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Back & Neck Pain

  Did you know that October is Spinal Health Care month? We need to look after our spine… we only have one …. and it can`t be replaced. Chartered Physiotherapists working in the area of Musculoskeletal therapy are specially trained in treating back and neck pain. Modern sedentary lifestyles are a cause for an increasing incidence of back and neck pain. Neck problems can cause pain in your neck, shoulder, mid-back, arm or headaches. A back problem can cause pain in your back, groin, hip ... Read more

Happy World Physiotherapy Day, 8th September 2018!

    We are delighted to be part of World Physiotherapy Day which takes place on the 8th of September each year.  This year the focus is on Mental Health and the part your Chartered Physiotherapist can play in maximising your well-being and activity. Did you know that physical activity can actually protect against the onset of depression? Studies have also shown that physical activity improves quality of life and self esteem in people experiencing mental health issues. Take a brisk walk everyday to get your ... Read more

Healthy Ireland Summer Campaign

The Healthy Ireland Summer Campaign is well underway. Over the summer months Healthy Ireland & partners are encouraging people to make one small, healthy change - together! The Summer campaign emphasises the benefits of making healthy changes with others. Encouraging people to get out and get active together this summer - whether walking with a group, visiting some of our many parks and heritage site with family or sharing a salad or summer fruits with friends. Watch & share the Healthy Ireland Summer ... Read more

The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon is this weekend!

The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon which is taking place in Dublin on Sunday 3rd June is finally upon us. Thousands of women will register and start getting into the spirit of this fantastic women’s event. It’s always a fun day with everyone in great spirits. But whether you’re walking, jogging or running you must prepare your body for the 10K that lies ahead. A good warm up will improve performance and reduce the likelihood of injury. Here are some tips Walk– It is not a good ... Read more

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

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
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