Conditions Treated at Naas Physio Clinic.

Conditions Treated at Naas Physio Clinic.

Treatments – Naas Physio Clinic

Ross Allen: Chartered Physiotherapist, Chiropractor & Sports Injury Therapist.

Naas Physio Clinic provides a specialist back pain & sports injury service. Ross Allen is the only medical professional in Ireland who is qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor.

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Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is a common condition that causes heel pain. Achilles tendonitis can be a precursor to a rupture of the tendon, therefore, it is important to recover from Achilles tendonitis... Read More

Achilles Tendon Injuries

What is an Achilles tendon injury?

The achilles tendon runs from the heel (calcaneus) to the calf muscles of the lower leg. Problems with the achilles tendon are common in runners and are commonly aggravated after a sudden or rapid increase in exercise intensity or distance… Read More.

ACL Injuries

The posterior and anterior cruciate ligaments play a vital role in the stability of the knee joint. Often times, the anterior cruciate ligament can be injured along with the meniscus (cartilage) of the knee… Read More.

Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are very common and most occur during sports such as soccer that involve a lot of turning. Occasionally, we see individuals after a fall or accident… Read More

Anterior Knee Pain

Runners knee, or chondromalacia, is anterior knee pain due to irritation of the cartilage on the undersurface of the kneecap. Chondromalacia is extremely common in athletes… Read More.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

The Achilles tendon runs from the heel (calcaneus) to the calf muscles of the lower leg. Problems with the Achilles tendon are common in runners and are frequently aggravated after a sudden or rapid increase in exercise intensity or distance. It can be difficult to differentiate between an Achilles tendinopathy and a partial Achilles tendon tear. Most athletes will encounter Achilles pain at some point during their career… Read More


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Avulsion Fracture

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Back Pain

Back pain is very common and if it is not addressed early it can become a severe and even disabling condition. Back pain can arise due to disc herniations… Read More.

Broken Wrist

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Bursitis is an inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a small fluid- filled sac that is lined with synovial fluid. Bursae help to decrease friction on tendons & muscles against… Read More

Calf Strain

A calf stain, also referred to as a calf tear, refers to an injury of one of the two calf muscles that run from the back of the knee down to the heel where they form the Achilles tendon… Read More.

Cartilage Injury

Cartilage is a connective tissue that lies within the joint surfaces of certain joints such as the knee joint. Damage to the knee cartilage is a relatively common complaint. When people discuss cartilage damage they are generally referring… Read More.

Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia patella refers to a condition involving pain underneath the kneecap (patella). The patella may move abnormally within its groove due to imbalances in quadriceps muscle activity or lack of control at the hip or pelvis… Read More.

Compartment Syndrome

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Disc Injury

The spinal discs lie in between the vertebrae (bones) of the spine. The purpose of the spinal discs is to act as a shock absorber and to allow a small range of mobility between adjacent spinal vertebrae. There are 23 spinal discs… Read More.

Dislocated Shoulder

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Elbow Pain

Elbow tendon injuries are commonly referred to as ‘tennis elbow’ or ‘golfer’s elbow’, affecting the outer & inner elbow respectively. The pain can also present in the forearm below the involved elbow. The elbow pain often comes on after a recent increase in loading such as during competition time or during the Summer months when people spend more time outdoors… Read More.

Fallen Arches

What are fallen arches/flat feet?

Flat feet in infants is a common parental concern; however, all infants will have flat feet up until approximately 2 years of age. In adults, a drop in the arch of the foot (also referred to as pes planus) may be an inherited condition. Other potential causes of flat feet (fallen arches) include fracture induced by foot trauma. Muscle weakness, ligament laxity, pronated feet or paralysis can also give rise to this condition…. Read More.


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Foot pain

Tarsal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the tibial nerve or its associated branches as it passes underneath the flexor retinaculum at the ankle level or distally… Read More.

Frozen Shoulder

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Groin Strain

A groin strain is a tear of the adductor or groin muscles along the inside of the thigh. Damage to the insertion of the abdominal muscles or inguinal ligament may also play a role in groin pain. It is a common condition in athletes involved in multidirectional sports such as soccer and gaelic. Groin strain can be a challenge for the athlete as it often requires a period of rest in order to fully recover… Read More.

