The Mummy MOT and Pelvic Organ Prolapse

This week the Mummy MOT which is a postnatal check up for all women is going to have a look at pelvic organ prolapse.  Unfortunately, pelvic organ prolapse is more frequent after childbirth affecting one in…

The Mummy MOT talks about urinary incontinence

This week The Mummy MOT which is a postnatal check for all mothers after they have had a baby is looking at urinary incontinence AKA leaking urine. This could be happening when you cough, sneeze, lift…

What is the Mummy MOT?

What is the Mummy MOT? The Mummy MOT is an assessment for all postnatal mothers no matter how long it has been since you had your baby. It is a specialized postnatal examination for both vaginal…

Osteoporosis – do you have any risk factors?

Worldwide – one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 years will suffer a fracture due to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and fragile so that they break…

Common Running Injuries

Running is an easy and enjoyable form of exercise with the benefits well documented. Unfortunately, it is associated with a higher risk of overuse injury than other form of exercise such as walking, swimming and cycling.…

World Physiotherapy Day

The 8th of September marks World Physiotherapy Day and it is an opportunity for chartered physiotherapists to raise awareness about the contribution the profession makes to keeping people fit, mobile and independent. The theme for 2019…

Do you have an Overactive Bladder?

Overactive Bladder Syndrome (OABS) is not an unusual condition with an estimated 350,000 Irish people affected. It can affect both men and women of all ages and can significantly impact on their quality of life.  But…

Tips for Lower Back Pain

Pretty much everyone at some stage in their life has or will suffer from an episode of lower back pain. The statistics for lower back pain are pretty interesting; Back pain more common in Ireland than…

Men’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

June is a busy month for health awareness and included both Men’s Health Week and World Continence Awareness Week. The question is - How can a chartered physiotherapist impact on men’s health and incontinence? Chartered Physiotherapists…