Please note significant changes to our services and locations
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Located in The Ballyowen Castle Centre, Lucan.
Just opposite the Pennyhill Pub and Lidl.
It is with a very, very heavy heart, due to the current crisis, future uncertainty and high operating costs I have with much regret had to cease practicing in my Smithfield Clinic. This was a very hard and emotional decision to make.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my patients, friends and colleagues that I have gotten to know over the years. Your support and inspiration made my work a truly memorable experience that I will always remember with great fondness.
I wish all of you the very best, good health and happiness in the future. I maintain my presence in Lucan and you are of course welcome to attend this clinic in the future, I would be delighted to see you. If you need to get in touch with me, please feel free to email me at
The amazing team in our Plaza Health Clinic in Smithfield will be offering Physiotherapy Services under the care of Abby Daly (MISCP) should you need a Smithfield Physiotherapy Treatment. And of course Bobby, Ronan and the rest of the dental team will be continuing their friendly, enthusiastic and uncompromisingly high standard in dental care.
Attending for an appointment?
As Chartered Physiotherapists we are regulated and governed by the ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists), the HSE/Department of Health.
As physiotherapy is a considered a medical / allied health service, our profession falls within the scope of essential healthcare services.
While in private practice we have been informed that it is up to individual clinics to determine if they should remain open or closed for the duration of this current virus outbreak. We have decided to remain open until advised otherwise by our governing body. With more people working from home, unable to attend for other treatments for various reasons, many people are still in pain and require ongoing treatment.
With this in mind and in the interest of infection control, we have made changes to how we work and the types of treatments we can perform and techniques we use.
As per current advice, should you be displaying any symptoms, however minor (cough, temperature, loss of smell or taste) We would ask you to please not attend for physiotherapy treatments and contact your GP or the HSE for immediate Covid19 testing. The more testing we do, the better in helping to contain this virus.
If you are symptom free and have not been in contact with anyone displaying symptoms in the past 2 weeks, please feel free to attend for an appointment.
Physiotherapy Treatments not currently available
Respiratory Physiotherapy- due to the nature of respiratory physiotherapy there is increased risk of aerosol droplets in the air and risk of cross infection so this is no longer a treatment option until further notice.
Manipulations and other Treatments
As a specialist in spinal and peripheral joint manipulations, I have adapted certain techniques in order to reduce the forced sudden expiration that can occur during these techniques. This will be assessed on an individual basis.
Attending the clinic
Should you wear a surgical face mask or respirator?
This is a decision you should make on an individual basis, if you feel more comfortable wearing one then please do. If you do not have one then I can supply you with one in the clinic as we have them in stock for just €2 each.
I will be wearing a surgical face mask for all treatments
Surface and cross infection
While we have always had a policy of fully disinfecting our treatment tables between patients, we are currently allocating extra time in between each appointment to ensure complete disinfection of all surfaces and equipment used.
In that regard, we have stopped the use of pillows and towels in our clinic. When attending, please bear in mind that during examinations and treatments you may need to lie on your back, feel free to bring your jacket/jumper to be used as a pillow. This can also be used for partial cover during certain assessments or treatments where we require you to remove items of clothing such as your top or trousers etc. Please bear this in mind when attending.
When you arrive at the clinic please use the hand sanitiser provided at the front desk.
Any questions please do not hesitate to email me at:
I look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Stay healthy, stay safe.
Physiologic are Chartered Physiotherapy, Sports Injury & Pain Clinic based across Two locations, Smithfield Dublin 7 and Lucan Co. Dublin .
We operate within Multidisciplinary Medical Centres where we can offer a full range of Physiotherapy, Medical, Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Services in order to provide prompt diagnosis and treatment for your Injuries and Conditions.
Our aim is to provide the best possible care for our patients enabling you to return to pre injury levels of activity in the shortest possible timeframes. Our Physiotherapists are all practicing members of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (MISCP). The cost of your treatments are tax deductible and covered by all major health insurers.
Physiologic was set up by Michael Sheridan (MISCP) Chartered Physiotherapist in 2010. Michael had the intention of opening a clinic whereby the patient comes first. He has a very hand on approach to Physiotherapy and believes no patient should be hooked up to a machine, left there for 30 minutes just to be told to come back again in a few days time. This has never and will never happen at any of his clinics. He believes patient education is paramount to their recovery and actively involves his patients in their own recovery ensuring they have a full understanding of their underlying pathology, why he believes a particular treatment is appropriate and advice on how to avoid reoccurring injuries.
Physiologic has now grown to two clinics based in Smithfield and Lucan. Both clinics are furnished with a fully equipped gym in order to obtain the maximum level of patient recovery to pre injury levels of activity.
Both of the Physiologic Physiotherapy Clinics operate within a Multidisciplinary Setting so that we can offer unparalleled service provision including Medical & Consultancy Services, rapid access to Diagnostics (MRI, X-Ray,DEXA,Ultrasound) with our partners in Charter Medical and Alliance Medical. Because of this we have a very fast turn around for Diagnostic and Consultant Referrals to maximize treatment times and outcome measures. In a nutshell, if we can’t help you, one of our colleagues can!
We treat many conditions including:
Pelvic Pain / urinary incontinence
Neck & Back Pain
Sprains & Strains
Repetitive strain injuries
Women's Health Physiotherapy
Growth Related Injuries
(BSc Physio,MISCP,KNGF,Dip Ortho, MISORM)
Clinical Specialties: Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic & Rheumatological Medicine, Spinal Disorders and Sports injuries.
