Hello my name Paul MacDonald and I am the owner of Cork Sports Injury Clinic in Cork city. I am a fully insured and qualified member of the Association of Neuromuscular Physical Therapists (ANMPT). I also have qualifications in deep tissue, sports massage, dry needling, ultrasound and studied spinal manipulation under Michael Monaghan (Osteopath).

I played senior rugby with Highfield Rugby Club for many years. During this time I had many injuries and by working with physios, osteopaths and chiropractors I developed a deep interest in sport injury rehabilitation. After my time on the pitch I became a coach. This included all ages from U16 to the senior team and coaching has given me great insights into rehabilitation. Being a Physical Therapist also allows me to work with individuals from Triathlon, Athletics and GAA. I perform Therapy/Massage duties at events such as triathlons and athletic events. Another duty is pre-match strapping and injury treatment on pitch during matches and post game treatments.

My studies include the National Training Centre (NTC) Cork, an academic partner of the University of Chester, as well as studying under the directorship of Mr John Sharkey BSc, NMT, MSc., an anatomist and exercise physiologist. John is a member of the Olympic Council of Ireland’s medical and science team.

The treatments are also for people who are just looking to de-stress or are out of balance. If you are suffering from chronic pain and want help to relieve the symptoms of back pain, neck pain or any injury then I can help with a combination of Deep Tissue Massage, Dry needling, spinal adjustment and cupping. These treatments can be done all together or as required.

If you would like more information or book an appointment call today at 087-742 7654. McGrane Physiotherapy Clinic offers an evidence based approach using a combination of manual therapy techniques and exercise therapy specific to each individual’s requirements.

Edel is a trained professional specialising in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries from the acute stages to return to full sport or activity.Using techniques like manipulation and muscle release, physiotherapy works to help you improve the way your body moves and functions, lessening pain and discomfort from injury, sport and everyday activities. The treatments we use have been scientifically validated to help a range of problems from spinal pain and injury, to enhancement of sporting performance.

We treat:
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Elbow Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Headache
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Knee Pain
  • Ligament pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Muscle Tears, Strains, Pulls
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ruptured Disc
  • Spinal Pain
  • Stiff Neck
  • Whiplash

When you come to physiotherapy for the first session, we do a comprehensive assessment to determine the cause of your problem and begin a ‘hands on’ treatment regime to address the underlying cause. Problems often begin gradually and to prevent them from recurring we need to fully understand your body and the stresses and strains that you go through.

Most sessions you have will be varied, as the effect of each treatment is continually assessed. We explore the techniques and therapies which work best for you as we have found that people often improve faster when we use a variety of techniques and in some cases a range of services.

Expert physiotherapy promotes, maintains and aims to restore your physical, psychological and emotional health, showing you what you can do to keep healthy, helping you to feel as if you could conquer the world!  

Our staff are all experienced recognised Chartered Physiotherapist trained to a high post-graduate level. We believe in offering patients the best standards of care with ‘hands-on’ evidence based practice to the forefront of our philosophy about how we should work.

Comprehensive Services
  • Sports specific screening testing and biomechanical analysis – ideal for preseason training or for athletes wanting to improve their technique to increase performance
  • Use of the 4 Level “Better Back Program” to control your back problem
  • Physiotherapy, massage and other health services
  • Full GP and medical support located in newly purpose built Medical centres
  • Private and compensation cases welcome
  • You can use our approved gym facilities as part of your treatment program
  • All staff are highly qualified Chartered Physiotherapists.
Peace of Mind
If not 100% happy with our services we will give you your next session FREERefunds available from private insurance companies

Direct settlement for Aviva patients being an approved provider for their Back up program – no additional charges for patients after their initial assessment

Your own private self-contained treatment room – no open rooms or flimsy curtains

Drogheda 087 3238633
Dublin 01 8480033
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