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Lumbar Fusion by Thomas Andrews (Physiotherapist)

What is it? In people with severe back pain or nerve referral down the leg, a lumbar fusion may be recommended. A lumbar fusion is a surgery that permanently connects two or more vertebrae of your spine together.  This is done with metal plates, screws and rods in the vertebrae. This technique holds the two […]

Total Knee Joint Replacement (TKJR)

What is a Total Knee Replacement? – Blog By Stephen Lee A Total knee replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased knee joint is replaced with an artificial prosthesis. The procedure is performed by separating the muscles and ligaments around the knee. The end of the thigh bone (femur) is removed and is replaced […]

Posture

What is good posture? – Blog by Stephen Lee Good posture is vital in the ongoing management of low back pain and neck pain. Physiotherapists often prescribe specific exercises for you to perform to help with your back or neck problem. However, many patients forget that we need to maintain our posture in everyday life […]

Ankle Sprains

What is a sprained ankle? – Blog By Kara Giannone An ankle sprain occurs when your ankle ligaments are overstretched. They can vary greatly in severity from a minor “rolled ankle” to a complete ligament rupture with or without bone tendon or muscle injury. They are graded as 1, 2 or 3 depending on the severity. […]

What difference is there between clinical pilates and pilates?

What is Clinical Pilates? It is based on the original Pilates method which was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It is a form of exercise that focuses on correct posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. The advantage  is that you work on muscle control rather than strength, with the exercises working […]

Concussion

Louise represented in the hurling team in the world championship in Dublin this year gives us her insight about concussion. A hot topic at present in the media/ world front as more and more concussions especially in playing sport are coming to the fore and evidence & management/ views are changing to not take this matter […]