Five reasons to keep walking

It is particularly hard to keep exercising as the days get shorter, colder and wetter in the winter months. It is free activity that in most cases can be done with relative ease. The benefits of…

Why is sleep so important?

In today’s society we face a culture where we are expected to be connected constantly with the result that time allocated to sleep is increasing reduced and neglected. The statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO)…

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…

Tips for Achilles Tendon Pain
Closeup side view of mid 50's female doctor examining an ankle of mid 20's athlete woman. This is a typical sports injury.

Tips for Achilles Tendon Pain

With the improving weather and more people returning to activities after the winter months or taking up new activities with the stretch in the evenings we are seeing a lot more tendon type injuries in the…