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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

Using the pain-monitoring model in the management of achilles tendinopathy.

Siibernagel et al 2007 used the pain-monitoring model in a study on Achilles tendinopathy that showed that you can safely continue some activity like running.  ( see picture below) We know that tendinopathy does not improve with rest as the tendon weakens. One way of gradually increasing activity in a safe way is using the pain-monitoring model. The 24 hour response to exercise is important. If the pain is increased the next day then the amount of exercise should be decreased. If the ... 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

Get fit for tennis

We should get fit for tennis instead of using tennis to get fit. With the French open and Wimbledon coming up and better weather, many of us will be inspired to hit the courts. Tennis requires upper body, lower body and core strength. It is a multi-directional sport. Therefore we need to be able to move in multi-directions and to change direction quickly. A well designed exercise programme can improve your performance on the court as well as prevent injury. Warming up the ... 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
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