About Us

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About Our Clinic

Dublin Sports Injury Clinic is a physical therapy clinic based in Pearse Street, Dublin2. we specialize in any musculoskeletal or sports injury management, rehabilitation and also injury prevention. Whether you are an elderly person or a high-level athlete with acute or chronic pain (for instance, knee pain or back pain), we aim to heal whatever injury that may have arisen. Our treatment approach is fundamental to prevent the reoccurrence of injuries or their associated pain.

OUR APPROACH

Initial Assessment

In our clinic we believe every patient has a story to tell regarding their injury etc. We listen to you and see how your injury effects your daily lifestyle. We rule out the cause of your pain and our treatment will focus on the cause of your pain rather than treating a painful site.

Patient Education

Patient education will be part of our treatment. Understanding the pain is essential for every individual for faster recovery. While we explain the how and why we perceive pain in a layman’s terms, we show you how to monitor your daily activity within a pain-free range of movement.

Diagnosis & Treatment

Our team has a holistic approach towards diagnosis and treatment. Initially, we assess not only the area that is sore, but also your body movements as a whole unit. We explain your diagnosis in everyday language and design a customised treatment to help you to become pain-free as fast as possible. As a part of treatment, we use manual therapy to maximize your recovery.

Exercise Prescription

We are confident that you will receive customized rehabilitation exercises to help you to stay pain-free and get stronger. We also, show you the exercises and we coach you to get familiar with exercise techniques. Meanwhile, we progress your exercises step by step to assist you to take over and continue your exercises to full recovery.

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Hello, I’m Bob Firo

B.Sc. Physical Therapist IPTAS - MSc Sports Psychology - B.Sc. Physical Education and Sports Science - Certified Sport’s Massage Therapist

Bob is a qualified Physical Therapist. He qualified in 2016 with the distinction. He also has a B.Sc. in Physical Education and Sports Science since 2006. While he was working as a personal trainer back then, he continued his master degree in Sports Psychology and graduated in 2011. He has been working as a coach and personal trainer for the last 10 years, but he never stops learning and has upskilled extensively in many areas with meeting many experts in this field and has developed his unique assessment and treatment approach. He works extensively with patients with different injuries, such as knee pain, back pain, shoulder pain, and more regularly runners and common gym injuries and helping them to get pain free and stay active .

