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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 or ... Read more

Injury Prevention in children

Physiotherapists play a role in injury prevention in children and can help to reduce the risk of injury. Most injuries in young people are due to overuse. The more contact there is in sport the greater the risk of traumatic injury. The most frequent types of sports injuries are sprains (injuries to ligaments) strains (injuries to muscles), and stress fractures (injuries to bones). Injury occurs when excessive stress is placed on tendons, joints, bones and muscles. To reduce the risk of injury: Take time ... Read more

Strengthen bones at Southside Physiotherapy Clinic

Strengthen bones So how about Wednesdays?? Improve your bone strength by: Fun exercises Specially tailored for the over 65’s Physiotherapist led exercise groups Coming in July! Contact 01 2897171 between 9 am and 1 pm or email   Read more

Summer holiday back pain.

Summer holiday back pain It’s just the start of summer and already we are seeing people coming back from holidays with back pain rather than being refreshed!!       Here at Southside Physiotherapy Clinic, we want to prevent you getting back pain. So whether lying on sand on the beach or on a lounger when you lie on your tummy use and extra towel under your stomach to support your lower back and rest your forehead on the back of your hands. Unless of ... Read more

What is Osteoporosis?

People coming to Southside Physiotherapy Clinic frequently ask what is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition where there is thinning of the bones, causing them to fracture (break) more easily.         What happens to the bones? Bone is a living tissue, which is made up of a hard outer shell and an inner honeycomb structure, consisting of tiny collagen fibres and minerals such as calcium and phosphate. These minerals determine the bone mass or density, and are what give bone its strength. Bone is constantly being ... Read more

Avoid painful feet this summer

Avoid painful feet this summer. Now that the good weather is here, at Southside Physiotherapy clinic, we see people presenting with foot pain. This can be because suddenly people are wearing and walking with flip-flops and/or foam-soled sandals. These provide poor arch support, which leads to pain in the feet, ankles, and knees. Here at Southside Physiotherapy Clinic, we get your feet pain free again and give advice about prevention of recurrence of pain. To make an appointment book online: Or phone 01-289 7171.     Read more

Suffering from heel pain?

Suffering from heel pain?   These simple cushioned devices are a great way to minimise the compressive forces through the heel and reduce pain. These are available through the clinic on request. Read more

How to get in and out of bed properly to avoid pain

Is getting in and out of bed literally a pain in the neck (or back)? Do you know how to get in and out of bed properly? Here at Southside Physiotherapy Clinic, we see people who have increased pain when they get in or out of bed or even both. The good news is that there is a simple solution to this.                 Getting into Bed First, sit down on the bed as far back as you can. Leave enough space ... Read more

Is dry needling and acupuncture the same?

In short, dry needling and acupuncture are not the same. However, since the same fine needles are used in both treatments, the confusion is understandable but there are many differences. Dry needling is comparatively new. It is based on the theory that when trigger points develop in muscles, they lead to neuromuscular dysfunction. This can result in pain, decreased function and increased stress on surrounding structures. The fine needles are used to elicit a twitch response to release the trigger point and restore normal ... Read more

Clinical Pilates Classes

Join us for the next set of Clinical Pilates classes which commence April 25th. These are suitable for people with back, neck pain, and shoulder and leg pain. Class sizes are small (6-8 people). Taught by chartered Physiotherapist Germaine Mallin who has over 10 years experience of Pilates teaching these classes.  Germaine trained with APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) who have changed the original exercises developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. These exercises are now safer and more suitable for people ... Read more
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