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One in three women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction. If you think this issue may be affecting you, Women’s Health Physiotherapist Fiona Healy O’Connor is here to help. Fiona is part of the team at Kerry Physiotherapy, which is situated on New Street in the centre of Killarney town.

After graduating from UCD in 2005, Fiona, a Dromid native, started working in Cork University Hospital. Two years later she went into the maternity hospital where she worked for nine years with the obstetricians and gynaecologists in Cork. She later did her Masters in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in the University of Bradford. She also trained as an APPI Pilates instructor and has done multiple courses in the area of pelvic and women’s health.

Pelvic floor dysfunction isn’t something that people tend to talk about, Fiona explains.

“Women in general tend to keep it to themselves a lot. But they say that up to 80% can be helped by conservative measures such as physio, i.e. without surgery. I see ladies through their pregnancy and also after… Pelvic floor dysfunction can often develop many years later. I’ve treated ladies who haven’t had babies as well.

“Common conditions related to pelvic floor dysfunction would include pelvic pain, pelvic floor weakness, coccyx pain, and tummy muscle separation is one that we see a lot postnatally.”

Fiona has been working at Kerry Physiotherapy since 2015 but has twice been on maternity leave herself during that time. Now she’s starting up a new postnatal reconditioning class aimed at helping you to get back to your best following your pregnancy.

“It’s ideal for women who may be feeling generally weak in their lower back or hips, or experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction or tummy muscle separation,” Fiona says. “The aim is to get you to feel strong and get back exercising in a way that’s positive for your body. If you overload the postnatal body, you can end up with problems.

“This class is going to be pitched at the right level to get women back to full strength and full health.”

The next 6-week course of classes will take place every Monday at 9.30am, starting Monday, May 21. Contact Kerry Physiotherapy at 064 6670960 to book your place.

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Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

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The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

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The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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