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Runners Knee

Runners Knee ‘Runner’s Knee’ is the colloquial term for an injury called patellofemoral pain syndrome, and as the name suggests it is a common ailment experienced by runners or sports people. General symptoms: Dull pain that is around the kneecap Aggravated by movements such as squatting, running, descending stairs and prolonged sitting Tenderness when you press on your kneecap It gets its name from the relevant anatomy that is involved: the cause of pain is the kneecap (patella), which rubs against the groove in ... Read more

VHI Women’s Mini Marathon 2018

The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists is an extremely proud sponsor of the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon for the 5th year. The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon which takes place every year on the June Bank holiday where over 20,000 women participate and raise millions for charities across the country. It has become a key event in the sporting calendar and the ISCP are delighted to be involved in it. On the race day itself the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists run a Cool Down ... Read more

Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain

Pelvic girdle pain or (PGP) is an umbrella term that covers all aspects of pelvic pain.This is common during pregnancy, labour or in the weeks after delivery. The pain may come from the lower back, stomach, buttocks, upper leg and may also include the pubic area. Pain here has previously been called symphysis pubic dysfunction (SPD) Symptoms of pelvic girdle pain (PGP) include difficulty walking ( waddling gait) pain standing on one leg e.g. climbing stairs pain getting in and out of ... Read more

Turmeric may reduce your pain

Turmeric is a great go-to spice for more reasons than you may think.   This vibrant yellow seasoning, which is the main ingredient in curry powder, is not only tasty, but has some great health and beauty benefits as well!   One of these benefits is pain reduction. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is one of nature's most powerful anti-inflammatory herbs. If you don’t eat curry that’s ok turmeric tea is an effective way of taking turmeric.   At Southside Physiotherapy Clinic, we ... Read more

Advice for Healthy Computing

Adjust your chair height so that your hands can move easily across the keyboard. Shoulders relaxed and elbows at a right angle when your hands are on the keyboard. Use a footrest if your feet are not comfortably on the floor. Feet supported on the ground or on a footrest. Adjust backrest height and tilt for comfort. Keep your back in contact with the backrest. Back fully supported by the backrest on the chair. Have your chair as close as ... Read more

‘If you don’t use it, you lose it!’

Have you had a recent fracture, operation or time in hospital? Following a fracture, a joint replacement, and a period of being immobilised in a sling or cast, muscles can get tight and weak, and joints can get stiff. When muscles are tight and weak this can predispose you to injuries, and can make everyday tasks harder than they need to be! Even after a few days in bed or hospital, you can lose fitness and muscle strength and mass. Physiotherapy is an important ... Read more

Aching Back??

Are you in need of additional support in the car or chair? Our lumbar rolls are light and easy to use. New in....... McKenzie lumbar rolls. To enquire please contact Southside Physiotherapy Clinic on 01-289 7171 or e-mail info@southsidephysio.com   Read more

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
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