ACHES AND PAINS

We use a variety of advanced treatment techniques to regain full painfree movement & function.

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ABOUT OUR ACHES AND PAINS SERVICE

Our musculoskeletal physiotherapists have expertise in the treatment of these soft tissue injuries, which can occur anywhere in the human body and cause a variety of symptoms for the patient (stiffness, aches, pain, pins & needles or altered sensation, numbness etc.). We employ advanced clinical assessment & diagnostic methods and have received specialist training in a broad range of successful treatment techniques.

What aches we treat?

Conditions that involve soft tissue injuries of :

Muscle

Ligament

Tendon

Joints

Fascia

Irritated or trapped nerves

TREATMENT PLAN ELEMENTS

We use a variety of advanced treatment techniques to regain full painfree movement & function. Techniques include:

  • Joint mobilisation and/or manipulation, 
  • deep tissue massage, 
  • dry needling, 
  • corrective taping, 
  • stretching & strengthening exercises. 
  • Postural re-education can prevent reoccurrences.

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ABOUT NECK PAIN

Neck pain can result from a specific injury or the cumulative effect of poor posture. Injury to any of the structures of the neck including the muscles, ligaments, nerves, joints & discs can cause symptoms. Depending on the structure & the extent of injury, neck pain may be localised or alternatively refer to the shoulder blade, shoulder, down the arm or sometimes upwards to the face & scalp. Most injuries cause symptoms of pain & stiffness, but symptoms of muscle weakness, spasm, tingling, numbness and headaches can also result from neck injury.

Neck pain is a very common occurrence affecting 10-15% of the population at any one point in time and 70% of the population suffering at some stage in their lives.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Common causes of neck pain include:

  • Muscle strains
  • Facet joint stiffness
  • Nerve irritation
  • Disc Pain
  • Arthritis (“spondylosis”)
  • Postural Strain
  • Wry Neck (“crick in the neck”)
  • Whiplash (WAD) injury
  • Headaches
  • Concussion/Head Injury
  • Fibromyalgia

ABOUT BACK PAIN

80% of the population will experience low back pain at some stage in their lifetime. It is the most common complaint seen in our practice and is the cause of much sick leave in Ireland. Most people will recover from an episode within 2-6 weeks, although it re-occurs in 30% of cases.

Back pain sufferers should seek early professional advice, to establish an accurate diagnosis, implement a successful treatment plan and accelerate their recovery to pain relief & full function. Multiple structures (muscles, ligaments, facet joints, nerves and discs) can cause pain when injured. Symptoms can be localised to the back or alternatively refer into the buttock & further into the leg.

Our musculoskeletal physiotherapists are experts in the assessment & management of back related disorders and use a variety of successful advanced treatment techniques.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Conditions which can cause low back pain include:

  • Disc bulge/prolapse
  • Muscle strains
  • Facet joint stiffness
  • Nerve irritation
  • Poor posture (especially sitting)
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sciatica
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Scheuermann’s Disease
  • Instability

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You can book an appointment online or by ringing our reception.
Liz or Niamh are always happy to help if you have any questions.

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