Migraines and tension headache can be extremely debilitating and affect simple everyday tasks. If migraines and headaches affect you regularly you should book a consultation with one of our physiotherapists here at Archview Physiotherapy Clinic.
Our physiotherapists specialise in the treatment and management of headaches. Headaches occur in many migraine cases. Even though migraines are a medical complaint and require medication in many cases, our physiotherapists can help reduce the headache pain that is associated in patients who suffer with migraine.
They use a combination approach of physiotherapy, myofascial massage, posture correction, ergonomic assessment as well as dry needling. Dry needling is used to treat the trigger point muscle knots around the head, neck and shoulders that can cause pain to refer pain up into the head as seen in the diagram. Once these knots are released you should feel pain relief from your headache anywhere from between 1-24 hours after treatment. It has been proven to be an extremely effective technique to reduce and, in many cases, eliminate headaches.
If you wish to learn more or talk to one of our physiotherapists to see if dry needling can help you, book a consultation today by calling 014913228 or emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work with you to figure out the best treatment plan to suit your needs.
Chronic ankle instablility can cause severe on-going ankle pain if not addressed properly. It usually occurs after a one or multiple lateral ankle sprains.
It can lead to continued symptoms such as swelling, weakness, instability and balance issues for more than 6 months after the inital injury. Chronic ankle instability will not rectify on its own, it will require physiotherapy intervention.
Your physiotherapist may examine to see if you have a chronic ankle instability issue. These indicators may include; an inability to complete jumping and landing tasks within 2 weeks of initial injury, poorer dynamic control on the star excursion balance test at 6 months after the initial injury, poorer self-reported functions on the foot and ankle ability measure.
Your physiotherapist will assess all joints affected by the injury as well as those affected by an altered gait or limping. They will work with you to normalise correct movement at all stages of recovery. In particular they will focus on rehabilitation work to help to gradually strengthen your ankle and lower limb so you can return to normal activites. A combination of soft tissue massage techniques, dry needling, stretching, strengthening, and balance exercises will be used to achieve this.
If you wish to book a consultation with one of our physiotherapy ankle specialists at Archview Physiotherapy Pain and Sports Clinic with, please contact 014913228 or email us at email@example.com.
The human body is rarely completely symmetrical. This could be due to things like injury, traumas or it could be something you were born with. Be it a tilted pelvis or one leg shorter than the other, the body then must compensate for these abnormalities and this can cause aches, pains and injuries to develop. Correct footwear and orthotics can help.
Orthotics can help correct these abnormalities. Orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts that are specifically made to correct the biomechanical alignment of your feet. They are primarily used for people with a high level of over-pronation (flat arch) or supination (high arch). An orthotic can help re-align and control the movement of the foot in turn relieving stress and pain in the joints of the feet and lower limbs.
Wearing the incorrect footwear or not having the support you need can affect your bodies alignment and can make you more susceptible to injury also. Flat soled shoes can cause terrible foot biomechanical issues. This has been more commonly seen in the last decade due to pump style shoe wear and flat soled runners. Wearing correct footwear and orthotics can improve the situation. It is advisable that all shoe wear should have a gradient from heel to toe where the heel is elevated by about 1-2 inches.
At Archview Physiotherapy Clinic we have a Chartered Physiotherapist who specialises in biomechanical issues of the feet and orthotics. To book a consultation call the clinic on 014913228 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy is a degeneration of the collagen protein that forms the tendon of one or more of the rotator cuff muscles. Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy is a common condition representing 30-70% of shoulder pain disorders. And 40-50% of patients report pain after 6-12 months. Rotator cuff tendinopathies account for 25% more days off work than any other musculoskeletal injury. This condition is more significant after the age of 50 and can be attributed to multiple factors.
These tendinopathies can also be described based upon the specific tendon that is injured. These can include supraspinatus tendinopathy, subscapularis tendinopathy or infraspinatus tendinopathy.
