Category Archives : Conditions

Is your jaw causing you back pain?

Have you had dental work done recently and are now experiencing pain in your back, hips or pelvis? Are you experiencing new niggles playing sport? There most likely is a link. The muscles of the jaw are a big compensator for the core stability system. Long periods of time lying in the dentists chair with […]

Join the dots

The reason we manage to find the root cause of our clients pains is because we always relate the problems to movements, habits and their history. Often one simple injury can trigger a series of compensations that spread throughout the body. How is your foot connected to your neck pain? How is your left hip […]

Sciatica

Sciatica describes pain felt along the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back, down through the buttock, hamstrings and into the lower leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. Sciatica is characterised by pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs. Commonly pain and numbness are located at the calf, foot, […]

The Kegel Dilemma

For decades doctors, physiotherapists, trainers, therapists, you name it, have been hammering away at women—and men too—that if they want to strengthen their pelvic floors or resolve a pelvic floor issue, they must do kegels. A Google search of the pelvic floor will give over 1 million hits. The majority of these hits will all […]

Breathing 101

Breathing is the most important physiological function from the moment you’re born. It is the first thing we do when we enter the world and the last thing we do when we leave it. We are all born with the ability to breathe perfectly. Look at a newborn child sleeping and you will see lovely […]

Hamstring Strains

Hamstring strains happen when any of your hamstrings muscles or its tendons is stretched beyond what it can withstand or torn when substantial stretching of the muscle occurs. Hamstring strains are fairly common in sports activities requiring the athlete to forcefully run or jump. A hamstring strain is also called a pulled hamstring or hamstring […]

Let’s Move

Ireland is on course to become the most obese country in Europe, according to the latest figures from World Health Organisation (WHO) experts. By 2030 Europe will face an obesity crisis of enormous proportions. In terms of obesity alone, the estimates show a big jump for women in the Irish Republic, soaring from 23 per […]

Mid Back Pain and Physiotherapy

The thoracic spine, the part of the spine that starts just below the neck to half-way down the back, is often a neglected part of the body, which is surprising considering that it is as prone to stiffness as other parts of the spine, but not so surprising since it is a difficult area of […]

Golf and Physiotherapy

Many people think that Golf is a relatively benign activity, but the incidence of injuries to golfers is relatively high. Because golf can be played over an entire life time, most golfers, at some stage, will be injured. Physios look at the three body segments individually: Lower Body – What is the lower body doing, […]

Soft Tissue Injury

Soft tissue injury is an injury to any of the soft tissues of the body. The most common soft tissues injured are muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These injuries often occur during sports and exercise activities, but sometimes simple everyday activities can cause an injury. Sprains, strains, and contusions, as well as tendinitis and bursitis, are […]