Osteopath Limerick

Osteopath Limerick

At the Pain Relief Clinic our Physical Therapy approach consistently brings relief to painful conditions and sport’s injuries.

Treatment is successful treating acute injuries/painful episodes and also when treating chronic long-standing and stubborn conditions.

Limerick Osteopaths

Mr. Tony Phelan BSc(Hons)

On your first consultation we will take your full case history and also assess your painful condition/injury. Once we have identified the root-cause of your painful condition or injury we will address this by treating the appropriate area.

Your treatment is typically carried out through light clothing and is a hands-on approach. Your treatment involves applying pressure to muscles that have been identified as being dysfunctional in order to restore your musculature to a healthy state. The pressure applied can range from light to deep pressure. However, patient comfort is paramount and the amount of pressure used is determined by your age and the body-type. For example, the pressure used on an elderly client would be much lighter than the pressure used on a strong rugby player in his twenties.


In addition, some light work may also be done on your joints if necessary. You may also be given some home-exercises/home-care advice to help your recovery. Here are just some of the conditions that we successfully treat on a regular basis:

  • Back Pain
  • Sport’s Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Headaches
  • Tension Headache
  • Foot Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Neck Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Whiplash
  • Muscle Strains/Tears/Pulls
  • Sprains (Knee/Ankle/Wrist)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Typical improvements that you will notice are:
  • Reduced or eliminated pain
  • Improved or restored full range of movement
  • Daily activities that you were restricted in or previously unable to do are much easier to do

“I have attended the Pain Relief Clinic with a number of injuries over the last few years. Tony gives great attention to detail and I have always felt the benefits immediately. I am very happy with the results and have recommended Tony to many people. Thanks”
Mr. D O’Brien, St. Patrick’s Road, Limerick.

The Pain Relief Clinic is located above O’Sullivan’s Pharmacy in O’Connell Avenue in Limerick City with convenient street parking outside. You can choose between morning, afternoon and evening appointments.

Hi, my name is Tony Phelan & I’m a Registered Physical Therapist. I travel to the United States annually for update courses ensuring that you benefit from some of the best physical therapy treatments available in the world today in our Limerick clinic.

Your treatment is also covered by VHI, Quinn Healthcare (BUPA) and Hibernian Health Aviva (VIVAS). Your treatment also qualifies for MED-1 refund.

Take the first step towards resolving your painful condition/injury by calling us today to schedule your appointment in Limerick on (061)467940 or (087)6250992. We look forward to hearing from you and I hope that you enjoy the article.


A Guide to Treatment by an Osteopath-Limerick Pain Relief Clinic Article

Osteopathy was originated in the USA in the 19th century by Andrew Taylor Still in Kansas. He opened the first school of osteopathy in Missouri and it has subsequently spread to most parts of the developed western world. John Martin Littlejohn studied under Still in the USA to become an osteopath and returned to the UK to set up the first school of osteopathy there in 1917. Since that time, a number of osteopath schools have developed in the UK.

An Article from Pain Relief Clinic Limerick-Osteopaths Treatment Techniques
    • General Osteopathic Treatment

This forms the basis of most osteopaths’ treatment. Typically this involves applying what is called a high velocity thrust to a general region of the spine or to a specific spinal segment. Your osteopath will use this to address positional faults or motion faults in your spine or in a specific spinal segment.

    • Positional Release Osteopathy

This form of osteopathy originally developed by a US osteopath called Lawrence Jones. It aims to relieve/resolve painful conditions caused by musculoskeletal dysfunctions by placing your body into various positions. A number of other osteopaths have since added to this body of work.

    • Visceral Osteopathy

This branch of osteopathy aims to influence the organ systems in the torso region of the body. The founder of osteopathy originally began work in this area and it has subsequently been further developed by other osteopaths.


An Article from the Pain Relief Clinic in Limerick-Osteopath Treatment – What Can I Expect?

Almost all osteopaths will use a form of general osteopathic treatment. In addition your osteopath may use other modalities such as ultrasound and/or interferential/faradic electro-therapy. Not all osteopaths practice Visceral Osteopathy. This typically depends on which osteopath college they studied and the continuing education that your osteopath has undertaken.