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Wondering what to get Mum for Mother's Day?

Posted by Colette O'Flynn on March 25 2011 @ 19:48

Well, wonder no more - because we can recommend some perfect Mother's Day gifts...

1:  PerfectlyParis.com supplies high-quality rental apartments, at affordable prices, in two of the best tourist locations in France - Paris and Cannes.  Check out... Paris Apartment Holidays

2:  A PhysioNow gift voucher... give her the gift of good health.  We have vouchers to suit every budget, and pilates classes for every level of fitness.  Email us info@physionow.ie

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Don't be an APRIL FOOL. BOOK NOW - for Spring Pilates Classes...

Posted by Colette O'Flynn on March 25 2011 @ 19:43

Pilates

APRIL CLASSES!

Spring is in the air - and it's time to get that beach-fit body, ready to show off for Summer! 

The next series of our popular body-conditioning classes start in early APRIL.

All classes are supervised by chartered physiotherapists - don't be an April fool with your fitness, make sure your instructor is a physio!

Book HERE info@physionow.ie

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Stay SLIM - With SCIENCE!

Posted by Colette O'Flynn on January 18 2011 @ 00:28

The third week of January, and the guilt is starting to set in... why can't I stick to my New Year's resolutions?

The simple answer:  Because you're human...

But don't despair.  Thanks to the very latest research on losing weight - and keeping it off - we now, at last, have some simple, effective rules which should work for everybody, all the time.

So here comes the science... the best, most modern recommendations for getting in shape, and staying that way...

1:  Don't skip meals
Scientists studying the effects of hunger on the brain have found that subjects who miss meals suffer cravings for high calorie, high fat food.  Hunger, it seems, encourages the brain to guide us towards calorie laden food - that's why you scoff pastries mid-morning...

2:  Eat a good breakfast
Eating a protein rich breakfast - eggs and fish in particular - keeps you satisfied for longer, because it triggers the release of chemicals that tell the brain you are full.

3:  Eat off smaller plates
It sounds ridiculous, but it works.  Using smaller plates automatically encourages us all to eat smaller portions.  And, no matter what mammy told you, you don't have to clear your plate!

4:  Don't cheat on the calories
If you're going to count calories, do it properly.  Keep a food diary, and record EVERYTHING you eat, including every snack and calorie laden sauce. You'll be surprised at how much you snack, and you can start to weed out the sneaky calories. People generally under-report their intake by 40 to 60%. 

5:  Eat more soup
Soup fills you up for longer.  In a recent BBC study, two groups of soldiers were served the same lunch - chicken, rice and vegetables with a glass of water.  One group, however, ate the solid food, while the other soldiers had their food liquidised and served as a soup. Ultrasound scans showed the soup stayed in the stomach longer, and kept the souped-up soldiers feeling full. 

6:  Minimise choice
Our bodies are hardwired by evolution to seek out variety in food.  It's in our nature to want lots of different things.  So keep away from the buffet - where you're likely to eat as much as 30% more.  And only buy what you need.  Studies show that when people are offered two bowls of free sweets - one bowl all purple, the other multi-coloured - that they tend strongly to pick the multi-coloured sweets, and eat much more of them.

7:  Enjoy low fat dairy products
Eating low-fat dairy products helps the body to excrete more fat.  Dairy calcium binds with fat in the small intestine and then passes through without being absorbed and stored as fat. Skimmed milk, low-fat yoghurt, cottage cheese and fromage frais all help to carry fat away from the gut.

8:  Feel The Burn
Exercise.  The calorie 'burn' from exercise doesn't stop when you get off the treadmill, the pitch or the bike - it carries on well into the next day.  In fact, you'll burn more calories in the hours after you exercise than you will during the exercise itself.  That's because the human body accesses carbohydrates easily during exercise, but has to use stored body fat to run itself in the following hours.  

