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Below you'll find recent articles ranging from fitness to pain management, written by our team of Physiotherapists - find out more about PlatinumPhysio here →

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Meet Mary Kate, Our Newest Physiotherapist.

Platinum Pyshio are delighted to welcome Mary Kate Ryan to the Team. 
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Anthony Pierce

Plantar Heel Pain, It’s Time To Stamp It Out.

Plantar heel pain generally presents were you would expect, below the heel or under the arch of the foot
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Anthony Pierce

The Athletic Foot & Ankle Injury Workshop.

Attention all Runners, Walkers and anyone with Ankle or foot issues. Platinum Physiotherapy are offering this fantastic opportunity to learn more about foot and ankle injuries associated with running and endurance events. Foot and ankle injuries are very common in runners and can greatly affect aspiring athlete’s ambitions for their upcoming season. In this workshop,…
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Running The Women’s Mini Marathon?

Attention all you Mini Marathoners! This is your 66 day shout out! The days are ticking by and now is the time to do the ground work! 
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Welcome To Anthony Pierce, Our New Physiotherapist.

Hot on the heels of Emma, we welcome another new member to our Physiotherapy Team, Anthony Pierce. After spending 10 years in the UK, Anthony returns home to join us here at Platinum Physio. Anthony qualified as a Charted Physiotherapist from the University of Essex in 2010 following completing a four-year degree in Natural Sciences…
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Dry Needling Brigid Jones – here’s how it might have gone!

If Brigid Jones ever had Dry Needling, I reckon her diary entries may have read something like this.  Dry Needling Day 1: Alcohol units 6, cigarettes 0 (yippee), calories 1784 Went to Physio on lunch break to get pesky shoulder pain sorted out. Dry needled. Physio warned “you may feel a little uncomfortable over the…
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Emma Fitzmaurice

Welcome to the Team Emma Fitzmaurice.

Leaving the sunny shores of  Spain (via London), Emma joins our Team here at Platinum Pilates.
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Tennis Elbow? But I don’t even play tennis!!

Every year, it’s the same. Wimbledon brings me straight back there. Me (Sampras – a bit dull, but highly effective) against my neighbour (Agassi – he was always the flash one) duking it out over three days on a court carved out of a field in Kilkenny. When Mahut finally outlasted Isner 70-68 in the…
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Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in Physiotherapy: Stimulating the Body’s DIY Repair Kit

The days of seeing Acupuncture as some kind of woolly hocus pocus are pretty much over, thankfully. There now exists a growing body of scientific research that has examined the effectiveness of Acupuncture on various conditions. So, if your Physiotherapist employs these techniques, it doesn’t mean she is a new age flower child or even…
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Frozen Shoulder? Why your Physio shouldn’t be frozen out

Every single week I have at least one patient who presents in the clinic with severe shoulder pain which has been ongoing for some time.     They will say something like “I have been seeing a therapist of some kind for months, but it hasn’t improved. Everyone keeps saying that I may have frozen…
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Piriformis Syndrome – the Donald Trump of Muscular Conditions?

Piriformis Syndrome is a pain in the ass. It’s true. Literally. The principle symptom of piriformis syndrome is described as ‘buttock pain with or without leg pain’. How vague is that? There is a lot of confusion surrounding it and still a lack of consensus on the precise definition of this syndrome. Pain in the…
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How do I get my life back on track as a breast cancer survivor?

Management of patient's post breast cancer surgery is improving thanks to initiatives such as the Platinum Pink Ribbon Program. Ben Doyle explains how the Program can help.
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