Fiona Collins is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Licensed Acupuncturist, treating Back and Neck Pain, Joint and Soft-tissue Injuries, Sports Injuries, Feet and Orthotics, and Elderly Care.
I graduated in 1987 as a Physiotherapist in Minnesota, USA where I initially worked in a Community Hospital moving on after two years to a Harvard Teaching Hospital in Boston treating a wide spectrum of injuries, traumas and orthopaedic cases. In 1992, I returned to Ireland to begin my own private orthopaedic practice in Bandon, West Cork, having spent the previous decade in the United States gaining my Bachelor’s Degree and working in a variety of teaching hospitals in the Boston and Michigan areas. In 1993, I also began working for the HSE at Mount Carmel Hospital, Clonakilty, in the care of the elderly. Since 2006, I have concentrated on developing a state of the art practice at Riverview Shopping Centre, Bandon. In June 2013, I opened a second clinic at Clonakilty GAA grounds, Dunmanway Road, Clonakilty. I am keen to emphasise, that in addition to the sporting members of the community, I am equally interested in treating non-sporting patients in the Bandon, Clonakilty, and surrounding townlands.
My private practice allows me to interact on a personal level with my patients and share over 30 years of physiotherapy and acupuncture experience. The clinics are conveniently located with ample off-road parking and flexible evening and lunchtime appointments are available.
WHY CHOOSE A CHARTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST?
Chartered Physiotherapists are health professionals allied to the medical profession with a minimum of a four year University Degree. The title “Chartered Physiotherapist” and the initials MISCP indicate the Physiotherapist is a member of a professional regulatory body. When a Physiotherapist is afforded the privilege of this membership, it ensures the patient is receiving care from an individual who has a high level of education, knowledge, experience in problem solving skills necessary to give high quality and effective treatment to the patient.
It is always important to seek the professional advice of your GP or Chartered Physiotherapist to determine how your problem needs to be addressed.
WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE FIONA COLLINS CHARTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST
WEST CORK PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINICS
- To provide problem solving at an advanced level.
- At first visit to give a comprehensive diagnosis, assessment and treatment plan explaining the nature of the patient’s problem to them.
- To set realistic goals with the patient and subsequently make plans for physiotherapy based on our findings.
- To provide flexibility of appointments including lunch and evening appointments.
- To provide convenient clinic locations with ample, free, off-road parking, including disabled parking.
- To provide warm, welcoming facilities where each patient is highly valued.
- To provide speed of service.
- To provide wheelchair accessibility with electronically controlled treatment high/low tables for patient’s convenience.
WHO CAN MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Anyone can make an appointment for physiotherapy. While it is not necessary to obtain a referral from your GP, if you do so, we will work closely with your GP by providing up to date information on your progress, as required.
WILL MY HEALTH INSURANCE COVER PHYSIOTHERAPY
Fees for physiotherapy qualify for a refund under most health insurance schemes including VHI, LAYA HEALTH CARE, IRISH LIFE HEALTH BACK- UP PLAN.
MED 1 FORM – TAX RELIEF
To claim physiotherapy back on your taxes contact your Health Insurance Provider and explain that you are attending a Chartered Physiotherapist they will give you details as to how much you can claim back.
WHAT WILL MY INITIAL CONSULTATION CONSIST OF
During your first consultation, we will make a comprehensive assessment of your condition, fully explain the findings and provide treatment. By the end of your first session, your Chartered Physiotherapist will give you an estimate of how many sessions you will require and the ideal time intervals between each session.
DO WE TREAT CHILDREN
We treat children who have musculoskeletal conditions i.e., collapsed arches, adolescent low back or neck pain, following fractures rehabilitation, Osgood Schlatter’s Disease, Severns Disease etc. We do not treat children with neurological conditions but can give details of Chartered Physiotherapists who are experts in this area.
DO WE TREAT WOMEN’S HEALTH CONDITIONS
We treat simple women’s health issues. However, if necessary, we will refer you to a specialist physiotherapist in this field.
CAN YOU SOURCE A BRACE/SPLINT/SPECIAL PILLOW SHOULD I NEED ONE
Yes, we can advise and source the most appropriate and up to date splints/braces/pillows/equipment, as required.