martyThe clinic is under the direction of Martin Smith, a Chartered Physiotherapist with considerable experience in the management of all types of musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitation. After graduating from the University of Ulster Jordanstown, Martin worked in Musgrave Park Hospital, Lagan Valley and the Downe hospitals as a Senior Physiotherapist in Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal Outpatients and the Fracture clinics. He has been involved with competitors at all levels within the sporting world including both senior club and County level Gaelic teams, Athletes, Boxers, professional Golfers, rugby players, cyclists and has toured extensively in his previous capacity as lead physiotherapist to the Northern Ireland U19 and U21 soccer teams including Johnny Evans (Manchester United), Kyle Lafferty and Andrew Little (Glasgow Rangers) and Ryan McGivern (Manchester City).

Martin has also obtained the following qualifications:

Full Member of The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine(SOM)

Member of The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport Medicine (ACPSM)
Member of The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) Registered with The Health Professions Council (HPC)

Certificate in Sports and Body Massage (VAI)

What does a Physiotherapist do?

A Chartered Physiotherapist treats injury and disease by correcting and improving the body’s own natural healing mechanisms without the use of drugs or medication unless prescribed by a Doctor. Chartered Physiotherapists use a variety of methods for the treatment of conditions including:

  • Manipulation of joints
  • Therapeutic/sports massage
  • Mobilisation of joints and soft tissues
  • Stretching techniques
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Osteopathy and Chiropractic techniques
  • Acupuncture
  • Exercise prescription and functional screening
  • Graduated rehabilitation programs and core stability
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MARTIN SMITH BSc Hons MCSP
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5 Main Street, Castlewellan Co. Down BT31 9DF
Mobile 077 5912 4943 Telephone 028 4377 1161 Email info@movephysiotherapy.com