Osteoporosis is a bone disease which affects both men and women. It is a “silent disease” whereby the density of the bone reduces over time, making it brittle and more prone to a fracture, yet you may not be aware of this happening.
Often back pain is the first symptom that osteoporotic patients experience or their condition may be diagnosed after sustaining a broken bone.
If you are concerned you may have osteoporosis, the first step is to obtain a quick, painless DEXA scan which accurately measures your bone density of your hips and spine. This scan can be easily accessed by having a chat with your GP.
If you have been diagnosed with osteopenia (early signs of osteoporosis) or osteoporosis, we are experienced in designing individualised exercise programmes for prevention and treatment. These combine weight-bearing exercise, core and back strengthening and flexibility training, as supported by current scientific evidence.
For more information, please visit www.irishosteoporosis.ie
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Having been dogged with injury I decided to have a full prehab/FMS screen with Colette at Imokilly Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic. My starting score was 12/21 which placed me in a high risk injury bracket but by doing my corrective exercises, I not only played through the whole season un-injured but I also got my score up to 17/21 by the end.
I had spent a significant amount of money elsewhere on unwearable orthotics, before coming to Imokilly Physiotherapy Clinic. The orthotics I got here are by far the most comfortable to wear, and I wouldn't put a pair of shoes on without them!
Having had a long long history of back-pain which was then managed surgically with a dynamic fusion I was nervous about commencing any exercise. My neurosurgeon recommended that I attend a physiotherapist-led clinical Pilates class and I was lucky to find Sarah. Her entire approach is aimed at individualised rehabilitation, namely the individual assessment, tailored exercise programmes, small classes and follow-up emails. The standard of Pilates service is far superior to a fitness-based drop in class, and hence ideal for those with injuries.
Chronic Achilles tendinopathy was limiting my ability to progress my marathon training and I knew that I had to tackle it properly to allow it to heal. Although it was frustrating to step back from training, I am now running painfree and hoping for a marathon PB