Growing up I always loved puzzles! Practicing physiotherapy is an extension of this pastime, with muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones that make up one of the most complicated puzzles of all. Another puzzle I enjoy is working out what type of exercise will suit a person and their lifestyle. Every person has a different set … Continue reading Puzzled about exercise? Caoimhe Bennis
According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines exercise programmes that target stretching, postural control, muscle strengthening and aerobic activity are recommended for the management of low back pain. Walking, running, cycling or swimming are examples of aerobic activity that you can do to help with your back pain. Along with aerobic activity, … Continue reading Back Pain: Busting the myths and how clinical Pilates can help treat your back pain – part 2
Back pain is highly common and most often causes a huge amount of worry and avoidance of exercise and movement. Many misconceptions exist towards back pain which can be quite damaging to our health and overall lifestyle. Here at Athboy Physiotherapy & Pilates we specialise in the treatment of low back pain and clinical pilates. Below … Continue reading Back Pain: Busting the myths and how clinical Pilates can help treat your back pain – Part 1
We all know how it ends up for Goldilocks and her porridge. Somehow she manages to get it just right! For porridge it can be easy enough to get the balance right but for exercise and the load we place on our bodies, this can seem to be a harder proposition. The physical demands or … Continue reading Not too hot not too cold, just right!
Clinical Pilates is a type of low impact exercise which is suitable for all age groups and abilities and is based on the traditional Pilates method and exercises first introduced by Joseph Pilates. Clinical Pilates focuses on core stability and strength, hip and pelvic stability and strength, postural retraining, flexibility, spinal mobility, breathing and relaxation. … Continue reading Clinical Rehabilitation Pilates @ APSC
Repetitive strain and overuse injuries like Plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel syndrome are very common and can cause significant disability. Many of us may suffer such an injury and the reason for its onset may seem as simple as repetitive typing on a computer keyboard. Unfortunately many of us may be prone to such injuries … Continue reading Wear and Repair!
The Pilates method of exercise has become increasingly popular over the past 10 years even though it has been around since the 1930's. Pilates studios are being opened all across Ireland offering different types of Mat and Equipment based classes. The benefits of Pilates are numerous and what I love most about it is that it is … Continue reading Joseph Pilates – The man behind it all