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Osteoporosis and Physiotherapy

What is Osteoporosis

  What is Osteoporosis  and why is it important? Osteoporosis (OP) is defined as low bone mineral density caused by altered bone microstructure which can predispose sufferers to “low impact” fractures. Such fractures (such as hip fractures in the elderly) can have a significant impact on a person’s level of function and result in death […]

What are the health benefits of Yoga?

What are the health benefits of Yoga and how to get started? Yoga originated in South Asia and while it is now a popular form of exercise the world over, this wasn’t always the case. It is a very old form of exercise that focuses on breathing, strength and flexibility to boost mental and physical […]

What Does Frozen Shoulder Feel Like?

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Frozen Shoulder Frozen shoulder also known as adhesive capsulitis is a painful condition in which shoulder movements can become very restricted. It can affect one shoulder or both simultaneously. It commonly occurs spontaneously but can also occur following shoulder injury such as rotator cuff injury or after periods of immobilisation. It usually affects those over […]

Exercising at Home for Over 65’s


These are some exercises which we use in our clinic to help improve the strength, balance and mobility in people who are currently less active or over 65 years of age. The exercises require no special equipment and are safe for most people to do at home.  Please see video below.   Sit to stand […]

What Is Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)?

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According to the HSE “Repetitive strain injury (RSI), also called work-related upper limb disorder (WRULD), is a general term used to describe the pain caused to muscles, nerves and tendons by repetitive movement and overuse. The condition mostly affects parts of the upper body, such as the forearm, elbow, wrist, hands, neck and shoulders.    […]

Could I have Plantar Fascitis/Fasciosis?

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    Could I have Plantar Fasciitis/Fasciosis? Plantar fasciitis, also referred to as plantar fasciosis due to its non-inflammatory nature, is a painful condition involving the connective tissue or fascia at the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia blends with the paratendon or sheath of the Achilles tendon, the small foot muscles and even […]

Running Injury

Have You Taken Up Running Recently? In this article I will discuss some injury risk factors and hopefully outline the most important ones in terms of preventing running injuries.  I have also included a video below with recommended exercises. Running injuries are classified into intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Risk factors often mentioned are foot-type, lower […]

Is It Possible To Keep Fit Without The Gym?

Yes… It Is Possible To Keep Fit Without The Gym Whether you normally work from home or have been forced to, due to COVD-19 – you may now feel that you are moving less than usual. Your step counts may be down and the time you spend at the computer, on the phone, and in […]

Physiotherapy & Osteoarthritis

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  What is Osteoarthritis? Arthritis refers to changes to the structure of a joint often associated with pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joint. Osteoarthritis is the most common form and it occurs in the hips, knees, shoulders, and spine. While an X-ray is used in diagnosing osteoarthritis (OA), the changes seen on scans are […]

Ergonomics and Posture

  Are you working from home during the current COVID-19 situation?  You might be concerned about your desk set up or be interested in preventing issues such as neck and back pain. This article will briefly cover the topic of ergonomics and provide some general information relating to posture (facts and misconceptions).   What is […]