Douglas Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic

Manual therapy and Mobilisations, Exercise programmes and Rehabilitation, Acupuncture, Dry Needling.
Recognised by all the Health Insurance companies, such as VHI, Aviva, Laya, etc. CORU registered.

Douglas Physiotherapy

The Douglas Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic

The Douglas Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic was established in 1986 in Douglas West, Cork. Martin van Hoppe, MISCP MCSP is the resident, chartered physiotherapist and a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy. He graduated from the Haarlemse Academie voor Fysiotherapie in the Netherlands in 1983. His first employment was in various hospitals in the Netherlands and after he emigrated to Ireland, in the Cork and Kerry areas. Appointments are strictly on a one to one basis and there is plenty time to discuss treatment "goals". Below you find information on common problems and the advice and exercises can already help you to start feeling better. You can also link up on Facebook by clicking the "F" button below for general interest articles on health issues...................................... MOVE BETTER, FEEL BETTER.

Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Problems

Click any of the pictures below to see an in-depth description of the problem and for a FREE document detailing some stretches which can help with the related issues, or feel free to contact me for an appointment.

  • Back Pain
    Back Pain

    Back pain is a huge issue and is becoming a bigger problem in our society, even with all the modern safety measures.

  • Neck Pain
    Neck Pain

    The main causes for neck pain are either a direct injury or posture.

  • Arthiritis

    Arthritis can be present because of an old injury, genetic predisposition or lifestyle.

  • Sports Injury
    Sports Injury

    Sport injuries can be straightforward strain injuries, poor preparation, or insufficient/incorrect training.

Latest News

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