Shoulder pain in many cases is complex and multifactorial and can be attributed to multiple reasons such as subacromial pain syndrome, acromioclavicular joint degeneration, subacromial impingement and of course rotator cuff tendinopathy.
Physiotherapy plays a vital part to play in the prognosis of all shoulder pain and returning to adequate if not full shoulder function. If you are worried about your shoulder pain because it has not settled after a few weeks, book a physiotherapy consultation with one of our shoulder specialists at Archview Physiotherapy Pain and Sports Injury Clinic. Call 014913228 or emailing email@example.com
The most common acute sporting injuries seen are acute ankle sprains or ligament injuries in the ankle. The ankle has many ligaments to support the foot in different directions. These ligaments are usually damaged by quick turns, explosive twists or ‘going over’ on your foot.
are 3 possible grades of tear to any ligament simply numbered 1,2 and 3, with
grade 1 being minor damage and grade 3 being a complete tear.
If you suspect ligament damage in your ankle or an ankle sprain you should book a consultation with Archview Physiotherapy Clinic. Here one of our physiotherapists, physical therapists or sports therapists can assess and determine which ligament is injured, what grade of tear you may have and can then proceed to treat the injury.
Initially for any ankle sprain or ligament injury rest, ice, compression and elevation, also known as RICE, is recommended to reduce swelling and it enhances a quicker recovery in the initial 24 -48 hours. From there your therapist will work with you to restore a full range of motion, strengthen and condition the surrounding muscles and ligaments, work on proprioception and balance and eventually use functional exercises to aid in your return to daily life or sport.
the correct rehabilitation is not followed it is very likely for a person to
endure multiple or reoccurring ankle sprains. Many people claim it is due to
having ‘weak’ ankles. However, with professional rehabilitation this problem
will be minimised.
Call (01)4913228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a consultation with one of our team to start your recovery.
The marathon training is in
full swing for the Dublin City Marathon and many participants don’t allow their bodies to
recover enough in between sessions or long-distance runs.
In order to for your body
to recover it is obviously important to keep hydration levels up and keep track
of nutrition, ensuring you are eating enough protein for cell repair and growth
and enough carbohydrates to give you the energy you need. Rest days are really
important to allow the body to recover and a massage on a rest day can aid
recovery even further. Many athletes opt
for a massage on a rest day or even go for pre or post-training/event massages
to ensure they can give their best possible performance and to have a speedy
A pre-event massage will
focus on increasing blood flow, flexibility and essentially warm up and keep
the muscles loose, it will also decrease stiffness post event.
A post-event massage has
many physiological benefits also, for example, it will aid recovery by flushing
out lactic acid and reducing post-marathon soreness. It also has psychological
benefits as many athletes will report that going for a massage post-event will
lift their mood as well as help their body feel better.
If you are one of the 22,500 people taking part in
the Dublin City Marathon this week, book in with one of our massage therapists
at Archview Physiotherapy Clinic for a pre or post marathon massage! Call us on
014913228 or email email@example.com to book in now as we
will fill up FAST!
The Original McKenzie® Lumbar Roll™ is the top-selling lumbar cushion and the ideal companion in the car, at the office or for use with any seat that does not provide adequate lumbar support. The built-in strap secures the lumbar roll to most chair backs and can even be used around the waist. It is the only lumbar support approved for use with the McKenzie Method®.
The McKenzie lumbar roll fits snuggly against your lower back, cushioning it and helping you maintain good posture and proper curvature of your spine. The McKenzie Method is an approach that therapists at Archview Physiotherapy take when treating back pain which includes four main steps: Assessment, Classification, Treatment and Prevention. Lumbar rolls can aid in the treatment of back pain and prevent a problem from reoccurring.
McKenzie Lumbar Rolls can be purchased at Archview Physiotherapy Clinic. You can also follow our Ergonomic Tips in our previous blog to help improve your seating posture at work.
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to book a consultation with one of our physiotherapists by calling 014913228 or emailing our reception at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a whole science called ergonomics that is concerned with how people design and arrange things and interact with them efficiently and safely. Like your work desk for example. Use these 4 quick and easy ergonomic tips to improve your posture, allow the spine to stay upright, take pressure off the spinal joint and discs and muscles around the back, neck, shoulders and pelvis.
