Treatments – ‘Improve the way you move’

Conor offers a wide range of treatment modalities at his clinic. No one patient is the same, and Conor ensures that each treatment plan is individually tailored to that patient’s specific needs. Explore some of the treatment options that Conor offers below and see which may be suited to you…


Conor offers a range of different massage techniques and is a cornerstone of Conor’s treatment for many conditions and ailments. Conor is a firm believer in the benefits of ‘hands on’ treatment and prides himself on his massage techniques. When muscles tighten, they shorten in length and can develop ‘knots’. These knots can build up over time and eventually lead to pain. Massage offers a way of lengthening that tightened muscle back to its original state and thus, reducing one’s pain/discomfort. The type of massage will be patient specific and tailored to their symptoms and the patient’s preference. This usual ranges from deep tissue – to soft tissue – to a sport specific massage. Many of Conor’s patients feel almost instant relief after a massage at his clinic. Book today to get started on your road to recovery.

Some of the main benefits of massage include….

  • reduced muscle tension
  • reduction in pain, soreness and stiffness
  • increased joint mobility and flexibility
  • improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
  • improved muscular and joint performance
  • improved circulation
  • stimulation of the lymphatic system
  • relaxation and reduction in stress

Massage would be recommended for people suffering from

  • Muscle Tension
  • Back Pain
  • Sports Injury
  • Reduced Flexibility/Tightness
  • Tension Headaches
  • ‘Trapped Nerves’
  • Muscle Spasms/Cramping
  • Rotator Cuff Issues

Dry Needling

Dry needling is an invasive procedure where a fine needle is inserted into the skin and muscle. The needle is aimed to target myofascial trigger points, which are essentially knots that develop in tight muscles. Sometimes knots can lie in the deepest layers of muscle and a deep tissue massage is unable to fully release the tension held in the knot/trigger point. In this case Conor may offer to treat your pain using Dry Needling. Conor is fully trained Dry Needling and has had some outstanding results with using it on his patients, particularly those with chronic pain or long standing muscular pain. 

Have you been to host of other therapists and tried countless other treatments and getting no results? Then Dry needling might be just the treatment for you.

Dry needling is usually fast acting. If you’re looking for fast effective pain relief, then why not give it a try? (Book now)

  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Pain relief
  • Treatment of sciatica/sciatic-like symptoms
  • Increased joint mobility/flexibility
  • Reduced muscle spasms/cramping
  • Increases blood flow/circulation
  • Speeds up healing process
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Scar tissue management
  • Reduction in nerve pain
  • Reduces “heaviness” in legs/arms

Dry Needling would be recommended for the following conditions

  • Muscle pain
  • Back/Buttock Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Neck Stiffness
  • Tendonitis

Personalised Exercise Programmes

Getting enough physical activity can make both your body and mind feel better. It can also help prevent or delay health problems. Now, researchers are looking for ways to find out which exercises may best suit your body. Different types of exercise can bring different health benefits. You can strengthen your bones with weights. Increase your flexibility with stretching. Or, improve your heart health with aerobic activity. 

Exercise Equipment

Once considered a luxury, many people are now dedicating space to work out in their homes and garages. From simple weights and yoga mats to high end cardio machines, there are many ways to stay in shape without stepping foot in a gym. Plus, while there’s an initial setup cost, having your own workout setup can save you time and money in the long run.

Post Operative Rehab

Common post-operative treatment may include Breathing and Circulation Exercises to prevent respiratory and vascular complications. Movement assistance: to move safely after surgery. Mobility Aids: advice and instruction on how to safely use crutches or other walking aids as required.

Rehab Centre

Conor Barry’s clinic also acts as a rehabilitation centre for patients in need of physical rehab. For people suffering with more complex needs such as neurological disorders, post-operative weakness or debilitation following a long-term hospital stay, Conor’s clinic offers an appropriate exercise facility to get you back on your feet.

Conor’s focus is always to promote the independence and self-efficacy of his patients with such conditions. Conor has strong experience in treating patients with Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, total hip/knee replacements and other reparative operations to shoulders, knees, ankles and more.

With a wide variety of exercise equipment, exercise bars and wide space to move, the clinic acts as a suitable and secure place to improve your physical capacity under the guidance of Conor.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a clinical approach based on skilled “hands on” therapy to decrease pain and improve the mobility of joints, soft tissues and nerves. … Physiotherapists will usually combine manual therapy with exercise prescription and rehabilitation which will lead to a faster recovery of your function.

Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Tex Tape contains either 100% cotton and elastic fibers or it can be a blend of polyester and cotton with elastic fibers. The latter is a preferable choice for Kinesio Taping application on sensitive skin when higher tensions on the tape are needed for the desired outcome. The tape is applied on the paper backing using an acrylic adhesive and with 10-15% stretch. 

Heat Therapy

Conor provides heat therapy to almost all of his clients using world renowned – Chattanooga Hydrocollator Heat Packs. The hydrocollator stores the heat packs in boiling water throughout the day so they are ready to use for each and every patient. The boiling water allows the heat packs to deliver moist heat – which penetrates deep in the muscle tissue offering greater relief and therapeutic properties. Moist heat is far more effective than just a standard use of dry heat – i.e. hot water bottle or regular heat pack from a chemist. While these have their benefits also, the therapeutic benefits of moist heat are unmatched.

Heat opens our blood vessels, allowing greater blood flow to the effected area once applied. Combined with an effective massage/dry needles these are extremely effective in kick-starting the healing process in soft tissue. Increased blood flow delivers more oxygen, white blood cells, platelets, and essential nutrients – all of which help repair damaged tissues heal. They are a personal favourite of many who attend Conor’s clinic , so why not BOOK NOW and try it for yourself.

Heat Therapy would most beneficial for…

Muscle strains

Muscular tightness

Circulatory problems

Low Back Pain

Neck Stiffness

Buttock Pain


Joint specific cryotherapy is also available to those who attend Conor’s clinic using the Cryo-Cuff Cooler. The Cryo-Cuff combines localised compression with cold therapy to provide optimal control of an area that may be affected by inflammation or swelling. Often times after an injury, we have a certain level of internal bleeding which leads to swelling and bruising. When these are present we generally want to restrict the blood flow to an area – similar to how we use an ice pack. Cryotherapy causes our blood vessels to constrict (vasoconstriction) and stops the bleeding from occurring.

This process combined with the compression of the Cryo-Cuff is one of the most effective ways of reducing swelling in a joint and kick-starting the healing the process. Conor has a range of cuffs to facilitate any joint, which is then connected to the cooler and left in place for 10-15 minutes with the cryo-cuff.

People who can benefit from the Cryotherapy…

Sports Injuries

Ankle Sprains

Post-Operative Patients

Tendon Repair (Rotator Cuff, Achilles, Hamtring)

Runners Knee (Patellafemoral Pain Syndrome)

Ligament Repair (ACL, ATFL, MCL)

Plantar Fasciitis

Carpal Tunnel

Lifestyle & Health Advice

It’s easy to get confused when it comes to health and nutrition. Even qualified experts often seem to hold opposing opinions, which can make it difficult to figure out what you should actually be doing to optimize your health.

Return to Sport Guidance

The Return to Sport phase is when an athlete is now fully participating in their sport, but not at their desired performance level. … The athlete is working towards higher performance goals, achieving PR’s, and has improved metrics of performance to better levels than prior to the injury/illness.

Injury Prevention

Injury prevention is an effort to prevent or reduce the severity of bodily injuries caused by external mechanisms, such as accidents before they occur. Injury prevention is a component of safety and public health, and its goal is to improve the health of the population by preventing injuries and hence improving quality of life.