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I visited Bob for an ankle sprain. He was very patient and attentive with me. He gave me very specific exercises to help me recover quickly. I 100% recommend Dublin Sports Injury Clinic and Bob.read more
Nelly A
Nelly A
10:21 01 Aug 19
Before I visited the clinic I had a lower back pain and I was unable to work. Had to spent days in the bed, couldn't move around. I got referred to Bob and he explained to me what is happening, what's the cause of the pain and how are we going to fix it. He gave home exercises tailored to me and also visited him weekly for more advanced training and after just a few sessions I am back on track again, feeling better, improved, able to work. Bob also recommended a diet for me and it's so easy to follow and very enjoyable! I highly recommend them especially Bob! He is very professional and explaining everything to you step by step about how you going to improve your posture, your muscles, your diet and he is there with you during the training explaining all the moves and exercises why we doing it and how it works. Thank you Bob!read more
Ferenc Jakab
Ferenc Jakab
08:59 29 Jul 19
Bob is amazing at what he does. He is extremely observant and highly trained. Ive gone to Bob with several issues now from neck pain, to back pain, to knee and ankle pain and he always helps with pain relief and management. Would always recommend.read more
BodyMindful Dublin
BodyMindful Dublin
11:02 04 Jul 19
I am a runner & and I was suffering from both left Achilles tendon & left hamstring pain so I made an appointment to see Physical Therapist, Bob Firo at Dublin Sports Injury Clinic. Bob put me on strength & conditioning program and my injuries cleared up within weeks. This was achieved by combining strength training with cutting back on running. Bob gives great advice on injury prevention with emphasis on strength training combined with good nutrition. I continue to do the strength & conditioning & combining regular massage treatment so I can continue with my running passion. I have gained confidence in myself because of the strength training which makes me feel and look stronger. I recommend Dublin Sports Injury Clinic and especially Physical Therapist, Bob Firo as personal trainer to all runners who want to be injury free and may have aspirations of running the Dublin Marathon in October & can benefit from introducing strength workouts to their training program.read more
Seamus Rooney
Seamus Rooney
14:43 07 Jun 19
I visited Bob after have some lower back pain for several weeks. I had been in and out of work and struggling with walking and standing. It was very easy to make an appoinment and I got booked in straight away. Bob spent over an hour explaining what the issue was whilst also trying to relax the muscle with a deep tissue massage. I had already began to feel better after leaving and received check in emails every other day, which I felt showed how much he cared about my progress. Very friendly and genuine. Would 100% recommend ?read more
Fiona Kelly
Fiona Kelly
20:19 21 May 19
I 100% recommend Dublin Sports Injury Clinic and Bob. I had a leg injury and broke my ankle. The painful thing was that I was not able to walk and was on crutches. Bob is a super professional who is always willing to help people. Only with a few physiotherapy sessions and exercises, i am back walking normally and NO pain. Could not be any more happier 🙂 all thanks to Bob. Shrujana Sravanthiread more
shrujana reddy
shrujana reddy
08:57 21 May 19
Recently I've received treatment for a ruptured achilles tendon in Dublin Sports Injury Clinic. I found Bob to be extremely knowledgable,thorough and professional. With a mixture of treatment sessions and exercises at home he managed to get mine muscles back working and moving. Bob goes beyond What he needs to do to help his clients. I would Highly recommend Bob to all!read more
Oskar Kulik
Oskar Kulik
11:59 30 Apr 19
I played soccer semi professionally for 15 years and regularly relied on deep tissue massage as a critical method of injury prevention and cure. In my experience, Bob Firo is as good as it gets in his trade. Combines massage, physio and strength conditioning to great effect with excellent outcomes.read more
Tony McDonnell
Tony McDonnell
13:08 19 Apr 19
I got a knee injury and second day I went to Bob, I was in pain so he gave me exercises to be able to get rid of the pain and be able to get back on track. I was so afraid to do them due to pain. However, I followed his plan , went to gym and lifted light weight (in my head made no sense at all! why would I give pressure to pain??) But now I am really thankful , I am able to walk, run and go back to my routine which is kind of active; dancing ,exercises ... If I injured myself again I would definitely give Bob a visit !!read more
Julia Kikhia
Julia Kikhia
10:47 11 Mar 19
My husband referred me to Bob after he had an excellent treatment/experience at the clinic. I went in with a backache, but after the treatment I felt a whole lot better. He also showed me some exercises I could practise at home in order to strengthen my back muscles and they were very helpul. Now, I am pain free and I also have a good knowledge of how to take good care of my back.read more
BINTU DIANE
BINTU DIANE
21:06 06 Mar 19
I had a pain in my back and shoulder for almost 2 years on and off. My hand was going numb sometimes and I have tried Accoupuncture, Dry Needling, but pain even got worse. I had 2 sessions of physio with Bob, my pain is gone and with the help of exercise routine I'm feeling even stronger than before. I have been active since !! Bob has a great knowledge, and he explains and shows you the exercise and most importantly he follow up your progress. Highly recommended.read more
Anita Krawiec
Anita Krawiec
07:19 18 Feb 19
I had a pain in my back and shoulder for almost 2 years on and off. My hand was going numb sometimes and I have tried Accoupuncture, Dry Needling, but pain even got worse. I had 2 sessions of physio with Bob, my pain is gone and with the help of exercise routine I'm feeling even stronger than before. I have been active active since !! Bob has a great knowledge, and he explains and shows you the exercise and most importantly he follow up your progress. Highly recommended.read more
Anita Krawiec
Anita Krawiec
21:56 17 Feb 19
Can’t recommend Bob highly enough! He’s been working with me for the last 6 months on strength and conditioning and rehab from a running injury and I’m seeing brilliant improvements. He’s so invested on a personal level in your recovery and performance and most importantly so much fun to work with!read more
Elaine Clarke
Elaine Clarke
18:48 21 Dec 18
Great place and great service. Very professional. Bob is very careful and explains all the details of one's injury and the process to health it. Also, he is always available when one has doubts about the routines or the exercises.read more
Alberto Rojas
Alberto Rojas
10:17 14 Nov 18
Stellar care. I had been running for 2 years, and was always plagued with shin splints whenever I tried to get serious and increase distance. Bob took me through gait analysis and devised routine of exercise to improve my gait. He explained clearly where I was going wrong and how to avoid causing more injury. I've now restarted training slowly and the shin splints have been no issue! The whole time Bob has been super informative and positive about my recovery. Thank so much!read more
Judah K Rush
Judah K Rush
08:48 04 Nov 18
Thank you to Mr Bob Firo,man with full of experience,technics,great personality & communication. Helped me with my injured elbow in just 2 visits n arm recovered. Would highly recommend!! ?Arshadread more
M Arshad Kurreembokus
M Arshad Kurreembokus
12:08 15 Oct 18
Extremely professional clinic, I was lucky to get a help from Dublin Sports Injury Clinic when I had a very strong back pain! They not only assess your case, do a treatment, provide recommendations but also tailor a home exercise routine specifically for you to practice every day - it's a long term help and I really appreciate it. Also they coach you along the way of recovery and even introduce you to the gym so you can stay/become active, strengthen your body and enter a pain-free life!read more
Maija Sardiko
Maija Sardiko
08:34 03 Oct 18
My husband refferred me to Bob after he had an excellent treatment/experience at the clinic. I went in with a backache, but after the treatment I felt a whole lot better. He also showed me some exercises I could practise at home in order to strengthen my back muscles and they were very helpul. Now I am pain free and I also have a good knowledge of how to take good care of my back.read more
BINTU DIANE
BINTU DIANE
22:10 02 Oct 18
I 100% recommend Dublin Sports Injury Clinic. I have been doing physiotherapy with Bob for the last few months and I could not be any happier. I had a Latarjet shoulder surgery and in less than 2 months, thank to the physiotherapy with Bob, I have gained at least 80% back of my shoulder movements. I am already back in the gym with exercises that are taught by Bob with all attention and precaution possible, therefor I am getting my strength back and feeling super confident in doing daily tasks already. Bob is an amazing professional, super friendly and really willing to help you to get better as soon as possible. I totally recommend it and no regrets at all. There is nothing better than see progression after a surgery and in my case I could see that happen since day one.read more
Renato Dopp
Renato Dopp
20:06 09 Sep 18
Clinic with great care. Bob performed a perfect service, in addition to helping me in my cervical pain returned the mobility of my shoulders and had the patience to explain myself even if I could hardly communicate in English! Thank you for the opportunity to learn!read more
Ana Paula Lagoas
Ana Paula Lagoas
19:43 17 Aug 18
I went to Bob with a knee injury that I have suffered with a long time! My knee had restricted me in my personal life on nights out or standing at a concert for a long time. As I am a professional wrestler my knee would take a lot of impact on a weekly basis which added to the pain, A few sessions with Bob and consistently working on the exercises provided and following his advice and my knee is brand new! I don't wake up in pain anymore and I am able to wrestle with no fear!! I am completely amazed by this. Bob has worked wonders!Could not recommend Bob enough! An absolute gent to work with, A bundle of knowledge. 10/10 service.read more
Fran Bourke
Fran Bourke
14:45 07 Aug 18

