If you’re a fan of the water and experiencing back pain, you may be wondering if swimming could help alleviate that pain. The truth is, swimming can be both the cause of and solution to back pain, depending on the individual. In this blog, we’re going to look at how swimming can help or hurt your back.
Icing and heating injuries are techniques that have been used to aid recovery for hundreds of years. Despite this, there remains a lot of confusion as to which should be used when. In this blog, we’re going to look at how icing and heating work, and how to know which one to use.
Whether you experience them frequently or once in a blue moon, headaches have the ability to throw our whole day into turmoil. While the occasional sore head is to be expected, if you experience frequent headaches at work, but not outside, it is likely to do with how you sit at your desk.
In this blog, we’re going to look at some of the most common physical injuries sustained by children. While you can’t protect them from every injury, recognising the signs and symptoms of these will help you prevent some of the most common ones.
By taking control of your work day, scheduling and planning your activities, did you know that you can actually decrease a lot of musculoskeletal (MSK) problems?
Depending on the severity, a stroke can can result in loss of mobility. Fortunately, physiotherapy can be used to address these issues and provide a higher quality of life.
Physiotherapy may not come to mind when you think of cancer treatment, but as we have seen, there is always more to learn about cancer. This blog will look at how physiotherapy can be used to ease the suffering and aid the recovery of those battling cancer.
National Scoot to School Week is an annual event run by Green Schools Ireland. The campaign aims to raise environmental awareness, as well as keep children active and fit. This year, National Scoot to School Week takes place from the 20th to the 24th of March.
Of all the technological advancements made in recent times, the smartphone has arguably been one of the most transformative. But for all the good that smartphones have brought into our lives, there is bound to be some bad.
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.