We’ve all been there, niggling injuries forcing us to rethink our training. I found myself looking up various physios but not knowing the difference between them or if they might be able to help runners, I found myself questioning if I needed a physio at all.
I ended up in Sandyford after a friend recommended Seán Flynn. This got me thinking and I have decided to interview a couple of physios from every county so if you’re injured, you know who is local and who you can contact. After going to Seán, I asked he a few questions:
Can you tell me about yourself, Séan?
My name is Seán Flynn, I’m a physiotherapist and I work in my private practice in Blackglen Village, Sandyford, Dublin 18. I live with my wife on a farm in Stepaside, Co. Dublin. I’ve been a practising as a physiotherapist for the past 5 years and achieved a Senior Grade in the public health system. I garnered a large portion of my professional experience working with ProHealth Physiotherapy Clinic in Co. Louth and St. John of God Hospitaller Services.
Are you involved in sport yourself?
I used to do a lot of long and middle distance running myself with my club Raheny Shamrocks in North Dublin, so I’ve got a lot of firsthand experience with common and not-so-common running injuries. My father ran with Eamonn Coughlan in Villanova University back in the day and I used to race against (and lose to!) his son John quite a bit back in my youth. I’m lucky enough to live on a farm now, so I run for relaxation a couple of times per week, and I also play tag rugby on 2-3 days as well.
How long have you been in private practice?
I opened the doors of my private practice, Flynn Medical Exercise Clinic, in October 2015. I have always wanted to open my own private practice, so this is a very exciting time for me. Working for a private clinic in Louth taught me a lot, and now I’m putting that experience to the test!
What services do you offer to clients?
Well, of course I offer expert physiotherapy assessment and management for injuries, aches and pains. My sports and therapeutic massages are extremely effective, and can significantly increase the speed of your recovery between sessions. I also currently run bi-weekly drop-in Stretching & Posture classes (light intensity) in our clinic to help relieve stress and improve range of motion. I also offer personal rehabilitation programmes for heart, lung and weight issues.
Do you have an area of professional expertise?
My area of expertise is the area of Medical Exercise Testing. This refers to exercise testing for people with medical concerns or issues that puts them at risk during exercise i.e. heart disease, lung disease, or overweight/obesity. I perform Exercise Stress Tests to measure your fitness and what exercise intensity your body can safely handle. This type of assessment is really important for people with a family history (or personal history) of heart attacks, stroke and heart disease. It’s also a really interesting assessment for athletes who want to measure and keep an eye on their lung capacity and fitness levels.
What type of fees do you charge?
Here’s just a few of our fees for common appointments:
General Physiotherapy Consultations (aches, pains, injuries etc.): 45 mins; €50
Sports/Therapeutic Massage (In-Clinic): 60 mins; €80
Sports/Therapeutic Massage (At-Home): 60 mins; €100
Medical Exercise Testing: 60 mins; €95
For all out fees, visit out website: www.flynnmedicalexercise.com/apptsandfees