Clinic Reopening from Mid June 2020

Clinic Reopening from Mid June 2020

As an essential medical service, Kirwan Physical Therapy Clinic is pleased to announce its reopening from 10th June. During this unprecedented time, Barry is adhering to the Irish government guidelines including the wearing of protective personal equipment (PPE) for...
Health Form

Health Form

Please complete and return this form to me prior to your first appointment. It will give me an outline of the reason for attending and your general health so that I can provide you with the most appropriate care and treatment. All information will be kept...
Rounded Shoulders? Try this Chest Stretch

Rounded Shoulders? Try this Chest Stretch

Overview Here is a simple stretch that you can try to release tightness in the pectoralis major muscles in the chest. If, like most of us, you are at a desk all day or driving a car for a living, then the muscles in the chest and front of arms and tops of shoulders...
Neck Strength to maintain neutral posture

Neck Strength to maintain neutral posture

Overview After completing your neck warm ups and neck stretches, you should focus on neck strength to maintain neutral posture. In particular, we are interested in strengthening the muscles at the back of the neck as per this video. By doing this exercise you...
Neck Stretches to maintain range of motion

Neck Stretches to maintain range of motion

Here are some useful neck stretches that you can do, after your neck warm ups exercise, to maintain range of motion and to reduce tension in the shoulder and neck muscles. Target Muscles In this video you will see neck stretches for the following muscles; upper...
Neck Warm Ups to release tension

Neck Warm Ups to release tension

Here is a simple set of neck warm Ups to reduce tension build up in the shoulder and neck region. You can do it prior to movement to help prepare the joint for activity and to reduce the likelihood of injury. After the neck warm ups, you can take a look at the neck...

Flexibility and Strength for a happy lower back

When training, you should aim for both flexibility and strength for a happy lower back. Since we are often seated at work, we need to focus on exercises that promote neutral posture when we hit the gym. We should avoid strengthening muscle groups that accentuate those...

Neutral Alignment and why it’s important

First understand neutral alignment It sounds obvious to be told to keep your body upright, relaxed and in neutral alignment, but so few of us do it. Your body is designed to take the load of gravity through your musculoskeletal system. However, you need to keep it in...
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