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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

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates is taught at Southside Physiotherapy clinic by chartered Physiotherapists. It is ideal for those recovering from a back or neck injury or for those who want to improve their posture, flexibility and general body awareness. 5 Key elements form the cornerstone of clinical Pilates 1. Head and neck alignment; your forehead should be level with your chin when lying on your back. This can be achieved with the right head support. The amount of support needed depends on the shape of your ... 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

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

Online Booking

We are pleased to announce that on line booking is now available. This will be more convenient for:  Those who get to their calendars in the evening after office hours,  Those that need to plan ahead for a series of appointments at specific times   Those who are travelling. Click Here to go to Online booking.   Read more

Have you heard of PRE-HAB??

Have you heard of PRE-HAB?? This is the term given to a period of rehabilitation prior to undergoing any surgery but especially joint replacements. Benefits: Get a head start on recovery. Ensure optimal joint movement. Maximise current strength. Learn post-operative exercises in advance. Phone (01) 2897171 to book an appointment now. www.southsidephysio.com   Read more