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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 …

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 …

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 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 …