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.

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.

K Box Eccentric training & Rehabilitation

McCabe Physiotherapy is proud to be the first clinic in Ireland using K Box (see image) 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. 

Concussion Assessment and Rehabilitation

Rob has completed the most up to date research based training on Concussion. All too often patients return to school/sport too early an suffer setbacks as a result. Contact for comprehensive baseline assessment, return to play assessment and return to play rehabilitation/guidelines.  

Compex Rehab Muscle stimulation

This system has revolutionised how to activate 'weaker' 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.

Breast cancer Rehabilitation

This is new service lead by our specialist trained physiotherapist, Elaine, is becoming one of the most important services we now provide. Physiotherapy and exercise has an important role to play before, during and after treatment for breast cancer. The development of secondary arm lymphoedema after the removal of axillary lymph nodes remains a potential problem for women with breast cancer. These strategies appear to reduce the development of secondary lymphoedema and alter its progression. 

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.

Flowin' Friction Training

The FLOWIN® Team believes in using the body as a tool, without the distraction of constricting equipment in order to maximize results and minimize the risk of injury. The FLOWIN® Board is a functional exercise tool focusing on stabilizing the core, building muscle and losing weight.

Born from a interdisciplinary cooperation between top athletes, fitness professionals and material engineering experts, FLOWIN® Friction Training develops strength, balance, core stability and flexibility simultaneously.

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.

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.


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