Eoin Roe Chiropractic

Treating a variety of musculoskeletal problems. This is done by assessing the whole patient with particular interest in the  the bodies nervous system.

“Getting you on the road to recovery without the use of drugs”

How can I help you?

I wonder why are you looking for a chiropractor?

Do you suffer from stiffness, reduced mobility, headaches, sciatica, neck pain or back ache? Do you have an old or recurring injury like whiplash, repetitive strain or a sports injury? These are some of the most common ailments that bring people to see me, but as a musculoskeletal specialist I can help with lots of other conditions too.

 The reason for that is because I am most interested in finding the root cause of the problems that you present with and to come up with solutions that are tailored for your unique situation. I have the ability to assess your condition whether it is structural, muscular or nutritional so you can experience an improvement in your strength, mobility, flexibility & energy levels.

 Everyone is unique as are their symptoms, so do give me a call on 087 9582362 and we can discuss your symptoms and how it is possible to help you.

How can I help you?

I wonder why are you looking for a chiropractor?

Do you suffer from stiffness, reduced mobility, headaches, sciatica, neck pain or back ache? Do you have an old or recurring injury like whiplash, repetitive strain or a sports injury? These are some of the most common ailments that bring people to see me, but as a musculoskeletal specialist I can help with lots of other conditions too.

 The reason for that is because I am most interested in finding the root cause of the problems that you present with and to come up with solutions that are tailored for your unique situation. I have the ability to assess your condition whether it is structural, muscular or nutritional so you can experience an improvement in your strength, mobility, flexibility & energy levels.

 Everyone is unique as are their symptoms, so do give me a call on 087 9582362 and we can discuss your symptoms and how it is possible to help you.

Dr Eoin Roe DC MChiro

Eoin first discovered the benefits of chiropractic when at 21yrs he sustained a back injury playing rugby that left him in bed for 3 months. During that time his leg muscles wasted and he needed valium to help him cope with the pain of a prolapsed disc. His doctor recommended back surgery. Thankfully his mother an occupational therapist brought him to a chiropractor whose interventions got him back on his feet and mobile without the need for surgery or drugs.

After working in a number of different industries Eoin returned to college as a mature student and received a Masters in chiropractic from BPP University in the UK. Eoin is a Doctor of chiropractic from McTimoney College of Chiropractic and has further training in Chiropractic diversified adjusting and the Gonstead technique and is an Afferent Input and musculoskeletal specialist and certified practitioner for SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) and FMS (functional movement screening).

He has been running chiropractic clinics in Kinsale and Douglas since 2013 taking over from Dr Leon Taylor DC. In 2016 he opened Market Street Clinic in Skibbereen with his wife Amanda a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

Eoin is a coach for Skibbereen youth rugby, a passionate sailor, barefoot running enthusiast and has practiced yoga and chi gong for over 20 years.

The Importance of Movement

We would all prefer to have good mobility and move easily without pain whether our goal is to stay active, be more healthy or to increase our sports performance.

Human movement is a complex system and when we look at how this works, we begin to realise that a small imbalance in this complex system can cause pain and discomfort or lack of performance.

This system uses a huge amount of information from sensors in our eyes, ears, skin, muscles, tendons, joints and our reflexes to work properly. It turns out that very little of our movement is under conscious control. After the initial signal from your brain, even apparently simple movements like walking or picking up a cup of tea are reliant on your senses and reflexes.

3 of the most important factors in your ability to move well are:

  • The Myotactic reflex which is often called the knee jerk reflex and will be familiar to anyone who has sat in a doctors office and had their knee tapped with a hammer and noticed how their foot involuntarily flies forward.
  • The Withdrawal Reflex protects us from standing on sharp objects or touching something hot by causing us to pull away from the damaging sensory input. It is also the reflex that is in action when we are being tickled.
  • The Law of Reciprocal Inhibition recognises the bodies innate ability to contract one muscle group whilst extending the opposing muscle. The easiest muscles to use as an example are the biceps and triceps, the muscles that move the elbow. Whenever we bend our elbow, the bicep contracts. As the bicep is contracting, messages are sent to the opposing tricep muscle to temporarily reduce its tone. The bicep is said to be facilitated, the tricep inhibited.

There are a number of things that can impair this system whether it is previous injury, misalignments in your spine, nutritional deficiency or even jewellery and dental work.

The good news is that we can assess the reflexive part of your nervous system and restore its normal function. The better the nervous system works the more responsive your reflexes are. This improves strength and resilience reducing the occurrence of injury so you can work and play at your best more of the time.

The Importance of Movement

We would all prefer to have good mobility and move easily without pain whether our goal is to stay active, be more healthy or to increase our sports performance.

