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Top secrets to help relieve and prevent pelvic pain in pregnancy

Are you pregnant and experiencing hip or back pain associated with certain movements? Have your doctors mentioned SPD or PGP(Pelvic Girdle Pain)? If you’ve answered Yes to any of these we might be able to help! Pelvic girdle pain is an umbrella term for pain occurring in any of the joints associated with your pelvis or hip bones. [...]

Top tips for Endurance Event Recovery

Recovering from a marathon or endurance event is really important to help with resuming normal day to day life and reducing fatigue and muscle soreness. Although preparing for your next event may not be an immediate current thought, recovering properly will help to prevent future injury and improve subsequent performance. Why is it important and what happens to [...]

The benefits of joining a club

You're stuck in a rut.... You haven't done anything for yourself in years, you feel you're out of shape....Does any of this sound familiar? At Compass Physio in Kilkenny, Louth and Meath, we constantly advise people to become more active and healthier. We see how the modern lifestyle of working long hours and having a more sedentary life [...]

Is a Deep Tissue Massage for me?

Here at Compass Physio across our three sites in Enfield, Castlecomer and Tullyallen we have listened to your requests for qualified and highly trained therapists providing deep tissue massage services. We know have Jack in Castlecomer and Chloe in Enfield offering this service You can see their bios by following this link Staff Bios What is a Deep [...]

5 rules for choosing the correct shoes

We often get asked the question in our clinics in Castlecomer, Tullyallen and Enfield about what are the best pair of shoes to buy. This is a very difficult question to answer as it depends on your foot size, shape and what you do. It's the equivalent of choosing a tyres for your car. The shoes you wear [...]

Getting Strong IS for Older People Too

This week at Compass Physio we get to the bottom of the question “Should I do Strength Training as I get Older” Retirement can be an exciting time with the opportunity to create new routines and activities that you have never done before. It's a fact that As our muscle mass goes DOWN our risk of falls and [...]

Athletic Hip and Groin Pain

Here at Compass Physio in Castlecomer, Enfield and Tullyallen we see a lot of young athletes present to us with hip and groin pain. It is a big topic at the moment and has been highlighted recently in a number of sports medicine journals and wider media reports. It is deemed to be a particular issue within our [...]

Its time to Stand Up to Back Pain

On recent review of our clients across our Compass Physio sites in Enfield, Castlecomer and Tullyallen just over 40% of the people who come to see us present with back pain. Over 80% of us will have back pain at some point in our lifetimes. Here we advise on 6 of the many misconceptions that we constantly hear [...]

How to reduce injuries when running

Are you still having fun when you’re running? As a Chartered Physiotherapist we see a lot of runners at our clinics in Compass Physio, unfortunately most of the time they are injured! Running is a brilliant form of exercise and it’s a fantastic way to reduce stress, improve mental well being and your physical health. However, as with [...]

How Physiotherapy Can Help Your Mental Helath

Here at Compass Physio across all our locations in Meath, Kilkenny and Louth we are looking forward to celebrating World Physiotherapy Day this coming Saturday 8th September. The theme worldwide for this year is Physiotherapy and Mental Health. “Exercise is shown to improve the quality of life and self esteem of people experiencing mental health issues.” The Cold [...]

Do you have faith ….in your healthcare Practitioner

Last week there was a lot of talk about faith in the country given the pope’s visit. At Compass Physio in Kilkenny, Meath and Louth we want you to have full faith in our service as expert healthcare practitioners in Physiotherapy, Massage, Athletic Rehab, Paediatric Physiotherapy and Pilates. We often get people complaining about other healthcare practitioners from [...]

How Physiotherapy Can Help Your Cervicogenic Headaches

Here at Compass Physio across our clinics in Enfield, Tullyallen and Castlecomer we see a lot of cervicogenic headaches. There are many reasons for people to experience headaches and we want to let you know how physiotherapy can help you. What can cause a Headache? The most common causes of cervical headaches are Joints of the neck Muscles [...]

Why you need more sleep!

