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Runners Knee

Runners Knee ‘Runner’s Knee’ is the colloquial term for an injury called patellofemoral pain syndrome, and as the name suggests it is a common ailment experienced by runners or sports people. General symptoms: Dull pain that is around the kneecap Aggravated by movements such as squatting, running, descending stairs and prolonged sitting Tenderness when you press on your kneecap It gets its name from the relevant anatomy that is involved: the cause of pain is the kneecap (patella), which rubs against the groove in ... Read more

VHI Women’s Mini Marathon 2018

The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists is an extremely proud sponsor of the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon for the 5th year. The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon which takes place every year on the June Bank holiday where over 20,000 women participate and raise millions for charities across the country. It has become a key event in the sporting calendar and the ISCP are delighted to be involved in it. On the race day itself the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists run a Cool Down ... Read more

Turmeric may reduce your pain

Turmeric is a great go-to spice for more reasons than you may think.   This vibrant yellow seasoning, which is the main ingredient in curry powder, is not only tasty, but has some great health and beauty benefits as well!   One of these benefits is pain reduction. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is one of nature's most powerful anti-inflammatory herbs. If you don’t eat curry that’s ok turmeric tea is an effective way of taking turmeric.   At Southside Physiotherapy Clinic, we ... Read more

Advice for Healthy Computing

Adjust your chair height so that your hands can move easily across the keyboard. Shoulders relaxed and elbows at a right angle when your hands are on the keyboard. Use a footrest if your feet are not comfortably on the floor. Feet supported on the ground or on a footrest. Adjust backrest height and tilt for comfort. Keep your back in contact with the backrest. Back fully supported by the backrest on the chair. Have your chair as close as ... Read more

‘If you don’t use it, you lose it!’

Have you had a recent fracture, operation or time in hospital? Following a fracture, a joint replacement, and a period of being immobilised in a sling or cast, muscles can get tight and weak, and joints can get stiff. When muscles are tight and weak this can predispose you to injuries, and can make everyday tasks harder than they need to be! Even after a few days in bed or hospital, you can lose fitness and muscle strength and mass. Physiotherapy is an important ... Read more

Aching Back??

Are you in need of additional support in the car or chair? Our lumbar rolls are light and easy to use. New in....... McKenzie lumbar rolls. To enquire please contact Southside Physiotherapy Clinic on 01-289 7171 or e-mail info@southsidephysio.com   Read more

Give A Precious Christmas Present!

  Give a precious Christmas present! Surprise a loved one! Get that niggly pain sorted     GIVE A VOUCHER FOR; An expert assessment Pilates 1:1 Exercise classes   All led by experienced Chartered Physiotherapists at Southside Physiotherapy Clinic Phone 01 2897171 or Email info@ southsidephysio.com     Read more

Have you checked your car seat?!

We often have patients in Southside Physiotherapy Clinic complaining of back pain for no apparent reason. With careful assessment and screening we sometimes find that surprisingly that the car seat is the main cause for their pain. Making a few adjustments to your car seat could potentially save you lots of trouble, especially in cases where a person has had back pain previously. If you have any doubts about your car seat or your back feels tired and stiff after being ... Read more

Managing your Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

What we know about what causes osteoarthritis knee pain. Osteoarthritis develops as the cartilage that helps protect your knee begins to deteriorate and the joint space between the bones narrow. In addition, knee joint fluid begins to break down and lose its ability to cushion and lubricate the knee. This causes common symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis knee pain needs to be actively managed. Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition, meaning once you have it, you have it for life. But that doesn’t mean you ... Read more

Does exercise improve your mood??

  Sure, exercise is good for your body, but did you ever think about how it could improve your mood?   Science backs up the premise that regular exercise actually boosts your mood and makes you a more joyful person. When you work out intensely, physiological changes take place in your body that increase the feeling of happiness.   Feeling Good with Endorphins A powerful reaction of the body to exercise is the release of hormones called endorphins. Endorphins stimulate the brain creating feelings of elation and ... Read more
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