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Emphasis on rehab at Kerry Physiotherapy

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Ideally located in the heart of Killarney town, Kerry Physiotherapy provides a wealth of expertise and the very best treatments to help you get back to your best as quickly as possible. Whether you’re dealing with a sports injury or nagging back pain, a hip replacement or post-natal issues, the team at Kerry Physiotherapy are on hand to point you in the right direction. The emphasis is on rehab and helping clients to help themselves, says chartered physiotherapist Ruth Allen.

“It’s not just about coming in and getting a loosening out,” she explains. “Yes, we’ll assess you and we’ll do some manual therapy but I’m not going to do that for the next six months. What we want to do is identify problems and then address them, and the best way of addressing weaknesses is by strengthening. We’ll give you exercises to do, be it stretching or yoga, and try to get you into the gym.

“We work closely with personal trainers. Myself and Bobby from Peak Performance do a movement therapy clinic once a month where we deal with some sort of problem, such as back pain, hamstring problems and shoulder pain. I talk about what we do from a physio’s perspective and then we bring you through to the gym where you get supervised strength and conditioning tips.”

Ruth and her team, which also includes chartered physiotherapist Kieran O’Shea, athletic therapist Cillian Fitzgerald and women’s pelvic health specialist Fiona Healy O’Connor, are all about encouraging you to maintain your active lifestyle.

“I’d be very slow to tell someone that they couldn’t play a football match, unless they really couldn’t,” Ruth says. “If you pull your hamstring, for example, you can’t run, so you can’t do it. But we definitely try to facilitate patients as much as possible to partake in their activity. I guess the fact that we’ve got such experience in sport as well, that obviously helps.”

Ruth is currently in her third year working with the Kerry juniors having previously been part of the Kerry senior set-up for two years, as well as the U-21 set-up for three years. She has also done physio for a host of GAA clubs around the county including Spa, Dr Crokes, Glenflesk, Kilcummin and Dromid, while Kieran O’Shea has also worked with the Kerry minors for a couple of years.

Kerry Physiotherapy is the only clinic in Kerry that offers shockwave therapy, which is a novel form of treating tendons and heel spurs. “It’s really, really effective with heel spurs and plantar faciitis. It tries to stimulate the tendon to push through the processes of healing and inflammation,” Ruth explains.

The modern facility, which is located above Sewell’s Pharmacy on New Street, has separate treatment rooms allowing multiple patients to be treated at once. Office Manager Gemma Eames is on hand to make sure the whole operation runs as smoothly as possible and there is always someone on hand to take calls at reception.

For more information or to book an appointment, visit kerryphysiotherapy.ie, call 064-6670960 or email info@kerryphysiotherapy.ie.

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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