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SiRONA Clinic 

Building your pathway to better Health and Fitness



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What you Want versus What You Need

Posted on September 2, 2016 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (5504)

Here at the Sirona Clinic we care about the health of your mind and spirit, as well as that of your body. And it feels that now more than ever people need a haven from the manic lives that most are living. It is very hard to focus on your physical and psychological needs when sometimes you are so far removed from your body and mind that you no longer know what those needs are. We are surrounded by messages from media, our culture, and our peers about what we should want…and we often think that these are the things we need. There is a skill that can be re-learned which enables us to separate what we think we want from what we genuinely need. As psychoanalyst Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés puts it in her seminal book ‘Women Who Run With The Wolves’, “One of the most important discriminations we can make in this matter is the difference between things that beckon us and things that call from our souls”.

The unfortunate thing is that if we are constantly trying to meet these wants rather than our genuine needs then we are never satisfied. A very topical example is in the area of the food we give our bodies. In working with people who have a disordered approach to eating, a common complaint given is “my appetite is huge”. This is typically untrue – but it is the person’s experience because they have been feeding their body what it thinks it wants rather than what it truly needs for such a long time. It is a lovely experience to sit with somebody who finally has proof that their appetite is actually quite normal and no longer a monster that they need to fear.

So maybe as a little challenge, spend some time asking yourself what you really need. And when the answers come, allow yourself some time to question each one and figure out whether it is a genuine need, or something you think you need because others say so! Trust yourSELF.

Benefits of Pilates

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (3543)

Benefits of Pilates:


Joseph Pilates called his workout "the thinking man's exercise "


Pilates makes you focus and clears your mind

By focusing on:

- your breath

- your body, and

- how they move together



so no boyfriend/work dramas/shopping lists daydreams !!!


So what are you waiting for?


Building your pathway to better Health and Fitness.


Contact Karen Bourke @ 087-2430640

Physical Therapist/Spinal Manipulation Therapist & Pilates Teacher

More Benefits of Pilates ...

Posted on April 24, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (9082)

Improve your sports performance!!!

When you start focusing on your core, you realise all your muscles are connected to your core.

Try swinging a Kettle-Bell without tightening your core  ...  you will hurt your back :-(

Try lungeing without tightening your core and you will fall over :-(

With a strong core you will:

  • improve your stability
  • slow down your rate of fatigue
  • have more power so you run faster
  • improve your workout

 So what are you waiting for?

Contact the SiRONA CLINIC today to book a private appointment or a place in one of our new Group Classes!

Building your Pathway to better Health and Fitness.

Karen Bourke @ 087-2430640  Pilates Teacher  -  Physical Therapist /Spinal Manipulation Therapist

Therapies available at the SiRONA CLINIC

Posted on April 21, 2016 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (2536)


Here in our busy multi disciplined clinic in Douglas, we have a team of highly experienced Therapists offering the best in health care and wellbeing.  

This is a sample of the Therapies that are available at the SiRONA Clinic:



  • Physical therapy and sports injuries
  • Remedial and sports massage
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Chiropractic care 
  • Pilates
  • Nutritionist
  • Acupunture
  • Chiropodist

Our counselling services include:

  • Counselling and psychotherapy
  • Clinical psychology
  • Play therapy
  • Mindfulness coaching 
  • Intergrated Energy Therapy




Check us out on our website, or call in to see us soon.

Building your path to better Health and Fitness.

Karen Bourke,

Physical Therapist/Pilates Instructor

Joseph Pilates says...

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (3676)

In 10 sessions you feel better

20 sessions you look better

30 sessions you have a completely new body ....

Joseph Pilates


So what are you waiting for !!


Beginner's Pilates classes are starting soon at the

Contact Karen Bourke @ 087 2430640

Physical/Spinal Manipulation Ttherapist and Pilates Instructor.

Thinking of trying Pilates...?

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (2824)

Have you tired Pilates before ??

Amazing benefit number 1:

Pilates is aaa..mazzz..ingg for your abs !!!

It works your core unlike any other workout.

In fact after only 36 weeks of Pilates training, clients strengthen there rectus abdominus muscle (the muscle responsible for your 6 pack ) by 21%

So what are you waiting for ???

"Building your pathway to better Health and Fitness."

Karen Bourke Pilates Instructor htpp://



Posted on April 20, 2016 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (19102)

Welcome to the SiRONA CLINIC BLOG!

This is our first BLOG of many!  I will keep you up to date with all the healing therapies for the Mind, Body and Soul that are currently available in our busy SiRONA CLINIC in the heart of Douglas Village.

If you haven't visited us before why not check us out on our website.

"Building your pathway to better Health and Fitness ".


See you soon.


Karen Bourke (Proprietor)


Physical and Spinal Manipulation Therapist & Pilates Instructor.


"Building your pathway to better health and fitness ".


See you soon.

Karen Bourke (proprietor )

Physical and Spinal manipulation therapist

Pilates instructor.