The Clinic

Where You Receive the Help You Need

At David Mc Gettigan: Pain & Movement Specialist - you will be taken through a carefully planned process that helps David to establish how your individual past medical history, current activities and your environment may be contributing to your current symptoms. 

At the centre of each consultation is You, the client. You are the most important part of this process and David aims to identify all the possible reasons why you haven't made the progress you desire in the past.

 

He provides his patients with access to the most advanced treatment techniques possible and regularly attends training seminars to ensure that he is able to help as many people as he possibly can.

 

Having previously worked in busy clinics both in Dublin, Ireland and London, UK, as well as catering for national and international patients via his Pop Up Clinic service, David has a wealth of experience of treating all kinds of pain & symptoms, ranging from acute to chronic conditions in patients of all ages.

 

From niggling injuries or pain that you have been unable to find a solution for, athletes looking for that extra edge in performance orbusy professionals who struggle to cope with the demands of a stressful work environment, David has successfully helped people from all walks of life.

 

 

 

 

David utilises a blend of different treatment techniques and client education to facilitate long lasting change for each client. Primarily the techniques used are P-DTR® (Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex) and AiM (Anatomy in Motion).

 

The process David uses typically consists of a baseline postural, functional neurological and movement assessment, followed by treatment and movement reintegration for each patient. The baseline assessments identify areas that are of particular clinical interest.

 

By identifying the areas to work with, David then assesses these areas using the incredible method of P-DTR®. P-DTR® is an innovative neurotherapeutic method that involves assessing the nervous system using various types of stimuli to find the contributing factors to pain, muscle weakness, instability, mobility issues and much more. 

 

Put simply, people are regularly told that they need to mobilise their joints more often as their mobility is not as good as it should be, they are told to strengthen weak muscles to improve their posture and function. This is all based on the assumption that these areas are stiff, are weak and actually need that type of treatment. P-DTR® asks WHY the nervous system has locked down that joint, or caused inhibition of that muscle group? Why has the nervous system deemed this to be the best solution for your body right now?

 

By understanding WHY this is your nervous systems best solution, we can then begin the process of assessing how we can facilitate change to restore authentic function at the areas that are inhibited or that don’t move as well as they could.

After authentic function has been restored you should be able to move properly, with greatly reduced pain levels or no pain at all.

In addition to the assessment and treatment process, David aims to identify any unsupportive and untrue beliefs that you may hold about your body. This is an important part of the process as a belief that causes you to experience fear or threat about your body is extremely likely to contribute to your pain experience and therefore must be considered during the treatment process.

To augment the results of the treatment process, David will build bespoke homework exercises for each client that simulate the phase of walking gait (our most organised developmental process) using the AiM movement principles in order to integrate the authentic function back into the kinetic chain.

 

Anatomy in Motion or AiM (as featured on BBC's Dr. In The House) is a therapeutic movement approach that uses human walking gait to assess the human body. By understanding how every joint in the body (360 major joints) should move in all 3 planes of motion (Sagittal/Frontal/Transverse) during the 6 major phases of walking gait, we can understand what should ideally happen when we move. When it isn't happening as you move, we know where to begin our investigation and intervention to restore the missing movement.

 

By restoring authentic function with P-DTR® and then integrating these changes with a movement experience using AiM, David is able to facilitate the process of you making significant long lasting changes in how you move, feel and experience your body.

If you have decided that this is the approach that you have been looking for, book an appointment today and see what David can do for you.

The Process

What Happens In Clinic

"I met David as an assistant teacher in a P-DTR® seminar. He is really good, knowledgeable, professional and clear in his ideas and application. People who have access to him are really lucky because he is really excellent!" - Kostas

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