Sports Physiotherapy

Our Sports Injuries department at Midleton Physiotherapy is extremely experienced in assessing and treating a vast range of sports injuries. Sports injuries or exercise-related injuries can easily occur whilst taking part in various forms of exercise, sports or dancing.

Our Sports Physiotherapy 3-Step Recovery Process:


The first step in treating your sports injury is to carry out a comprehensive assessment of your injury.

The aim of treatment is at first to:
√ get you feeling better
√ improve your pain by means of soft tissue work and manual therapy
√ implement taping techniques if required

The aim of the next step in your recovery from your sports injury is to restore movement with biomechanical assessment and physiotherapy-guided rehabilitation.

Then you will be provided with exercises that can be carried out at home, such as stretches and gradual strengthening.

The next stage in your recovery is getting you to move better and become stronger to allow you to return to your sport or activity with the capacity to deal with the demands of the particular sport.

This involves giving you an individual strength & conditioning programme to get you exercising again and help prevent re-injury.

Examples of sports injuries we assess and treat in our Sports Physio department here at Midleton Physiotherapy:

  • Post-operative Rehabilitation (knee arthroscopy, ACL repairs, Achilles rupture repair, rotator cuff repair)
  • Muscle strains (hamstrings, quadriceps, calves, abdominals)
  • Joint sprains ( ankle sprain, knee ligament sprains)
  • Running Associated Injuries (ITB syndrome, “shin splints”)
  • “Growing Pains” (Osgood Schlatter’s, Sever’s Disease)
  • Tendinopathies (Achilles, rotator cuff, patellar tendon. elbow (tennis elbow)


Meet Your Sports Physiotherapists at Midleton Physiotherapy Clinic

Patrick Gillman M.I.S.C.P. CPSEM

Patrick graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2012 with a first-class honours degree. Patrick is a Chartered Physiotherapist and is a member of CORU and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. He graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2012 with a first-class honours degree.

Following this, Patrick completed his rotations in Hounslow & Richmond and St George’s Hospital in London and it was during his time there, he developed a special interest in the rehabilitation of sports injuries and strength & conditioning. Patrick is currently working with the Ireland U18s Clubs and Schools Rugby Team.
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Stephen Gillman BSc, M.I.S.C.P.

Stephen qualified from Manchester University with a BSc Physiotherapy 1st Class Honours degree in 2010 and is also a clinical acupuncturist. Stephen then started his career working within the NHS and with Manchester City Football Academy.

Whilst working with Manchester City Football Club Academy and the Women’s Team, Stephen worked with young footballers and professional ladies. He has worked at both National and International tournaments with the club also. Stephen has experience working alongside Killeagh GAA, Inch Rovers GAA, Sale Sharks Rugby Club, Burnage Rugby Club, Great Britain’s Olympic Taekwondo, Irish Olympic athletes and Auckland Grammar Rugby & Soccer Teams.
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