People have long believed that there is a link between the weather and our well-being. But what about physical pain? Is there any truth to the age-old adage that some people can physically feel when bad weather is approaching? As it turns out, there just might be.
As we age, we experience drastic changes to everything from our bones and muscles, to energy and endurance. Physiotherapy can help us reduce the impact of these changes and keep us fighting fit for years to come.
World Physical Therapy Day was first established in 1996 by the World Confederation for Physical Therapy. In the 20 years since, World Physical Therapy Day has helped to raise awareness about the potential of physical therapy, and the hard work of physical therapists.
The first step in effectively treating any headache is to correctly identify the type of headache you are experiencing, followed by its root cause. A physiotherapist can help you identify both of these things, and work with you to lay out a range of treatment options and work towards reducing the level and frequency of this pain.
Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition, where the airways to the lungs become irritated, causing them to swell, tighten up, and spasm. This causes tightness in the chest, coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. It is usually associated with allergies or other forms of hypersensitivity, such as hayfever.
There are many types of knee injuries and conditions, which can be treated successfully by Physiotherapy. These are just 7 simple steps a physiotherapist will take to determine whether you are suffering from a knee injury or osteoporosis.
Suffering from pelvic floor problems or incontinence? Our Senior Physiotherapist Caroline Knox from our Baggot Street Clinic can help.Caroline is a women's health physiotherapist and has done an Advanced Urogynaecology Course for Physiotherapists and has extensive experience in treating pelvic pain in the public and private settings.
We often discuss our physiotherapy treatments in our blog posts but do not always go into detail about the techniques and methods which are used by our physiotherapists. So today Mark Dockery of our Navan Road clinic in Dublin highlights how lower back pain is treated through the McKenzie method.
The Physio Company are delighted to announce that our 17th Dublin clinic will soon be opening inMalahide! Our newest location is due to open on July 8th. This great new clinic is located within Arena Fitness Club which is in the Grand Hotel, just off the Coast Road in Malahide. The clinic is easily accessed from area such as Portmanock, Baldoyle, Sutton, Howth, Swords and Donabate
Raincoat or sunglasses? Umbrella or sun hat? Who knows?! The notoriously changeable Irish weather makes a forecaster’s job almost impossible. The forecast on your phone tells you to get the sunglasses out; your granny says her knees tell her the bad weather is on its way. Who do you trust? Is this an old wives tale or should you get Granny a regular spot on RTE after the Six’ One News?
The annual ‘Exam Season’ has officially kicked off with almost 60,000 Leaving Cert students tackling the Oral Examinations in the last few weeks. In this blog our Chartered Physiotherapist in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ronan Buckley, gives us his tips on how to avoid exams becoming more of a pain than they need to!
You might have heard of Electrotherapy before but perhaps you were not aware that it is one of the many methods by which we treat patients within our clinics. Veronica McCormack of our Clondalkin clinic has written this very informative and interesting post which tells us how Electrotherapy works and how we can use it to help in your treatment. Don’t be scared of this treatment, keep reading to find out more!!
We are thrilled and excited to announce our latest venture out into Dublin 14 opening on the 4th March. The clinic is located at 3 Landscape Road, Churchtown in partnership with Centric Health. This will be our 26th Clinic throughout Ireland!
We all have muscular imbalances. Those of us that are right footed or right handed will have muscles that are, on average, 10-15% stronger than those of our left side and vice versa. This is normal but for some people this difference can he heightened further.
In the last few entries we’ve looked at running gear, motivation and covered how to run with good technique. Your running technique, however, is only as good as it’s component parts allow it to be or, as the old saying goes, “a chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link”. A simple example in runners can be and overly tight calf muscle.
Patients are often confused about the difference between a Chartered Physiotherapist and physical therapist. Here the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) explain that the difference is much more than just in the name…
The 31st Dublin Marathon is only a few days away now and we hope that everyone’s training and preparation are going to plan. Here at The Physio Company we fully understand the physical and mental demands of this race and we have some great post-race treatment offers for those of you who may be feeling the effects of months of hard training.
The Physio Company’s latest blog discusses the incidence of falls in Ireland amongst elderly people. One in three people over the age of 65 will suffer from a fall every year in Ireland, with many of these individuals falling again within a matter of months, as stated by the TRIL (Technology Research for independent Living) Centre.
After a recent football injury, Journalist Ross McDonald attended Chartered Physiotherapist Owen Threadgold at The Physio Company’s Temple Bar clinic. His treatment with Owen ensured he’s now firmly back on the playing field…
As of July 2011, Active Physiotherapy & Acupucture has become part of The Physio Company, Chartered Physiotherapy & Sports Injury clinics. The clinic is located on Lower Baggot Street in Dublin 2, and has provided Chartered Physiotherapy and Acupuncture treatment for the past 14 years.