SPECIALIST ASSESSMENTS

At Pilates Physiotherapy Cork we offer two specialist assessments. These are comprehensive and in-depth examinations and assessments by Chartered Physiotherapists who are specialists in their fields. Following each assessment you will get a detailed report with the findings from your session, along with an individualised exercise and rehabilitation programme.

Congratulations on the arrival of your baby!

Your body goes through extraordinary changes during pregnancy, but once baby has arrived mums and their post natal bodies can easily slide to the bottom of the priority list…life is full-on with little people!

A lot of women recover well after pregnancy and child birth; but it is also very common to experience issues such as back, pelvic or hip pain and bladder or bowel problems such as urgency or incontinence. Sometimes returning to sex can be painful and women can have a sense that something is just not right ‘down there’. Not to mention the tummy muscles; weakness or muscle separation can also affect women postnatally. Whilst these complaints are all common, they shouldn’t just be accepted as ‘normal’ as each of these issues can be effectively treated.

The Mummy NCT is an in-depth post-natal physiotherapy and functional fitness assessment with a highly specialised Women’s Health Chartered Physiotherapist.

A Mummy NCT consists of:

      • 1 hour postnatal assessment with a Chartered Physiotherapist specialised in Women’s Health
      • Pelvic floor strength and stomach muscles check
      • Assessment of problems arising from your pregnancy and birth

Following your Mummy NCT you will recieve

      • A report of the findings of your specialist Chartered Physiotherapist
      • An individualised exercise and rehabilitation programme

The cost is €120 for a one-hour assessment session and follow-up findings report issued by your Chartered Physiotherapist one to two weeks later.

The ideal time for an assessment is 6 weeks after the birth of your baby, but we often work with women who may be several years post-natal!

Are you feeling like the years are catching up on you? Or are you recovering from illness and finding it hard to “get going” again? There are many reasons why we might lose confidence in our physical abilities such as injury, pain and fear.

Getting older does not have to mean becoming frail and more dependent. With the appropriate exercise regime anyone, regardless of age, can improve their physical well being and function. In addition to keeping us independent and strong, exercise can considerably improve all aspects of our health.

A Healthy Ageing Assessment is a comprehensive assessment of your physical well-being and condition by a highly specialised Healthy Ageing Chartered Physiotherapist.

A Healthy Ageing Assessment consists of

  • One and a half hours assessment with a Chartered Physiotherapist who is specialised in Healthy Ageing
  • Assessment of your balance, flexibility, strength and movement relative to other people of your age
  • Discussion of your concerns and setting of appropriate goals for you

Following your assessment you will receive

  • A full report on the findings of your Chartered Physiotherapist
  • A bespoke exercise programme that is appropriate for you
  • Advice on the latest evidence and research into healthy ageing and maintaining long term independence

The cost is €135 for a one and a half hour assessment session and follow-up findings report issued by your Chartered Physiotherapist one to two weeks later.

With our Healthy Ageing Assessment you can get advice on how to incorporate essential and enjoyable exercise into your lifestyle and maintain long-term independence for your future.