Is the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill only for Astronauts and Elite Sports?

Is the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill only for Astronauts and Elite Sports?

No, it’s for a huge range of patients who can benefit from partial weight bearing exercises including: Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements Menisectomy/Meniscus Repair ACL Reconstruction Achilles Arthritis (AO,RA) Stress Fractures Ankle Sprains And of course Neurological and other patients can also benefit: Parkinson’s Disease Stoke TBI Cerebral Palsy Multiple Sclerosis Obesity Diabetes Geriatric Strength and Conditioning AlterG’s unique and patented unweighted rehabilitation treadmill technology: Allows patients to move with less pain during physiotherapy sessions whilst reducing the risk…

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Prevention and Treatment of Calf Strains

Prevention and Treatment of Calf Strains

Calf strain is a relatively common injury that can sometimes go unnoticed.  A calf strain involves a tear of the muscle fibres in the lower half of the leg and it is graded according to severity or number of muscle fibres torn. Signs of a tear that would require physiotherapy include a sharp pain at time of injury, pain with walking, swelling, bruising and discolouration. If you have experienced any of the symptoms listed above, it is important that you…

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Overtraining is leading to hip surgery for teens

Overtraining is leading to hip surgery for teens

An interesting article today in the Independent about problems associated with teenage soccer, rugby and GAA players overtraining.  Patrick Carton, a leading orthopaedic surgeon at the Whitfield Clinic in Waterford, recommends training one hour, four times a week as a maximum.  You can read the full article here If you have you hip injuries as a result of playing sport, why not ring the clinic and come in for an assessment with one of our Chartered Physiotherapists and use our…

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Work Station Ergonomics – We can help you get it right!

Work Station Ergonomics – We can help you get it right!

Work Station Ergonomics Sore backs, achy shoulders, fuzzy hands and thumping headaches are not the norm. You may have completed your company’s onscreen ergonomic checklist and yet your desk and chair still don’t seem right? Is the chair right and the desk wrong, or maybe the screen… We look for long- term solutions rather than simply easing your aches and pains for a few days. We need to relate your problem to how you’re working. We offer functional workstation assessments….

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Ticked off with Lyme Disease

Ticked off with Lyme Disease

Now the weather is nice its a great time for that mountain walk. But are you aware of the signs of Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is transmitted to humans by bites from ticks infected with bacteria and it is on the rise in Ireland.  There were 21 reported cases last year which has risen from 8 reported in 2012. Lyme Disease is a serious infection in which the bacteria in the tick’s bite has the ability to penetrate the body’s…

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