Physiotherapy is defined as “providing services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan” (World Confederation for Physical Therapists).

At Active Life Physiotherapy based in Carlow town, Nicola Bolger who is a Chartered Physiotherapists will work with you to diagnose, treat and prevent the recurrence of pain and injury.

We believe in a proactive, client centred approach to restore health and enhance performance. This means listening to the client’s story and carrying out a detailed assessment in order to diagnose the source of the symptoms. The next stage is to develop an individualized management plan to suit the clients needs.

The treatment options could include exercise therapy, manual therapy, acupuncture and taping to promote a return to optimal health and performance. If required it may also include a referral for further investigation or to see a specialist.

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy treats issues that arise from the skeleton, muscle and nerves of the body such as:

  • Neck Pain or Injury
  • Back Pain or Injury
  • Headaches
  • Muscle Strains
  • Nerve Pain e.g. Sciatica
  • Joint Pain e.g. Arthritis
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Sports Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Temporomandibular / Orofacial Pain
  • Pelvic Floor related conditions