Human movement is a complex system and when we look at how this works, we begin to realise that a small imbalance in this complex system can cause pain and discomfort or lack of performance.

This system uses a huge amount of information from sensors in our eyes, ears, skin, muscles, tendons, joints and our reflexes to work properly. It turns out that very little of our movement is under conscious control. After the initial signal from your brain, even apparently simple movements like walking or picking up a cup of tea are reliant on your senses and reflexes.

3 of the most important factors in your ability to move well are:

  • The Myotactic reflex which is often called the knee jerk reflex and will be familiar to anyone who has sat in a doctors office and had their knee tapped with a hammer and noticed how their foot involuntarily flies forward.
  • The Withdrawal Reflex protects us from standing on sharp objects or touching something hot by causing us to pull away from the damaging sensory input. It is also the reflex that is in action when we are being tickled.
  • The Law of Reciprocal Inhibition recognises the bodies innate ability to contract one muscle group whilst extending the opposing muscle. The easiest muscles to use as an example are the biceps and triceps, the muscles that move the elbow. Whenever we bend our elbow, the bicep contracts. As the bicep is contracting, messages are sent to the opposing tricep muscle to temporarily reduce its tone. The bicep is said to be facilitated, the tricep inhibited.

There are a number of things that can impair this system whether it is previous injury, misalignments in your spine, nutritional deficiency or even jewellery and dental work.

The good news is that we can assess the reflexive part of your nervous system and restore its normal function. The better the nervous system works the more responsive your reflexes are. This improves strength and resilience reducing the occurrence of injury so you can work and play at your best more of the time.

Functional Movement Screening (FMS)

“A functional movement assessment will identify functional limitations and asymmetries”

In addition to chiropractic care I offer FMS screening, which assess’ problems with movement patterns. This has a lot of benefit for sports teams and individuals but can be also used for the general population who want to improve their movement.

There is a progression of baseline functional movements and developmental movement patterns, which are key to your motor control, flexibility and strength.

Functional limitations appear if these movements have not been learned or are altered due to injury.

Functional limitations and asymmetries can impede athletic performance or slow your recover time after an injury.

A functional movement assessment will identify functional limitations and asymmetries. A methodical corrective exercise strategy will help you improve your functional movement, motor control, flexibility and strength.

By ensuring that your musculoskeletal is working as it should, your bodies innate intelligence will enable you to perform at your best.

Making these improvements prior to advancing your performance training increases performance and reduces the risk of injury.

Movement assessment of children

Assessment of children and teenagers developmental and functional movement patterns during sport ie. skipping hopping throwing etc. shows that mobility corresponds to growth periods and not to their age.

Coaches and parents can support their child’s future performance by encouraging all round athletic ability rather than specialising too soon. With the increase in use of technology and the knock on effect of sitting too much it is important to assess childrens ability to move properly and for them to develop the necessary movement skills.

The development of movement as a child is important for all aspects of cognitive behaviour – moving is how the child starts to learn about its environment and is the foundation for all learning

FAQs

If you have a question that I haven’t addressed here, please feel free to contact me to go over any questions you may have.

What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a method of adjusting the bones of your body to improve alignment of your skeleton and allow muscles, joints and the nervous system to work more efficiently. The purpose of Chiropractic is to realign and rebalance your body to relieve pain and discomfort and increase mobility
Who can benefit from chiropractic care?
Chiropractic is an effective treatment for patients of all ages. You are never too young or too old to benefit from chiropractic care.
Can I keep my clothes on
Yes
What should I wear
Wear comfortable clothing that allows a full range of movement.
What can I expect?
You can expect your first visit to take approx 30 mins and include an Initial consultation and a careful assessment of your skeleton and mobility to identify how I can help you.
How much do I charge?

Initial Consultation and treatment  –  €120.00  (Consultation €60+treatment €60)

Follow up treatment € 60.00

Functional Movement Screening (FMS) – please call

 

Can I claim for treatment?
Some insurers provide payments for chiropractic care. I am registered with the following insurance companies. Laya Healthcare Aviva VHI GloHealth If you have any queries about your policy and cover for chiropractic care please contact your insurer directly
When will you schedule my the next appointment

For new patients you will be scheduled for a follow up treatment in 1or 2 weeks this is to assess how the treatment has gone whether anything else needs to be done and to see how you have reacted to the treatment. If you are an existing patient I will usually ask you to return if and when needed.