Hamstring Strain

A hamstring strain is a tear of the muscles of the back of the thigh. The hamstrings are composed of three muscles (semimembranosus, semitendinosus & the biceps femoris) which together form the hamstring muscle group. Most hamstring strains occur in the biceps femoris muscle… Read More.


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Heel Pain

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Hip Pain

Pain in the hip and groin area can be long lasting and prove difficult to treat. The pain can be from a structure in the groin itself or referred from e.g. the spine. The pain is often related to quick acceleration, sudden turning, powerful movements, large amplitude or large range of movements or velocity.

Chronic groin pain is a common injury in sports, especially in games such as soccer and hockey. The groin is a complex area involving the soft tissues of the inner thigh, bottom of the abdomen, and the pelvis. As a consequence diagnosis of groin injuries can be difficult. One type of groin injury that has some consensus…Read More.

Knee Pain

This is caused by many reasons and most resolve with time. If symptoms persist, consult a physiotherapist.


Physiotherapy treatments include therapeutic massage, exercise and accessory techniques to improve joint mechanics and also electrotherapy techniques such as interferential, ultrasound, and laser therapy… Read More

Ligament Injury

Sprains and strains are a description of what happens to ligaments, tendons muscles, and other non-bony structures connected to our bones, when they are put under excessive pressure or strain. The result is swelling, pain, bruising and loss or impairment of function of the affected area. Click here for more

Lower Back Pain/Acute

Lower Back Pain Most episodes of low back pain (with and without symptoms spreading into the buttock and tops of the leg(s) are not serious and the symptoms will reduce over time. If you experience leg pain that moves into the calf… Read More.

Meniscal Injury

The meniscus or knee cartilage lies within the knee joint surfaces. The medial & lateral meniscus are composed of fibrocartilage. The meniscus acts to cushion forces by acting as a shock absorber & by spreading the weight more evenly over the articular cartilage on the surface of the bones. The amount of force transferred through the meniscus increases exponentially as the speed of movement increases… Read More.

Myofascial Pain

Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a musculoskeletal pain syndrome associated with multiple painful sites. The pain is induced by fascial constrictions and areas of hyperirritable muscle known as trigger points. Generally, a deep aching sensation will be present in involved areas such as the back of the shoulder. Trigger points can cause local or referred pain and the location of symptoms may vary somewhat over time… Read More.

Neck Pain

The neck (cervical spine) acts to position the head in space. The neck is frequently viewed as two separate components: the upper neck just below the base of the skull and the lower neck or cervical spine running down as far as the chest cavity. The majority of rotation occurs in the upper part of the neck & patients with difficulty turning their head side to side will often demonstrate dysfunction in this part of the spine… Read More.


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Osgood Schlatters

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Osteoarthritis (OA)

The term osteoarthritis is somewhat misleading, because its literal meaning is ‘joint inflammation’. Although there is a component of joint inflammation with this condition, the primary pathological process is progressive joint degeneration… Read More.

Patellofemoral Pain

The Patellofemoral joint lies between the patella (kneecap) & a groove in the thigh bone (femur) called the intercondylar groove. A ligament lies superiorly & inferiorly to the patella & is referred to as the patella ligament (patella tendon).

The surfaces of both the posterior surface of the patella and the adjacent surface of the intercondylar… Read More.

Pelvis Pain

Pelvic pain is a common occurrence, especially in women during pregnancy. Pelvic pain can take different forms, the most common being: pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP) or pubic symphysis dysfunction (PSD). Pelvic pain occurs most commonly during pregnancy due the increased weight-bearing requirements of the pelvis, changes in posture & the release of pregnancy related hormones such as relaxin… Read More

Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome is an irritation of the sciatic nerve as it passes beneath the piriformis muscle which lies deep in the centre of the buttock. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down the back of the leg to the knee. In most people the sciatic nerve runs under the piriformis muscle; however, in about 15% of the population, the piriformis consists of two muscle bellies with the sciatic nerve passing between them… Read More.

