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Arthritis – How PhysioCare Can Help You

Arthritis – How PhysioCare Can Help You Information: Arthritis (also known as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease) is the oft times painful ‘wear and tear’ of joint. Associated symptoms and sources of discomfort can include an overgrowth of bone (osteophytes), narrowing of the joint space, sclerosis or hardening of bone at the joint surface and …

How Exercise Therapy Can Help You

How Exercise Therapy Can Help You Exercise therapy is a proven and researched method to treat many physical conditions such as arthritis, back pain, sports injuries and more. Research has shown that getting the body moving is a huge factor when it comes to the rehabilitation of injuries and conditions – this is known as …

Arthritis and Appointment Waiting Times

Arthritis and Appointment Waiting Times A recent survey by Arthritis Ireland uncovered that appointment waiting times to be treated for the condition are not getting any quicker. Specifically focusing on adolescent arthritis as part of their ‘Children with Arthritis Awareness Month’, the survey revealed that 32% of parents had been waiting six months or more …

Neck Pain or Whiplash? Time to get you moving

Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD) or ‘Cervical Acceleration-Deceleration’ describes the mechanism of injury of the neck during a high velocity trauma. This happens when someone’s head moves forwards and then backwards quickly. This quick back and forth movement may cause injury to the neck. This is most commonly seen in car accidents but is also a …

The PhysioGym at PhysioCare

In both our Blanchardstown and Carrickmines clinics, we have dedicated gym space which we refer to as the PhysioGym. These gym spaces are fully equipped with rehabilitation fitness equipment and are manned by our personal trainers. The PhysioGym plays host to both private one-on-one personal training and functional rehabilitation sessions and also holds group classes …

Treating a Fracture with Physiotherapy

What is it? A fracture is the medical term for a broken bone. A bone fractures when a force greater than the bone itself is applied to the bone, i.e. from a fall. Any bone where the continuity of the bone is broken is a fracture. A bone does not need to ‘break’ in two …

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 …

Low Back Pain in Pregnancy

Many women experience back pain during pregnancy, it is a good sign as it shows your baby is growing. Many studies have been done on the percentage of women who suffer with back pain. The results vary greatly; one systematic review found that on average 45% of women suffer with back pain at some point …