Search results for:orthotics

Need a new search?

If you didn't find what you were looking for, try a new search!

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 – Treatment

 
Heel Pain / Heel Spur – What is it and how do you treat it?
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. The pain may or may not involve the development of a heel spur. […]

Plantar Fasciitis / Arch Pain – Treatment

What is Plantar Fasciitis and how do you treat it?

Plantar fasciitis refers to pain in the sole, arch and heel of the foot. There are a wide range of treatment approaches, but an in-depth assessment is essential to ensure you get the correct treatment.
The fascia is a strong band of connective tissue which links the […]

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 […]

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.
There are 5 main types of arthritis;

Osteoarthritis (OA)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
Septic Arthritis
Juvenile arthritis
Ankylosing spondylitis

 Osteoarthritis (OA)
Osteoarthritis is the 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 […]