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Tech Neck and Neck Pain

Tech Neck and Neck Pain Alice Fallon (MISCP) here, I treat patients in the PhysioCare Butterfield and Carrickmines clinics. With the prevalent use of technology such as smartphones and computers/laptops etc. in our everyday lives nowadays; it is quite often that we treat patients for what you could call ‘tech neck’. In this blog post here, I layout a typical day of someone who may seek high quality physiotherapy treatment for neck pain and poor posture as a result of tech neck. If this sounds like you or someone you know, you can contact us on 015310007 or click/tap here to book an appointment online to get and feel better. 7am While spoonfeeding …

Golf Injuries – Your Game, Your Pain

Golf Injuries – Your Game, Your Pain The sun is shining. The evenings are long. Our small isle is home to over four-hundred golf courses and boasts some of the most impressive backdrops in the world. Out come the clubs week in and week out until you feel that dreaded niggle which could be the start of your golf injuries – in the back, the shoulder, the elbow, the knee . . .  lack of impact associated with a leisurely game of golf, the excessive strain placed on the body with a repetitive, explosive swing is often overlooked by the casual golfer. With a glance at the professional game, it’s …

Why go the gym? Four Alternative Reasons

Why go the gym? Four Alternative Reasons Did you ever ask yourself “Why go to the gym?”. Everybody goes to the gym for the same reasons right? To lose some weight and to get fitter and stronger. More often than not these are the two biggest motivators for people to get up and start exercising. However at the PhysioGym in Carrickmines we acknowledge that the reasons people want to attend the gym are far more varied than this. Have a read of the list below and see our alternative reasons for exercising. Click here to see our current class timetables A Sense of Self Satisfaction Self-satisfaction and achieving a goal …

Rehabilitation at Home vs. Nursing Homes

Rehabilitation at Home vs. Nursing Homes Depending on the level of care needed, studies have shown that many people can make a quicker and more effective recovery by rehabilitating at home. With so many people that need ongoing care post surgery; PhysioCare try to offer a service that allows that rehabilitation to happen in the comfort of their own home once medically fit to be discharged from hospital. One of our specialist home care Chartered Physiotherapists can visit the patient who is in familiar surroundings while we carry out a thorough assessment and develop a treatment plan with shared goals. This is known as the PhysioCare Home Visit Service. Benefits …

Incontinence – We can help

Incontinence – We Can Help What is Incontinence? Bladder dysfunction can take many forms but the most common (and arguably most bothersome) is that of incontinence. This refers to the involuntary leakage and loss of urine. There are three factors which can cause incontinence, these being stress, urge and mixed incontinence. Regardless of the cause, our female Chartered Physiotherapists can treat our female patients for bladder dysfunction and incontinence issues. Urge: caused by effort, sneezing/coughing, physical exertion. Stress: caused by a an urgent feeling of wanting to void. Mixed: caused by a combination of both of the above. How Common is Incontinence? This is a common complaint and has been …

Working at PhysioCare – An Inside Look

Working at PhysioCare – An Inside Look Interested in working at PhysioCare? We are always on the lookout for Chartered Physiotherapists who offer the highest quality of patient care above all else. If you are interested in applying, please click/tap here for a full job description and apply to Hilary at headoffice@physio.ie with your CV and Cover Letter. Our Clinics We have five clinics across Dublin located in Blanchardstown, Butterfield, Carrickmines, Castleknock and the Rathfarnham Shopping Centre. Each one features a comfortable waiting/reception area for patients as well as spacious and private treatment rooms. Both our Blanchardstown and Carrickmines locations have a custom built PhysioGym space where active rehabilitation and …

Pregnancy Pilates, Pre & Post-Natal Pain

Pregnancy Pilates, Pre & Post-Natal Pain During and after your pregnancy you can have some issues which cause pain and reduce functioning. Pregnancy Pilates can help address these issues. PhysioCare offers Pilates that is led by Chartered Physiotherapists. This can take the form of either a group class in our gym setting (for those up to 20 weeks pregnant), or one-to-one with your Physiotherapist in a private treatment room (for those at any stage of their pregnancy). Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) This is the name given to instability of the pelvis during and after pregnancy. It can reduce mobility and cause pain. The pain associated with SPD can be from …

PhysioCare Patient Satisfaction

PhysioCare Patient Satisfaction At PhysioCare, we take patient satisfaction extremely seriously and have a dedicated customer care manager in place. Through meetings, surveys and feedback we constantly improve our services and practices to help you get and feel better. From your initial phone call to our clinics, from the front desk itself and all the way through to your treatment with your Chartered Physiotherapists; patient care and outcome is always at the forefront of what we do. Our reviews and testimonials highlight this in spades: “You can’t improve on excellence I am so happy to be looked after by professional people from reception to therapist.” “Was very pleased with my …

Home Visit Service from PhysioCare

Home Visit Service Available at PhysioCare PhysioCare offer a Home Visit service whereby one of our Chartered Physiotherapists can travel to you and treat you or a loved one in the comfort of your home. Treatment lasts for 45 minutes and aims to help patients get and feel better if they cannot make it into one of our clinics. We understand that it is infeasible/uncomfortable for some people to travel when they are suffering from an injury or condition. That is why we have a dedicated Home Visit team to help people to get and feel better at home. Your Chartered Physiotherapist will administer Physiotherapy Treatment to help treat the …

Pilates During Pregnancy

Pilates During Pregnancy Pilates is a toning and conditioning exercise program that concentrates on building a strong and efficient ‘centre’ of abdominal, spinal and pelvic floor muscles. Pilates during pregnancy can maintain pelvic floor strength, prevent incidence of pelvic girdle pain and low back pain. It also helps with relaxation and helps in labour preparation. Pilates will improve postural awareness and allow better movement efficiency and flexibility. Pilates during pregnancy is safe to continue into the first trimester and we recommend that patients can attend the classes up to a maximum of 20 weeks pregnant. We recommend that you book in for a one-to-one Pilates session first before beginning a …