Golfing tips from a Physio

Golfing tips from a physio standpoint Ensure that your golf equipment is in good working order. From charging your push trolley battery to wearing comfortable shoes. Only bring what you need. There’s no need to have 50 golf balls making your bag heavier. If you never use a club, leave it at home.  Consider how far you have driven in … Read More

Frozen Shoulder

The `Frozen` shoulder Frozen shoulder is also known as adhesive capsulitis. It is a condition characterized by pain and stiffness in and around your shoulder joint. Symptoms begin gradually and can be divided into three phases. Freezing          Frozen Thawing   Freezing: This is the most painful stage of frozen shoulder. The pain can vary from being a dull ache that … Read More

Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain is when one or more of the ligaments of your ankle are partially or completely torn. It normally occurs when you roll, twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. Ligaments help stabilize joints, preventing excessive movement. A sprained ankle occurs when the ligaments are forced beyond their normal range of motion. Most sprained ankles involve … Read More

Managing Chronic Pain

Are you fed up with your pain? Is your pain responsible for you not being able to do what you want to do? If you answered YES to either question above then more than likely you have Chronic Pain. What is chronic pain? Chronic pain is pain which has persisted beyond normal healing time. If you have pain longer than … Read More

How to manage your hamstring injury

The hamstring muscles are a group of three muscles that run along the back of your thigh from the base of your pelvis to the back of your knee. They are primarily involved in bending the knee and extending the hip. The hamstring muscles are highly susceptible to injury, particularly in athletes. Hamstring injuries tend to be a result of … Read More


WHAT YOU CARRY MATTERS (BAGS, BACKPACKS, BABIES) Balanced Even weight on both shoulders and both hips. Be sure your bag isn’t dragging lower than your lumbar spine. A padded area between your back and the pack to take away pressure points. A baby should be held in a certified baby carrier for a limited time. Low weight Less than 5% … Read More

Happy World Physiotherapy Day

8th September 2022 Happy World Physiotherapy Day! We are delighted to highlight World Physiotherapy Day which takes place on the 8th September 2022. This year the focus is on Osteoarthritis. Did you know…………         We, as Chartered Physiotherapists, are here to assess you, listen to your needs, develop a realistic programme and keep you motivated! Click here … Read More

Orthotics, Problem feet and Overpronation

As the summer approaches physio clinics become busy seeing people with problem feet. Often this is due to people spending their whole day walking in sandals with little or no arch support. This can lead to heel pain or a problem commonly known as plantar fasciitis. This is a condition which is more common in people with very high arches … Read More

Motivation to lose weight or get fit

At Southside Physiotherapy clinic we regularly are asked:  How can I get fit or lose weight and maintain my motivation? Have you ever started a fitness programme or a diet and then quit? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Many people start fitness programmes – only to stop when they get bored, don’t enjoy it or results come too slowly. Here … Read More

National Arthritis Week

National Arthritis Week runs from the 4th-10th April 2022.   The theme this year is “Let’s Get Physical!” and is based around physical activity and its importance for people living with arthritis. Arthritis Ireland is encouraging people living with arthritis to try even small amounts of physical activity, which they say can help you stay strong and remain independent. Being active … Read More