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Physio & Sports Injury Clinic

    • Leading Physiotherapy, Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Consultants
    • Diagnostics, cardiac screening & rehabilitation
    • Treating athletes across all sporting disciplines and ages at Queen's PEC
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Welcome to our Physiotherapy Clinic. Our multidisciplinary team of Physiotherapists, Sport Medicine Consultants and healthcare professionals are on hand to get you back to doing the things you love.

Located at Queen’s PEC, Stranmillis, Kingsbridge Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, gives you access to a local specialist service with the added reassurance of a seamless pathway to diagnostics and surgery at Kingsbridge Private Hospital Belfast if required. 

Pictured above: Cathal O’Kane and Shea McAleer, Sports Physiotherapists

Our clinic is led by Sports Physiotherapist, Shea McAleer. Shea is a highly qualified and experienced Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with over 13 years’ postgraduate experience.

Working alongside Shea is Cathal O’Kane and Aoife McKeever, both specialist Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapists.

Jenaed Brodell is a leading specialist Sports Dietitian and has worked with athletes ranging from amateur to elite level and has a 100% success rate in increasing athletic performance, improving recovery and preventing unwanted injuries.

Kingsbridge Physio at PEC

Rapid Access to Rehabilitation Starts Here

Attending Your Appointment

At your appointment one of our physiotherapists will assess and establish your specific injuries or symptoms to build an accurate diagnosis. We then offer a completely personalised treatment plan, specific to your needs and aim to get you returned to your usual self.  

Shea has become my first port of call for any injury I’ve experienced  Julie Nelson, Northern Ireland Senior Ladies International
 

What Services Are Available?

Our Physiotherapy Clinic provides a one stop shop for all your physiotherapy and treatment needs. Offering pre and post operative physiotherapy & elite sports physiotherapy. 

  • Diagnostics including rapid access to CT & MRI
  • Sports Medicine
  • Access to over 300 Consultants
  • NorBoard for hamstring strength
  • Vald Forcedecks for jump & strength
  • Dartfish - a Running Analysis Software
  • Acupunture
  • Sports taping 
  • Shockwave Therapy 
  • Access to Queen's PEC state-of-the-art-facilites

And much more!

What Can We Treat?

Our physiotherapists are experts in treating patients with, but not limited to, the following conditions:

  • Sprains, strains and tears
  • Knee and hip injury
  • ACL repair and other sporting injuries
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Neck, back and shoulder pain
  • Core stability training
  • Soft tissue injuries (ligaments, tendons, nerves, connective tissue)
  • Pre/post op rehabilitation (e.g. Arthroscopy of knee, Rotator cuff repair, ACL recon, TKR)
  • Chronic and nerve pain
  • Postural problems

Once the symptoms start to resolve and function is returning, we offer advice on minimising the risk of recurrence of symptoms, e.g. advice on work postures, sporting postures and any biomechanical adjustments to maintain pain free function.

If the symptoms do not respond to appropriate physio/rehab and we feel there may be a need for further input, you will have access to a seamless referral pathway at Kingsbridge Private Hospital. This includes access to MRI, X-ray, CT, Ultrasound and over 300 of Northern Ireland’s best Consultants.

For further information on our Scanning services you can visit the following pages:

Sports Packages and Screenings

Offering bespoke sports screening packages and sports medicine expertise, you will have rapid access to treatments, diagnostics and rehabilitation services including our Minor Injuries Clinic.



Cardiac MRI

Cardiac MRI allows Cardiologists to see the heart in more detail than any other imaging formats available. This facilitates non-invasive, non-ionising investigation which can more accurately identify those individuals in need of valve replacement, coronary stenting or bypass operations.

Cardiac Screening 

A cardiac sports screening at Kingsbridge Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic is available for young athletes aged between 16 and 35 years old and offers access to 12 lead ECG, Echocardiography, Exercise Stress Testing (EST treadmill), Cardiac CT, Consultations, Blood Tests and Cardiac MRI.

No matter which sport, or at whatever level you play, everyone is potentially at risk to abnormalities. Anyone below or above the age parameters can avail of a private consultation with one of our resident Consultants or avail of a Healthy Heart Assessment.

If you wish to book an appointment please complete our Pre-Participation Cardiac Sports Screening Questionnaire prior to your appointment were possible.

Pricing

In partnership with Queens Sport, we are delighted to be able to offer Queens Sports members / students and staff a discount rate on our Physiotherapy initial consultations and review appointments.

Physiotherapy at Queen's

 Initial Consultation

  Follow/Review Up Consultation

Self-Funding Public Patient £55.00 £42.00
Queens Sport Member/Gym Member £45.00 £40.00
Queens Staff £42.00 £38.00
Queens Students £42.00 £38.00


Who we work with? 

