Latest News from West Limerick Physiotherapy

Are you or your family susceptible to developing Teckneck?

Due to prolonged widespread usage of smartphones and other handheld devices a condition called ‘techneck’ is a common complaint in our present day. The drawing below highlights the weight of an average human head in an upright erect position. It highlights the increase in weight and force through the neck region when a forward flexed head position is adopted. Which position best reflects …

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Where are the best places to exercise in West Limerick

Join a local Pool or Gym Join a cycling club Join Nora O’Grady for her Pilates Put on the walking shoes or get on your bike Try Set Dancing at the Ballintemple Inn Join aqua-aerobics

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It’s Time to Restart the Exercise Habit!

It’s Time to Restart the Exercise Habit!

All you Need to Know About Returning to Exercise. Benefits of Returning to Exercise! Couch potatoes beware! Sedentary lifestyle is associated with a high risk of health complications including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and certain types of cancers. However, the good news is that it is never too late to get in shape and back on the …

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Feeling Dizzy?

Feeling Dizzy - Vestibular Disorder

Occasional dizziness is normal and very common, however dizziness caused by a vestibular disorder effects more than a third of people at some time in their lives! Symptoms of a Vestibular Disorder Vertigo: feeling that your environment is moving Unsteadiness or imbalance Light headedness Difficulty Concentrating Vision Disturbance Hearing Changes Tinnitus: hearing a ringing in your ears Diagnosing the Cause of Your Dizziness …

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Treating Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain

How common is Back Pain? Back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions affecting people in Ireland and can cause significant grief. Thankfully, serious and permanent damage to your back is very rare. However, even a minor back strain can be very painful and can affect your daily activities, sometimes causing people to take time off work. Back Facts Your spine …

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE PERFECT SKI HOLIDAY

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN SKIING? Skiing is a winter sport which involves sliding or gliding on snow-covered slopes with your feet fixed in one position on a set of skis. There are many different types of skiing; Alpine (downhill) and Nordic (cross-country) skiing are the two most common. If you are new to skiing, your primary goals should include: Staying upright Avoiding injury …

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