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Tendinopathy or tendon disease

What is it? Tendinopathy refers to disease of a tendon. What is a tendon? Well it consists of a bundle of collagen tissue that connects muscle to bone. You may have heard of the Achilles tendon at the back of your ankle. This connects your calf muscle to your heel bones. Other tendons in the lower leg include the patellar tendon just below the knee cap and your gluteal tendons at the side of your hip. In the upper body you have ... Read more

What is Vertigo

What is Vertigo? Vertigo is a common health complaint that affects women more than men. It gives the sensation that the room is spinning even though you are still!! This happens when you move your head. For example: turning in bed, getting out of bed, looking up and/or lying on one side This room spinning sensation usually lasts less than a minute. It may recur multiple times in a day or during weeks or years with periods of relief.  It is important to know ... Read more

Gluteal tendinopathy

Gluteal tendinopathy or hip tendon pain is the most common cause of greater trochanteric pain syndrome. Your gluteal tendons are the tough tendon fibres that connect your gluteal muscles to your hip bone. Usually injury occurs when tiny tears to the tendon occur over long time periods. Gluteal tendinopathy can occur due to poor hip and gluteal muscle control. This can overstress the gluteal tendons causing pain and leading to hip and pelvic instability.  Walking or running with poor hip control can ... 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

Get fit for Skiing

Get fit for skiing The ski season is starting and it is important to prepare the body for it.Would you run a 10 km race without training for it? Many of us head straight from our office job to 7 days on the slopes. This can increase our risk of injury. The most common skiing injuries include knee ligament damage, shoulder dislocations and skier's thumb (injury to the ligament in the thumb). Starting an exercise programme 6 weeks before hitting the slopes can ... 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

Positive Ageing Week 2017 25th Sept – 1st Oct.

                                                              Positive Ageing Week 2017 25th Sept – 1st Oct. Positive ageing is possible! Maintain your muscles Improve your balance Keep your joints supple We at Southside Physiotherapy Clinic are here to help! Why not join our Over 65 Exercise classes or our Pilates classes for all ages? For more information Click Here or Phone 01 2897171 Read more

Physiotherapy Management of Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains occur commonly when you go over on your ankle. The outer aspect of your ankle is overstretched and the sole of your foot twists inwards. The ligaments at the outside of the ankle are most frequently sprained.Injuries can be a grade 1 sprain where only a small number of ligament fibres are injured, a grade 2 where a greater proportion of fibres are sprained or a grade 3 which is a complete rupture. Grade 1 and 2 injuries are normally ... Read more
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