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Why does my knee hurt?

So your knee hurts and your not sure what's causing the pain... Or worse, you're listening to someone complain about their knee pain and they are doing nothing about it. At Compass Physio (Tullyallen, Co Louth & Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny) we treat a lot of knee problems and get people back to their best, whether it's on the [...]

How to Prevent Injuries at home/work and the gym

        Injury Prevention:   Nobody wants to be injured. Be it that niggling back pain thats stopping you from concentrating at work or the knee pain that just won't allow you to train in the gym, there are many way to prevent niggles becoming injuries. Here at Compass Physio (Tullyallen and Castlecomer) our chartered physiotherapists have [...]

Do you need an MRI scan? At Compass Physio in Castlecomer, Co.Kilkenny and Tullyallen Co. Louth we often get asked to send people for MRI scans. So I thought I'd explain what an MRI is and IF you need one. What is an MRI scan? Magnetic resonance imaging is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to form pictures of the body. MRI [...]

Is a Deep Tissue Massage for Me?

What is a Deep Tissue Massage? Here at Compass Physio both in Tullyallen and in Catlecomer we have trained therapists who carry out deep tissue and sports massage. They use a range of techniques to mobilsie and manipulate the muscles. Sessions on average last between 30 and 60 minutes and involve a thorough history around the problem that you [...]

How to reduce the risk of hip injury as we get older…..

We all know someone who’s had a hip replacement as a result of a fall. At Compass Physio in both Castlecomer and Tullyallen, we see older people who have fallen over. Some are lucky to escape with some minor bumps and bruises, while other need invasive orthopaedic surgery. Going to hospital to have a hip replacement following a fall [...]

What is Poor Posture?

What is good Posture? Here at Compass Physio our chartered physiotherapists get asked a lot what is good posture? I can safely say that one of the biggest factors leading to people attending our clinics (Liverpool, Tullyallen and Castlecomer) is indeed poor posture. The most common conditions that we see stemming from this are Neck Pain Shoulder Impingements Low [...]

How to manage an ankle sprain

So last week I was running on a mud track training for a trail run and went over on my ankle. I felt pain straight away but decided to keep running. Then after 100 meters the Physio voice in my head screamed "what are you doing?" So I stopped jogging and walked home. We see a lot of people [...]

Headaches: Can Physio Help?

Headaches: Can my physio help? We all have experienced a headache at some stage. We also know someone who suffers from headaches then can range from a grumbling background ache to a debilitating pain that can affect work, sleep and general quality of life What can cause a headache? Stiff joints in the neck are a common cause of [...]

Overweight? Tips to change your habits

Working as a physio at Compass Physio Castlecomer, allows me to see a lot of people from all walks of life with different health challenges. Our goal as physios is to identify the cause of the musculoskeletal problem and address it, rather than treating the symptom. For example, your inner knee pain could be coming from your weak gluts [...]

5 Tips to Enjoy Playing GAA

Going back to back to club training in January can be difficult..... but to make sure you give yourself the best chance for enjoying the year ahead, here are 5 basic tips. 1) Insurance – No matter where you play GAA you’ll always have your hatchet men….standing on a pitch with some of these guys can lead to injury. [...]