CORU is Ireland’s first multi-profession health regulator. Our role is to protect the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence through statutory registration of health and social care professionals.
CORU was set up under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005. We are an umbrella body made up of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council and Registration Boards, one for each profession named in our Act. These are social workers, clinical biochemists, dietitians, medical scientists, occupational therapists, orthoptists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, psychologists, radiographers, radiation therapists, optometrists, dispensing opticians, social care workers, and speech and language therapists.
In 1991 the Irish Association of Physical Therapists (IAPT) was established as the Professional Body ensuring excellence in the field of musculoskeletal health.
The IAPT represents its members who practice Physical Therapy throughout Ireland. All treatments performed by IAPT members adhere to the guidelines of the IAPT; thus ensuring the integrity and wellbeing of our clients, which is of the upmost importance at all times.
Physical Therapy provides an evidence-informed, holistic and natural approach to help restore you to a pain-free life and to full health. IAPT members are regulated by an independent professional association. Physical Therapy treatments carried out by IAPT members are recognised by the principal health insurance providers.
NeuroKinetic Therapy is a sophisticated form of manual therapy that combines motor control theory and manual muscle testing. When a muscle is inhibited for whatever reason, the motor control center will find a substitute muscle to perform the function. If this pattern is allowed to remain in the motor control center, dysfunction and pain will follow.
How then can we undo this dysfunctional pattern? We also know from motor control theory that if the body fails to perform a specific function, the motor control center is open to new learning for approximately 30 to 60 seconds. How then can we communicate with the motor control center? Manual muscle testing allows us to find muscles that are weak or dysfunctional in relationship to other muscles.
This basic concept can be applied to muscles and dysfunctional patterns throughout the body. NeuroKinetic Therapy is an excellent modality in rehabilitation and manual therapy because it not only identifies the cause of pain and dysfunction, but also corrects it very quickly.