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What is a Caesarean Section?

Caesarean Sections What is a Caesarean Section? Caesarean section (CS) is an increasingly common abdominal surgical procedure, both worldwide and in Ireland, with an average national rate of 32% according to a National Report by the HSE in 2017. It describes a surgical approach to deliver a baby, where an incision is made through the …

Tennis Elbow

TENNIS ELBOW   Lateral elbow tendinopathy, or ‘Tennis Elbow’, is the diagnosis prescribed to individuals experiencing persistent pain on the lateral aspect of the elbow radiating through the forearm. The pain can be acute or chronic depending on the longevity of the symptoms which are typically accompanied by loss of function or difficulty with everyday …

The Importance Of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep Why is sleep important? Sleeping is a vital part of the foundation for good health and well-being. Due to the busyness of our lives, we tend to compromise on the importance of a good nights’ sleep, in order to fit more into our waking day. Sleep allows our body to recover …

What Are DOMS…..?

Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness   Delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS) can occur 1-2 days post exercise. But what exactly is DOMS? How long will it take for these symptoms to subside? And what can you do to speed up the recovery process? All of your questions are answered right here…..   What is …

5 Quick Stretches When You’re Short Of Time

5 Quick Stretches When You’re Short Of Time A post exercise  routine of stretching is ideal, but when trying to fit running and stretching into a busy schedule, the latter often gets left out.   Try stretching even if it’s hours after the exercise. Let’s say, you train in the morning and can’t stretch afterward …

WHAT IS SPORTS PHYSIO AND HOW CAN IT HELP?

What Is Sports Physio And How Can It Help? Sports Physiotherapy targets the areas of the body that are most affected by sporting performance. The body feels the repercussions from Sports at any level – you don’t have to be an international athlete to need Sports Physio. Our team of Chartered Physiotherapists possess years of …

Does Bad Posture Cause Back Pain?

Does Bad Posture Cause Back Pain?     Back pain can be an extremely debilitating form of pain. While pain in most other parts of the body can often be alleviated by resting, back pain can persist whether we are standing, moving, sitting, or lying down. There could be any number of causes to back pain, …

Why Is My Neck Sore…?

Why Is My Neck Sore….? Causes Neck pain is a common problem, with two-thirds of the population experiencing Neck Pain  at some point in their lives. Waking up with neck and shoulder pain is a common problem. Persistent use of your arms i.e. driving or computer use can present in a similar fashion. Sources of neck …

WHY PHYSIO PILATES IS SO EFFECTIVE IN MANAGING BACK PAIN?

Why Physio Pilates Is So Effective In Managing Back Pain?     Studies have shown almost 80% of people experience low back pain at some point in their life. Most episodes settle within 4-6 weeks with a course of physiotherapy allowing for a quicker recovery and a reduced likelihood of recurrence and chronicity. There are …

POST OPERATION CARE

Post Operation Care Hip Replacement This is a surgical procedure where an arthritic hip is removed and replaced with a prosthetic implant. Physiotherapy following hip replacement involves strengthening the muscles around the hip joint, re-educating walking pattern, and getting the movement back in the hip. Knee Replacement A knee replacement is a surgery where the weight-bearing …