Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy


Bursitis is an inflammatory condition that affects the bursae which are small fluid filled sacs that lie between tendons and bones. These bursae help to reduce friction and provide cushion as the tendon glides over the bone. There are numerous bursea located in different joints throughout the body, however areas typically affected by bursitis are the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and distal end of the achilles tendon. Bursitis usually occurs due to repetitive strain and excessive pressure on the joint.


Treatment of bursitis consists of rest from any aggravating activities and usually a course of anti-inflammatories prescribed by a qualified licensed medical practitioner. There may be underlying biomechanical causes for why the bursae is being overloaded. Our Chartered Physiotherapists will provide a thorough biomechanical assessment and prescribe any necessary exercises or orthotics to help correct malignments which are contributing to the condition.

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“Due to a serious Repetitive Strain Injury in my shoulder/neck I have been attending Portobello Physiotherapy on and off over the last several years, during which, the treatment I have received has always been of the highest standard. The staff are both friendly and welcoming and have always answered any questions I’ve asked about my injury. Exercise programmes were set out for me, explained in detail and, in my case, altered to suit how my shoulder/neck react to them. As long as I put the time in to doing the exercises and follow the advice of the Therapists I always see results within a short space of time. I would highly recommend Portobello Physiotherapy to anyone, as the care and attention I have received on my visits has always been second to none.”

Tim Dublin 8

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