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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 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
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