Category Archives: Therapies

A list of the therapies offered by Milltown Physiotherapy clinic

Emily Power Smith starts her clinic in Milltown Physiotherapy

Milltown Physiotherapy is delighted to announce that the renowned sexologist Emily Power Smith has started clinic at Milltown Physiotherapy. Emily Power Smith is the only clinical sexologist in Ireland and as such has a unique skill-set and knowledge base. Emily runs a busy private practice in Dun Laoghaire as well as attending clinic in Milltown Physiotherapy.

Emily has a Masters Degree in Sexology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Art Psychotherapy, with years of experience as a facilitator, educator and trainer. She teaches at third and post graduate levels, trains, writes, runs seminars and is a regular contributor to Irish National Press, radio and TV. Emily’s mission is to normalise sexuality and to create informed, mature and non-judgmental dialogue around all aspects of sexuality (a sex positive approach). She is consultant and advisor for clients attending Milltown Physiotherapy who may wish to follow up with more intensive therapy.

 

Listen to Emily Power Smith and Maeve Whelan in interview with Irish Times Women’s Podcast.

 

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Professional cyclist speaks about impact of physiotherapy

“The only reason I can do what I’m doing…Milltown Physio! My life would be very different without her! I cannot thank her enough”
It’s great to see the importance of pelvic physiotherapy in sports medicine highlighted here by professional cyclist Matt Teggart in an article in the popular cycling magazine Sticky Bottle.

http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/teggart-on-the-genetic-condition-he-conquered-to-stay-in-cycling/

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Static stretching versus Dynamic stretching – what is the impact on performance?

A recent systematic review on footballers showed that a static stretching warm up reduced subsequent performance while a warm up that included dynamic stretching and the FIFA 11+ can show positive effects in footballers. The review also noted that there is good benefit in doing a re-warm up again during half-time.

The FIFA 11+ is a complete warm-up programme to reduce injuries among amateur male and female football players aged 14 years and older. The warm up programme was developed by an international group of experts and its effectiveness has been proven in scientific studies
If you would like to know more about the FIFA 11+ and use it in your club then click here for some good free resources such as videos and posters
http://f-marc.com/11plus/exercises/

The systematic review is here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27901341

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Dr. Jan Dommerholt visits Milltown Physiotherapy sharing advances in dry needling

We were delighted to host renowned myofascial and chronic pain expert physiotherapist Dr. Jan Dommerholt for a course on dry needling in back and pelvic pain on Wednesday the 30th of November.

Dr. Dommerholt is a Dutch trained physio and a recognised expert in the physiotherapy diagnosis and treatment of persons with myofascial pain syndrome, chronic pain syndromes, and whiplash associated disorders. He has published several books, over 60 articles, and nearly 40 chapters in medical and physical therapy textbooks on myofascial pain, chronic pain conditions, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, and whiplash.

If you’d like to know more about this therapy please have a look at our dry needling section http://milltownphysiotherapy.com/therapies/dry-needling/

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Renowned specialist reveals alarming rate of hip injuries among top GAA players

Leading orthopaedic hip surgeon Patrick Carton said that the average age for surgery has dropped from 31 to 26 years of age in recent times, and he’s putting that down to the intensity of training that causes progressive damage to the hip joint. It comes back to picking up this diagnosis at an early stage. Sometimes players don’t know they have a problem.
Carton explained how it’s not uncommon for players to arrive to his surgery seeking hip repair work, but that the damage is too great and hip replacement is the only option.

In those cases, players are forced to retire from contact sport and Carton says that he’s operating every week “on ex footballers or hurlers in their 30s and 40s.”

http://www.the42.ie/hip-injuries-gaa-patrick-carton-3068419-Nov2016/