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Article Category - "Pilates & Fitness"

15 injuries that can be treated by Orthopaedic Massage

15 injuries that can be treated by Orthopaedic Massage What is Orthopaedic Massage?

There are many different types of massage on offer and it can be hard to get your head around which type is right for you. Are you looking to relax, release tension or are you recovering from an injury.

Orthopaedic massage is a type of therapy which is focused on the treatment of painful conditions which affect the soft tissues of the body. This type of massage should relieve muscular pain and help with dysfunction and injuries.… Read more

Posted on August 25, 2015

Pilates for sports

Pilates for sports

Are you trying to improve as a sportsperson? Not as athletic as you used to be? Believe it or not, the answer to solving these problems is Pilates. Yes, Pilates for sports. No longer is Pilates just for women who are trying to stay fit, but it’s also now a trend in bettering ones athleticism!

I bet you are thinking, ‘How in the world could Pilates and sports be connected?’ First of all, doing Pilates exercises helps with posture.… Read more

Posted on July 24, 2015

Do you suffer neck pain while working?

Do you suffer neck pain while working? 4 Exercises to reduce work induced neck pain

We all carry tension in our neck and shoulders. This tension tends to get worse while sitting at a computer or when you’re on your phone. This can be exacerbated when tired, stressed or busy.

The most important thing to remember is to maintain GOOD POSTURE. Poor posture will eventually lead to back or neck pain. Remember to sit up straight in your office chair and make sure your work space has been ergonomically reviewed.… Read more

Posted on July 15, 2015

What type of posture do you have?

What type of posture do you have?

Are you a swayback? A sloucher? Military type? Does your bum stick out a bit too much? Are you hamstrings too tight? Pilates is one of the most effective ways of correcting posture. We always recommend you start a beginners course – see our schedule here

The truth is – the way you sit or stand can have a negative effect on your body over time causing niggling aches or worse.… Read more

Posted on May 20, 2015

Dynamic or Static Stretching? Are your stretches working?

Dynamic or Static Stretching? Are your stretches working?

Running has seen an increased in popularity in Ireland in recent years.  Running is one of the easiest forms of exercise, just put on your trainers on and go, right?

It’s not quite that simple if you intend to keep running long term.  A fitting warm up and cool down routine is key to staying injury free, so you can keep pounding the path.

Join Ciarán on Saturday the 18th for his runners workshop to get hands on advice. 

A warm up is important because it prepares your body for activity.… Read more

Posted on April 15, 2015

Back Care Workshop

Back Care Workshop
Join our resident physical therapist Ciarán Aherne for this back care workshop. You will be guided through a series of stretching and strengthening exercises and educated on the mechanics and movement of the spine. You will leave with a home care exercise program leading towards a pain free lifestyle. Suitable for people with back discomfort, old and new injuries or those wanting prevent back problems.


Posted on March 11, 2015