We work with leading teams and organisations across Northern Ireland, so you can be sure you are seeing an expert when you come to Kingsbridge.

Our sports partners include:

  • Athletics NI
  • British Boxing Board of Control
  • Boxing Union of Ireland
  • Glentoran FC
  • Hockey Ireland
  • International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF)
  • Northern Ireland U19 team
  • Northern Ireland Women’s team
  • NISF (Northern Ireland Sports Federation)
  • NISL (Northern Ireland Sports League)
  • Queens Elite Athletes
  • Queens GAA Academy
  • The IFA Youth Academy
  • Ulster Amateur MMA (UAMMA)
  • USRFR (Ulster Society of Rugby Football Referees)


Queens Elite Athlete’s

Our Physiotherapy Clinic located at Queens PEC has had the pleasure of providing Physiotherapy assistance to Queens up and coming Elite Athletes, including Ewan McAteer, a member of the Irish Senior International Gymnastics team.

Kingsbridge Physio Patient

‘Shea has been an enormous help to my rehab and rehabilitation for many different injuries. His knowledge and experience have been an instrumental part to managing any current injuries allowing me to return to elite sport, and for preventing injuries from occurring in the future. Kingsbridge physiotherapy as a whole have been professional and pleasurable to work with.’ - Ewan McAteer

For further information on Queens Elite Athlete Programme, please click here

Additional Services

Training Events 

Kingsbridge Training Academy have accomplished Surgeons, Physicians, General Practitioners, Psychologists, Nurse Practitioners and an array of AHPs with a long-standing interest and commitment to training and education.

We offer bespoke training courses alongside traditional recognised programmes engaging with issues that are of contemporary relevance and are delivered by some of the UK’s most respected clinicians and health professionals.

Our core team of experienced staff work alongside enthusiastic and highly experienced medical educators from across the UK.

Kingsbridge Training Academy endeavour to maintain the highest standards in medical education, attaining accreditation and affiliations with recognised UK bodies. As a training organisation we are accredited and approved by the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG), UK Resuscitation Council BASHH, HSENI, the Association of First Alders Open College Network and the CPD certification service.

We also have links with universities and professional bodies across the UK and Ireland.

For more information on the available Training Events please visit the Kingsbridge Training Academy website.

If you would like to book an appointment or require further information on the available options, please do not hesitate to contact our patient booking team on Tel 02890667878 or via our online enquiry form.

