Physiotherapy

Contact Us

Mater Private Network, Eccles Street,
Dublin 7, D07 WKW8
01 885 8157 outpatientphysio@materprivate.ie

Please note that a referral letter is required before an appointment can be confirmed.

Mater Private Network, Citygate, Mahon,
Cork, T12 K199
021 601 3200 cork@materprivate.ie

Please note that a referral letter is required before an appointment can be confirmed.

Mater Private Network, Cherrywood Business Park, Building 11, Loughlinstown,
Co. Dublin, D18 DH50
1800 12 48 16 Outside ROI +353 (0)51 595 119 outpatientphysio@materprivate.ie

Please note that a referral letter is required before an appointment can be confirmed.

Useful Information

About our services

The physiotherapy teams across Mater Private Network provide a wide range of physiotherapy treatments to support our clientele. Our highly qualified team members are registered with the professional regulating body, CORU. The team participates in regular continuing education programmes, staying up to date with the latest research and evidence to provide patients with the most effective treatments available. Our aim is to help patients reach the maximum potential for their physical needs and abilities. 

The physiotherapy department Mater Private in Dublin is open from 8am to 4.30pm.

Mater Private Dublin in Eccles Street offers both inpatient and outpatient services.

To make an appointment:

No referral is necessary unless it is for our phototherapy and pelvic health services. If you don’t have a referral letter please call or email us.

Inpatient services 

Our inpatient physiotherapy team covers a wide range of areas and conditions. The areas that we provide support and treatment for include: orthopaedics, cardiorespiratory, surgical, oncology, medical rehabilitation, neurology and care of the elderly. 

All our patients are provided with an individual assessment with diagnosis and treatment options clearly explained. All programmes are tailored to the individual patient needs.  

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy

Outpatient services

Our musculoskeletal outpatient services are available across three of our sites. Mater Private Hospital Dublin, Mater Private Hospital Cork and our South Dublin Day Hospital, Mater Private Cherrywood. 

While we follow a structured approach in our treatment methods, our care is tailored to your needs – whether immediate, short term for a one off treatment or long term to improve your mobility or an integrated care plan to help you prepare for and recover from your surgery. 

We assess your concerns, the impact they have on your life and the goals you wish to achieve. 

Conditions treated and services 

  • Joints disorders 
  • Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries 
  • Back and neck 
  • Sports injuries 
  • Falls prevention 
  • Occupational health 
  • Pre and post-operative support 

We deliver an unrivalled pre- and post-operative support programme for patients undergoing joint replacement or disc surgery.

  • Pre-habilitation (prior to surgery) 
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Post-operative support and advice 
  • Falls prevention strategies and exercises 
  • Pain and mobility management 
  • Manual therapy (incl. massage, joint mobilization, manipulation) 
  • Personalised exercise programs 
  • Acupuncture and dry needling 
  • Taping 
  • Equipment advice and prescriptions (e.g crutches, walking sticks)

Phototherapy is a treatment using ultraviolet light. Phototherapy is administered on referral from a consultant dermatologist and is an effective method of treating many skin conditions. It is often used for skin conditions which have not responded to other treatments, such as creams and ointments. 

What to expect 

We will arrange for you to have a skin test, which takes approximately one hour. This minimal erythema dose (MED) happens on Tuesdays or Thursdays. 

You will then be given a course of phototherapy sessions. Usually you need to have three sessions per week. The sessions are short at first and then increase over the duration of the treatment. These sessions happen every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  

Your referring consultant dermatologist will review your progress during treatment and will discontinue the treatment when your skin condition is satisfactory. 

Your pelvic health can be a cause of great distress at times. Pelvic health physiotherapy can alleviate many of the symptoms and help you to feel like yourself again.  

We treat many conditions including: 

  • Urinary incontinence  
  • Urinary frequency 
  • Bladder pain syndrome 
  • Prolapse 
  • Bowel incontinence 
  • Pelvic Pain 
  • Sexual dysfunction in women 
  • Sexual dysfunction in men 
  • Post radiotherapy bowel and bladder problems (pelvic toxicity syndrome) 

How we can help

Our pelvic health physiotherapists have specialist training to assist in the management of bowel, bladder and sexual function conditions in both men and women. They can help you in the following ways 

  • Pelvic floor education 
  • Relaxation techniques 
  • Lifestyle education 
  • Bowel/bladder management 
  • Sexual education 
  • Device education 
  • Joint, tissue and neural mobilisation 
  • Pelvic floor activation/release exercises 
  • Personalised patient programmes
  • Referrals to all other relevant doctors, occupational therapists, psychologists and any other support networks that are identified to be helpful

What to expect from a pelvic health consultation 

Pelvic health physiotherapy can be different to what is expected from traditional physiotherapy. It is normal to be asked about you medical, surgical, drug and obstetric history as well as your bladder, bowel and sexual function.  

It is normal to have a pelvic examination in this consultation if the therapist feels this will assist your treatment. Details of this are discussed during your consultation with your therapist. 

A variety of tools and techniques can help to educate you during your consultation including anatomy models, diagrams, video links, bio feedback, electrical stimulus, lubrication advice, dilators, pumps, bladder diaries, education sheets and more. 

This service offers follow up for patients who have undergone prostate surgery and some gynaecology surgeries here at Mater Private Network. You are provided with information on booking post surgery.  

All other referrals to the service should be sent by GP to Mater Private Dublin’s Pelvic Health Clinic.

Occupational therapy (OT) aims to promote health and well-being by enhancing functional activity or by modifying the environment to support participation. Our role promotes functional independence in daily occupations and aims to increase quality of life despite injury, illness, disability or challenging life events (Association of Occupational Therapists Ireland, 2021). 

At Mater Private Network in Dublin we provide assessment and treatment to inpatients with a broad range of conditions. The areas are listed below: 

Referral information

Inpatients in Mater Private Network can be referred to the occupational therapy department in Mater Private Dublin by a member of the medical team, nursing staff or allied healthcare professional. 

Occupational therapy hours

The department’s core opening hours are 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.