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With the warmer weather arriving it means many sporting seasons are underway for the summer months so here are a few tips for injury prevention:
It is the beginning of another college year and like any good student we are sure you have now settled into your surroundings and formulated an effective study plan!
Students cannot avoid sitting at desks for prolonged periods of time. Between attending lectures, completing course work and studying the hours add up quickly and can often take a toll on your body.
“It lets you love, laugh and live your life to the full. A few simple changes is all it takes to keep it charged and make a lasting difference to your heart health. So fuel your heart and power your life”-A message from the World Heart Day Website.
Heart Disease is Irelands Number 1 Killer. According to The Irish Heart Foundation Approximately 10,000 people die each year from Cardiovascular Disease, including coronary heart disease and stroke.
What is Neuropathic pain?
Neuropathic pain results from direct damage to any part of the nervous system. These include:
The damage then causes nerves to transmit abnormal signals to the brain, where they are recognised as pain. This pain can be mild or intense and may persist long after the original damage has been repaired.
Pilates aims to improve the efficiency and control of our ‘normal’ movement, by targeting our trunk, spine, and motor control.
You often hear people speaking of having “knots” in their muscles but what does this really mean?
If you go to a physiotherapist, they will most likely use the technical term “Myofascial Trigger point” when describing the same thing. These can be defined as palpable nodules in taught bands of muscle where fibres are locked into a contracted position. These are a very common cause of pain both locally in an area or referred to another area. For example: a trigger point in the top of your shoulder (upper trapezius) can cause headaches.
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
For today’s blog we will be discussing Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. It results in widespread pain and extreme tiredness. People with fibromyalgia may also have: difficulty sleeping, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and muscle stiffness. It is estimated that fibromyalgia affects nearly 1 in 20 people across the globe. Anyone can develop fibromyalgia, although the condition affects more women than men. In most cases, fibromyalgia occurs between 30 and 60 years of age, but it can develop in people of any age, including children and the elderly.
Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death and disease worldwide. Health risks associated with obesity include diabetes, hypertension, cancers, coronary heart disease, stroke, breathing issues and many more.
Low back pain will affect most people at some time in their lives. 95% of cases are non specific and are not caused by anything serious.
Welcome to another addition of the KW Physio Blog. Today’s blog will focus on physiotherapy for osteoarthritis (OA) and what we can do to help.
Welcome to another addition of a KW Physio Dublin blog. Summer is just around the corner, we hope everyone is pain free and looking forward to being out and active in the sunshine and hot weather.
Cycling has numerous health benefits and can be advantageous to anyone trying to lose weight or maintain fitness, it does not only have an advantage for people with knee injuries and conditions.
Sports injuries usually result in severe pain, swelling and bruising and should be reviewed by your GP or one of our Chartered Physiotherapist’s at KW Physio Dublin.
Most people will have a knee injury or condition at some point in their lives. There are several types of knee injuries and conditions, which can be treated by Physiotherapy. They range from ligament and cartilage problems to tendon and muscular strains and so on.
Welcome to another addition of a KW Physio Blog. For today’s blog we will provide information about Physiotherapy for knee pain and what we can do to help.
As the year comes to an end, all of us Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy clinic gratefully wish you a joyous holiday season and send our wishes for a wonderful new year.
Just a reminder to our patients that recently we changed our physiotherapy fees and introduced a discount for patients who currently have a medical card.
A lot of conditions we treat are on knee complications and post surgery. Physiotherapy treatment at Kiltipper Woods Dublin 24 is vital to speed the healing process and ensure an optimal outcome in all patients following a knee replacement.
Did you overdo it at training and pull a muscle? Have you suffered for years with a sore back? Are you recovering from post surgery
Sciatica is pain that originates from the sciatic nerves that run from one side of the pelvis through the hip and buttocks and down the leg.
Here at our Physiotherapy clinic Dublin , one of the main complaints we receive from our patients is the common lower back pain problem.
At Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Clinic located in Dublin 24, our mission is to enhance the overall health, fitness and quality of life of our patients by providing high quality, comprehensive and individualised physiotherapy services.
Welcome to another blog addition from KW Physio Dublin. For today’s blog we will be discussing the condition ‘Tennis Elbow’, what it is, giving you advice and how we can help treat it.
Welcome to another blog addition from KW Physio Dublin. For today’s blog we will be discussing our dry needling service.
Welcome to another addition of a KW Physio Dublin Blog. This blog will focus on our physiotherapy service and how it can benefit you.
Our phone is constantly ringing with shoulder injuries and conditions. People often think it is frozen shoulder because they have stiffness and pain in that area, it is important to note however that you may have a different shoulder condition and or injury.
What is drawing many of our clients from Dublin to Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Clinic is the range of cutting-edge physiotherapy interventions such as hydrotherapy and dry needling, available in an easy to access and relaxed environment.
Welcome to another addition of a KW Physio Dublin Blog. For today’s blog we will be giving you more Sports Injury Prevention Tips and hopefully preventing the need for physiotherapy. Here are some sports injury tips and advice for you while exercising;
Most people do not stretch before or after an exercise or workout and then come to us needing physiotherapy because they are injured. Here are some exercising stretching tips that will decrease the chances of you needing physiotherapy with us here in Dublin 24.
Injuries are a part of life!! The following tips can help jump start the healing process and save the need for physiotherapy or at least aid in reducing the time spent here with us at Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy Dublin.
For today’s blog we will give you another 5 Sports Physiotherapy tips to help keep you injury free and on the playing field this season.
One of the main conditions and injuries we treat here in Dublin 24 are back strains and back pain. So for today’s Blog the tips will all be focused on the back.
For the next couple of blogs we will be giving you physiotherapy advice and tips, Here is the third update and we hope these physiotherapy tips can help you.
For the next couple of blogs we will be giving you physiotherapy advice and tips, Here is the second update and we hope these tips can help you.
For the next couple of blogs we will be giving you physiotherapy advice. At Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy clinic it is of upmost importance for us to help our patients before, during and after the rehabilitation process. We get patients not only from Dublin but from all around the country so we hope these tips can prevent you from needing treatment in the first place and save you your time and money.
With so many Marathons and Races taking place here in Dublin, you know injuries and pain complaints are naturally going to increase. There is always big build-up to any race but a lot of people actually forget to plan their recovery.
Surveys indicate that 80% of people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives and further statistics indicate that this figure is due to increase particularly amongst the younger age group. Here in Dublin it is no different. Physiotherapy at Kiltipper Woods Clinic can and will help!
We are not only concerned with treating injuries but also preventing injuries. The health and well being of our patients is of upmost importance to us here at Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Dublin 24.
The answer to this frequently asked question is no. If you are in pain, living in the Dublin area and need physiotherapy, you can call us directly on 01-4625277 or use the contact us section here on our website and we can arrange an appointment without a referral. Usually you don’t need to bring anything. If we then think you need assessment by a G.P or Consultant we can advise you and help you with a referral. However, if you have X-ray or MRI results for example it is a good idea to bring these so we can take a copy with your permission to help us with your recovery. Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Clinic helping the people of Dublin recover since 2010.
Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy clinic located in Dublin 24 is a unique clinic, incorporating physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and several other services including Dry Needling, Pilates and so on.
How Long Does a Session last?
Your first session at Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy clinic Dublin may last up to one hour to facilitate a full comprehensive initial assessment. The following appointments will then typically last 30 to 45 minutes thereafter.
For the next couple of blogs we will be informing you of the service we provide and all that it entails. Our Service in Ireland consists of the following Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Dry Needling, Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Performance, Massage and Pilates. So if you have a pain or injury and living in the Dublin area there is a good chance we will be able to help you.
At Kiltipper Woods we are a sports injury clinic offering Sports Physiotherapy that can be used as a healing process but also as a preventive measure.
The demands of a sporting lifestyle are huge and injuries are a given and eventual a reality for most sports players at some point. This is the same for everyone, whether you are a Dublin footballer or a five a side astro turf player. The range of sports injuries remedied by physiotherapy is extensive but is primarily focused on the following pains and injuries:
Make sure you have a Charted Physiotherapist. In this blog you will find out what the term means and to find out if you are using one.
The title “Physiotherapist” alone is not evidence of a formal qualification in Physiotherapy. It takes a minimum of four years in a full time University to obtain a degree in Physiotherapy. Once qualified the Physiotherapist can join the ISCP and become a member of the society allowing them to use the title “Chartered”.
Physiotherapy may not be the first thought you have if you have diabetes, but you may be surprised to learn how we at Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy clinic Dublin 24 can help.
Hydrotherapy is not a new concept - in fact, it actually dates as far back as ancient Greek and Roman times. In those days, people didn’t know the science behind it, they just knew that it made them feel better. Today we have a better grasp on what all the benefits of hydrotherapy are and who they benefit. We at Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy clinic Dublin 24 have been treating people with Hydrotherapy on a daily basis since 2010.
When communicating with our patients here in Dublin 24 we are often asked many questions such as, does physiotherapy hurt or is physiotherapy painful? Generally, physiotherapy does not hurt. Initially the stretches and exercises that one of our physiotherapists deliver to the patient may cause slight discomfort; this is primarily due to the fact that the body is not used to such movement; as the body adjusts and adapts it will be less painful. Our Physiotherapists here at Kiltipper Woods great care not to cause pain and are actually committed to the relief and control of pain. Call us today for more information, serving the people of Dublin since 2010 More information on Physiotherapy
When communicating with our patients here in Dublin 24 we are often asked many questions such as, does physiotherapy hurt or is physiotherapy painful? Generally, physiotherapy does not hurt. Initially the stretches and exercises that one of our physiotherapists deliver to the patient may cause slight discomfort; this is primarily due to the fact that the body is not used to such movement; as the body adjusts and adapts it will be less painful. Our Physiotherapists here at Kiltipper Woods great care not to cause pain and are actually committed to the relief and control of pain. Call us today for more information, serving the people of Dublin since 2010
More information on Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle.
At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.
You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with back pain, sudden injury, managing long-term medical condition such as asthma, and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event.
Physiotherapy at Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Clinic Dublin is delivered by one of our professionally trained physiotherapist’s.
Sometimes pain treatment can be accomplished through Physiotherapy or physical therapy. Physiotherapy, involves the treatment, healing, and prevention of injuries or disabilities sometime even before they happen. Physiotherapy helps to relieve pain, promote healing, and restore function and movement.
What’s as warm as a sauna, as comforting as an electric blanket, effective as a workout, and as soothing as a massage?
The answer is – Hydrotherapy!
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common motor disability in childhood. It can affect about 1 in 300 children according to estimates. This means thousands of children in Dublin are dealing with this condition day in, day out. We at Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Clinic Dublin 24 however can help greatly.
For today’s Blog entry we will be discussing Post Polio and how we at Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Clinic in Dublin 24 can help.
One of the main conditions we treat here at Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Clinic in Dublin 24 is Osteoporosis. We will Focus on this condition for today’s Blog Entry.
The First thing to mention is that frequent exercise has a very important role in maintaining healthy bones and preventing osteoporosis. Exercise can:
1. Maintain and actually improve bone density - builds bone strength Increase muscle strength - supports the joints improve coordination and balance - helps to prevent falls
2. Improve lung and heart fitness - reduces the risk of heart disease
Do you play sports? Do you jog? Go to the gym? Taken a tumble while walking? Then there is a good chance you have dealt with the common “Sprained Ankle” or “Strained Muscle” for these kind of injuries you may ask yourself, can Physiotherapy help?
Did you know that 1 in 5 people are affected by Arthritis - that is 714,000 people nationwide. Arthritis is a major cause of chronic pain and is the leading cause of disability in Ireland today.