Michael received his Undergraduate training at the European School of Physiotherapy in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Following this he has continued his professional development completing Post Graduate studies in Biomechanics & Orthotics prescription, Dry Needling for Myofascial Pain & Trigger Point Release, Neuro Structural Integration Technique (NST), Mulligans Spinal Mobilisation Techniques, he has a post Graduate Diploma in Orthopaedic & Rheumatological Medicine awarded by Galway University and a post graduate qualification in Musculoskeletal Injection Therapy awarded by the Royal Collage of Surgeons Dublin. Michael is a practicing member of the Irish Society of Orthopaedic & Rheumatological Medicine (MISORM).
Michael has worked in both the public and private sectors as a Chartered Physiotherapist working with Orthopaedics, Acute Cardio Respiratory, Acute Neurology, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Adult and Paediatric Neurology, Sports Injuries.
Michael has a keen interest in Sports Injuries and Spinal Conditions. He has worked as a team Physio for various GAA and Rugby Clubs over the years and is a keen cyclist competing in numerous Enduro and Downhill Mountainbiking Events.
Clinical Specialties: Sports Injuries, Knee Complaints, Physiotherapy for Children and Adolescents
Qualifications and Education
Fintan is a fully licensed chartered Physiotherapist and current member of the ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists). Fintan obtained his BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy degree at Ulster University.
Fintan has recently returned to college to study Medicine in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and aims to become an Orthopaedic Surgeon in the future.
Experience and Interests
Since graduating Fintan has been working with musculoskeletal injuries in a major Dublin hospital. It was here that Fintan developed a particular interest in the treatment of knee pain and a holistic approach to low back pain.
As a keen footballer and sports fan, Fintan has a passion for rehabilitating sports injuries - ensuring that the athlete not only returns to sport pain free but also stronger and equipped with the knowledge they need to prevent further injuries.
Clinical Specialties: Sports Injuries, Back Complaints
Abby studied Health Science and Physiology at IT Sligo before making the move to Amsterdam to study Physiotherapy at the European School of Physiotherapy. She has a keen interest in the rehabilitation of sports injuries and has worked with GAA, soccer and rugby teams in both Ireland and The Netherlands.
Abby has a special interest in back to sports rehabilitation, postural management and back pain.
Brian Connolly, Strength & Conditioning Coach
One to One or small group sessions available
Brian received his Undergraduate degree in Sports Science and Health at the Institute of Technology, Tallaght in Dublin. Following this he continued his personal and professional development by completing his Master's Degree in Coaching and Exercise Science in Sport awarded by the University College Dublin. Brian continues to increase his knowledge capacity by making personal growth a top priority, undergoing frequent Strength and Conditioning/Sports Psychology courses and seminars.
Brian has worked in both the public and private sector as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. He has many years experience coaching one to one and group training in the fitness industry as well as with teams and individual athletes.
An avid Hurler Brian has been involved with many GAA teams both club and county on a strength and conditioning basis
Nicholas de Gersigny
Pilates Instructor & Massage Therapist
Nicolas studied at the Health and Fitness Professional Academy in South Africa becomming a Sports Massage therapist and a Certified Sports Science and Sports Conditioning Professional. With a passion for correcting posture and movement to better people’s lives this lead him to follow a Pilates instructor certification in order to be able to deliver appropriate training and classes. While in Mauritius, he has worked with Physiotherapists in sports centers to prepare athletes’ conditioning and recovery from competitions in trail running and mountain biking. With the health of patients and athletes in mind, he developed and opened a one of a kind functional gym and a mobile sport treatment service delivering on-site deep tissue and sports massage to athletes at various events and competitions.
Now living in Dublin, he is thrilled to bring his experience and expertise to Physiologic @ Plaza Health.
Here he continues his client focused approach working alongside experienced Physiotherapists and other health professionals.
I was suffering from chronic lower back pain for months. I attended Michael at physiologic in smithfield and found him very helpful and friendly. I got an MRI within one week and he explained my condition in plain english. Michael showed me how to manage my back pain at home and it is now a distant memory. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
I was treated by Niamh at physiologic in Lucan after my ACL reconstruction. I found Niamh very helpful and knowledgeable. I was also surprised to see the full Gym setup in the clinic so I could do my rehab in the clinic , it really helped speed up my recovery.
I attended Michael from physiologic at his Maynooth clinic for ongoing tension headaches. pain killers just didnt work anymore. Michael treated me with some Dry-Needling and after 3 treatments my headaches were gone. He also showed me some exercises to do to prevent them coming back. Fantastic service, great staff.
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Plaza Health Smithfield
Based in Smithfield, Dublin 7, Plaza Health hosts our Dublin city centre, Smithfield Physiotherapy Clinic. This facility is a modern medical facility with a warm atmosphere. We are conveniently located just a short walk from the Smithfield Luas stop and a 10 minute walk from Dublin’s O’Connell Street. Our facility hosts a full rehabilitation gym area for treatment and injury prevention, Doctor and Dental. This Is our newest clinic purpose build and in the heart of a thriving Dublin neighbourhood.
Ballyowen Castle Centre, Lucan
Located just opposite Lidl and The Penny Hill Pub in Ballyowen Castle. Open 6 days a week.
Lucan use the "Book an Appointment" Icon to choose a day and time that suits.
Smithfield: visit plazahealth.ie for online bookings or call 01 4440709
All other inquiries email:
Plaza Health Smithfield
Plaza Health, Unit 16C Smithfield Market, Dublin 7
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