Injuries and Conditions

This page outlines some of the injuries and conditions that Orla Madden Physiotherapy can help. This is not a comprehensive list of all of the conditions that we treat. If you don’t see your condition in the list, please call Orla to discuss. 

Some of the injuries Orla treats:




Post Surgery Oedema

A/C Joint Strain

Achilles Tendonitis

Biceps Tendinitis

Biceps/ Triceps Strain

Biomechanical Assessment


Carpal tunnel syndrome

Cartilage Tear

Cruciate Tear (ACL)-Rehab

De Quervain’s tendinitis

Frozen Shoulder

Headache (Cervicogenic)

ITB dysfunction

Jumpers knee

Knee ligament strain/tear

Ligament sprain


Muscle tear/strain

Muscular tightness and tension

Musculoskeletal Pain

Myofascial pain

OA of the knee

Orthotic Prescription

Pelvic Dysfunction

Postural pain

Post-surgical Rehabilitation

Radiating Pain/Nerve Entrapment

Repetitive Strain Injury

Road Traffic Accidents

Rotator cuff dysfunction

Runners knee

Scheuermann’s Disease

Shin Splints

Shoulder impingement syndrome

Shoulder Dislocation

Shoulder Instability

Spinal Disc Bulge

Spinal Facet Joint Dysfunction/Spondylolisthesis

Sports Injuries

Sportsman’s Hernia

Stress fracture

Tennis elbow


Occupational Injuries

Orla qualified in 1992 from The University of East London which a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy.  She practiced in the UK for a while before moving home to Ireland, where she then worked in Nenagh General Hospital, St. James Hospital in Dublin and also St. Vincents Hospital in Elm Park also in Dublin.

Treatments & Physio

Orla has many years of experience and training in all aspects of physiotherapy. She helps adults and children with injury recovery ranging from back and neck pain to occupational and sports injuries. Browse Orla's treatments below.

Manual Therapy

Manual Physiotherapy is the management of orthopaedic conditions using manual, hands-on therapeutic approaches. These include passive movement of joints and carefully controlled manually guided high velocity low amplitude thrust techniques (manipulation).

Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a very successful medical treatment which uses very thin needles, without any medication (a dry needle) to achieve its aim.  Dry Needling is used to treat pain and dysfunction caused by muscle problems, sinus trouble, headaches, and some nerve problems.

Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Physiotherapy plays an important role in rehabilitation post-surgery to help reduce pain, swelling, and stiffness.

I am fully trained in post-surgery rehabilitation, which is important to avoid developing compensatory movements such as a limp following surgery of the leg.

Manual Lymph Drainage {MLD}

Manual Lymph Drainage aims to redirect fluid from swollen areas to healthy lymphatic vessels, transporting it back to the normal circulatory system. The treatment is very gentle and a typical session will involve drainage of the neck, trunk, and the affected extremity (in that order).