9:  Move!
Run, walk, dance - just move your body, in any way you can.  Even little bursts of exercise - taking the stairs, getting off the bus a stop early, walking around as you use the phone - it all adds up.  Building small amounts of 'activity' into daily routine increases heart rate and calorie expenditure. 


Colette O'Flynn is the chief physiotherapist at PhysioNow

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NEW YEAR PILATES CLASSES - STARTING ALL THIS WEEK!!!

Posted by Colette O'Flynn on January 10 2011 @ 01:04

The New Year series of PhysioNow PILATES classes start across all our venues THIS WEEK (JANUARY 10).  Email us to confirm your place at... info@physionow.ie

There are classes across Dublin 4 and Dublin 6, with new programmes starting this week in the 3 "Rs" - Rathgar, Ranelagh and Ringsend.  Classes also resume this week in all our corporate venues - which include ESB, RTE & Fitzwilliam LTC.

For full details, check out... http://www.physionow.ie/classes

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Book NOW for New Year PILATES classes...

Posted by Colette O'Flynn on December 31 2010 @ 01:15

PILATES 2011... NEW YEAR CLASSES...STARTING SECOND WEEK OF JANUARY!

ALL CLASSES SUPERVISED BY CHARTERED PHYSIOTHERAPISTS, THE PILATES PROFESSIONALS

 Don't Take Risks With Your Back!

This NEW YEAR, make yourself a promise that you can keep - get that toned, fit body you've always wanted, ready for the summer season (whenever that eventually comes...)

This New Year, sign up for PILATES, and make the most of the long winter nights.  Be proactive.

PhysioNow runs classes all year round.  The next series of PILATES classes start across all our venues in the second week of JANUARY.

JANUARY, 2011

Demand is already high for our January classes, as it is every New Year. Don’t be disappointed – book NOW!  Email us to confirm your place at... 

info@physionow.ie

This is YOUR chance to tone up, increase your flexibility and improve your core stability. All this, AND get that firmer, flatter body you’ve always wanted – and all in good time for the summer season.

There are classes across Dublin 4 and Dublin 6, with bookings being taken now for the 3 "Rs" - Rathgar, Ranelagh and Ringsend.

Check if your sports club or company is one of the PhysioNow's premier clients - which include RTE, ESB, Irish Life and Fitzwilliam LTC. If not, get them to call 086 834 2525 - and we'll organise a class for you!

PILATES CLASSES NEAR YOU...

  • MARIANELLA HALL, ORWELL ROAD, RATHGAR, DUBLIN 6
  • ITW STUDIOS, CLONSKEAGH, DUBLIN 6
  • ESB SPORTSCO, SOUTH LOTTS ROAD, DUBLIN 4

A TIME THAT SUITS YOU...

  • MONDAY EVENINGS - RATHGAR, DUBLIN 6
  • TUESDAY LUNCHTIME - SPORTSCO, DUBLIN 4
  • WEDNESDAY MORNING - CLONSKEAGH, DUBLIN 6
  • WEDNESDAY EVENING - SPORTSCO, DUBLIN 4
  • THURSDAY EVENINGS - ITW STUDIOS, CLONSKEAGH, DUBLIN 6

A LEVEL YOU'RE COMFORTABLE WITH...

  • There are classes for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.
  • One to one sessions also available.

 

BOOKINGS:

For Dublin 6 classes - phone 086 834 2525 or email info@physionow.ie

For Dublin 4 classes - phone 6687022 Ext. 0

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CHRISTMAS THANKS!

Posted by Colette O'Flynn on December 21 2010 @ 00:08

THANKS A MILLION!

TO ALL THOSE WHO'VE ATTENDED OUR CHARITY PILATES CLASSES THIS WEEK, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO BRAVED THE BAD WEATHER, MANY, MANY THANKS.

THANKS TO YOU, WE CAN MAKE SIZEABLE DONATIONS TO OUR TWO FAVOURITE CHARITIES, 

GOAL & CONCERN.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES.

AND BEST WISHES FOR 2011 FROM ALL AT PHYSIONOW

Colette

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CHRISTMAS GIFT CARDS - PAY €50, GET €60!

Posted by Colette O'Flynn on December 07 2010 @ 23:57

Gift Vouchers

‘Twas the day before Christmas, and all Ireland’s love rats

So thoughtless, were searching for last-minute tat

But happy the man, or the woman, of tact

Who’s found the right gift, and a bargain at that!

And I heard them exclaim, as they played in the snow

I’ve got my gift cards… from PhysioNow…

 

PhysioNow Christmas Promotion

Pay €50 for a €60 gift voucher

Email us at info@physionow.ie

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Happy Christmas! Free Gaitscan Assessment At PhysioNow D6

Posted by Colette O'Flynn on November 26 2010 @ 19:14

Christmas is coming...

And our feet are getting sore...

We'd really like to get them fixed...

But not a penny we have more...

Please, please, Father Christmas, find us somewhere near...

Where we can get our feet looked at... 

And where it doesn't cost us dear...

Well ho, ho, ho, my little friends... I've just the gift for you...

I've made a plan with PhysioNow... Here's all you have to do...

 

GET YOUR GIFT NOW!

Colette O'Flynn's PhysioNow physiotherapy clinic on Rathgar Road

is offering a FREE gaitscan to the first 15 people to

"LIKE" our FACEBOOK page and/or email us at

info@physionow.ie

Xmas Voucher Feet Under Blanket Physio Now

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NEW! Relief From Foot & Leg Pain...

Posted by Colette O'Flynn on October 25 2010 @ 14:00

Do you suffer from foot, ankle or knee pain?

Are you finding it increasingly difficult to run, jump or even walk like you used to?

Well, worry no more, because PhysioNow may have the answer to your problems.

View this demonstration...


PhysioNow is delighted to announce that we have signed a partnership agreement with TOG Gaitscan, the international foot specialists.  All PhysioNow clinics will be offering the incredible GaitScan™ system, a revolutionary diagnostic tool for assessing how you walk, run and turn.

Thousands of sensors, scanning at 300 times a second, produce an incredibly detailed electronic "picture" of your walking style.  Our trained physiotherapists can use that information to help retrain your stride, or advise on custom orthotics.

Remember - if you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your ankles, knees or hip joints... the direct cause may be the function of your feet or ill-fitting shoes.  Lack of proper care, ill-fitting shoes and general foot neglect are responsible for the majority of foot problems.

It's important to understand how your feet directly impact on the rest of your body.  A small abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on joints higher up in the body, causing pain and discomfort. 

When you are running, the pressure on your feet can be three or four times your body weight. Even walking can produce more pressure than the sum of your body weight. The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. That adds up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime - or more than four times the circumference of the globe! That's a lot of walking with ill-fitting shoes or painful feet!!

In some cases foot ailments can be an early signal of more serious medical problems like arthritis or diabetes.  

Women have four times as many foot problems as men because of wearing high heels and/or pointy toe shoes.

Orthotics and proper shoe fit are very important aspects of foot health. PhysioNow's TOG Orthotics are custom made from unique memory flex plastics to meet your individual footcare needs. Each individual TOGS Insole is prescribed from an in-depth biomechanical analysis using our TOG GaitScan™ System. So if you suffer from back pain, knee pain, or foot pain, TOG Orthotics can help.

The TOG GaitScan™System assesses your need for prescription custom made insoles in the same way that an optician would prescribe a pair of glasses for the individual wearer.

PhysioNow's orthotics have a lifespan of 7-10 years, and much of the cost of assessment and fitting can be claimed against VHI and other health insurance schemes.

Contact info@physionow.ie for assessment

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Physios Wanted!

Posted by Colette O'Flynn on October 13 2010 @ 16:45

PhysioNow is currently recruiting. Locum positions available across our Dublin 4, 6 & 9 clinics.

Experienced physiotherapists, acupuncturists and pilates teachers contact physio@ireland.com

Colette O'Flynn Physiotherapist Physiotherapy

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