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Orthotics

Orthotics:
Orthotics are devices which are custom made to adjust the position of your foot on the ground in order to correct a biomechanical problem.
A thorough assessment of the body is carried out including analysis of gait and foot position in stance. It includes muscle flexibility and function.

A cast is made of the foot and an […]

Funny Run in Children

Funny Run in Children
Parents often present in our clinic saying their child has a “funny run”. Basically the parent is watching the child, is aware that something does not look right, but cant quite put their finger on it. Sometimes they have attended a doctor or another therapist and been told there is nothing wrong […]

Heel Pain / Heel Spur

 
Heel Pain / Heel Spur
Heel pain is a common problem at any age but mostly between ages 40 and 60, It is also common in children. It affects men and women alike
What causes heel pain?
There are a number of possible causes depending on where the pain presents.

Pain under the heel – may be due to a […]

Plantar Fasciitis / Arch Pain

What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis refers to pain in the sole, arch and heel of the foot.

The fascia is a strong band of connective tissue which links the heel to the toes and supports the long arch in the foot. When it becomes strained, overused or damaged it is usually referred to as plantar fasciitis.

This […]

Flat Feet

Flat Feet in Children

Parents frequently present in our clinic with children who they believe have flat feet. In a lot of these cases the child has already been elsewhere and has either been given insoles or orthotics, or have bought an over the counter pair of insoles.
In a lot of these cases the child will […]

Growing Pains

What are Growing Pains?
Growing pains is the term often used to describe otherwise unexplained pains in children. These pains tend to present in the legs, either the back of the calves or shins, but occasionally will be felt in the back or front of the thigh or behind the knee.

They usually appear in the late […]

Post Graduate Training

POST GRADUATE TRAINING – Theresa McGinn

2 Weekend courses on ultrasonic imaging for the purposes of biofeedback, with main emphasis on the recruitmant of the Core stability muscles – transversus abdominus and multividi – the main support system for the body.
Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling – studied through the David G Simons Academy of Switzerland. Course […]

Arthritis

Arthritis Treatment in Kilkenny
Joint pains and associated muscle pain and weakness are often caused by arthritis. Our physiotherapists in KPC are trained to help with most types of arthritis.

What is Osteoarthritis ?
Osteoarthritis is degeneration of  the articular cartilage covering joint surfaces. As it progresses damage to the underlying bone occurs.
In ways it’s like a speeding up of the natural degeneration […]

Post Graduate Training – Theresa McGinn

POST GRADUATE TRAINING – Theresa McGinn
Since graduating in 1986 I have met the Continued Professional Development (CPD) demands of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapist (ISCP) to maintain my professional registration requirements.

2 Weekend courses on ultrasonic imaging for the purposes of biofeedback, with main emphasis on the recruitmant of the Core stability muscles – transversus […]

Children

Physiotherapy for Children in Kilkenny
Often when a parent brings their child to us for physiotherapy they say that they didn’t know what to do. There are no trustworthy guidelines for parents when they are worried about their children. It’s often the luck of the draw if they find the right treatment for their child. In […]