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The Rise in Spinal Injuries among Cyclists

At the Annual Academic Road Safety Lecture on Cycling Safety held in Dublin last Monday 5th October, it was noted about the rise in spinal injuries among cyclists with consultant orthopaedic surgeon Sean Morris stated that spinal injuries suffered by cyclists rose by over 300% in the last five years. This alarming figure highlights not …

How your body tells you that it may need Physiotherapy

by David Dalton Our body let’s us know if it needs something or if something isn’t right. This usually takes the form of pain or an increased consciousness of a certain part of the body. While this often is not serious, it is still a cause for concern due to the fact that your body …

We are currently advertising for the following positions:

Established, busy private practice(s) in Dublin are seeking both senior and junior physiotherapists for full-time working hours to join their team. Ideal candidates would have 2 – 3 years post grad experience. Open day interviews on Saturday 12th of September in our Carrickmines clinic. Please call 01 531 0018 for more details and ask for …

Doping in Sports – Parents Beware!

   by David Dalton      Doping in sports represents the dark underbelly of the fitness and sporting world. Unfortunately prevalent and accessible, it is vital to monitor your loved ones physical and mental prowess and attitude in relation to their fitness endeavours – especially the oft impressionable teenagers. Gaining a basic knowledge of sporting …

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 …