Assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal problems

From neck, shoulder and low back pain to muscle and tendon strains a thorough assessment is essential to establish the source and extent of injury. Manual therapy including manipulation, soft tissue therapy and exercise prescription are all key components to successful outcome.

K Box Eccentric training & Rehabilitation

McCabe Physiotherapy is proud to be the first clinic in Ireland using K Box from Swedish Company Go Exxentric. The box is a fly wheel exercise device using the physics of inertia and mass acceleration to provide a high and variable resistance in both the concentric and eccentric movement of the user. This is valuable tool to address tendon injuries, strengthening, rehabilitation following surgery in a very specific and safe manner. Contact the clinic now to find out how this could help you.

Biomechanical Analysis

McCabe Physiotherapy uses slow motion and real time analysis to capture movements and detect imbalances or asymmetries. This provides a clearer pathway for guiding the rehabilitation process. Any biomechanical errors are then addressed with targeted strengthening, taping and mobilisation exercises.

Recovery Room

To help keep you active and ready for that next session, new to the clinic this summer is The Recovery Room. The aim is to enable you to train harder but recover smarter. It is also very useful following surgery where swelling may be the limiting factor with progressing through rehabilitation.

Air Relax (see image below) uses the most advanced digitally controlled air pressure system to provide dynamic compression to limbs compromised by poor circulation.

Orthotics prescription

Custom made orthotics or a semi bespoke device may be appropriate for certain conditions and can be very effective in the reduction of long standing pains caused by poor foot mechanics. A full assessment will determine if you are appropriate for orthotic wear.


Compex Rehab Muscle stimulation

This system has revolutionised how to activate 'lazy' muscles. After surgery and injury muscles become weak due to pain inhibition and non weight bearing. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation works by using electrodes attached to the skin to transmit electrical impulses into the body. These impulses stimulate nerves to send signals to the specifically targeted muscle which reacts by contracting. It can also be used during the rehab programme to make sure the desired muscle activation and recruitment pattern is achieved.

Taping, Soft/Deep tissue massage

Taping can help make patients more aware of correct postural positions and hence give pain relief through changing the painful mechanism. Massage can have an effect on tight soft tissue that may be over active for some reason. As well as the massage it is important to determine why that muscle has become tight (possibly weak also) so it can be avoided again.

Pre and post operative Rehab Programmes

Whatever your operation, the surgery is only the beginning of the process. Only the surgeries that are followed up with rehabilitation programmes are successful ones. McCabe Physiotherapy will be happy to guide and progress you from the early stages after surgery right back to full health.

Team Physiotherapy

McCabe Physiotherapy is delighted to be providing care to the Kildare Senior Hurling team and wish them and all Kildare GAA the best of luck for the upcoming season. Some local clubs are also under the care of the clinic, including Newbridge Rugby, Ballyteague GFC with clubs signed up to McCabe Physiotherapy availing of a reduced club rate. For any sports club interested in availing of physiotherapy services please contact the clinic for more information.