Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

At Sligo Physio Space, our physios are passionate about fixing your aches and pains and not just treating your symptoms. We are highly trained physios with an emphasis on detailed assessment, accurate diagnosis, education, hands on treatment and progressive rehabilitation.

We use evidence-based treatment methods and guidelines to help get you on the road to recovery. We are extremely experienced in providing sports, spinal and muscuoloskeletal physiotherapy to all ages and for all injuries and conditions.

We incorporate manual therapy, massage, dry needling, with strength and conditioning, balance, stretching, proprioception exercises to help keep you performing at your best and prevent injuries reoccurring.

Muscles and Tendon Strains

One of the most common conditions we treat is muscle strains/tears/overload. They are extremely common in the sporting population and the general population.

Whilst, they heal really well and relatively quickly, they can be quite debilitating at the time, stopping you from doing what you love but most importantly they tend to reoccur. This is why you should get a physiotherapy assessment for your muscle and tendon strains.

We will find out the root cause of your injury, ensure the speediest recovery possible and make sure you have the knowledge and exercises needed to prevent a re-injury.

Below is a list of the most common muscle and tendon injuries we treat: 

  • Hamstring muscle strain
  • Groin strain
  • Calf tear 
  • Rotator cuff tear or tendinopathy  
  • Hamstring/Gluteal/Patellar/Achilles tendinopathy

Pre and Post OP Physiotherapy

Any orthopaedic surgical procedure will require physiotherapy before and after to ensure the best outcomes. Depending on the surgery required your rehabilitation can take months and our physiotherapists are experts in helping you with your rehabilitation.

We work closely with orthopaedic surgeons to ensure your rehabilitation protocol is being followed. We aim to assist you with a return to full function and sport, in the quickest way possible. We have extensive experience in forming rehabilitation plans for the hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, foot , spine and pelvic floor.

We use modern equipment such as hand held strength dynanometers to measure your progression with strength recovery. We also use Blood Flow restriction therapy to speed up muscle loss recovery.

Vestibular Physiotherapy

The vestibular system is responsible for maintaining balance, the ability to walk or run when we turn our head and the ability to focus our vision.

Vestibular rehabilitation is concerned with the assessment and rehabilitation of individuals with dizziness and balance disorders. Vestibular rehab is largely an exercise-based approach aimed at treating the deficits associated with central and peripheral vestibular deficits.

Rehabilitation involves targeted exercises to improve visual motor control, gaze stabilisation balance, general activity and reducing dizziness.

Typical causes of Vestibular problems

  •     BPPV
  •     Cerebellar dysfunction
  •     Vestibular neuritis
  •     Meniere’s disease
  •     Labyrinthitis
  •     Vestibular migraine
  •     Post-concussion syndrome
  •     Psychogenic


  •  Spinning room
  •  Dizziness
  •  Off-balance
  •  Light headedness 
  •  Presynchopy – faint