating their symptoms.

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Rehabilitation Programmes

At Gold Standard, we offer a variety of excellent Rehabilitation Programmes, these ranging from Post-Surgery plans to Sports Injury ones.

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Sports Injury Treatment

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.

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Sports Massage

A healthcare service that is offered primarily to sports-people and athletes, Sports Massage is particularly effective before, during and after a game or training session.

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Stress Release

The strains and pressures of modern Irish life can undoubtedly leave one feeling greatly stressed.

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Taping & Strapping

Taping and Strapping techniques are used by Gold Standard's Chartered Physiotherapists not only to help to prevent injury, but to protect a sportsperson from re-injury whilst he/she is in the process of returning to action.

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Traction (a.k.a Spinal Decompression Therapy) is a physiotherapy discipline that addresses the functional and mechanical aspects of discogenic pain.

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Training Session Services

Alongside Match Day Physiotherapy Services, Gold Standard provide Training Session services to teams from all sporting disciplines and backgrounds.

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Trigger Pointing

Trigger points (also known as muscle knots) are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle, which are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibres.

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