Update: Re-opening COVID-19 Notice

Update: Re-opening COVID-19 Notice

Patient are asked not to attend if they have any respiratory symptoms, a high temperature and/or are feeling unwell. The safety of our patients and our employees is our number one focus at this time, due to this we are implementing the following protocol and procedures. Appointment Protocols. Patient registration forms and COVID-19 screening will be carried out over the phone when booking prior to your appointment. The day before your appointment you will receive a text as a reminder…

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Chronic Ankle Instability

Chronic Ankle Instability

Following an ankle sprain only 70% of people struggle to return to their previous level of function. In many cases this is related to their development of a condition called chronic ankle instability (CAI). This condition has significant impact on well-being with approximately 85% of people diagnosed with chronic ankle instability also developing problems in the opposite leg. CAI is one of the related problems after an ankle sprain injury, specifically Lateral Ankle Sprains. CAI is defined as the continuation of the post-injury…

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Strength Training for Osteoporosis

Strength Training for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D. Because bone loss is gradual and painless, there are usually no symptoms to indicate a person is developing osteoporosis. This is why osteoporosis is often referred to as the silent disease. Risk Factors: Age; Your bone density peaks around age 30. After that, you’ll begin to lose bone mass.  Gender; Women over…

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Lower Back Pain and the Cricket Player

Lower Back Pain and the Cricket Player

Lower Back Pain and the Cricket Player Lower Back Pain (LBP) is a common injury related symptom that many fast bowlers fall foul of. A sport becoming more popular due to the success and rise of Irish cricket team, more and more amateur cricketers have taken their hand to the game. A high injury prevalence of LBP reported up to 67% (Johnson et al. 2012) are related to repetitive stress. This can be attributed: mechanical asymmetries such as an under…

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Low Back Pain – Physiotherapy can help

Low Back Pain – Physiotherapy can help

Low Back Pain – Physiotherapy can Help!   LBP Fact Sheet…… 4 in every 5 people (80%) will experience low back pain within their lifetime. Of these 75% of adults experienced pain in lower back in past 3 months Currently it is the biggest cause of disability in the world and the second most common reason for GP visits.     In the majority of cases back pain can be attributed to a number of: mechanical factors for example awkward working…

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