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The cost of falling

The cost of falling We have all had a fall at one point or another- especially as children- trivializing the topic which can make most of us disregard there potential severity. However these unexpected/ unintentional loss of balance, especially in the elderly...

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Osteoarthritis VS Rheumatoid Arthritis

Out last few blogs posts we have discussed inflammation. To further build off of this, I wanted to discuss one of the most common chronic conditions- Arthritis. Arthritis is defined as inflammation of the joints of the body, however, this is just a general term. There...

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Nutrition and Inflammation

Nutrition and Inflammation In our previous Blog post we covered what is inflammation, the differences in short and long-term inflammation, as well as physiotherapy recommendations and treatments for inflammation. When discussing inflammation in the clinic, the topic...

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Acute and chronic inflammation

Inflammation occurs as part of our body’s immune response, where chemicals and white blood cells are released to fight off foreign invaders, infections or injuries. Signs of inflammation include; Redness Heat Swelling Pain Loss of Function Acute Inflammation  ...

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Metabolic Syndrome

Prior to becoming a healthcare professional, I had not heard of the term Metabolic Syndrome. This syndrome, effecting approximately 1 in 5 adults, is not discussed often with clients and a majority of people are unaware of potentially meeting its criteria. What is...

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Patellafemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)/ Runners Knee

What is PFPS? Patellafemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS), also known as runners knee, is knee pain and or stiffness in the front of the knee or surrounding the kneecap. As the name suggests this condition is common in runners or other athletes, particularly females and young...

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Osteoporosis- Can you grow bone?

Did you know that your bones are constantly changing? It is a weird concept to think about since bones can seem like this strong solid mass, but in actuality, your body constantly is breaking down and rebuilding your bones in a process called bone remodelling.  ...

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What is ergonomics

You may have heard the term ergonomics floating around work- but what does it mean? Ergonomics is the study of employees and their job, with focus on the tasks and environment. Ergonomics is important for employers to identify and implement approaches to increase...

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Failing is Normal

Ever heard the saying “fail to prepare, prepare to fail”? But have you ever prepared working towards something only to fail to meet your goal anyways? At work maybe you thought you were going to meet you targets or get that next promotion… Maybe you wanted to exercise...

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Heat or Ice?

Should I apply heat or ice? A majority of patients who come into the clinic, weather from a sporting injury or episode of back pain, will ask us- should I put on heat or ice? Effects of heat and ice By putting on a heat pack it causes local heating of tissues relaxing...

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Are you a weekend warrior? Are there health risks?

It was a busy week at work and you did not get out to exercises; but fear not because you still have the weekend right?! You know that it is recommended that you get you regularly exercise so you push yourself on Saturday and Sunday to make up for the lack of activity...

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We have Shock Wave Therapy!

  Physiotherapy Works is thrilled to announce that we have introduced shock wave therapy starting January 2018!   What is shock wave therapy?   Shock wave therapy is a non- invasive treatment tool that uses high-energy sound waves to increase blood flow and break up...

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Scans- What you should know

When we experience pain, we want to identify the cause of the pain to effectively manage symptoms and treat the underlying cause. As physiotherapists, subjective and objective assessments can be completed to help us gain a clearer an idea of what is leading to you...

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Goal Setting

It is 2018, and the New Year means resolutions! Weather it is loosing those last 10 pounds, moving more, eating better, quitting smoking or taking charge of your back pain - we all set goals to make 2018 the greatest yet! Read...

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New Year New Pilates Booking System

Hi all pilates enthusiasts! We are delighted to announce our new easy-to-use pilates booking system for 2018. Classes can be booked through the website (www.physiotherapyworks.ie) or through the MindBody app. You have full access to the timetable and you can book,...

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September is pilates time!

Hi there! Hope you all had a lovely summer. As the longer evenings are approaching it is a good idea to have some indoor exercise planned. With that in mind this is just a quick reminder that our pilates classes are almost full. Out of the 40 weekly classes there are...

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What can I do to combat osteoporosis/osteopenia?

The good news is that we are running a class called Buff Bones starting Friday 8th September at 11am with Sue Culley.  Excercise and diet are critical in the maintenance of healthy bones. Book online @ https://physiotherapyworks.ie/pilates/pilates-timetable/ or give us...

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Achilles heel in sport

Do you suffer from achilles tendon pain? Achilles injuries dominated the sporting headlines this weekend. David Haye’s, the former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, is to undergo immediate Achilles surgery following his shock defeat to Tony Bellew in the All-British...

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Healthy Ireland Pilates

We all know about our 5 a day when is comes to eating fruit and veg but do you know how much exercise you need a week? Physical inactivity has been identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality causing an estimated 3.2 million deaths globally. The...

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Is your sporty teenager complaining of sore knees?

Is your sporty teenager complaining of sore knees after sport? Osgood-schlatter’s disease could be the reason for such pain. The main risk factors are: Age - Osgood-Schlatter’s usually occurs during growth spurts in teenagers. Age differs between sexes as girls tend...

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Does your knee hurt going downstairs?

Does your knee hurt going down the stairs? Want to know how to stop it? Believe it or not, going down the stairs actually puts more weight or force on your knee cap (patella) than going up stairs. Studies report it can be as much as x4 times your bodyweight. So if you...

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New Years Resolutions

Happy New Year! We would like to wish all our patients and clients a happy healthy 2017. It has been a pleasure working with you over 2016 and we hope we can be of some help in 2017. We are all bombarded with weird and wonderful advice in January but here are some...

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Christmas Opening Hours

Our Christmas hours are as follows Thursday 22nd December 8.30am – 9pm Friday 23rd December 8.30am – 6pm Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve – CLOSED Monday 26th December – St Stephens Day – CLOSED Tuesday 27th December – CLOSED Wednesday 28th December – CLOSED...

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Myths around BACK PAIN

Back Pain Myth Busters Back pain is so prevalent that it costs the country more than diabetes and cancer combined, but there are many misconceptions circulating about back pain. Scientific research in the area of back pain has progressed greatly in recent times and it...

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Foam Rolling to Prevent Injury

  Foam rolling or self myofascial release is a useful tool to self manage any tight muscle pre or post running/walking or even as a maintenance session on your rest day/day off. Self myofascial release is a fancy term for self massage to release muscle tightness or...

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Free Postural Assessments for World Physio Day

Hope you all had a good summer. We are raring to go! We would like to let you know about some new services within the clinic. PILATES Our new Pilates timetable is now live and we are taking bookings for September/October courses. New courses start the week of 7th...

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How tying laces can leave you in pain

Do you suffer from foot pain? There are many causes of foot pain -  but a simple thing you can do for yourself is to check how you lace your shoe. Believe it or not  - how you lace your shoes can the be the root of some foot pain.  Below are some simple adjustments...

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Is chronic health holding you back from exercising?

Would you like to get back to exercise? But chronic health or illness is holding you back? Our pilates classes grew out of a need to give our patients a safe form of exercise that would adhere to physiotherapy principles, give clients a great work out, teach exercises...

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