Clinic Comfortness (Facility)

The clinic incorporates a treatment room, and Strength and Conditioning facility. Every patient will be assessed and examined individually in the clinic. Your customized exercise plan will be sent to your phone directly after the session as well as a complete guideline that you may need to follow.
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Few ways to reduce your treatment costs at our clinic.

1. Health Insurance

our treatments are covered by the main medical insurance companies, VHI, Laya, Aviva Health and Glo Health, It’s also covered by medical schemes associated with the ESB, Garda Medical Aid, PDFORA and RACO medical aid. However, we do advise you to check with your health insurance providers to see what you may be entitled to claim back in each session.

2. Refer a friend

The best feedback we receive is when our patients refer their friends, family or colleagues to the practice. As a gesture of thanks, we will email you a €10 off voucher for your next treatment.

3. Facebook/Google Reviews

We are always more than happy to look after our patients who spread the word of the clinic and the services we provide. When you send us a Facebook or Google review we will also send you a €10 voucher off your next treatment.

Whether you are an elderly person or a high-level athlete with acute or chronic pain.

we welcome the chance to serve you.

Frequently asked questions

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  • I have a private medical health insurance, am I covered for Physical Therapy treatment?
    Yes, you are covered. Our treatments are covered by the main medical insurance companies, VHI, Laya, Aviva Health and Glo Health, It’s also covered by medical schemes associated with the ...
  • Do we have an Xray or MRI in our clinic?
    Unfortunately, we do not have any kind of imaging facilities in our clinic.
  • Who benefits from Physical Therapy treatment?
    Treatment helps all patients of all ages to relieve pain and improve movement, allowing your body to function in a pain-free and efficient manner. We find the root of your ...
  • How many treatments I will need?
    Each patient and each condition is different. Based on your assessment we will discuss the expected number of treatments and how you can expect your symptoms to resolve. We will ...