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Orthotics? Do I need them to help get rid of my pain?

Do I Need Orthotics for my Feet?     Here at Compass Physio we have had a lot of people asking this exact question.   So here's some truths about orthotics and when and how they can help.   Orthotics are individualised supports for the feet, which work to improve foot stability, reduce joint stress and help alleviate foot [...]

5 ways to Help Reach your Exercise Goals

How Compass Physio Can Help you reach your Exercise Goals: At Compass Physio Enfield and Castlecomer we can help you achieve your exercise goals.   These might be training for an upcoming race or just keeping momentum with those new year's resolutions!!!   Setting realistic and achievable goals can help you to stay motivated. Here are a few practical [...]

Do you need an MRI Scan for that Back or Knee pain?

Have you been told to get an MRI for your pain? At Compass Physio Enfield and Castlecomer we have put together a short piece to help you learn about imaging and when its actually needed We will use the example of low back pain as an example. Low back pain is very common in the general population with approximately [...]

Staying safe this Christmas

Staying safe this Christmas Christmas season is in full flow so and most of us must continue to work and carry on with our normal, everyday activities even in snowy winter weather conditions.  Here at Compass Physio Enfield and Castlecomer we have put together a few quick tips to stay safe on the roads this Christmas and for once [...]

Is pain with Exercise a good thing? How to Tell!

Pain and Exercise - The Role of Physiotherapy   Here at Compass Physio we know Christmas is fast approaching and exercise can take a back seat for some people. For others it's a chance to get some time away from work and get a fitness routine kick started. Starting an exercise program can be difficult. Making the time to [...]

Exercise and School Children – The Role of Physiotherapy

School Children and Physiotherapy  There are are several challenges we are seeing across our physiotherapy clinics in Enfield and Castlecomer when it comes to exercise in children and we wanted to share some of these with you.   Quick statistics:         4 out of 5 Irish children do not meet the recommended 30 minutes of daily [...]

Why am I getting that pain in the Neck?

Neck Pain and Physiotherapy Across our Compass Physio Clinics in Enfield and Castlecomer we see a lot of neck pain Each week we see the Ive just woke up and can't move my neck due to the pain Its been there for months and im sick of it neck pain It comes and goes when i do ……… neck [...]

Type 2 Diabetes – The Role of Physiotherapy

Here at Compass Physio we see a lot of clients with Diabetes and in particular Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a manageable condition but can predispose people to other issues. Simple lifestyle checks like following a healthy lifestyle – eating well, keeping weight under control and completing at least 150 minutes of exercise per week – can help to [...]

Why do Bones Break?

Breaking a Bone and how Compass Physio can help Here at Compass Physio we see lots of broken bones. From the sporty ankle that rolled the wrong way on the pitch to the older hip that may have slipped on the ice, we are experts when it comes to getting people back up and moving. With winter approaching the [...]

Flat Feet – Should I get them seen to?

Here at Compass Physio we have lots of enquiries about flat feet. With questions like Do I need insoles? Will they get worse? What exercises can I do?   What is Pes Planus? Flatfoot (pesplanus) is a condition in which the arch in the foot, which runs along the sole of the foot, has not developed normally and is [...]

Healthy Bones – What you need to know

Here at Compass Physio both in Enfield and Castlecomer we receive referrals from doctors and indeed from clients attending themselves who want to know more about keeping their bones healthy and strong.We are seeing this not just in older clients but also younger people who are active and looking to exercise more and more Lets talk bone health.Osteopenia and [...]

Can a Foam Roller help with your pain?

The benefits of foam rolling Here at Compass Physio we often use foam rollers an an aid to help our clients get back moving again after an injuryWe are also huge advocates for foam rollingQuick facts ·         Foam rolling has been shown to improve joint range of movement ·         Foam rolling [...]

Why Exercise is the Best Medicine

Here at Compass Physio as Chartered Physiotherapists we understand more then anyone the benefits to our health both mental and physical of exercise. 1.Exercise will help to build stronger and healthier bones and muscles. Regular exercise can limit injury risks such as muscle tears or fractures. Stronger bones can help to prevent osteoporosis in later life! 2.     [...]

The Marathon Final Stretch – What to do

The Final Stretch Here at Compass Physio, we’re very busy at the moment treating marathoners, who are preparing for the big day! Our exercise lead programs will help these runners enjoy and acheive their goals in this year’s Dublin city marathon! Quick facts The Dublin city marathon was first founded in 1980. The current record holders for the Dublin [...]

Is there any benefit to warming up or cooling down when exercising?

Here at Compass Physio we get asked this question a lot day to day and we want you to have the correct information to hand when you do go out enjoying your running (you might be preparing for the upcoming marathon) or just enjoying some 5 a side soccer.   The most common questions are What type of [...]

Back to school Tips

It's that time of year again, all kids and parents getting ready to go back to school. At Compass Physio we see both parents and children in our clinics asking similar questions and looking for advice with regards to education and returning to school. Most of our advice is very simple and inexpensive. Our aim is to maintain [...]

Concussion – What you Really Need to Know

Here at Compass Physio we deal with a lot of Sports People and one of the hot topics at the moment is concussion. We have backgrounds in sports such as rugby where concussion safety is really highly instilled.  Standards of care are rising in the GAA and Soccer and are much closer to where they need to be [...]

The Curse of the ACL Injury In Gaelic Games

THE ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (ACL) Here at Compass Physio we as our clinics grow we are treating more and more people who play sport. This time of year club championships are swinging into action and one of the first points of contacts when someone gets an injury. We can assess and advise people what their injury is and [...]

The Most Common Injuries in the GAA – The Hamstring

The Hamstring “Sniper” We have all seen it happen. The player is bursting out for the ball, a finely tuned athlete at the peak of their powers gliding away from the opposition player and then BAMM.  They hit the ground and you look around to see if the opposition have sent a sniper and if he is packing [...]

8 Running Tips this Summer from the Experts at Compass Physio

Here at Compass Physio we enjoy helping our clients get out running pain free and with some great local events popping up we have created a list of things to do that will make sure you are running safely and injury free.   Planning: The old saying, fail to prepare – prepare to fail is very true for [...]

All you need is PEACE AND LOVE for all your Soft Tissue Injuries

The summer is in full swing and with that brings plenty of people playing sports. As a result we will see a lot of patients in Compass Physio in Louth, Kilkenny and Meath over the next few months with soft tissue injuries. A soft tissue injury is the damage of muscles, ligaments and tendons throughout the body. Injuries [...]

Farming!! How to prevent Back Injuries.

We all know a farmer, be it yourself, a friend or a family member, suffering from an injury. In a 2012 survey of 600 Irish farmers, 56% admitted they had experienced a musculoskeletal injury; the most common being a back injury (37%). There is often a common misconception that these injuries are just a hazard of the occupation [...]

10 Tips for Office Workers

Generally work should be enjoyable ...... However at Compass Physio we see a lot of office workers, with neck, shoulder and repetitive strain injuries. You commute to work in a sitting posture and then sit at your desk until lunch, maybe eat lunch at your desk, then work until it's home time and drive home. All the while [...]

Shoulder Dislocations – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Rehabilitation

OverviewA shoulder dislocation occurs when the humerus bone (upper arm bone) pops out of the shoulder socket. The shoulder is the body's most mobile joint which makes it susceptible to dislocations. A dislocated shoulder requires urgent medical attention. Do not try to relocate the joint. At Compass Physio we generally don't see many dislocations unless we are working at [...]

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