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…

Getting back to running after having a baby

Are you eager to get back running after having a baby? Are you back running and suffering from urinary leakage or back or hip pain? Or maybe you just don’t feel your pelvic floor is strong…

What else can you do for Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

What else can be done besides surgery to assist in the management of pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse is defined as an anatomical change where the pelvic organs which are the bladder, uterus, bowel or…

Exercise during Pregnancy

Why is exercise in pregnancy so important? What are the goals of exercise in pregnancy? These are multifaceted questions.  It could be to improve health markers, to improve cardiovascular endurance, flexibility or preparing for labour and…

The postnatal pelvic floor and exercise

Pregnancy places untold demands on the body and weakens that muscles of the abdomen causing problems for postnatal mothers. Three in four mothers will have problems later in life from birth related pelvic injuries – incontinence,…

Neck, Shoulder and Arm Pain following Breast Cancer Treatment

THE incidence of breast cancer in women is one-in-nine. Fortunately, with technological advancement in the early detection of breast cancer and treatment options, survival rates are increasing. However, the occurrence of upper limb related pain and…