How many follow up sessions do I need
Each Clients circumstances are unique and this will depend on your diagnosis, treatment given and how you respond. On average clients experience significant pain relief after the first session and satisfactory improvement in functional movement by the 4th session. However your age, type of condition and how long you have had the condition may affect your speed of recovery.
What should I do during the recovery period
I encourage clients to be proactive during the recovery period. Some lifestyle changes may be recommended, and I encourage clients to take responsibility for their continued recovery at home. Before leaving I will make personalised recommendations for you so you can feel confident that you know how to care for and strengthen the effected area at home.
What can I do to reduce the number of follow up visits
Following your home care plan will reduce the number of follow up sessions and speed up your recovery time.
Do you recommend X-rays
Generally I believe that X-rays are not necessary, as they bring their own health risks and additional costs. Only on very rare occassions will your specific presentation require us to request X-rays or more likely an MRI, either to rule out more serious conditions or to assist us in assessing the most effective treatment plan for you. If necessary, I can refer you to your GP or arrange an MRI directly with Affidea in Cork.
Do you read MRI’s or X-ray’s
If you have X-rays or MRI report please bring them with you. I can read xrays but the report that accompanies an xray or an MRI is more useful.
Can you help with Headaches
Yes chiropractic can help headaches. There is a form of headache called cervicogenic headache meaning from the neck which we are very successful in helping with. We may also be able to help with migraine and tension headaches.
What other conditions can you help with
Chiropractic can also help you overcome… Back pain Neck and shoulder pain Rib, pelvis, hip, and knee problems Recovery from accidents, whiplash or sports injuries Headaches, dizziness or vertigo Foot & hand problems
Do you promote Orthotic insoles
Most common foot problems are a direct result of wearing modern shoes that have… • overly cushioned soles • narrow toe box (including trainers) • lack of sensory feedback from the floor. Whilst orthotics may initially remove foot pain. (similar to the relief you experience when a broken arm is put in a cast). It is when the supports are removed and the muscles are rebuilt that true healing occurs. As a professional sailor I lived approx 90% of the time barefoot for almost 10years. When I became shore based my feet struggled adapting to shoes and I experienced debilitating foot pain for almost 3 years. During that time I discovered the relief that orthotics gave my feet. But this lasted only whilst I wore them and did not treat the underlying problem. Fortunately for me Dr. Leon Taylor recommended Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. Adapting a barefoot philosophy has helped me to improve the flexibility and strengthen the muscles of my feet. So I became quickly and permanently pain free
What are the benefits of wearing barefoot footwear
I promote a barefoot philosophy in order to permanently free your feet of pain and improve flexibility and strengthen the muscles of the foot. The human foot has all the technology you need to have strong healthy feet. Barefoot companies such as VIVOBAREFOOT have fashionable and functional shoes that let you live, move, and play as if you were barefoot, all day, everyday. Visit their website for more details http://www.vivobarefoot.com/eu
What are the benefits of a barefoot lifestyle
If you want to learn more about how you can benefit from a barefoot lifestyle I can recommend this free step-by-step ebook by Lee Saxby’s – Proprioception: Making Sense of Barefoot Running http://www.vivobarefoot.com/eu/learn/resources/the-ebo
Where do you offer Chiropractic Clinics?

I have chiropractic clinics in:

Douglas – SiRona Clinic, 27, Douglas West Rd. Wednesday and Friday morning

Kinsale -24, Newbourgh Clinic, Lower O’Connell St. Monday and Wednesday evenings

Skibbereen – Market St. Clinic, Market St. Monday morning and Thursday evening

How can I make an appointment
Call 087 9582362 or send me an email to info@eoinroechiropractic.com for an appointment in Douglas, Kinsale or Skibbereen

FAQs

If you have a question that I haven’t addressed here, please feel free to contact me to go over any questions you may have.