Alternatively, email Kingsbridge Physio Clinic

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Treatment Locations

Kingsbridge at Queen's PEC

Stranmillis Gardens, Belfast, BT9 5EX

Healthcare Professionals & Consultants

Shea McAleer

Sports Physiotherapist

Cathal O'Kane

Sports Physiotherapist

Jenaed Brodell

Leading Specialist Consultant Dietitian

Aoife McKeever

Sports Physiotherapist

Patient Journey

Find out what your journey will be from diagnosis to treatment

Self Funded Journey

Patient Testimonials

"I had surgery here at the weekend and I can't recommend this place highly enough. They took great care of me and kept me at ease throughout my stay. The staff were brilliant, really friendly and chatted away and the food was top class. This hospital was better than any hotel I wonder could I book a weekend away in it when I fully recover?" Mr McGinnity, Kingsbridge Patient
"EXCELLENT - Had surgery today under the very caring Dr Stewart and her team. I cannot thank her enough for all she’s done for me over the past few months. Everything was explained to me in detail and all my care was considerate, professional and compassionate. Everyone I’ve met today has been beyond kind from Will the Anaesthetist, the Nurses and theatre staff, the catering staff - there has been no exception. Thank you all for taking care of me so well today - look forward to getting home tomorrow x" Mrs McAleavey, Kingsbridge Patient
"Hospital spotless and clean.   Staff were so caring couldn’t do enough for me and made sure I was comfortable. Give the place 10 out of 10. Had surgery yesterday and treatment was first class" Ms Demirtas, Kingsbridge Patient
"Their service was excellent and convenient location!" Ms Kneale, Kingsbridge Patient
"Just received surgery at this hospital and I couldn't have been made to feel any more comfortable from the minute I stepped in until the minute I left. All the staff are wonderful and so friendly I will highly recommend this hospital to everyone" Ms McGivern, Kingsbridge Patient
"Had eye surgery here twice for cataracts and lens replacement. Super smooth service from start to finish. Very happy" Ms Jones, Kingsbridge Patient
"As hospitals go this one is pretty amazing! Had surgery with Mr Molloy at the end of October and have another one the end of this month. Mr Molloy is a gentleman who puts you at ease right away and ensured my last procedure went smoothly! From start to finish all the hospital staff go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable and stress free as possible. The facilities are brilliant with the rooms spacious and modern to recover in. Keep up the good work!" Ms Roulston, Kingsbridge Patient
"My mother had a total hip replacement surgery. We stayed for three days and were discharged today. Honestly, words can't describe the quality of the job and care they do. The doctors Roger Wilson, Sherman, David, the nurses Susan, Sinead, Siobhan, Andrea, the catering staff who provided customised halal food, and the remaining team whose names I cannot remember were the kindest, nicest, politest, the most caring, professional and pleasant people we have ever come across in healthcare environment. These are true gems and real stars. We are indebted to their treatment.
They are 7 star people. We love you!" Mr Yourish, Kingsbridge Patient
"Great friendly staff the nurses go way and beyond.  The hospital is spotless, and the service is second to none." Ms Croke, Kingsbridge Patient
"Currently just back from recovery on the ward. I have just had ACL reconstructive surgery on my left knee. What can I say? This place is brilliant. I arrived at 8.35am, taken to the ward at 8.45am (my admission time was 9am). Tended to by a lovely Nurse. Dr Roger Wilson spoke to me around 9.45am, in Theatre for 10am, recovery for 11.10am and now currently back on ward. These guys are awesome. From the consultant to anaesthetist to nurses to cater assistants. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much. I am so grateful to everyone at Kingsbridge for the service." Mr McNicholl, Kingsbridge Patient
"I just had a total hip replacement done by Mr Molloy.  He made me feel totally at ease (a real gentleman). I had 1st class treatment and as for the staff they couldn’t do enough for me. My experience was excellent from the time I arrived until the day I left for home. Thanks a million to all involved." Miss Bennett, Kingsbridge Patient
"Excellent experience with Kingsbridge Hospital, my dad had a day procedure here recently and not only did he receive fantastic care, but so did myself and my mum. The staff were so understanding and without saying anything could see I was looking after my mum also who has dementia, they went above and beyond to make the time spent waiting on my Dad as pleasant and stress free as possible, I will never forget the extra mile they went to, to support us. Many thanks x" Ms Forde, Kingsbridge Patient
"I have just been discharged from Kingsbridge today after surgery and was in for 3 days. From start to finish my experience was excellent. From catering staff up to senior nurses and doctors they were all fantastic and made my stay a positive experience. As a nurse myself I probably have high expectations of care and I certainly experienced the best of care in Kingsbridge who have staff they should be proud off.  Great teamwork." Ms Armstrong, Kingsbridge Patient
"I recently had my gall bladder removed. All of the staff I had to deal with were excellent and professional. It was the best treatment I have ever received." Ms Burrows, Kingsbridge Patient
"I got my tonsils out yesterday, all the staff were so pleasant and nothing was too much for them. I really did receive one to one care. They just had so much time for me. The food was lovely and the staff from the kitchen where first class. Glad I received my surgery here." Miss Wright, Kingsbridge Patient
"The service and staff are first class.  Had my cataract operation done on the 20th of January and I would like to thank all the staff of this fantastic hospital for giving me my life back.  You are all a credit to your profession.  Excellent service and I would highly recommend you.  Once again thank you so much and I am truly grateful to you all." Mr Doolan, Kingsbridge Patient
"Amazing 5-star hospital.  Have had other surgery here before on my back.
Yesterday's was a neck disc replacement operation.  I would highly recommend this hospital like a hotel manner. Thanks again guys." Mr Phillips, Kingsbridge Patient
"I recently got an MRI scan at Kingsbridge and was very impressed with how simple the process was and how little time I had to wait. The staff were friendly, and it was an all-round pleasant experience." Mr Sharkey, Kingsbridge Patient
"Can’t praise Kingsbridge Private Hospital enough!! I had an operation a couple of weeks ago and I was so well looked after. My surgeon Mr Rashid was fantastic, and the nursing staff was also fabulous. I found they communicated very well to each other, so everyone knew when my meds were due, my allergies etc. They were so kind, so lovely, constantly checked to see how I was i.e. my temperature etc. The food was fabulous and the catering staff very helpful having had an operation were very happy to accommodate ... Thank you to all!" Ms Cheong, Kingsbridge Patient
"Staff very friendly and very efficient. Surgeon and surgery top class. Big thanks to the Nurses for all their care and patience" Mr Howard, Kingsbridge Patient
"I was in your facility yesterday for a day procedure (operation on my left arm). I wanted to write and express how impressed I was with the facilities and more importantly the staff on the Ward.

Everyone was excellent, and I mean excellent, i don't normally write congratulatory e-mails so this is high praise in my view. The Senior nurse was excellent, as was the Theatre nurse and the anaesthetist. Even the assistants that helped with catering and other duties. All came together to form a great impression of the establishment." Jason Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Kingsbridge Patient

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