Surgical V’s Non-Surgical Treatment of the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament)


Surgical V’s Non-Surgical Treatment of the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears – Non-Surgical Management At Somerton Physiotherapy clinic we would see many patients with this type of injury. Firstly, it is important to establish if you are suffering from this type of injury and, if so, you will need to be fully […]

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 in […]

Physiotherapy & Osteoarthritis

knee pain - Physiotherapy Dublin

What is Osteoarthrits ? 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 […]

Physiotherapy for Knee Pain

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Anterior knee pain is an umbrella term that encompasses a wide range of related but significantly different conditions resulting in pain at the front of the knee. 25% of the population will be affected at some time and it is the most common overuse syndrome affecting sports people. Sometimes pain can be pinpointed by the […]

Is Osgood-Schlatter Disease causing my child’s knee pain?

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease is where there is an extra bone growth on the bone below the patella (knee cap). It is common in active adolescents especially those participating in sports that involve running, jumping and changing direction. The disease is associated with growth spurts and can occur in both knees in approximately 30% of cases.   […]