Excellence with compassion undergirds all that Janet Altmann does; from the physiotherapist’s initial contact with patients, through to assessment, treatment and retrospective analysis. Employing expert clinical reasoning and assessment, Janet endeavors to address the underlying problems related to the patient’s condition. While utilizing her varied toolbox of quality manual therapy and rehabilitation skills, she address both the patient’s current problem, as well as the prevention of any further sequelae of their condition: the overall effect being an improvement in a patient’s  holistic function, quality of life and performance.

As a Chartered physiotherapist, Janet Altmann is well qualified to treat  orthopaedic or neuro-musculoskeletal complaints. She has  gained extensive experience while working in South Africa, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland. Besides for her academic experience, Janet adds to her practice, an understanding of a variety of sporting and cultural pursuits.  Janet has enjoyed competing in road running, cross country, road cycling, and mountain bike racing. While at school and university, she played  hockey and pursued ballet training to an advanced level. The Altmann family relocated from Durban, South Africa to Cork, Ireland in November 2019. Janet had the privilege of working within another Cork based physiotherapy practice  until August, 2021, when she  resumed  practice in her own name in Herons wood, Carrigaline, Cork, Ireland! 

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Janet Altmann Physiotherapy


Janet qualified in 1996 through the Stellenbosch University with a BSc in Physiotherapy. After working in Cape Town for two years, she worked in Bedford, UK in orthoapedic out- and in- patient settings for three years. The next five years, she enjoyed working at a multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic in Christchurch, New Zealand and travelled with a provincial netball team from Canterbury, NZ as team physiotherapist. During that time she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy through the Auckland University of Technology. On return to South Africa in 2007, she worked for a year at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Newlands, following which she opened a private practice in Plumstead, Cape Town. Janet held a part- time post at the Stellenbosch University Physiotherapy division, lecturing for the under- and post- graduate programs from 2008 to 2011. She completed an MSc in Physiotherapy by thesis investigating neck and shoulder pain in nurses in 2010. Janet is currently registered with CORU (PT 040646), and the ICSP (16182).

Personal Treatment

Janet takes time necessary to assess your condition with her considerable expertise and experience. Hands on treatment (mobilisation, manipulation and/or soft tissue mobilisation) is most often followed up with rehabilitation which includes stretching, mobilising and strengthening the parts of the body that have contributed to the pain or dysfunction. Janet will devise a bespoke exercise program using 'Physiotech' software which assists you in keeping up with your rehabilitation! Janet may also use strapping tape, or kinesio tape to support injured joints or muscles; or recommend specific braces, orthotics or footwear. Janet uses her growing knowledge of human biomechanics to assess the movement patterns of the whole body, especially with regards to gait, walking or running! Whether playing bowls or rugby, most sports require efficient gait for performance and injury prevention. Janet is equally passionate about providing the upper body with a strong base of support, for example, strengthening the trunk and scapular mechanics in swimmers or tennis players. Even those folks stuck at the laptop for large portions of their day, need stamina to maintain correct head on neck and upper limb postures. Hence, any treatment for neck or upper limb pain would include stretching and strengthening exercises to both treat the pain and prevent recurrence.


Janet currently charges €65 per session. She allows for 40 minutes per session in order to pay attention to the details required for focused individualized assessment and treatment. Fees are subject to change. There may be additional charges for consumable products, taping and exercise equipment, for example, exercise bands or theraputty.

Do I need a Referral?

No, you do not need a referral from your GP or consultant in order to be seen by a Chartered physiotherapist in Ireland. If however, you are referred, please bring to the session, the referral letter and any further helpful information (scans or X-rays) from your doctor, unless it has been emailed to me already.

Practice Address

Janet Altmann Physiotherapy
Heron’s Wood Medical Centre
Cork Road
P43 VF30
County Cork