Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm
Tuesday - 9am - 8pm
Wednesday - 9am - 8pm
Thursday - 9am - 8pm
Friday - 9am - 7pm

Sunday / Bank Holidays: Closed

Appointments:

Appointment duration is 30mins.

Fees

Standard Treatment €50
Club Discount Rate: €40
Home Visit: €60
Rehab session: €20
Casted Orthotics: €230
Carbonflex Orthotics: €120
Stock Orthotics €20-60
Pilates €80 for six one hour sessions of no more than 10 per class

A club discount rate applies to players from clubs who are registered with the clinic.
To register your club/team please contact the clinic
Only Chartered Physiotherapists are approved by healthcare insurers in Ireland.
You may be entitled to claim from your insurer for Physiotherapy expenses.

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Back pain

Back pain is a very common and often disabling condition.

 

backpainAbout 80% of people will get a severe bout of back pain at some point in their lives.

This is most common between the ages of 25 and 50, although it may affect people of any age.

Once a person has had an episode of back pain then they are twice as likely to get a reoccurrence of that pain within 1 year. And the biggest indicator of future back pain is a previous episode of back pain.

So it is vitally important to take care of your back to prevent back pain and also to seek proper treatment when you do have pain, not only to get better as quick as possible but to help prevent that pain from coming back again. We are dedicated to resolving your pain and giving you a maintenance plan to prevent reoccurrence. This can be done through a home exercise program or you can attend one of our rehabilitation or Pilates classes

There are many different causes of back pain but many can be put down to lifestyle factors such as poor posture, heavy manual work, poor lifting technique, sedentary occupation, long hours driving, smoking, lack of strength, flexibility or fitness to deal with applied loads.

The underlying source of your back pain can be from several different structures;

  • Discs – a prolapsed (slipped) disc can cause pain in your back or buttock, which may radiate as far as your leg or foot.
  • Muscles – with back pain the muscles in the affected area can go into spasm (cramp). Poor posture especially when sitting for long periods can cause problems in the muscles of the lower back. Strenuous activities or sports can also result in muscle injuries which can be very painful but generally resolve quickly.
  • Joints – stiffness and degeneration of the spinal and sacro-iliac joints are common causes of low back pain.
  • Ligaments – spinal ligaments sprains are generally caused by over-stretching or trauma such as a fall or Road traffic accident.
  • Nerves – compression of a nerve such as the sciatic nerve can cause pain, pins and needles and numbness or burning in your leg.
  • Often it is from a combination of structures rather than any one in isolation. ‘Sciatica’ is the term given to irritation or compression of the Sciatic nerve. This may result in symptoms in the leg of pain, pins and needles, numbness, or weakness.

Self treatment of back pain

  • backpain2Keep moving if possible
  • Movements that aggravate pain should be avoided initially
  • Movements that reduce or have no affect on pain should be encouraged initially
  • In severe cases bed rest may be necessary for up to 48 hours to reduce pain
  • Pain killers
  • Heat will help to ease muscle spasm that may be causing some of the pain
  • If pain is very severe then you may need to contact your GP for prescription pain killers and anti-inflammatories or an injection to ease the pain.
  • Avoid staying in the one position for too long

Physiotherapy Treatment of back pain

  • Physiotherapy treatment for back pain will include identifying the possible cause and source of the pain
  • Techniques such as massage, acupuncture, joint mobilisation and manipulation are used to help relieve pain and restore full range of movement.
  • Exercise therapy such as stretching and strengthening exercises will help to restore movement and strength to the muscles that support the spine and will allow for faster recovery and a reduced chance of recurrence.
  • Pilates- Once the initial pain has gone Pilates is an excellent way of improving your core strength and flexibility

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