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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 …

INSPIRATION FOR NEW YEAR HEALTH RESOLUTIONS!

Inspiration for New Year Health Resolutions!   Increase activity levels: The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has put emphasis this year on the fact that activity doesn’t necessarily have to mean exercise. Activity can be anything from gardening or cycling to dancing or dare I say it housework! Once you are moving you cannot go wrong.The …

What Is Dry Needling?

What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is a therapeutic technique using filament needles to release trigger points, which are taut bands in muscles. Dry needling is sometimes referred to as Western Acupuncture. How can dry needling be used?  These taut bands can be a source of pain both locally and referred. Common examples are “knots” …

Gift Vouchers For Physiotherapy Treatments

Gift Vouchers For Physiotherapy Treatments Be it a Christmas gift or that you just want to treat that special someone in your life. Here at PhysioCare we provide gift vouchers which can be used for a wide range of our Chartered Physiotherapy services in all of our clinics across Dublin . So if you know …

Tips On Staying Active Over Christmas

Tips On Staying Active This Christmas   Christmas can be a difficult time to navigate when it comes to exercise. Even if fitness is important to you, it can sometimes be difficult to pry yourself away from the paté, put down the glass of red and get outside into the elements.  Worry not, your friends …

Chronic Pain And You

Did you know 1 in 5 individuals are affected by chronic pain? Are you one of them?   Chronic pain is a term health care professionals use which refers to any pain that extends beyond the expected healing time. In Ireland, 1 in 5 individuals are affected by chronic pain to the point which it …

MYTHS SURROUNDING LOW BACK PAIN .

Myths surrounding Low Back Pain Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In Ireland, low back pain accounts for 25% of all GP visits and is the main reason people are absent from work. Although low back pain is common, it is evident that there is confusion surrounding what causes back pain and …

FOAM ROLLER – HOW DOES IT WORK.

FOAM ROLLER – How Does It Work And Who Should Be Using It.   Foam Rolling has become a much talked about topic in recent years but what exactly is it and how does it work? Foam rolling is a method in which we can ‘self-release’ our muscles to massage out any tightness in the …