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  • How to Prevent Muscle Cramps While Running

    How to Prevent Muscle Cramps While Running

    Apr 18. 2018 — No comment

    Muscle cramps are a sudden, involuntary and extremely painful contraction of the muscle that almost every athlete has experienced at some stage. The most common muscle cramps for runners tend to occur in the calves, whic…

  • How to Recover from an ACL Injury

    How to Recover from an ACL Injury

    Apr 11. 2018 — No comment

    What is an ACL Injury ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament and is located in the middle of the knee. Its primary function is to prevent the shin bone from sliding out in front of the thigh bone. An ACL injury occur…

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse – What is it?

    Pelvic Organ Prolapse – What is it?

    Apr 04. 2018 — No comment

    What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse A pelvic organ prolapse is a bulging of the pelvic organs such as the bladder, bowel, rectum or uterus downward into the vagina. The pelvic floor muscles provide support to the pelvic organ…

  • Suffer from chronic neck pain? Pilates may help!

    Suffer from chronic neck pain? Pilates may help!

    Mar 28. 2018 — No comment

    Neck pain is one of the most common complaints presented by patients here at Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic. We treat this complaint on a daily basis and have identified that those with primarily computer or desk based…

  • The Good Run 2018- What You Need to Know

    The Good Run 2018- What You Need to Know

    Mar 27. 2018 — No comment

    The Good Run is a fantastic event happening at the end of March. This event is a charity fun run that takes place on Good Friday the 30th of March 2018 at 9.30am, in the beautiful grounds of St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Du…

  • How to Reduce Back Pain at Work

    How to Reduce Back Pain at Work

    Mar 21. 2018 — No comment

    Most people will experience back pain at some stage in their lives, whether it be mild or chronic. It is something that is caused by many factors but often can be caused by the nature of ones profession. The two main cau…

  • The Importance of Physio After Shoulder Stabilisation

    The Importance of Physio After Shoulder Stabilisation

    Mar 14. 2018 — No comment

    The shoulder is a complex and flexible joint making it more susceptible to injury and instability. Shoulder instability is a weakening of the capsule and ligaments of the shoulder joint, allowing the ball of the humerus …

  • Swimming: Tips to Improve Freestyle Stroke

    Swimming: Tips to Improve Freestyle Stroke

    Mar 07. 2018 — No comment

    Whether you’re at the beginning of your training for a triathlon or just want to improve your overall swimming ability, improving your freestyle swimming is where you should focus your attention. By improving technique…

  • Muscle Contusions: Benefits of Physiotherapy Treatment

    Muscle Contusions: Benefits of Physiotherapy Treatment

    Feb 26. 2018 — No comment

    Firstly, what is a muscle contusion? It is bruising of the muscle following a direct blow or repeated blows to a part of the body, resulting in crushing of the muscle fibres underneath. How can physiotherapy help treat …

  • The Bray 10km Cliff Run: Are You Participating?

    The Bray 10km Cliff Run: Are You Participating?

    Feb 23. 2018 — No comment

    The Bray 10km Cliff Run takes place on March 31st and is a great reason to continue training during the dark winter evenings. If you haven’t signed up for the run yet and would like to, entry is open online until March 3…

  • Is it safe to exercise while pregnant?

    Is it safe to exercise while pregnant?

    Feb 15. 2018 — No comment

    It is good idea to keep active during your pregnancy. There are many physical and psychological health benefits to remaining active throughout the duration of your pregnancy. This will help you adapt to your changing sha…

  • Cycling in Windy Conditions: Tips to Keep You Upright

    Cycling in Windy Conditions: Tips to Keep You Upright

    Feb 13. 2018 — No comment

    Cycling in windy conditions is not always the easiest thing to do regardless of whether you are a trained athlete or a beginner cyclist. Tackling a cycle like this requires preparation. If you are planning a cycle in win…

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