|ISCP Information Leaflets|
Physiotherapists / Physical Therapists assess and analyse the effect of illness, disability, injury and inactivity on your functional ability. This may be as a result of conditions ranging from respiratory and cardiovascular to orthopaedic or neurological in nature. He / she will then design a treatment programme specifically for you based on your aims and goals and functional ability levels. Progress is regularly reviewed and treatment programmes are modified to help you achieve the best outcome possible.
Exercising through life is very important for our physical, emotional and mental health. As people get older they tend to become less active and exercise less. This can mean muscles can weaken more than they need to. Sometimes you may not realise that you are less fit or have got weaker and accept it as a natural part of ageing. No one can stop getting older but it is never too late to start exercising or increasing daily activity. People can see improvements when they undertake regular exercise at any age.
Computers are now being used by many people in their homes. Poor postures when using your home PC may lead to discomfort. The information in this leaflet will help you to set-up your PC at home and prevent aches and pains.
A Chartered Physiotherapist will help you with your physical recovery. The goal is to help you become as independent as possible in everyday tasks such as standing, walking and using your weak hand. Early individual assessment by a Chartered Physiotherapist who specialises in stroke is important.
The ISCP is providing the following information to advise you on post race recovery and injury prevention.
Tummy Time is an important activity to promote a baby's development and should become part of each baby's daily routine.
Children, like adults can suffer from back pain. School bags and heavy books are a cause for concern for many parents and children.
Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists work in many different settings e.g. hospitals, clinics, special schools, primary care teams, educational and developmental centres and the child's own home. Treatment given by the Physiotherapist, is based on an accurate assessment of the child followed by an individual treatment programme.
Eat Well, Play Well and be Fit! : If the amount of energy (food) that you take into your body is greater than the amount used (through activity) an imbalance occurs which can lead to weight-gain. Although everybody is a different shape and size, being unfit or overweight can cause health problems for your heart, lungs and points and can also make you unhappy.
Most sports injuries can be effectively treated or prevented by your Chartered Physiotherapist, enabling you to return to your sport as soon as possible. Many Chartered Physiotherapists have additional postgraduate qualifications in the sports medicine field.
Fitness means having enough energy all the time to do what you want to do. Your Chartered Physiotherapist can help you to choose the right activity to suit your needs, prescribe exercises to strenghten your weak areas and plan your exercise routine.
Neck pain is a very common occurence affecting 10-15% of the population at any one point in time. Physiotherapy including exercise and manipulation / mobilisation techniques has been shown to be effective in aiding recovery.
Chartered Physiotherapists are trained specialists in the study of human movement. Physiotherapists working in the field of Occupational Health & Safety have additional expertise in human movement at work, its effect on the musculoskeletal system and with disorders attributed to the physical working environment.
Acupuncture is the use of fine needles at specific points on the body surface to restore and maintain health. It is part of a system of medicine that has been practised in China for several thousand years which includes herbal medicine, dietary therapy and manipulation. Chartered Physiotherapists are health professionals allied to the medical profession and carry university qualifications. Acupuncture training is taken at post-graduate level leading to a Licentiate in Acupuncture (Lic.Ac.)
One in three women will experience bladder problems at some time in their lives
Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health and Continence (CPWHC) is a recognised Clinical Interest Group within the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP).
Physiotherapy and the Pelvic Floor Muscles
Chartered Physiotherapists in Veterinary Practice are members of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. Chartered Physiotherapists in Veterinary Practice liaise with Veterinary Surgeons to ensure optimal rehabilitation of the animal.
Chartered Physiotherapists help women throughout their lives, such as during their adolescent years, their childbearing years, menopausal years and for later in life.
Heart and lung problems occur in all age groups for a variety of different reasons. Many of these problems can benefit from the advice of a Chartered Physiotherapist.
Timely Physiotherapy intervention will substantially reduce the impact Osteopenia / Osteoporosis and the consequences of low-trauma / fragility fractures in all age-groups.
The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) is providing the following information to assist you in preparing for race day and to advise you on post race recovery and injury prevention.