If you spend hours on end sitting, you should make sure you’re doing it right. If not, you could be causing yourself a lot of harm.
Back pain may not be a life-threatening condition, but it can still be extremely frustrating. Fortunately, there are a number of simple steps you can take to reduce or prevent back pain.
Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, and as more and more scientific research is carried out on the effects of acupuncture, we look at some of the benefits it can have on your health.
A 2011 study found that in the 6 months leading up to a triathlon, 87% of participants reported an overuse injury. With all that in mind, let’s look at some of the most common injuries experienced by triathletes.
Footballer’s ankle is a form of chronic ankle pain caused by bone spurs on the front aspect of the bone of the ankle. These spurs are generally developed from long term sporting activity that involves kicking as this will move the ankle to its extremes.
The majority of whiplash cases result from road traffic accidents where the head is thrown back and then whipped forward. The injury might also be a result of some force to the head, normally during sporting activities such as boxing or rugby. Whatever the cause, physiotherapy has proven incredibly valuable in the healing process.
Basketball has proven to be an excellent way to strengthen the body and mind for members of all generations. Of course, such an exertive activity does not come without risk. Below we will discuss some of the most common basketball injuries.
As time passes, our bodies take a beating. We feel ourselves becoming weaker and functioning less like we used to unless we incorporate regular exercise into our daily routines. This also applies to our pelvic floor. Here, we look at at some simple exercises to help you improve your pelvic floor fitness.
Compartment syndrome is a painful condition brought on by a build-up of pressure in the muscle compartments. Sports such as running, cycling or swimming are often the cause, with most cases occurring in the lower leg.
If there’s one thing guaranteed when it comes to pregnancy, it’s that it will be uncomfortable at times. But sometimes discomfort can become pain. That’s where physiotherapy can help.
While striving to improve your posture is a good idea, there are a lot of harmful myths out there that could damage not only your efforts to improve, but your posture itself. In this blog, we’re going to debunk 5 of the most common myths about posture.
Companies now spend millions on scientific studies that will enable them to develop clothes that help us go faster, stronger, and longer than ever before. One such example is that of the minimalist shoe.
Running is a great way to keep fit and stay healthy. But like all forms of exercise, running has certain risks associated with it. Here are some of the most common injuries linked to running.
While it’s easy to injure yourself in pretty much any sport, the GAA tends to be a bit more brutal than most sports. For that reason, we’re going to look at some of the most common injuries in Gaelic football.
We’re now heading straight into winter and the rain is coming full force. The last thing you want is for all your recent physical activity to be undone because of a little water, so here are some tips for running safely in the rain.
The Dublin City Marathon has grown from a modest 11,000 in 2007 to nearly 20,000 this year with additional places offered to fill the demand. With the increase in participants comes the inevitable increase in running injuries. Here, we look at how a Physiotherapist can help prevent and treat running injuries.
Unlike acute pain, which is sudden, sharp pain that alerts us of an injury, chronic pain is long-term, typically lasting at least 12 weeks. In most cases, this means that there is something off about our bodies that we need to address.
Although back pain is not what comes to mind when most of us think of our health, it is actually one of the most pervasive health problems in almost any society. In the United States, for example, back pain is the leading cause of disability among men aged 45 and over, as well as the second most common reason for GP visits.
While golf may not be a contact sport, one in five golfers will sustain an injury each year. If you are shocked by that figure, don’t be. The reason it is so high is that golf is a sport that involves extremely repetitive movements, which can lead to a whole host of issues, overuse injuries being one of the most common.
World Car Free Day takes place on September 22nd and is a banner event in the calendar of any community – a wonderful opportunity to promote the benefits of healthy living through regular walking and the knock-on benefits to the neighbourhood, the environment, and the world at large.