Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery is increasing exponentially, much more than other joint operations.

knee replacementThe most common age for women to have this operation is in their mid- 60s and it is similar for men but age can range from the 30s to the early 90s, Mr Edwards (Orthopaedic surgeon) states, and carrying extra weight can be a big cause.  Carrying extra weight gives a higher incidence of developing osteoarthritis.   However, genetic influences and trauma can also be reasons why people need knee replacement operations.  Knee replacement surgery is slightly more prevalent in women, he says.  That’s because there is a slightly higher predisposition in women to what we call primary arthritis, but it affects both males and females. Continue reading

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Hip Replacement Surgery

HIp jointAfter last week’s blog on knee replacement surgery, I thought I would follow on with information on hip replacement surgery.  As with knee joint replacement surgery, Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for hip joint replacement.  In the past this surgery was predominantly performed on the over 60s age group, but it is becoming more common in younger patients.  This is due to the fact that technology has improved the artificial parts, helping them to sustain stress and strain for longer. Continue reading

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zx-DSC_0481Rehabilitation is a progressive tailor made exercise regime that will restore full range of motion and strength to a region that has been injured, undergone surgery or suffered pain and dysfunction.  As a Chartered Physiotherapist, I have specialist training to prescribe programmes of stretches and strengthening work to rehabilitate each client to their particular goal.  Whether that is returning to competitive sport, returning to work after an episode of injury or getting back to gardening painfree. Continue reading

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Manipulations and Mobilisations

x-DSC_0418Manipulation and Mobilisations are particular hands on techniques used by Chartered Physiotherapists to improve the motion and function of the joints and soft tissues of the body.  Manipulations are fast movements of joints or spinal segments to ease pain and improve movement of the region.  Mobilisations are slower techniques that are used on joints, muscles, spinal segments and ligaments to improve flexibility, ease pain, and improve blood flow to the area.  Mobilisations can be a deep treatment depending on your symptoms.  Chartered Physiotherapists are experts in musculoskeletal conditions and they will use both techniques in your treatment sessions.

If you are in pain, pop into us at Motion Physio Clinic, Prosperous, Tel: 045 841010.  I can perform an assessment, give you a diagnosis and treat you as required.

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Foot Pain


Plantar Fasciitis is pain on the bottom on the foot and into the heel.  It is one of the most common causes of foot pain that we see at Motion Physio Clinic, Prosperous.  The pain is caused from inflammation of the Plantar Fascia.  This Plantar Fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that connects the toes to the heel bone.  It maintains the arch of the foot, so is very important when standing or walking.  Plantar Fasciitis can cause severe pain, but Chartered Physiotherapy treatments will help restore the foot to normal. Continue reading

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Maintaining a good posture is vital to keeping you injury and pain free.  In the clinic I instruct people on good posture and give them exercises to maintain that posture, on a daily basis.  Posture is the position we hold our bodies in during the day, whether we are standing, sitting or lying down.  A good posture ensures that the load through our joints and ligaments are at the optimal level and minimal stress.  How we maintain those good postures throughout the day and in different positions is the work of the muscles. Continue reading

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Orthotics photo

Orthotics or Shoe Insoles are specially prescribed insoles to suit your foot type.  They can be simple additions to the insoles in your shoes or they can be a customised device made from a cast of your foot.  The aim of orthotics is to support the foot into a good position and to help control motion in the foot.  This support will help with pain in the foot or further up the legs and also helps with back and shoulder pain.  If we support the body into the best position, it will help movements to be painfree. Continue reading

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Stay painfree in the Garden

gardeningGardening although not considered a sport, is a physical activity.  As such it can give rise to pain if not performed correctly.  At the Motion Physio Clinic we commonly see people with back, neck or knee pain after overenthusiastically tackling the garden.  Firstly, try and do ‘little and often’ in the gardening. Spending hours on end weeding, when your body doesn’t regularly do this activity will lead to aches and pains. Continue reading

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Meet The Team – Amie


AMIE WELD BSc (Hons) Physio, MISCP                                                                    Amie qualified with BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from Teesside University in 2009. She worked in a variety of environments in hospitals across the north of England for two years and then moved into musculoskeletal physiotherapy in occupational health. For six years Amie worked in occupational health where she was involved in setting up work site clinics treating back pain, shoulder/neck pain and all musculoskeletal conditions with the workers on site.  She also gained qualifications in manual handling training and physical capability assessment. She has completed post graduate courses with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics and Ergoscience in the UK.

In the clinical setting Amie has a particular interest in persistent back painand has previously run spinal rehabilitation courses.  Amie uses acupunctureas part of her treatment sessions.  She has completed APPI pilates training course and teaching pilates classes at her current physio clinic in Rathcoole.  She also performs horse rider assessments on and off the horse and has worked with experts in the field in the UK to develop this skill.

In her spare time Amie enjoys horse riding and just for fun completed an MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2014. She also loves hiking with her dogs and cooking for friends and family.

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Meet The Team – Carrie


CARRIE CURLEY Pilates Instructor & Personal Trainer.                                                Carrie is a graduate of Athlone Institute of Technology; she holds a degree in Toxicology. While she enjoyed studying the sciences, she soon learned that a career in science was not for her.

Being naturally good with people she was drawn to the hospitality sector. Her talents were rapidly recognised and rewarded with roles of responsibility. The flexibility of this industry has enabled her to pursue a variety of courses and qualifications over the years. Most recently she trained in University College Dublin, Sport & Fitness where she qualified as a Pilates Teacher and a Personal Trainer.

Her passion for Pilates was fuelled out of necessity. She suffered frequent injuries as a result of her running and attended the local Physiotherapist to aid her recovery. It was her Physiotherapist who suggested that Carrie attend her Pilates classes. The more she practised Pilates under the nurturing eye of her instructor, the more it captivated her interest. She realised that she wanted to share this enthusiasm and passion with others and a new career was formed. She is patient in her approach to teaching Pilates and gets the best from her students; she insists they start slowly and work at their own pace. She promotes “Pilates is a Lifestyle choice”, not merely a weekly fitness class to attend. She is looking forward to encouraging the best in you.  Carrie teaches several classes in Naas, Staplestown and 1:1 sessions in Prosperous, Co Kildare.

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