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August 10, 2021
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Great attendance and engagement by HealthcareDirect Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists at our recent clinical in service training days in Limerick and Dublin – thank you to our kind hosts in The Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons and Mowlam Mount Carmel Community Hospital Dublin and to all presenters and attendees…

May 12, 2021
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Annette Shanahan, Clinical Director, Healthcare Direct As you age, muscles become less flexible, losing their elasticity and this results in less mobility in the joints. We notice this first in ‘new’ stiffness, as when rising from sitting, stiffness in our feet and toes when we put our feet to the…

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10 Things you should consider about your work chair Article written by Colin Taylor (Clinical Manager, Chartered Physiotherapist and Ergonomic Assessor at Healthcare Direct) A lot of our people spend the majority of their working day or week spent sitting office chair. If you suffer from back or neck pain…

October 30, 2020
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By Lynda Kiernan 13th Oct 20 – Leinster Express https://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/local-news/580739/post-covid-men-s-shed-activities-for-laois-nursing-home-residents.html

October 29, 2020
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Advice for your Mental & Physical Health What is the information source? Ensure that you rely on trusted authorities such as NPHET HSE WHO NHS or CDC for information about the pandemic and what to do. Whilst it is understandable that people will want to watch some media reporting of…

September 10, 2020
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By Helen Rigney, Physiotherapist Healthcare Direct So how do we classify a fall? WHO aptly described it as “an unexpected event in which the individual comes to rest on the ground, floor, or lower level”. Each year more than 1/3 of people over the age of 65 years sustain a…

June 17, 2020
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June 9, 2020
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WELL BEING MATTERS. THE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL. Managing occupational stress during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Source: HealthcareDirect with Mowlam Healthcare June 2020. Click on the link to download:  Wellbeing Matters    

June 3, 2020
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http://covid19.ergonomics.org.uk/media/CIEHF%20WFH%20Infographic.html

June 3, 2020
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A video diary from consultant physio David McWilliams shows ICU patients start their rehabilitation journey after Covid-19. Watch the film by the Guardian. Ekaterina Ochagavia, Katie Lamborn and Nikhita Chulani,Source: The Guardian, Thu 28 May 2020 14.31 BST https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2020/may/28/covid-19-rehab-the-journey-from-waking-up-to-walking-again-video?CMP=share_btn_link

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