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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

Give A Precious Christmas Present!

  Give a precious Christmas present! Surprise a loved one! Get that niggly pain sorted     GIVE A VOUCHER FOR; An expert assessment Pilates 1:1 Exercise classes   All led by experienced Chartered Physiotherapists at Southside Physiotherapy Clinic Phone 01 2897171 or Email info@ southsidephysio.com     Read more

Get fit for Skiing

Get fit for skiing The ski season is starting and it is important to prepare the body for it.Would you run a 10 km race without training for it? Many of us head straight from our office job to 7 days on the slopes. This can increase our risk of injury. The most common skiing injuries include knee ligament damage, shoulder dislocations and skier's thumb (injury to the ligament in the thumb). Starting an exercise programme 6 weeks before hitting the slopes can ... Read more
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