Bridge of Hope is pleased to announce that we will be providing physiotherapy at our Alliance Avenue premises commencing this month to those individuals physically or psychologically impacted by the conflict who are experiencing symptoms such as chronic pain. Our physiotherapy programme will be delivered by specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist Francis McMonagle who works in the Trauma and Orthopaedic outpatients department at the Mater Hospital.
Speaking about his physiotherapy work Francis said: “Research shows there is a link between stress, anxiety, trauma and how it is manifested in the body with symptoms such as chronic pain. The physiotherapist management of pain has adjusted in recent years in line with research which advocates a more holistic approach towards delivery of physiotherapy which integrates mindfulness, relaxation and CBT style management. I’m really looking forward to supporting people through this programme and keen to see how local people affected by the conflict can benefit.”
An information session with the physiotherapist will take place next Thursday evening (11th August) 5.30-7.30pm at 16 Alliance Avenue, Belfast BT14 7PH.