What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a method of adjusting the bones of your body to improve alignment of your skeleton and allow muscles, joints and the nervous system to work more efficiently. The purpose of Chiropractic is to realign and rebalance your body to relieve pain and discomfort and increase mobility
Who can benefit from chiropractic care?
Chiropractic is an effective treatment for patients of all ages. You are never too young or too old to benefit from chiropractic care.
Can I keep my clothes on
Yes
What should I wear
Wear comfortable clothing that allows a full range of movement.
What can I expect?
You can expect your first visit to take approx 30 mins and include an Initial consultation and a careful assessment of your skeleton and mobility to identify how I can help you.
How much do I charge?
€50 per chiropractic visit. There is no addition charge for your initial consultation €60 per FMS session includes a printed report form of the screening any additional corrective exercise sessions are €60 per session
Can I claim for treatment?
Some insurers provide payments for chiropractic care. I am registered with the following insurance companies. Laya Healthcare Aviva VHI GloHealth If you have any queries about your policy and cover for chiropractic care please contact your insurer directly
When will you schedule my the next appointment
For new patients you will be scheduled for a follow up treatment in 1 week this is to assess how the treatment has gone whether anything else needs to be done and to see how you have reacted to the treatment. If you are an existing patient I will usually ask you to return if and when needed.
How many follow up sessions do I need
Each Clients circumstances are unique and this will depend on your diagnosis, treatment given and how you respond. On average clients experience significant pain relief after the first session and satisfactory improvement in functional movement by the 4th session. However your age, type of condition and how long you have had the condition may affect your speed of recovery.
What should I do during the recovery period
I encourage clients to be proactive during the recovery period. Some lifestyle changes may be recommended, and I encourage clients to take responsibility for their continued recovery at home. Before leaving I will make personalised recommendations for you so you can feel confident that you know how to care for and strengthen the effected area at home.
What can I do to reduce the number of follow up visits
Following your home care plan will reduce the number of follow up sessions and speed up your recovery time.
Do you recommend X-rays
Generally I believe that X-rays are not necessary, as they bring their own health risks and additional costs. Only on very rare occassions will your specific presentation require us to request X-rays or more likely an MRI, either to rule out more serious conditions or to assist us in assessing the most effective treatment plan for you. If necessary, I can refer you to your GP or arrange an MRI directly with Affidea in Cork.
Do you read MRI’s or X-ray’s
If you have X-rays or MRI report please bring them with you. I can read xrays but the report that accompanies an xray or an MRI is more useful.
Can you help with Headaches
Yes chiropractic can help headaches. There is a form of headache called cervicogenic headache meaning from the neck which we are very successful in helping with. We may also be able to help with migraine and tension headaches.
What other conditions can you help with
Chiropractic can also help you overcome… Back pain Neck and shoulder pain Rib, pelvis, hip, and knee problems Recovery from accidents, whiplash or sports injuries Headaches, dizziness or vertigo Foot & hand problems
Do you promote Orthotic insoles
Most common foot problems are a direct result of wearing modern shoes that have… • overly cushioned soles • narrow toe box (including trainers) • lack of sensory feedback from the floor. Whilst orthotics may initially remove foot pain. (similar to the relief you experience when a broken arm is put in a cast). It is when the supports are removed and the muscles are rebuilt that true healing occurs. As a professional sailor I lived approx 90% of the time barefoot for almost 10years. When I became shore based my feet struggled adapting to shoes and I experienced debilitating foot pain for almost 3 years. During that time I discovered the relief that orthotics gave my feet. But this lasted only whilst I wore them and did not treat the underlying problem. Fortunately for me Dr. Leon Taylor recommended Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. Adapting a barefoot philosophy has helped me to improve the flexibility and strengthen the muscles of my feet. So I became quickly and permanently pain free
What are the benefits of wearing barefoot footwear
I promote a barefoot philosophy in order to permanently free your feet of pain and improve flexibility and strengthen the muscles of the foot. The human foot has all the technology you need to have strong healthy feet. Barefoot companies such as VIVOBAREFOOT have fashionable and functional shoes that let you live, move, and play as if you were barefoot, all day, everyday. Visit their website for more details http://www.vivobarefoot.com/eu
What are the benefits of a barefoot lifestyle
If you want to learn more about how you can benefit from a barefoot lifestyle I can recommend this free step-by-step ebook by Lee Saxby’s – Proprioception: Making Sense of Barefoot Running http://www.vivobarefoot.com/eu/learn/resources/the-ebo
Where do you offer Chiropractic Clinics?

I have chiropractic clinics in:

Douglas – SiRona Clinic, 27, Douglas West Rd. Wednesday and Friday morning

Kinsale -24, Newbourgh Clinic, Lower O’Connell St. Monday and Wednesday evenings

Skibbereen – Market St. Clinic, Market St. Monday morning and Thursday evening

How can I make an appointment
Call 087 9582362 or send me an email to info@eoinroechiropractic.com for an appointment in Douglas, Kinsale or Skibbereen

Clinics

I hold clinics in 3 different places in Cork. Please contact me to arrange an appointment in the most convenient location for you.

Market St Clinic

Market Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Kinsale Chiropractic Clinic

Kinsale Health and Wellbeing Centre, Emmet Place, Kinsale

Douglas – Sirona Clinic

27 Douglas West Rd., Douglas, Co. Cork.

Market Street Clinic

Market Street,

Skibbereen,

Co. Cork

Sirona Clinic

27 Douglas West Rd.,
Douglas,
Co. Cork.

Kinsale Chiropractic Clinic

Newbourough,
Lower O’Connell St.,
Kinsale,
Co. Cork.

Some insurers provide payments for chiropractic care. I am registered with the following insurance companies. If you have any queries about your policy and cover for chiropractic care please contact your insurer directly.

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