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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 …

Ways to Treat Hip Pain

Hip pain can stem from a number of different problems. For example pain associated with a foot injury can travel up the leg and into ones hip. This pathway of pain can have debilitating effects on everyday life with activities such as walking and sitting becoming painful and uncomfortable. In certain patients their condition may …

Shoulder Pain. Getting back on track.

Now with a diagnosis and a strategy plan, we will implement different techniques to increase your movement and reduce tightness to get you ‘sliding and gliding’ again. Passive Treatments Called passive because the aim is to have you in a relaxed position, allowing the therapist to make changes with their hands. As movement can be painful …

Shoulder Pain. The first steps to combat pain

As we spoke about throughout our blog series on shoulder pain in part one (here) and two (here), getting a thorough assessment and diagnosis is key to getting your shoulder working and pain free. So here’s what you can expect from your first appointment at PhysioCare. When you arrive will be greeted with a friendly smile …

Shoulder Pain. What can go wrong?

Why can’t I slide and glide? Most likely it is one of these two things that is causing your shoulder pain. As complicated as the shoulder can be, you can keep it simple by breaking it down into two straightforward things. Either the problem is the part that moves the shoulder (contractile structures) or the …

Shoulder Pain? Here’s (probably) why

If you are one of the many people who get sharp pains when lifting your arm up over your head, you may think it is just a weakness or instability. It is a bit more complicated than that. So let me break it down. How does it work? The shoulder is a fascinating joint. It …

What is Shock Wave Therapy?

What is Shock Wave Therapy? A shock wave in medical terminology is a sonic pulse that can pass through the surface of a body without injury to act upon the tissues below. It was first used in the area of medicine by urologists in the 1980s in the disintegration of kidney stones and was adapted …

Coming soon . . . the PhysioCare App!

PhysioCare are delighted to announce that we have won the Digital Boost initiative and have been awarded a €9,000 prize package to work with both Smart Fit Apps and Paypal to increase our online presence. This means that we can take the tentative steps into developing a PhysioCare app for our patients and anyone experiencing …

Physiotherapy Appointment Waiting Times

Recent figures released by the HSE have revealed that Galway patients can wait up to 176 days for a physiotherapy appointment. These appointments are for routine treatments – treatments that should be regular and as patients require as part of their treatments plans and road to recovery. These figures relate to the Portiuncula Hospital. Said …

Irish Dancing Injuries – Stress Fractures and Ankle Sprains

Irish dancers are susceptible to lower limb injuries mainly due to the repeated use and stress placed on the lower limbs through rigorous dancing and dance training. Below are a couple of the most common injuries associated with Irish dancing and an outline of how they can be treated. It is always recommended to see …