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Physiotherapy Appointment Waiting Times

Recent figures released by the HSE have revealed that Galway patients can wait up to 176 days for a physiotherapy appointment. These appointments are for routine treatments – treatments that should be regular and as patients require as part of their treatments plans and road to recovery. These figures relate to the Portiuncula Hospital. Said …

Irish Dancing Injuries – Stress Fractures and Ankle Sprains

Irish dancers are susceptible to lower limb injuries mainly due to the repeated use and stress placed on the lower limbs through rigorous dancing and dance training. Below are a couple of the most common injuries associated with Irish dancing and an outline of how they can be treated. It is always recommended to see …

Do Orthoses Work?

UK podiatrist Heidi Meckler investigates – Do Orthoses Work? The other day I came across a very new research paper called “The Myth of Growing Pains” by Sciaroni & Hight in the April/May edition of “Podiatry Management”.  They basically discussed the phenomena of growing pains and the ideas which have been bounced back and forth over …

How Can Physiotherapy Help With Falls Prevention?

How Can Physiotherapy Help With Falls Prevention? Statistics derived from studies and experience summarise the risk and results of a fall and therefore highlight the need for falls prevention action: 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 has at least one fall per year. The rates are higher in the 75 and over …

Hazards in the Home

Hazards in the Home Is your home properly equipped for your wellbeing? Are you aware of the hazards in the home for people with all levels of mobility and physical capability? The home environment presents many physical hazards usually disguised as tasks which may seem simple or menial. For those who spend a prolonged amount …

Physiotherapy Home Visits

If you can’t make it to one of our clinics, we can make it to you.   PhysioCare offers a home visit service whereby one of our male or female Chartered Physiotherapists (of your choosing) will come to your or a loved ones home to provide physiotherapy treatment. There may be a number of reasons …

PhysioCare Pilates Classes and Free Drop-In Hour

The Pilates principles of training focus on: – strengthening the core postural muscles – tight overstrained muscles will learn to relax and lengthen – weak muscles will be strengthened – risk of injury is greatly reduced – posture is improved   The Pilates method is more than just a series of exercises; it is an …

Understanding Foot Pain and How to Treat It

Understanding Foot Pain and How to Treat It When we have a headache it may be because we are tired or hungry for example. Yet with any pain, there could be a multitude of reasons as to the cause. The foot and pain in the feet is no different. Therefore understanding foot pain and how …

Concussion in Rugby – Brian Condon Explains his Studies

Concussion in rugby is in the news again this week as Johnny Sexton will have to sit out the first of Ireland’s 6 Nations games as he is obliged to follow the I.R.B. return to play guidelines. I have decided to write about this as I completed my dissertation on concussion specifically looking at amateur …

Award for Prestigious Customer Service 2015

PhysioCare are delighted to announce that for the second year in a row our staff and clinics have been awarded an award for Prestigious Customer Service from WhatClinic Call us on 01 531 0001 to book an appointment with one of our Chartered Physiotherapists or Personal Trainers and experience this Prestigious Customer Service for yourself