Plantar Fascitis

The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that runs along the sole of the foot from the heel at the back to base of the toes (metatarsals) at the front. Plantar fasciitis refers is a sharp heel pain that occurs around the heel & can radiate along the bottom of the foot along the course of the plantar fascia. The pain of plantar fasciitis is increased with activity that loads or stretches the plantar fascia… Read More.

Pregnancy Related Problems

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Post-Surgery Care

Decompression surgery is performed in order to alleviate the pressure on body structures such as the low back (lumbar spine). A lumbar decompression involves the removal of a small portion of bone or disc at the point where it is compressing the surrounding nerve. The goal is to decrease the pressure on the nerve thereby alleviating symptoms… Read More.

Rotator Cuff Injury

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that provide stabilisation & support to the shoulder joint. A rotator cuff injury refers to an injury of the cuff muscles or their tendon insertions onto bone. Rotator cuff injuries will commonly result in pain with activities involving lifting or pushing. In more severe cases, pain will be present at night & may cause the person to wake… Read More.

Runner’s Knee

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Sciatica is characterized by severe pain in the leg along the course of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is formed by the union of several nerve roots originating in the lower back (lumbar spine). These nerve roots join to form the sciatic nerve which runs deep to the gluteal muscles at the pelvis and runs down the back of the thigh to the knee where it branches further into other nerves… Read More.


Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature in the spine. It can appear as a C-shaped curve or an S-shaped curve in the spine. A scoliosis may develop secondary to a range of developmental, neurological, muscular and bone disorders. The majority of scolioses, however, are idiopathic (of unknown cause). No single factor has been identified as being responsible for idiopathic scoliosis development. For most patients, the cosmetic appearance of such a curve is the primary concern with this condition… Read More.

Shin Splints

The term ‘shin splints’ refers to a group of conditions giving rise to pain in the lower half of the shin. There are several potential sources for pain in this area & therefore a thorough physiotherapy evaluation is important in identifying the cause. Shin splints are common in those who place a lot of force through the shin as occurs with activities involving running or jumping. The pain of shin splints is normally a deep ache that is made worse with weight bearing activity… Read More.

Shoulder Injury

Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is a common problem that can cause pain and stiffness. Proper frozen shoulder treatment is important for a complete recovery from this condition.


Physiotherapy for frozen shoulder concentrates on passive and active exercises for the shoulder joint. Other treatments include acupuncture, therapeutic exercise, massage, and accessory techniques to improve joint mechanics and also electrotherapy techniques such as interferential, ultrasound and laser therapy. For more information please Click Here

Snapping Hip

Many patients will present to the clinic reporting a clicking or snapping sensation in the hip. A snapping sensation around the hip can have a wide variety of causes most of which are benign. Snapping can occur in several different locations in the hip depending on the cause. Snapping at the front of the hip while lifting the leg out to the side or turning the foot outwards suggests that the psoas tendon may be snapping over… Read More.

Spinal Pain

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Soft Tissue Injuries

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Spinal Pain

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Sports Injuries

We are proud to provide top class Physiotherapy & Sports Injury services to the people of Dalkey, Killiney, Sandycove and the surrounding areas of South Dublin.

Having played a wide array of sports including underage rugby for Ireland and County football, I have experienced my fair share of injuries. Whether injuries occur while playing sport or from everyday activities, the end goal is to return to the activities you love doing as soon as possible… Read More.


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Whiplash Injury

A neck strain of the muscles around the cervical spine is often called whiplash. Occasionally this injury occurs as a result of sporting trauma but more often it is a consequence of a road traffic accident during which the neck moves forwards, and then backwards, suddenly.


Involves neck, upper spine and shoulder exercises to maintain and increase range of movement. If stiffness persists, mobilization of the spine will help to reduce symptoms.

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Wrist Pain

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where pressure on a nerve (the Median Nerve), where it passes through the wrist into the hand, causes pain, pins and needles, weakness and numbness in the hand.


Physiotherapy treatment is very important to regain range of wrist motion and reduce pain. Treatments include acupuncture, therapeutic exercise, massage, and accessory techniques to improve joint mechanics and also electrotherapy techniques such as interferential, ultrasound, and laser therapy.

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