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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

World Physiotherapy Day 2017

World Physiotherapy Day 8th September 2017 Contact a physiotherapist-the qualified experts in movement and exercise World Physiotherapy Day 2017 where all Healthy adults need to be physically active. Globally, around 26% of adults aged 18 and over are not active enough. Physical activity and exercise help people lead happy and healthy lives. Physiotherapists keep people moving through interventions which maximise strength and mobility.  Through advice and exercise programmes they support people of all ages to achieve activity goals. Here at Southside Physiotherapy Clinic we can ... Read more

Inital Management of an Acute Injury

It is important to know the initial management of an acute injury. The first 2-3 days are the most important in that it is vital we prevent the injury from getting worse. Initial goals are: to reduce the inflammation control the swelling and pain Protection   Protect the injury from further damage by stopping sport or demanding physical activity Rest To aid healing rest the leg and reduce the amount of walking until it is pain free Ice To reduce pain and inflammation associated with an acute injury ... Read more

Over 65 Exercise Classes

Over 65 Exercise Classes Run by Chartered Physiotherapist These classes are designed to increase mobility, strength and balance. Classes have been running on Wednesdays at 11.00 am and 12.00 am and have proven such a success that we are now adding classes on Thursdays at 11.00 am and 12.00 am. The special rate is only €72 for a course of 6 classes. The new course will start on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th September. Join now and have fun while helping your body E-mail info@southsidephysio.com or ... Read more
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