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Working from home – prevent and reduce back and neck pain

Now that more people than ever are working from home due to COVID – 19 we have seen an increase in people presenting with spinal pain. The good news is that we at Southside Physiotherapy Clinic are experienced in advising how to set up your work space at home to avoid neck pain, back pain and repetitive strain injury. For further information and a checklist please click here. If you are in pain and require an appointment you can book online. Read more

How not to touch keypad when using your credit card!

A helpful video on how to use a credit card machine without touching the keypad. Please share with friends. Read more

GARDENING TIPS – HOW TO AVOID PAIN WHILE GARDENING THIS SPRING

Gardening is one of the joys of life for many of us, good for the soul and great for your mental health but pain can disrupt your best-laid plans. The most common gardening-related injuries include neck and lower back pain, shoulder, elbow and wrist pain  These are mostly overuse injuries that tend to occur after long hours of unfamiliar work, in awkward positions. Here are some tips and strategies that have helped clients of Southside Physiotherapy Clinic prevent injury while enjoying gardening over the ... Read more

Jaw pain

The Jaw and surrounding muscles Jaw pain or temporomandibular disorder (TMD) has a prevalence of between 5-12 % in the general population. It affects women more than men and is most common between the ages of 20 and 40. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your jaw. TMJ disorders — a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD — can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles ... Read more

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
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