Here we will explore
- A few intriguing points from 'The Top Ten Things You Don’t Know About Pain'
- A wonderfully engaging 5 minute video that describes the pain mechanism process in a speeded up, in action, illustration.
Here we will explore
Groundbreaking Study Reveals That Acupuncture Is Superior For Chronic Pain
“Acupuncture (needling in the right place) is superior to both sham (so called ‘placebo’ or needling in the wrong way or wrong place) acupuncture and standard care (usual medical care) for the treatment of different types of chronic pain. This suggests that the effects of acupuncture are more than just placebo effect.”
Manual therapy is a term used to describe most techniques Chartered Physiotherapist do with their hands. There are techniques which are taught to us 'Physio’s' at University which take a lot of practice to perform correctly and effectively.
Back Pain - Are You One Of The 33%?
Many of our clients arrive at the clinic struggling with some form of back pain. Some come to us after trying various treatments with little relief.
Here I'd like share some more recent advances in the knowledge about the assessment and treatment of persistent low back pain.
Welcome to Paula Morgan
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to Paula who has recently joined our team. Paula's excellent academic background and diverse clinical experience enhances our clinic's position to offer the highest standard in Physiotherapy care.
Pain relief for common running injuries begins with a little knowledge.
Runners often suffer niggling injuries over time. Many are not debilitating and with some determination won't prevent you from skipping your after work jog. However, if you can identify more accurately what the issue may be you are in a better position to self treat it so it doesn't get worse.
Acupuncture is continuing to gain widespread interest from the general public and is becoming an ever increasingly popular form of treatment. If you're not familiar with the 'Medical Acupuncture' approach you can read a bit more about it here - What is Acupuncture
Earlier this month I was privileged to be able to attend a Masterclass in dry needling (a medical acupuncture technique) by Dr Robert Gerwin at the Royal London Hospital for integrated medicine, in London, UK.
Dr Gerwin is a world renowned expert in treating myofascial pain (muscle pain and trigger points) using needling techniques. He is a neurologist and fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and practices in Washington DC.
I have recently found myself in a number of conversations about the consequences the lack of a national medical regulatory body in Ireland has on public awareness.
Earlier this month I attended an update course on what is referred to as the ‘Mulligan concept’ taught by experienced physiotherapist and educator Jean Madden MMACP.
This is a hands on, manual therapy approach devised by well-respected kiwi, Brian Mulligan. It focusses treatment of pain and is also concerned with restoring movement and function.