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SMART goals for the new year

It's a new year and one of the most common things people do is make resolutions. Withing a few weeks many have given up on them because they are unreasonable and unrealistic. So if you are making resolutions this year, look at them and see if they are SMART Specific Measurable Attainable Reasonable Timely If your goals meet these criteria, you're much more likely to succeed with them! So look at your goals, revamp them if you need to and actually achieve them this year! Read more

Tips to avoid weight gain this Christmas

Exercise. Walk every opportunity that you can over Christmas. People who walk report that they have more confidence, feel better about themselves, are more alert and have better sleeping patterns. This can help use up those extra calories!!       2.   Eat before drinking and celebrating. Skipping breakfast or lunch in order to "save your appetite" probably isn't the best weight-maintenance tactic. Stick to a reasonably sized breakfast with plenty of protein, which will keep you fuller longer and temper the urge to over eat later.       3.  Eat and chew slowly. Eating ... Read more

Physio led Pilates classes for back pain and neck pain

Here in Southside Physiotherapy Clinic we run numerous Pilates classes which are suitable for people who have a pre-existing injury or want to prevent an injury from occurring in the first place. Did you know that if you have had a recent bout of back or neck pain Pilates will benefit you by improving your ability to activate the deep core muscles of your lower back and neck? Pilates deep neck flexor exericises The exercises are also designed to strengthen your buttock and shoulder blade muscles. These can also be weak with ... Read more

Spring into Health & Fitness

Although the weather recently has been more 4 seasons in one day than spring like.  Now with the longer evenings and the brighter mornings is the perfect time to start some routines to increase exercise and benefit your health and fitness. Whether you are already a walker, runner swimmer or gym goer there is the opportunity to reflect on your current exercise, what gives you a spring in your step and brightens your day.  If you are new to exercise a good ... Read more

Pre and post operative rehabilitation  

  Have you had a recent surgery or have you a surgery booked? Physiotherapy is an important part of the process both pre-operatively and for post operative rehabilitation. Whether it’s a total knee replacement, total hip replacement, abdominal, knee, ankle, shoulder or spine surgery advice from a Chartered Physiotherapist will aid your recovery. Pre-operative physiotherapy ensures that you are ready for your operation. When you perform strengthening exercises pre-operatively, especially around the area of operation you are more likely to have an easier rehabilitation after the ... Read more

Give A Precious Gift Voucher this Christmas!

Surprise a loved one! Get that niggly pain sorted! Kick Start their New Year Fitness Resolution with Pilates! If someone you love needs some motivation to improve their well being why not give a gift voucher for an assessment with an expert Chartered Physiotherapist. Here at Southside Physiotherapy we have gift vouchers for  a treatment session or deep tissue massage, or a Pilates class all with our Chartered Physiotherapists. Allow us to maximize your health as we shift into a new season and the ... Read more

Urinary Incontinence – The Facts

Urinary incontinence is the complaint of involuntary loss of urine. It is common but should not be accepted as normal. Physiotherapy can play a huge role by providing advice and exercises! There are various types of incontinence: Stress urinary incontinence: involuntary leakage on effort or exertion for example when lifting or exercising, sneezing or coughing. Common reports can be leaking when walking, dancing, jumping, laughing, running etc. Urge incontinence is the complaint of involuntary leakage accompanied by or immediately preceded by urgency to go ... Read more

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

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks itself, a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation. The immune system which normally protects  the body by attacking bacteria and viruses, mistakenly attacks the joints. Inflammation can commonly occur in joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. However it can also affect the skin, eyes, lungs and nerves, as it is a systemic (whole body), autoimmune disease. The process: White blood cells move into the joint and release chemicals which attack the synovial membrane. Synovial ... Read more
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