TESTIMONIALS

Sean Power

All-Ireland-winning Minor manager

“Anthony worked as our physical therapist in the lead up to our All-Ireland minor hurling victory in 2013 and again with the Waterford U21s who won the All-Ireland in 2016. I found his therapeutic knowledge and skills exceptional and his relationships with the management team and players was one of trust and he was a respected member of the team who was vital to our success. He was a great asset to the medical team and was efficient, reliable and always had the players' comfort and safety to the core of his philosophy. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and I look forward to working with him again.”

Dr. Peter Francis

Sports & Exercise Academic

"Since I moved away from Waterford over 10 years ago, I am often asked by friends and family to recommend a ‘good physio’. To be completely honest it is a question I struggled to answer until about 3 years ago. To my mind, an effective medical practitioner practices evidence-based medicine (EBM). EBM consists of clinical experience, understanding patient expectations and using the best available scientific evidence to make decisions. In my experience Anthony practices all three components of EBM, which is demonstrated by his successful outcome rate. I forward numerous patients to Anthony, many of whom I have previously treated or coached as an athlete. The greatest compliment I can give him is that I have attended him myself and send all of my own family to see him when required."

 

Dr. Peter Francis (BSc, PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Therapy and Sports Medicine in Leeds, UK. He has worked at the performance laboratory of the Irish Institute of Sport on two occasions, prior to the Beijing and London Olympics.

Patricia Jackman

All-Ireland Camogie champion

"Over a number of seasons, Anthony has been of great assistance to me, giving me high-quality treatment and ensuring that I am in the best possible shape when I take to the field. Anthony provided me with an initial diagnosis and treatments and assisted me to maintain my recovery by providing me with a range of recommended exercises to increase my strength and mobility in the necessary areas to enhance my performance."

 

Patricia Jackman is a double Intermediate All-Ireland winner with Waterford, and a multiple All-Ireland Camogie Poc Fada champion.

Mike Lynch

Basketball coach, academic

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Anthony Flanagan for his valuable participation as a member of the UKIBIPS Assessment Team who carried out the United Kingdom and Ireland Basketball Injury Prevention Study. The aims of UKIBIPS were to develop and implement an electronic basketball injury surveillance data collection system, to develop and implement an injury risk prediction assessment protocol for basketball players and finally to develop and implement a pre-season, injury prevention programme for basketball players. The study has gathered valuable data from the participating teams from the Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English and British international and domestic national leagues.”

 

Mike Lynch is a Galway-based Physical Therapist and an academic involved in sports health screening, risk analysis, injury prediction and injury prevention at the University of Glasgow. Anthony assisted in his 2014 research work titled the United Kingdom and Ireland Basketball Injury Prevention Study (UKIBIPS). Mike is a well-known figure in Irish basketball as a national-grade coach and player.

Conor Phelan

WIT GAA Development Officer

"WIT GAA club have used the services of Flanagan Physical sports therapy clinic throughout of the 2015-2016 academic year. The number of teams that used his services included all WIT Hurling, Men's Football, Camogie, Ladies Football and Handball teams. We have found him to be a positive addition to the welfare of our student teams getting players ready for upcoming games, recovery and also injury prevention. I would recommend Anthony and his team to athletes or teams that are looking a good sports minded assessment or recovery plan."

 

Conor Phelan is a three-time Fitzgibbon Cup winner as a player and a former Kilkenny senior hurler.

Karol Stafford

Waterford Cycling Club

“I first started visiting Anthony about two-and-a-half years ago with a troublesome Vastus Medialis tear. From the start Anthony was brilliant and had me on the road to recovery within a few weeks with a great rehab program. My chosen sport is cycling and I race competitively at A2 level on the Irish amateur scene. Even after my injury healed I have continued on a regular basis visiting Anthony for preventitive deep tissue sports massage. I consider Anthony integral to my training and racing program and cannot recommend him highly enough.”

Brian Sullivan

Waterford Wolves American Football

"Anthony Flanagan helped us through one of our toughest seasons. Single-handed, he taped our entire squad to the highest quality. His sideline treatment and expertise got more then a few of use through our games when it seemed unlikely. He is a true professional and a gentleman to work with. We look forward to working with him in the future."

Sean Fleming

Waterford Camogie Team Manager

"Anthony acted as Team Physio for our All-Ireland Intermediate and National League Division 2-winning team in 2015. The professional level of service and dedication Anthony offered was greatly appreciated by the players and team mentors and played no small part in our very successful year. We look forward to Anthony's continued involvement with the Waterford Camogie in the coming years."

Stephen Sullivan

Manager Fenor Hurlers (2015)

"As manager of a club team, you need quick reliable diagnosis and treatment of injured players from a therapist you can trust. Flanagan Physical Therapy has been instrumental in getting a number of players back on the pitch for the games that matter, with swift and decisive diagnosis and treatment."

 

Fenor were crowned County Junior Hurling Champions for the first time in 2015

David Purcell

Chairman, Tramore Rangers FC

"Anthony has become a first point of contact for our club members across a range of injuries, from minor knocks and strains to more serious problems and rehab situations. He offers sounds advice and his attention to each client's needs is second to none. He is always willing to listen to what the person with the problem is saying and feeling, which ensures they know they are being treated as the priority."

Shane Dunphy

Tramore and WIT GAA

"Anthony has been absolutely fantastic in dealing with a variety of injuries within our club. From ACL, hamstring, calf, back and shoulder injuries, he approaches each injury with an accurate diagnosis and indentifies any underlying factors which may have contributed to the injury. He has a strong focus on rehab to prevent recurrence and to optimise performance of our players on the pitch. He is extremely professional in his approach and exceptionally knowledgeable about his profession. I would highly recommend Anthony to any individuals or sports teams.”

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