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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Physiotherapy & care of your neck

Neck pain


Most people can expect to experience some neck pain in their lifetime.  It is not always possible to identify the exact cause of neck pain but 99% of the time it is not serious and for the majority of people it should not interfere with normal activities.  However, if you have suffered serious injury, or the pain is very severe or going down the arm you should seek advice from a health professional. Continue reading

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The Benefits of swimming

1996 Atlanta Paralympic GamesSwimming is an exercise that I recommend time and time again at the clinic.  Due to the low impact nature of swimming and that you will be in a heated pool, it is great for all my patients with pain, stiffness and injuries.  It is often the first exercise that patients can return to when recovering from an injury. Continue reading

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The Pilates technique was originally created by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s, and it remains one of the most popular movement techniques in the world today.  The principals of Pilates are breath, centering, control, precision and routine, they make it one of the best exercise methods.  This technique provides a balanced environment for your body to successfully function in this stressful, busy world. Continue reading

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New Year, New You…….Is physiotherapy for you?


Chartered Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession which aims to restore wellbeing following injury, pain or disability.  We help you to maximise mobility and functional ability throughout all life stages.  Chartered Physiotherapy has a scientific basis and takes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.  We look at the body as a whole rather than focusing on the individual factors of an injury or illness. Continue reading

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What is a muscle tear, strain or pull?


At Motion Physio Clinic we treat many soft tissue injuries.  These refer to injuries of the muscles, tendons (which attach muscle to bone), ligaments (which attach bone to bone) and nerves. A muscle tear, strain or pull refers to damage to a muscle.  It can be caused by a sudden pull or overstrain to the area, that causes it to be damaged. Continue reading

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Rotator Cuff Injuries


The rotator cuff is a term for a collection of small muscles located around your shoulder blade which insert onto the top of the arm.  They help move and stabilise your shoulder joint.  These muscles come together to form a strong tendon that attaches onto the upper arm.  Due to the multi directional function of the shoulder joint, these muscles have a very tough job and are very commonly injured or cause pain.  The majority of shoulder pain seen at Motion Physio Clinic is due to rotator cuff pain or involvement.  Rotator cuff injuries or pain is extremely common and can happen to anyone. Continue reading

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Tech Neck

17bp73There has been a recent increase in presentation of neck and back pain due to overuse of mobile devices.  I first encountered this type of pain a few years ago when a gentleman came into the clinic in January with neck pain after spending the entire Christmas break poured over his new ipad!.  The biomechanical issues involved is that the head weighs up to 9/10lbs and when you lean it forward and especially down it causes huge pressure on the muscles and discs in the spine, thus causing  you pain. Continue reading

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‘What can I say….but you’re just the best.  My knees are back working perfectly again, thank you so much’  John, Naas.

‘Avril is a brilliant Physio, an expert in her profession. I have been attending Motion Physio Clinic and I no longer have chronic back pain. I am now attending Avril’s Pilates classes and am delighted with my results! I highly recommend Motion Physio Clinic’ Isobel, Sallins.

‘Brilliant Pilates class last night , my run felt a lot easier tonight!’ Cathy, Prosperous.

‘Avril is an amazing physio – I have had 2 sessions and the improvement in my back is fantastic! I would highly recommend Avril to anyone, very professional’ Ruth, Prosperous.

‘Highly recommend Avril, thanks a million for all the work on the shoulder’   Shirley, Prosperous.

‘Professional , friendly and you can count on the best advice . One of the best physiotherapists around’   Leah, Dublin.

‘Great to have such a professional , friendly & efficient Physio in prosperous. Thank you Avril, you did a wonderful job with my son’s injury. Highly recommended’   Samantha, Prosperous.

‘Highly recommend Motion Physio Clinic, thanks again for your help’   Felicity, Prosperous.


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Keeping your New Years Resolutions

Happy NYIt’s that time of year again, where we think about the year ahead and ways to improve things in our life.  The big resolution for many people is starting to exercise regularly. Continue reading

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