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Chartered Physiotherapist - MSc, BSc Hons, DipMedAc, MISCP
Simon Coghlan holds a Master of Science Degree in Physiotherapy and is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. A post graduate Diploma in Medical Acupuncture entitles him to accredited membership of the British Medical Acupuncture Society. Simon specialises in the...
Chartered Physiotherapist - MSc, BSc Hons, DipMedAc, MISCP
Simon Coghlan holds a Master of Science Degree in Physiotherapy and is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. A post graduate Diploma in Medical Acupuncture entitles him to accredited membership of the British Medical Acupuncture Society. Simon specialises in the integration of medical acupuncture techniques with manual therapy and therapeutic exercise for the treatment of musculo-skeletal pain and dysfunction.
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Travel Tips, Feet & Receipts

As this strange year marches on, many of us benefit from some time to pause and reflect on what has happened, where we are and where we are going. To thrive we need to look after our physical and mental health like never before, making it a priority to ensure we are strong and resilient to whatever challenges may come our way. We are grateful to have helped so many of you recover your health after the lockdown period, however, there is still much work to be done.

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Fixing Lockdown, Appointments and a new Blog

It is mid-summer already, and where has the lovely sunshine gone? It might be a bit dull outside of late; however, we like to make sure our clinic remains bright and vibrant. Katie and Rachael contribute with their enthusiasm and energy, always doing that bit extra for their clients. You may have gathered we like a bit of music as well!

The last few months have changed routines and created some new challenges for our bodies. From new online exercise classes to working long hours on laptops at home, we have been sorting out plenty of aches and pains. It has been very satisfying to observe the effectiveness of only a few physiotherapy sessions to help our clients get back on track, feeling better and moving better.
 
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PhysioPilates Video classes, Update & Zoom?

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of you who have been so understanding and appreciative of the efforts we, along with Katie and Rachael, made to ensure those enrolled in the Spring 2020 term could complete their classes online.
 
Having a term interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic was undoubtedly not anticipated, and like many clinics, we had to react quickly, making difficult decisions with little information and guidance. When we remember those tough weeks, what stands out is how our physios and reception rallied to help and support us. We will always be grateful for their support.
 
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Smart Distancing, Smart Shoes & Tension Headaches

I was struck this weekend by the number of people out and about, moving, exercising, benefitting from sunlight and being sensible. The data is clear; after age, it is metabolic health which determines how likely we are to suffer COVID-19 complications. As well as regular movement and exercise, simply cutting well down on sugar and other refined carbohydrates, processed food and vegetable oils can improve your metabolic health in a matter of weeks. 

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Welcome back, Masks & Local Biz

After COVID-19, the next topic on everyone's lips has been the weather. As if by divine intervention, the sunshine is undoubtedly making the restrictions more manageable for most of us. It's good to see everyone now able to get out and soak up some rays.

Did you know? Sun exposure results in the release of nitric oxide, which in turn improves insulin sensitivity. Improved insulin sensitivity has many benefits, including enhanced immune cell function. A short period of unprotected sun exposure, outside peak sun hours, just long enough to obtain a light colour but not burn, is recommended by most experts.

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Essential Post Surgical Rehab & PPE at the Clinic

 Our role as essential healthcare service providers has not changed after the recent announcement by the government regarding the roadmap to re-opening the country.

As chartered physiotherapists working in the private sector, we are deemed primary medical as well as essential therapies according to the government list published on the 28th of March 2020, view here.

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In-Clinic Appointments Now Available 

Mount Merrion Physiotherapy & Health is open to provide essential 'primary care including paramedical and essential physiotherapy’ in accordance with government regulations as published on the 28th of March.

Our role as essential healthcare providers is further supported by our professional body, the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.

We are offering physiotherapy treatment for the following:

  • Emergency cases, where pain symptoms are significantly impacting on coping and quality of life.
  • Acute injuries where the pain is significant and mobility are restricted; for example, a low back or knee injury.
  • Exacerbation of pre-existing complex pain conditions due to COVID-19 related stress and anxiety. Examples would include tension headaches, migraines and fibromyalgia.
  • Pre and post-surgical rehabilitation to restore mobility, strength and function, reducing the likelihood of prolonged disability. 
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Why are 'healthy' people succumbing to COVID-19?

If you become infected with COVID-19, you have a better chance of recovery, without developing severe complications, by improving your metabolic health [1,2]. We already know that those with underlying conditions such as type 2 diabetes are more likely to experience difficulties [3,4,5].

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Reducing Inactivity is more critical than being Active

Chronic inactivity is a significant risk in the modern world, as a lot of people have jobs that require them to sit at a desk all day. This only adds to the other inactive hours while sleeping or watching TV.

Reducing chronic inactivity is now thought to be even more critical than doing regular exercise sessions. A 240,000-person study by the National Institutes of Health in the US found that adults who spend the most time seated have a 50 per cent higher mortality rate; even exercising for seven hours a week wasn't enough to improve this!

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COVID-19 Recovery Phase Acupuncture

I am writing this after reading about medical acupuncture in the treatment of COVID-19 in a very interesting blog by Dr Mike Cummings, Medical Director at the British Medical Acupuncture Society.

Mike reminded me that the influence of acupuncture is in many cases, homeostatic. In other words, acupuncture can help normalise our body's internal physiological milieu which, depending on how far from 'normal' the body was operating, can have quite profound effects. These homeostatic effects can influence pain, sleep, mood, cognitive function and behaviours, usually very positively.

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