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Active Living- Keeping Active as we get Older

Being active is vitally important across all ages and an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Older people that take part in regular exercise enjoy many health benefits. Exercise can improve mood, self-esteem and overall mental health. Exercise helps maintain muscle strength so you can continue to perform everyday tasks, help manage your weight, improve heart and lung health and keep your joints healthy. Physical activity can also improve balance and co-ordination which may reduce your risk of falling or tripping over. Not doing any exercise can be unhealthy no matter what age you are. Any amount of physical activity is better than none at all. The more  active you are, the greater the benefits to your health. 

Chartered Physiotherapists Fiona O Shea and Teresa Twohig working in the community setting in Cork have developed a fantastic resource, 'Fit to Flourish'. This resource takes a holistic approach to health, looking at the “whole person”, looking at physical activity and other lifestyle factors that impact on one’s health & wellbeing such as healthy eating, sleep and stress. We are delighted to have both Fiona and Teresa facilitate our Keeping Active as we get Older session. You can request a hard copy of this resource by emailing; fionam.oshea@hse.ie

Facilitator Bios:

Fiona O Shea Chartered Physiotherapist. MISCP MSc. Senior Physiotherapist North South Lee PCC

Fiona graduated from the University of Limerick in 2007 with an honours degree in Physiotherapy. Since qualifying Fiona has worked extensively in both acute and primary care settings where she has gained invaluable experience. Fiona is working in community physiotherapy in Cork since 2009.

Fiona has a keen interest in health promotion, exercise prescription and rehabilitation for her patients. Fiona is passionate about rehabilitating her patients to their full potential and educating her clients so that they can achieve their goals, long term.  

Fiona is a chartered physiotherapist who is a member of both the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) and CORU (Health and Social Care Professional Regulatory Body)

Fiona has always placed a significant emphasis on her own professional development. In 2012, Fiona completed a Masters in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy in University College Dublin. Fiona continues to have a passion for learning and continued professional development. This is highlighted by her regular attendance at courses, conferences and webinars. Fiona is an affiliated clinical educator with the University of Limerick and is passionate about educating the physiotherapists of the future.

Teresa Twohig, Chartered Physiotherapist, MISCP.  Senior physiotherapist North South Lee PCC

Teresa graduated from University College Dublin in 1992 with an honours degree in Physiotherapy. Since then Teresa has worked in both acute and primary care settings where she gained broad experience. Teresa is working in Community Physiotherapy in Cork since 2000.

Teresa‘s areas of interest are neurology,   strengthening and conditioning and fatigue management.  Teresa encourages and runs several  exercise group’s  and believes strongly in patient education.

Teresa is a chartered physiotherapist who is a member of both the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists – ISCP and CORU – Health and Social Care Regulatory Body.

Teresa believes in lifelong learning and attends numerous courses, conferences and webinars. Teresa is an affiliated clinical educator with the University of Limerick.

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