While it may not be something we think of when discussing cancer, physiotherapy can be used to help people maintain a high-quality of life and stay healthy.
In this blog we discuss what Fibromyalgia is, how it's caused, its symptoms and treatments options for this condition.
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.
Osgood-Schlatter disease is the inflammation of the Tibial Tubercle, which is where the Patellar Tendon connects to the kneecap, running down to the shinbone. The primary cause of the condition is sudden growth spurts, which is further exacerbated by physical activity (not necessarily excessive activity, it must be noted)
Whether you are a beginner or a serious runner, after a long run you are likely to feel some aches and tenderness in your muscles. While this is normal, if the pain is persistent it shouldn't always be disregarded completely as avoiding the pain can lead to a more serious injury. So when is it ok to run through the pain?
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy, ESWT, or simply “shockwave therapy” for short is the use of shockwaves to treat inflammations of the tendons around our joints. Although it is a relatively unknown therapy in the public eye, shockwave therapy has proven to be a popular choice among many athletes, as well as people with chronic pain.
Depending on the severity, a stroke can can result in loss of mobility. Fortunately, physiotherapy can be used to address these issues and provide a higher quality of life.
Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, and as more and more scientific research is carried out on the effects of acupuncture, we look at some of the benefits it can have on your health.
A heart attack can be a major and unexpected disruption to anyone’s life. While certain lifestyle choices or genetic predispositions can make our level of risk easier to assess, anyone can suffer a heart attack. Despite this, few people think of this as something to consider, and there is a lack of information regarding the realities of surviving a heart attack. In this blog, we will look the role physiotherapy plays in heart attack recovery.
Like teething, growing pains are often seen as inevitable and something that simply must be endured. Fortunately, that is not the case. Physiotherapy can be used to alleviate growing pains, and you may be surprised at how quickly you will see results.
Cupping therapy is a form of therapy where suction cups are placed around various parts of the body. It is an alternative therapy that has been used in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East for thousands of years. Many people believe that the suction from these cups helps to encourage blood flow and healing.
Diabetes has been on the rise globally for decades, and it is estimated that about 5% of people in Ireland have diabetes. Although there is no cure to either of the two types of diabetes, type 2 is brought on largely by a lack of exercise. Therefore, it is no surprise that exercise can help manage the condition and keep people who have it healthier for longer.
Vertigo and dizziness may not seem like issues that could be helped by physiotherapy, but it has been shown that certain physiotherapy exercises can help people suffering from frequent spells of vertigo or dizziness. This is known as Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy, and to understand how it works, we first need to understand what that means.
Acupuncture is a type of alternative medicine used widely to treat different types of pain.