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WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA

What is fibromyalgia?   Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain throughout the body that has been ongoing for over 3 months duration with no other disorder that can otherwise explain the pain. Other hallmark features of fibromyalgia include disturbance in sleep, physical exhaustion, mood disturbance and cognitive difficulties. …

PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN SYNDROME

Patellofemoral Pain   Knee pain is a common problem, both in the general population and sports people. It accounts for a large portion of 20-40% of all GP practice visits related to the musculoskeletal system, and is a common problem we see in Physiocare. There can be several causes and types of knee pain, and …

ALTERNATIVES TO RUNNING WHILE INJURED

ALTERNATIVES TO RUNNING WHILE INJURED   Injuries afflict most of us at some point. When addressed early, many injuries can be resolved with rest and training plan adjustments. But more serious injuries may require months away from running. How can you best stay fit during all that time off? No athlete wants to be sidelined …

PILATES FOR FIBROMYALGIA

Pilates for Fibromyalgia According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is an increasingly recognised chronic pain illness characterised by widespread musculoskeletal aches, pain and stiffness, soft tissue tenderness, general fatigue and sleep disturbances. While the cause and etiology of FMS is unknown, FMS affects between 90,000 to 180, 000 people in Ireland: more …

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!! We are 18 years old!! Thank you to all of our staff, both our clinical team and our office and administration staff, who work together fantastically as an integrated team to provide you with the best service possible. Most of all, thank you to our patients who have trusted us with …

Pelvic Floor Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse 97% of women are unaware they have pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs due to weakening of the pelvic floor muscles, ligaments and connective tissue that attach to it. If you can imagine a hammock with good tension in the middle, but over time the tension slackens off and as you …

Your Breath and Your Pelvic Floor

Your Breath And Your Pelvic Floor Breathing is primarily an unconscious action performed by the body that allows for oxygen to enrich the blood and carbon dioxide to be purged from the body. Your breathing pattern and the anatomical structures that allow it are incredibly important to consider when it comes to pelvic floor dysfunction …

HOW TO GET FIT IN YOUR 70s

How to get fit in your 70’s There are no official fitness guidelines for people who are in their 70’s, but the basics are the same at every age. The average 65-year-old can expect to reach their 85th birthday, and the average 75-year-old will live to age 87. How we’ll celebrate those birthdays — dancing …

Little by Little:  An Introduction to Load Management

Little by Little: An Introduction to Load Management     Milo of Croton was a 6th century BC wrestler.  Born in the Greek colony of Croton (now southern Italy), he is regarded as one of the best wrestlers who ever lived in Ancient Greece.  According to legend, he built his strength as a young man …

CLINICAL PILATES FOR KYPHOSIS

Clinical Pilates for Kyphosis The arrows emphasize the kyphosis. While the first image reflects a kyphosis of about 20 degrees, which is average, the third image reflects hyperkyphosis – when there’s a thoracic curvature of greater than 40 degrees Kyphosis  Is commonly known as having a “hunchback.” Kyphosis is an excessive outward curvature of the …