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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 …

HOW ARE YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS GOING..?

HOW ARE YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS GOING..? For many people January is the month where we decide that we want to change our lives for the better, and exercise is one of the many things people will start to try incorporate into their lives as a part of this ‘New year, new me’ fad.  This …

INJURY MANAGEMENT

Injury Management It’s the end of January and many of us will have started a new exercise routine.  Occasionally we trip, fall or get tackled causing an injury, it’s inevitable.  It happens and it just means you’re human! PhysioCare are here to help and get you back in the game. Our advice is to book …

SINGLE LEG STRETCH

Pilates move of the week……Single leg stretch   Single leg stretch is one of the most common core exercises found in Pilates. It is a great exercise to implement during a warm up routine. This particular exercise helps with not only core strength but also coordination, stability of the pelvis and endurance. Single leg stretch …