Have all your computer devices or screens centred, the top of the screen should be at eye level. If you have more than one, ensure there is an even space between them.
Ensure you’re sitting back fully into the chair with your feet placed flat on the floor. Your knee joint should be in line with or slightly lower than your hip. If they are higher this will cause your lower back to slump and put more pressure through the discs of your spine.
A lumbar roll can help with improving your sitting posture. They should be placed in the curve of your lower back. We would recommend using a McKenzie Lumbar Roll, which we sell at our clinic. Be aware when you first start using one that it will take some time for your spine to adjust.
Your elbows should be fully supported on the table in front as you type or on the armrest of your chair provided it is in line with the desk. You may need to push your computer and keyboard away from you so that the keyboard is at forearm distance. This will allow your neck muscles to be relaxed and will also take pressure off the discs in your spine.
Book a consultation:
At Archview Physiotherapy Clinic we can assess and treat bad posture. With physiotherapy treatment in conjunction with these tips you’ll be able to sit pain free at your desk in no time. If you have any enquiries please contact our reception desk on 014913228 or email us at email@example.com.
Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s. Pilates emphasizes correct postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance and flexibility. Its main aim is to tone your core and improve your posture.
At Archview Physiotherapy with offer Physio-Pilates instructed by chartered physiotherapists. These classes cater for everyone’s needs regardless of age or any previous/current injuries. Classes are instructed by physiotherapists and we keep the classes to a max of 7 people so that each client received adequate attention during the class. In an environment where the class is smaller the instructor can focus on helping you do these movements correctly, so you gain maximal benefits from the exercise.
What is the difference between yoga and Pilates?
Yoga is a type of exercise to improve flexibility and mainly promote relaxation. Pilates on the other hand is about control and is considered the best form of exercise to improve back pain and posture.
Why is Physio pilates beneficial for you?
When being instructed by a professional with a wide understanding of biomechanics, anatomy, safe principals of rehabilitation and a wide knowledge of spinal pathologies, you can be sure the class is going to be great. You will have an amazing experience knowing you are in good hands.
Archview Physiotherapy Clinic- Pilates classes
We don’t just offer pilates classes in groups. We also have 1-1 Pilates where you will get a completely personalised session to help improve areas that you specifically need to work on. This is great when returning from an injury or surgery to build back up strength and stability.
At Archview Physiotherapy,
we also offer personal training and postural correction classes. For further
information, please contact our reception desk on 014913228 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dry needling is a technique used at Archview Physiotherapy Clinic as part of treating painful muscle knots, known as myofascial trigger point knots. These needles are 8 times smaller than used for vaccinations, so they generally don’t cause pain worse than the symptoms you are already having. The aim of dry needling is to relieve muscle tightness and pain as well as improving the flexibility of the muscle. It is particularly effective in treating muscles which don’t release well through foam rolling and stretching and with muscles which fatigue fast during exercises training.
Do you ever feel like your legs are tight and heavy when you start back training? Do you ever feel stiffness or achiness in your neck, shoulders or back after sitting for long hours? Do you ever get tension headaches? Do you ever feel like you stretch loads, but not sure your flexibility is not improving? Do you ever wonder why you can’t achieve some movements or stretches in your yoga class? Do you ever get cramps in your calves at night? Do you have pain from teeth grinding or clenching your jaw muscles?
Dry needling has been clinically proven to be an extremely useful tool in all of these cases as well as many others. A typical treatment lasts 30 minutes and although you may feel some tenderness after the session, you will notice an improvement almost immediately or within 24-48 hours. Anyone experiencing pain can feel a benefit from dry needling. If you’re an athlete trying to return to sport, or you were in an accident, maybe even if you just have general muscle stiffness and achiness caused by long hours at the desk, dry needling will have a benefit. To book an appointment please contact our reception desk on 014913228 or email us at email@example.com.