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Unmasking the 5 Hidden Culprits of Neck Pain

Welcome to the Pain and Performance Physiotherapy Clinic in Lucan! Today, we’re delving into the world of neck pain, but we’re going beyond the usual suspects such as disc degeneration and poor posture. Instead, we’ll focus on helping you to uncover the lesser-known but often more relevant causes of neck pain. In this blog, you

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Woman suffering with persistent pain
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3 Reasons For Your Persistent Pain

Physical factors like weak muscles, torn tendons, disc degeneration, and arthritis, are often identified as being the main source that remains. With persistent pain or pain that comes and goes, these factors are NOT to blame. The truth? People can have disc bulges, joint degeneration, and muscle tears and have no pain at all. You can

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Foot Pain

Plantar Fasciitis – The Ins And Outs Of This Frustrating Condition!

Here at my clinic, I see plenty of patients suffering from heel pain. They almost always have a similar story: “I have an extremely painful sensation right on the heel of my foot” “My pain is always there in the mornings, and after I do any activity!” “I’ve had to stop my running because I

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Knee Injury

Six Key Tips for Smashing Rehab of Patellar Tendinopathy 

Recently experienced a patellar tendinopathy injury and you’re unsure about your next steps? It’s understandable you may be confused as often patellar injuries aren’t explained very well, it can be a long recovery process and an unclear path dependent on your progress. Patellar tendinopathy affects the knee and in turn, can affect the way you

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ACL

What is required for a comprehensive late stage ACL rehab programme?

A late stage ACL programme should be progressive, tailored to individual needs and should be split into resistance-based and field-based programmes. The athlete undergoing the programme should be supervised by a qualified physiotherapist. The resistance based programme should focus on double and single leg strength progressing on from early stage rehab. The physiotherapist should choose

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ACL Injury Diagram
ACL

A Simple Guide To ACL Rehabilitation

ACL injuries are often feared by many athletes given the long-term rehabilitation that is required to recover fully. However, the principal message is always that ACL rehabilitation is a step-by-step process that gives the athlete an opportunity to condition themselves back to a pre-injury level of performance or even better! A comprehensive ACL rehabilitation programme

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MRI Scan For Back Pain
Back Pain

MRI Scans For Back Pain: What Does It Mean?

So picture this, you’ve just had MRI scans for back pain and you’re eagerly waiting for the results, but you’re not sure what an MRI scan really looks for, or what all of the (often scary sounding!) medical terminology means. It can put you even more on edge when all you really want is for

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Shockwave Therapy For Plantar Fasciitis
Foot Pain

Shockwave Therapy For Plantar Fasciitis: How It Can Help You!

Are you suffering from plantar fasciitis and you’re not able to continue your workouts or even just get to the shops? If so, you’re definitely not alone! Plantar fasciitis affects many people and can cause extremely painful inflammation in the heel. Fortunately, there are a number of treatments that may help relieve your discomfort. One

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Woman Doing An Osteoarthritis Workout
Arthritis

How To Plan An Osteoarthritis Workout At Home To Minimise Symptoms

Are you trying to cope with persistent, painful symptoms of osteoarthritis and you’ve had enough and want to start taking steps to help yourself at home? We find when a patient reaches this point, they get overwhelmed at the prospect of putting together a plan that will ease their symptoms at home. So we’ve put

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Arthritis

The TRUTH About OA: Common Osteoarthritis Myths Busted!

If you’re one of the millions of people across the UK who suffer from osteoarthritis, you know it can be a difficult condition to manage and can often leave you unable to participate in activities with your family or get enjoyment out of activities you once loved. You probably also have a few misconceptions about

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