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Tennis Elbow

TENNIS ELBOW   Lateral elbow tendinopathy, or ‘Tennis Elbow’, is the diagnosis prescribed to individuals experiencing persistent pain on the lateral aspect of the elbow radiating through the forearm. The pain can be acute or chronic depending on the longevity of the symptoms which are typically accompanied by loss of function or difficulty with everyday …

Does Bad Posture Cause Back Pain?

Does Bad Posture Cause Back Pain?     Back pain can be an extremely debilitating form of pain. While pain in most other parts of the body can often be alleviated by resting, back pain can persist whether we are standing, moving, sitting, or lying down. There could be any number of causes to back pain, …

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 …

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