Keep on Running

Keep on Running

Running Injuries – common causes and their solutions. Injuries associated with running are a very common presentation here at Clonee Physiotherapy. Occasionally, a patient may present with an acute injury such as an ankle sprain or a muscle tear. Much more...
Your Achilles Heel – What exactly is Achilles Tendinopathy?

Your Achilles Heel – What exactly is Achilles Tendinopathy?

The Achilles Tendon The Achilles Tendon is the biggest, strongest tendon in the human body.  It is located at the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscles to the heel bone or Calcaneus.  The role of the Achilles Tendon is to transfer the force from the calf...
Just a hunch… Your posture is causing your pain

Just a hunch… Your posture is causing your pain

With more people working and studying from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a large increase in the number of patients presenting to Clonee Physiotherapy with back, neck and shoulder pains. These patients often volunteer information like, “I have...
4 Tips to Prevent Neck and Back Pain at Work

4 Tips to Prevent Neck and Back Pain at Work

1. Maintain Good Posture Ensure that both feet are flat on the floor. If this is not possible due to chair height then a small footstool should be used. Avoid crossing your legs. Adjust the chair height to ensure your thighs are angled slightly downwards and keep your...
Sciatica – a Real Pain in the Butt

Sciatica – a Real Pain in the Butt

What is the Sciatic Nerve? The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the body. It branches from the lower portion of the spinal cord and passes through the hips and buttocks and down both legs.   What is Sciatica? Sciatica is the term given to pain...
Them bones, them bones… An Overview of Osteoporosis

Them bones, them bones… An Overview of Osteoporosis

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis, literally translated, means ‘porous bone’. It is a condition where bone loses minerals over time and as a result becomes weakened. This weakening of the bone means that those suffering from osteoporosis are more likely to sustain a...
Dry Needling – Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Dry Needling – Here’s Everything You Need to Know

What is Dry Needling? Dry Needling is a highly effective treatment modality employed by many Physiotherapists worldwide. This technique involves the insertion of very thin needles into the ‘trigger points’ of the targeted muscles. The needles used are solid filiform...