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Physiotherapy treatment for vertigo (BPPV)

Posted by Aoife Harvey MISCP IFSC Physio on May 30, 2016 10:28:51 AM


What causes Vertigo?

Vertigo is the complaint of dizziness, often reported as the room spinning, caused by vestibular (inner ear) dysfunction or cranial nerve dysfunction.  It affects 42% of adults over their lifetime.  Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo.  It is caused by calcium carbonate crystals (otoconia) that break free from the utricle and float freely in the semi-circular canals (in the inner ear).  There are 2 types of BPPV - Canalithiasis where the crystals are freely floating in the canal and - Cupulolithiasis  where the crystals are stuck to the cupula.  Other causes of dizziness include vestibular migraines, cervicogenic vertigo (upper neck), vestibular neuritis, Meniere's disease, concussion, perilymphatic fistula, vestibular Schwannoma.  

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Pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy

Posted by Aoife Harvey MISCP IFSC Physio on Apr 20, 2016 10:30:00 AM

The function of the pelvic floor is to control emptying of the bladder and bowel, closing of sphincters, supports pelvic organs, contributes to sexual arousal and co-ordinates lower abdominal, spinal and diaphragm muscles.

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Topics: Women's Health

Knee cap pain

Posted by Aoife Harvey MISCP IFSC Physio on Nov 19, 2015 4:30:00 PM

Also known as patellofemoral pain, anterior knee pain, runners knee and jumpers knee. This occurs in 3-20% of the active population. 

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Physiotherapy for Diastasis Recti

Posted by Aoife Harvey MISCP IFSC Physio on Nov 3, 2015 7:31:16 PM

What is Diastasis Recti?

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Topics: Low Back Pain, Women's Health

5 tips to help your back pain

Posted by Aoife Harvey MISCP IFSC Physio on Oct 7, 2014 3:24:46 PM

80% of the population will suffer with low back pain at least once in their life.  Physiotherapy is recommended for the treatment of acute and chronic low back pain.  Here at IFSC Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic we offer a variety of treatment approaches (services) to help resolve your symptoms.  We also educate and advise our patients on how to manage their symptoms.  Here are 5 simple tips for people struggling with low back pain.

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Topics: Low Back Pain

How To Recover From An Ankle Sprain

Posted by Aoife Harvey MISCP IFSC Physio on Sep 2, 2014 12:02:00 PM

Ankle Sprain Rehab

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Topics: Ankle sprain

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