Resistance training for older adults
Aging is associated with several biological changes some of these include the reduction of muscle, strength, function leading to frailty. As we all know, it’s natural to see some changes as we age, however you can slow down the decline through movement. Physical...
Osteoporosis, a systemic skeletal disease, is characterised by low bone mass and bone tissue deterioration resulting in increased fragility of the bone and susceptibility to injury
Hiatus Hernia and physiotherapy
A hiatus (hiatal) hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach bulges through a diaphragm.
Men’s health physiotherapy for prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Irish men and the second most common overall, above breast cancer.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
50% of women will have, at some point of their life, some signs or symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). But what is it?
Using biofeedback to assist your pelvic floor rehabilitation
Finding your pelvic floor contraction can be challenging.
YOUR pregnancy journey
With the postponement of the antenatal classes at Limerick’s maternity hospital and many health staff including physiotherapists redeployed as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, expectant mothers might be left with unanswered questions or fear of not knowing the right thing to do.
This mini blog series aims to help you during the weeks and months between now and when your baby arrives.
Your Pregnancy Journey – antenatal perineal massage
The perineum is the area between your vagina and anus and is especially important for all women. During labour this area has to stretch greatly and often can tear.
YOUR pregnancy journey – breath and pain relief
Lots of cool physiological processes happen when you breathe. When you slow your breath down and breathe through the nose, in particular, relaxation is promoted.
YOUR pregnancy journey – pelvic floor function
Another benefit of the breath work as discussed in the previous post is the effect it has on your pelvic floor.
YOUR pregnancy journey – toilet habits
After all the work on strengthening and relaxing your pelvic floor the last thing you’ll want is to have something like constipation (which is common in pregnancy) ruin your good work.
Healthy hearts ? and bones. Warm Up.
Healthy hearts ? and bones. Lower body exercises.
Healthy hearts ? and bones. Upper limb resistance exercises.