All posts by Maeve Whelan

Coronavirus Update – 14th April 2020

As an essential medical service Milltown Physiotherapy is open and operating with a policy of social distancing and sanitizing. It is our priority that our patients, reception staff and physiotherapists are protected to the utmost of our ability.

From the outset

Patients will be advised if they have any respiratory symptoms at all that they should NOT attend. In addition patients in ‘at risk’ groups should not attend.


On the day of an appointment

Patients will receive a text reminder of their appointment and the option to wait in the car where they will be phoned when their therapist is ready to see them.


In the clinic

  • Seating in the waiting room and separately in the exercise room is greater than 2 metres apart. 
  • There are sanitizing hand gels and tissues readily available throughout the clinic.
  • The clinic is sanitised frequently throughout the day including all commonly touched surfaces.
  • Treatment rooms and door areas are cleaned thoroughly by the therapists between patients.
  • Payment would ideally be made by card rather than cash where care is taken around use of pin pad for transactions.

Milltown at the Merrion Hotel

We had a really enjoyable weekend at The Shoulder Masterclass weekend with ⁦shoulder expert Eoin Ó Conaire from Evidence-Based Therapy Centre based in Galway. Delighted to apply our new knowledge today in our lovely clinic rooms overlooking the pool The 5 Star Merrion Hotel in Dublin

Our physiotherapists Maeve, Sarah, Frank, and Robert are now seeing clients in the clinic rooms The 5 Star Merrion Hotel in Dublin.
Call us now for booking and availability!

⁩See below for some nice takeaways from the course – one being “you can’t damage a frozen shoulder”.

Shoulder Masterclass 1 Shoulder Masterclass 2



World Physiotherapy Day – September 8th

The campaign for World Physiotherapy Day 2019 is focussed around the theme of chronic pain and the role that physiotherapy and physical activity can have in helping people manage chronic pain.

The campaign is focused around the following key messages about the benefits of using exercise to manage chronic pain to:

  • maintain flexibility and movement
  • improve cardiovascular health
  • build and keep muscle tone
  • improve mood and general wellbeing
  • help control pain
  • increase confidence to take part in activities
  • take back control of your life and reduce your fear


Do Schoolbags Cause Back Pain in Children and Adolescents?

The British Journal of Sports Medicine published a systematic review* last year on whether schoolbag use is a risk factor for back pain in children and adolescents. This is often cited as a cause of back pain in children but the findings of the research may come as a surprise.

They found that there is no convincing evidence that aspects of schoolbag use increase the risk of back pain in children and adolescents.

The article is free to read on BJSM here


*A systematic review – is basically a summary of the results of available carefully designed healthcare research studies (controlled trials) which provides a high level of evidence on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions