June News

from Catherine Chambers Physiotherapy and Pilates
Hello hello, we have missed you! We hope everyone is doing well, keeping safe and staying positive. We are excited to be connecting with you since our last Newsletter sent out in March.

We have included information on the changes that we have introduced during these unprecedented times and how we hope to assist you with Physio and Pilates in the next few months 💬. 
If you had a special celebration during lockdown, please send through any photos you may wish to share. We have some client news to share in our next Newsletter and would love to add your news too.
🔥 Stay warm this winter with one of our Happy Hugger beanbags! They can be purchased from reception. They are perfect for popping under the blanket on a cold day and for soothing tight/stiff muscles. Please call to let us know if you will be coming past - we will have one ready for you!
Physio - we are open for treatments!
During the initial level 5 lockdown we were only open to treat acute cases, however, as restrictions have eased we are now seeing a wider range of neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions. We are taking all the necessary health & safety precautions to protect both you and us. The following protocols has been introduced:
  • We will be screening each client prior to their session (telephonically and also with a screening form – the form will need to be completed & sent back before your booked appointment date/time).
  • Bookings are spaced out appointment times, to ensure no more than two clients in the reception area at any one time.
  • You will be asked to sanitize your hands upon entering the Practice, and to wash your hands before going into your Physio session.
  • You will be asked to bring along two towels.
  • You will be required to wear a mask at all times.
  • Your temperature will be taken before each session.
To book an appointment, call us on 021 4612159. We look forward to assisting you.
Pilates - virtual classes
Our Pilates classes have been continuing online and we send out videos weekly. We understand that work schedules are so different/unpredictable at the moment and therefore we try make it work for everyone. 

We are offering a 'starter-kit' (Pilates ball and band) at a discounted price, to allow for at-home-use. Available at reception. Email us on if you wish to purchase these products.
Come move with us!
Pilates is a great way to stay active and can be done so easily from the comfort of your own home, making it an ideal form of movement during this time.
For those looking to join a Pilates class, we currently have a special running on our Individual sessions, (see brochure).The initial consultation is held at the Practice. We go through any past Pilates experience, any injuries, a body assessment and any other queries that you may have. The next two sessions are held remotely and we will take you through some lovely movements to prepare you for the classes. 

Call to book!
Working from home?

COVID-19 has resulted in more of us working from home, having to make adaptations to our seating/working environment. Trying to set up an office at home can be tricky - it may need a few ‘tweaks’ to make it comfortable. What seems like a small adjustment, can make all the difference - especially when we are spending long hours at our screens.

Ergonomic assessments can help you determine what components to change.  The assessment not only involves the physical set-up of your desk and chair; it includes advising you on simple "pause" exercises which you can do to keep the tissues supple and help re-focus your attention.
Not sure "which pause" exercises to do? Need us to have a look at your at-home office set-up and seat position?
Give us a call to set up a time to chat through. The assessment can be done either remotely or face to face.

Busting myths about back pain
Back pain is a very common issue that we physiotherapists assess and treat. We would like to share some thoughts about back pain with you....
  • Back pain is treatable. It can feel overwhelming at times, but remember this: mild pain with exercise and movement does not necessarily mean you are doing harm.⁠
  • Getting older is not a cause for back pain, nor does back pain worsen with age (the research supports this) - seeking treatment can help at any age.
  • Importantly, our backs are strong! Long-standing back pain is not always related to tissue damage - as with all pain, there are many contributing factors including activity, stress, tension, fatigue - these are all able to make our spines sensitive to movement and loading.
If you have pain and are hesitant about which exercises to do, look no further - we've got your back 😉 (literally).

We can chat through some helpful tips.⁠
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The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new - Socrates
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