• Hamstring Muscle Injuries 11 March, 2020 - Hamstring Muscle Injuries If you are involved in sport, at any level, you will know someone who has had a hamstring injury, or you may have even had a hamstring injury in the past yourself.   What are the hamstrings? … Continued
  • Tennis Elbow Tips for dealing with Tennis Elbow 25 October, 2019 -   If you’ve ever had pain on the outside of your elbow with gripping objects or lifting, you’ll understand just how annoying it can be not to be able to use your arm properly.    Tennis elbow, known as “lateral … Continued
  • physio-first-time What to Expect When You Attend Your Chartered Physiotherapist 24 September, 2019 -     Your first Physiotherapy Session  Your first visit with a Physiotherapist will involve us asking you some questions and listening to your story regarding the history of your injury or condition.  We will also take a detailed medical history. This … Continued
  • Basketball Injuries and Lateral Ankle Sprains 11 March, 2019 - . Basketball is a non-contact sport, but this doesn’t make it a non-physical sport! As a sport, it involves complex movements including jumping, abrupt turns, changes of direction and deceleration, moderate- to full-speed running, side-stepping and back-peddling. Several research studies … Continued
  • VHI Women’s Mini Marathon for newbies 8 February, 2019 -   Even though it’s early February, many of you out there are already planning to do the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in June as a running newbie. You may have already started on a Couch-to-5k programme, you’re following your own … Continued
  • Patellofemoral pain 16 February, 2018 - Patient education leaflet, taken from international experts in Patellofemoral pain- Barton and Rathleff 2016.
  • Back Pain Quiz 10 February, 2018 - Which of the following statements are True or False: Bed rest is helpful for back pain. Back pain is caused by something being out of place Exercise is safe and good for back pain. Heavy school bags cause back pain … Continued
  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome 24 November, 2017 - Otherwise known as GTPS, can be one of the causes of pain on the outside of the hip.  GTPS involves the tendons and bursae (small fluid filled sacs) which surround an area of bone on the outside of the hip … Continued
  • Physiotherapy after a Fracture 15 September, 2017 - 1.Seek advice from your physiotherapist about which exercises you can do from the outset, even if you are being immobilised in a cast. For example, if in a cast for a wrist fracture, moving the joints above (neck, shoulder and … Continued
  • Tendinopathy 22 July, 2017 - The achilles tendon at the back of the ankle is one of the  the more commonly known tendons in humans, it connects the calf muscle to the heel bone.  Tendons connect muscles to bones.  Pain and dysfunction in a tendon … Continued
  • Best Technique for Squat 28 June, 2017 - Poor squatting technique can adversely load the body, leading to injury e.g. spine, hip and knee.  It is useful to use a mirror from the side and then the front in order to check the technique of your squat.  With … Continued
  • Physiotherapy in Drumcondra Top tips for your workstation, from IONA Physiotherapy in Drumcondra 21 January, 2017 - For many of our patients at IONA Physiotherapy in Drumcondra,  ever increasing computer usage can  be associated with neck, shoulder and even arm pain.  Often, if the computer workstation is not set up well, this neck and shoulder pain gets … Continued
  • Inspired by the Dublin City Marathon to start Recreational Running? 29 October, 2016 -   This weekend will see almost 20,000 people take to the streets of Dublin to participate in the annual Dublin City Marathon. If this inspires you to think about taking up running, there are some helpful tips you should know … Continued
  • Whiplash – a Pain in the Neck 2 August, 2016 - Whiplash Definition Whiplash (or Whiplash Associated Disorder) occurs when your head and neck is suddenly jolted backwards and forwards (or forwards then backwards) in a whip-like movement, or is suddenly forcibly rotated which may occur in a rear-end or side … Continued
  • Dry Needling 30 November, 2015 - What is dry needling? Dry needling is a technique which involves the insertion of a single use, sterile, acupuncture needle into a myofascial (muscular) trigger point. A trigger point is a tight band within a muscle which can cause and … Continued
  • Antenatal Pilates 13 November, 2015 - From the second trimester onwards, the tummy muscles become stretched and weakened to accomodate your growing baby. The extra weight of your baby, also creates downward pressure which can cause weakness of the pelvic floor muscles. Antenatal Pilates is suitable … Continued
  • Ankle Sprain- Rory McIlroy 11 July, 2015 - Rory McIlroy recently sustained a lateral (outer aspect of ankle) sprain while playing soccer with friends. Unfortunately for Rory, this will keep him out of this year’s British Open Championship. According to media reports, he sustained a ruptured ATFL and … Continued
  • Golf Physiotherapy and TPI 30 May, 2015 - What is TPI? Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) is the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. TPI was founded in 2003 and over the last 12 years … Continued
  • Clinical Pilates – has started at IONA Physiotherapy! 23 March, 2015 - What is Pilates? Pilates is a whole body type of exercise that focuses on strengthening (particularly deep abdominal, back and shoulder blade muscles), flexibility, co-ordination and breathing. This total body workout promotes muscle balance and postural awareness. It is therefore … Continued
  • Ice or Heat? 12 September, 2014 - A common question that we are often asked in clinic is whether ice or heat is apppropriate to use on an injury and if so, which. In this blog we will outline the rational behind choosing ice or heat and … Continued
  • Exercise is Medicine 13 August, 2014 - There is overwhelming evidence that exercise has very wide-ranging health benefits, and many health professionals argue that the absence of regular exercise is the biggest public health issue of our time. Most of us recognise that smoking, diabetes and obesity … Continued
  • What are Overuse Injuries? 1 August, 2014 - Injury can occur when a high load is applied a small number of times (e.g. fall off the top of a ladder) or a small load is applied numerous times (e.g. long distance running.) It is the latter that can … Continued
  • Am I at risk of a Running Injury? 23 July, 2014 - For recreational runners the incidence of running related injuries is 10 per 1000 hours of running, which is relatively high compared to other sports. Knee injuries, such as Patellofemoral Pain syndrome are the most common (19%), followed by foot injuries … Continued

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