Did you know not getting enough sleep can have major implications on your body? Sleep deprivation is also a great form of torture (apparently I’ve never used it, but I must ask my parents). Getting the right amount of sleep is similar to putting the right food in your body. Each person has their own requirements for sleep [...]

The Top 7 exercises for Shin Splints

Here at Compass Physio across our sites in Enfield, Castlecomer and Tullyallen we see a lot of shin splints. Shin splints is an overall umbrella term used when describing pain felt along the inside of the tibia (shin bone). The term shin splints can encompass several different diagnosis which can include Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Medial Tibial Stress [...]

Total Knee Replacements – What can Physio do?

What is it? Its an orthopaedic procedure where the articular surfaces (end of the bone) of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) are replaced. A polyethylene piece is placed between the tibia and femur as a shock absorber. In about half of cases the patella (kneecap) is also replaced. Why get one? The main reason people [...]

Do I need Insoles?

This is a question we often get asked at our Compass Physio clinics in Kilkenny, Louth and Meath. People come in and expect they are going to get insoles straight away. As Chartered Physiotherapists our job is to examine the entire body and its everyday environment, not just the feet. Pain in your lower back, knees, hips and [...]

Should we Warm Up or Cool Down Post Exercise

Here at Compass Physio we get asked this question a lot so today's blog is to outline our views on what we feel is the best approach for you. The most common questions are What type of stretching should I do? Should I Stretch pre/post exercise? How long should i do the stretches for? Should I warm up [...]

How to Manage your Chronic Pain

At our Compass Physio clinics throughout Ireland, we often see people with Chronic Pain. Chronic pain can have numerous meaning and definitions, but it is basically defined as pain which is lasting longer than the body’s natural healing time. If you’re in chronic pain or live with someone who suffers with chronic pain it can be very difficult. [...]

Scoliosis – The Facts and how we can help

So you/your child has just been diagnosed with scoliosis… what do you do?? Apart from worry, the next most likely reaction is to consult google for answers which can be a minefield of information.You will find things about braces, casts, surgery and exercise but what is the right option for you?? At Compass Physio our expert Paediatric Physiotherapist [...]

Developmental Milestones for your Newborn Baby

Congratulations - you've had a baby!! And now amongst the haze of feeding/changing/sleeping/repeat, you get to sit centre stage as you watch them develop into the most amazing person of their own. Developmental Milestones So how do you know that your new perfect little human being is doing the right thing at the right time????Well the most important [...]

Shoulder Impingement: How can we help you?

Shoulder Impingement: How we can help you Here at Compass Physio we see lots of shoulder pain. Most people who come to our clinics in Tullyallen and Castlecomer have lots of concerns and fears about what the source of their pain is, what to do to get better and do they need to have a scan, see a [...]

How to Manage your Tennis Elbow Pain

Here at Compass Physio we treat lots of injuries and lately with the warm weather we have noticed an increase in sports injuries. In particular there is an increase in Tennis Elbow pain. A pain that presents on the outside of the elbow, felt with gripping a racket, opening jars it really can be frustrating. Tennis elbow is [...]

Tips on how to manage a Calf Injury

Hurt your Calf? Let's get you back in action: Something we see a lot of as chartered physiotherapists here at Compass Physio Tullyallen and Castlecomer is calf strains. Whether it be the feeling of cramping in the calf when you are walking down the hill or a sudden pop when you are running or jumping most of us [...]

Shoulder Pain and how Physiotherapy can help

At Compass Physio in Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny and Tullyallen, Co Louth we see a lot of shoulder issues from all age ranges and injury types. So I’ve decided to do a quick blog on the shoulder and the different types of injuries that can occur. As always, I can’t emphasise enough the importance of early intervention. If you [...]

Neck Pain- What Should I do?

Neck Pain - What Should I do? Here at Compass Physio both in Tullyallen and in Castlecomer we are seeing more and more people attending our clinics with neck pain. It can be an extremely painful condition and can present both suddenly as well as creeping up over time. Physiotherapy can be very effective at treating neck (cervical [...]