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As children begin another school year and parents get ready to breathe a sigh of relief after the summer madness, as Physiotherapists, there are certain patterns of injury that we see at this time of year in children and adolescents that attend our clinic. We cover 5 tips to manage our return to school time routines and avoid unnecessary injuries.
Over the course of the average school year, between 25% and 55% of adolescent school children will have complaints of neck and back pain of some degree. We look at some of the risk factors involved and share some tips that may prevent your children suffering from back and neck pain.
In preparation for back to school season many parents are concerned to buy the right shoes for the year ahead. There are a lot of differing opinions regarding footwear, however there is very little solid scientific research. Caitriona, our senior physiotherapist in paediatrics and women’s health looks at the key things to keep in mind when investing in new shoes for your children.
Most people who contract Covid-19 will feel a lot better in a few weeks. However, it is thought that 1 in 10 people will go on to develop Long Covid. There is an extensive list of symptoms associated with Long COVID. Included in this list is vertigo or dizziness.
We look at symptoms of vertigo associated with COVID-19 infection. Our case study involves a local GAA athlete who has consented to sharing his story anonymously in order to help others experiencing similar symptoms.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse, more commonly known as Prolapse affects 50% of women over the age of 50 that have had a baby. The most common stages in a woman’s life when she will start to experience prolapse is either just after having a baby or during perimenopause or menopause. We look at common symptoms and discuss ways to manage prolapse and take care of our general pelvic health.
A critical factor in preventing osteoporosis, or improving our bone health, is physical activity. The type of physical activity that is most beneficial includes weight-bearing activities with impact and muscle strengthening exercises. Although the Royal Osteoporosis Physical Activity Guidelines 2018 are simple and include a relatively manageable exercise plan, there are many reasons why people, mainly women, find it difficult to include such activities into their weekly exercise programme or lifestyle.
A Chartered Physiotherapist is a qualified member of the professional body, the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy (ISCP). At PMC Physiotherapy Dunboyne all our Physios are members of the ISCP. The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists is the national, professional body in Ireland that works with over 3,000 members to deliver the highest standards of professional care.
Here at PMC Physiotherapy Dunboyne we regularly treat patients with various stages of arthritis to improve the mobility and restore the use of affected joints, increase strength to support the joints, maintain fitness or preserve the ability to perform daily activities. We know that people with arthritis who exercise regularly have less symptoms and better quality of life. So to mark World Arthritis Week, here are my top ten tips for exercising with arthritis:
The majority of people who contract Covid-19 will feel a lot better in a few weeks. However, some may experience fatigue symptoms during recovery. The World Confederation for Physical Therapy has advised that using a cautious approach to physical activity will likely support long term recovery.
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