All posts by Maeve Whelan

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 https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/52/19/1241

 

*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

Noreen named Irish player of tournament as Ireland just miss out on semifinal

Massive congratulations to our super physio Noreen Dockery who captained Ireland In the Hockey Masters European Cup in Rotterdam. Over the tournament Noreen scored 3 goals, with 2 goals in her 60th match for Ireland .

Noreen was also named Ireland’s player of the tournament. Unfortunately Ireland lost out on goal difference to make it to the semifinals but were placed a highly impressive 5th overall.EA969BC7-296F-4421-B469-D903F7528A9C D023E196-DFC0-4AB3-9C9B-321C2F8FDDC2 AC94B0D2-8E33-4857-8CD9-5A061422D68A

Why do your knees crack?

Here in Milltown Physiotherapy we often get asked by patients, “Why does my knee crack?” “Should I be worried?

Crepitus is the name given to a clinical sign in medicine that is characterized by a peculiar crackling, crinkly, or grating feeling or sound under the skin, around the lungs, or in the joints.

Have a look at the attached video and learn more.

 

 

Robert John Doyle

Welcome Robert to the practice!

We are delighted to welcome chartered physiotherapist Robert John Doyle to the practice. Robert Doyle qualified as a physiotherapist in 2009 from Trinity College Dublin with an honours degree in physiotherapy. He then completed a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2014 from Trinity College Dublin and then completed a Diploma in Football Medicine through FIFA in 2017. Robert’s specialty is dealing with musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries, which he uses a combination of manual therapy treatment and exercise therapy.

If you would like to arrange an appointment with Robert please call us today!

Robert John Doyle

Milltown Physios abseil down Croke Park in aid of Solas Project

Congratulations to our brave physiotherapists Helen, Gráinne and Aisling who abseiled down Croke Park at the weekend in aid of the Solas Project.

The Solas Project is a charity with a vision to see an Ireland where all children and young people truly know their self-worth and can take full advantage of their potential.

Helen, Gráinne and Aisling abseiled down 140 feet from the roof of the Hogan Stand at Croke Park all in aid of this great cause