Osteopath Petra Florence in action at the Riverview Clinic
Riverview Clinic offers Osteopathy, Physical Therapy, and Injury treatments
Petra Florence is the principal osteopath and clinic director of Riverview Clinic which is an Osteopathy, Physical Therapy, and Sports Injury Clinic on Broad Street in Limerick. Petra discovered osteopathy age 17 in the lead up to the leaving cert, after a serious trampoline accident she was left with recurrent sinusitis and severe headaches, she attended an osteopath and within a few sessions, she no longer suffered from either.
“Everything happens for a reason, and I am very grateful to find my life’s path so young”
Osteopathy is a fantastic hands-on approach to diagnosis and treatment of a huge range of issues, most commonly back or joint pain or restriction. Osteopaths help to relax, release and realign muscles, joints, and nerves. The aim of osteopathy is to help you achieve your best possible function.
Petra graduated in 2012 after extensive training and over 1000 hours in the clinic from the world-renowned European School of Osteopathy in Kent with a Masters in Osteopathy. She moved home to West Cork and worked as a self-employed osteopath in a number of practices around Cork before moving to Limerick in 2016. She took over Riverview Clinic, an established multidisciplinary clinic in December 2017 and has been focused on growing the clinic to help people improve their health and well-being ever since.
“I am such a huge advocate for osteopathy! I want to spread the word as I know there are so many people suffering who could benefit from osteopathic treatment. My five-year-old son is the biggest fan of osteopathy, if he sees anyone in pain he will immediately tell them “My Mum can treatment you”, it’s the sweetest thing”
Petra is continually attending postgraduate courses, mostly in the field of pediatrics and maternity. “Working with mums during pregnancy and with babies and children is the best area to me, being able to help at this key time is so wonderful”. Osteopathy is generally an enjoyable treatment and very effective at relieving aches and pains along with so much more. If your body is not working optimally then it’s quite probable osteopathy could help.
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