PhysiCare.ie is a very warm welcoming clinical practice that was set up and is run by Darren O Rourke.
Darren began his interests in anatomy, bio-mechanics and in injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation after many years training in martial arts and battling with his own set back from pain! Also he was always amazed at how the human body could be so resilient and move so fluidly and yet from time to time for what would seem like no reason at all it would break down and need to be rested/maintained. So the natural progression for him then was to study bio-mechanics, anatomy and physiology more in depth and begin to understand more so, why and how the human body functions and also to train and study in different aspects of treating the body, injuries and painful conditions.
To date Darren has studied with the Acupuncture Foundation (AFI) where he qualified with a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture)(TCM) and he then travelled to China to par-take in a post graduate programme and further his studies , he worked in a hospital on a clinical placement in the Nanjing province. From Darren’s time in Nanjing he was awarded a further certificate in Acupuncture and a Licentiate upon completion of the post graduate programe.
Since completing the 3 year study and training with AFI Darren continues to take further post graduate studies with world renowned lectures in TCM such as Giovanni Maciocia, Debra Betts, Jani White as well as many more, and in the fields of specialists areas within TCM such as Fertility,Auricular Acupuncture and Scalp Acupuncture, Electro/Micro current therapy, addiction. Darren is a member of the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association (AFPA) who is the regulating body of Acupuncturists in Ireland. As a member of the AFPA we adhere to their code of ethics to guarantee the highest level of safety and professionalism to all clients.
Darren is also a graduate of Neuromuscular Physical Therapy (Physical therapy) from the National training centre (NTC). Neuromuscular Physical Therapy (NMPT) is a modern scientific based approach?that focuses on the neural and musculoskeletal system and it is and very effective in treating and assessing pain and injury. NMPT might be more commonly known for it’s very effective treatment with trigger point and referral pain patterns.
As a health and fitness enthusiast himself Darren has trained as a martial artist for the majority of his life in the art of Ninjustsu, he also trains in BJJ and enjoys weight training, and as such he has a drive of dedication and continually seeks effectiveness in his therapeutic skills and he continues to study and build on his knowledge and skillset.
Darren’s Clinical Skillset
- TCM Acupuncture
- Advanced Distal Acupuncture
- Electro and Micro-current Therapy
- Trigger Point Needle Therapy (Also known as Dry Needling)
- Cupping Therapy
- Osteopathic Spinal Manipulations
- Anatomy in Motion (AiM) As seen on BBC’s Dr. In the house.
- Neuromuscular Physical Therapy
- Nerve and Artery Release/Mobilisation/Manipulation
- Fascial Stretch/Release/Mobilisation
- Kinesiology taping and strapping
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