Sandymount Sports Injury & Physiotherapy Clinic

01 668 6819

Tip of the Week

Flora Mini marathon

Preparation for the Mini marathon. Make sure you have proper footwear & comfortable clothing. This may sound obvious but it is important, not only to have the right gear and footwear but to make sure you break the footwear in gradually. If you have new shoes, wear them around the house and for short walks before wearing for a run. Warm up. This is an essential part of race preparation. Whether you are a walker, a jogger or a seasoned runner, it is vital that you warm up as the first part of...

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Opening hours

Monday - Thursday

7:30 am - 8:00 pm

Friday

7:30 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday

By Appointment

Balance and Falls Prevention

BALANCE AND PREVENTION OF FALLS

A natural consequence of ageing is that we lose tone and strength in our muscles, our tissues become less elastic and our balance can begin to deteriorate. Older people can be more susceptable to trips and falls.

Neuropathy, presenting as weakness and a lack of feeling in the feet, may be a complication of Diabetes or occur following chemotherapy or radiotherapy. This can lead to trips and falls but balance and gentle strengthening exercises may help restore function.

Sandymount Physiotherapy Clinic  provides exercises, individually or in classes, to improve balance by strengthening muscles, improving coordination and agility and thus preventing falls. These programmescan help you or your relative to maintain or regain confidence after an adverse incident or even a period of ill health. Advice as to the best mobility aids and reinforcement of simple measures to take to prevent falls at home will be given.

Remaining safe and healthy at home and preventing fractures is the goal of this service.