Return to Play after Covid19

It has been just over 12 weeks since Ireland shut for business and there seems to be a definite move in the right direction towards our new normal over the past few weeks. Since June 8th, we have moved into Phase 2 of the Governments national reopening plan and as part of this phase, outdoor … Continue reading Return to Play after Covid19

Puzzled about exercise? Caoimhe Bennis

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

Back Pain: Busting the myths and how clinical Pilates can help treat your back pain – part 2

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: Busting the myths and how clinical Pilates can help treat your back pain – Part 1

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

Clinical Pilates – what is it and what are the benefits?

Pilates is a type of low impact exercise which is suitable for all age groups and abilities and follows the original method of "Contrology" first introduced by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s and 30s, (see our separate blog for more information on the history of Joseph Pilates and how his exercise method was developed and … Continue reading Clinical Pilates – what is it and what are the benefits?

Joseph Pilates – The man behind it all

The Pilates method of exercise has become increasingly popular over the past number of years even though it has been around since the 1930's. Pilates studios are now all across Ireland in most towns and cities offering different types of Mat and Equipment based classes. The benefits of Pilates are numerous and what I love … Continue reading Joseph Pilates – The man behind it all

Marathon Blog: Foam Rolling for Recovery and Optimised Performance

With the Dublin City Marathon only over a month away, participants will be into the final weeks of training and preparation and will want to feel 100% before the 26.2 mile event on the 30th of October. In our last blog we talked about soft tissue massage, its effects on both recovery and preparation and when is the … Continue reading Marathon Blog: Foam Rolling for Recovery and Optimised Performance

Marathon Blog: The Benefits of Massage

Soft tissue massage is one of the oldest forms of healing in the world but can sometimes be overlooked as advances in modern medicine occur. Despite this, soft tissue massage has also made some advances in its research, techniques and practice. Massage is best described as "the physical action performed on the connective tissues of … Continue reading Marathon Blog: The Benefits of Massage