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Physiotherapy Christmas Opening Hours 2017 The team at PhysioCare would like to wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year. Here we have our Christmas opening hours for each of our clinics and a reminder that you can purchase PhysioCare gift vouchers to give as Christmas presents too for use …

Running Injuries and Prevention

Running Injuries and Prevention With the marathon season upon us . . . . . . it is important to make sure you finish the race injury free. Running can place high demands on the body leading to stressed tissues resulting in injuries. Common injuries encountered during running include overuse injuries, muscle tears, plantar fascitis …

Running and Knee Pain – We Can Help

Running and Knee Pain – We Can Help With the Dublin City marathon only two weeks away, all of the hard training you have done will be coming to an end. You’re probably heading into your tapering stages and beginning to prepare from a nutritional point of view. With all the miles of training you …

Nutrition in the Run up to Race Day

‘Carbo-loading’ or carbohydrate loading is a phrase that most runners will have heard of and for a lot of novice runners this may translate as a pasta party the night before your race. Have you ever really considered exactly why it is so important to load up on complex carbohydrates before a long distance run? …

Upper Limb Injuries and Conditions

The upper limbs comprise of your hands, arms and shoulders. These three main body parts are used constantly in our everyday lives for all manner of things ranging from simple tasks from lifting a pencil or keeping you balanced as you walk/run. Due to their versatility, the upper limbs of the body experience much wear …

The PhysioGym at PhysioCare

In both our Blanchardstown and Carrickmines clinics, we have dedicated gym space which we refer to as the PhysioGym. These gym spaces are fully equipped with rehabilitation fitness equipment and are manned by our personal trainers. The PhysioGym plays host to both private one-on-one personal training and functional rehabilitation sessions and also holds group classes …

How Exercise Therapy Assists Active Rehabilitation For All

In conjunction with physiotherapy treatment and other various treatment methods such as manipulation, massage and acupuncture and non-invasive medical technologies such as ultrasound and shockwave; exercise therapy is a tried and tested form of therapy that assists in active rehabilitation. Exercise therapy can be applied to any injury or condition and is personalised by our …

The Rise in Spinal Injuries among Cyclists

At the Annual Academic Road Safety Lecture on Cycling Safety held in Dublin last Monday 5th October, it was noted about the rise in spinal injuries among cyclists with consultant orthopaedic surgeon Sean Morris stated that spinal injuries suffered by cyclists rose by over 300% in the last five years. This alarming figure highlights not …

Doping in Sports – Parents Beware!

   by David Dalton      Doping in sports represents the dark underbelly of the fitness and sporting world. Unfortunately prevalent and accessible, it is vital to monitor your loved ones physical and mental prowess and attitude in relation to their fitness endeavours – especially the oft impressionable teenagers. Gaining a basic knowledge of sporting …

Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries

Leading an active and athletic lifestyle involving exercise and sports is known to be good for your health and wellbeing. Yet with this there comes a risk of physical injuries sustained through these physical activities. Due to this it is important to know that physiotherapy can help you to get back on track and continue …