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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Christmas Holiday Tips

cmasIt is great that Christmas has come around again and I hope everyone has great Christmas plans this year.  Unfortunately, the Christmas period can lead to pain due to long car journeys, sitting awkwardly in front of the TV for hours and sleeping in different beds.  So I have put a few tips together to help you stay in tip top shape for your Christmas break. Continue reading

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Christmas Shopping Tips

Cmas TipsIt’s that time of year for some advice to avoid back pain during the festive season.  Follow the tips below for the next few weeks so you get to Christmas day painfree! 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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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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