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Injury Prevention

Falling Temperatures and Physiotherapy

People have long believed that there is a link between the weather and our well-being. But what about physical pain? Is there any truth to the age-old adage that some people can physically feel when bad weather is approaching? As it turns out, there just might be.

Physiotherapy and Sports - Hand in Hand

The more we learn, the more physiotherapy becomes an effective tool for preventing injuries and training our bodies. An increasing number of sportspeople are now using the techniques they have learnt from physiotherapy in this way, so we’re going to look at some of the main ways this is done.

Physiotherapy & Positive Ageing

Physiotherapy & Positive Ageing

As we age, we experience drastic changes to everything from our bones and muscles, to energy and endurance. Physiotherapy can help us reduce the impact of these changes and keep us fighting fit for years to come.

Strain- How to Prevent it?

Strain- How to Prevent it?

Strains are one of the most common types of injuries people sustain. There are various degrees of strains, and they can affect more or less any part of our body. This blog will give a broad overview of what strains are, what causes them, their implications, and how to prevent and heal them.

Preventing Neck Pain While Studying

Preventing Neck Pain While Studying

When studying, your mind is focused on many different things: exams, projects, deadlines, scheduling, remembering what you need to learn, and actually learning it. It’s easy to allow studying to take control of your time and focus, and although it must be done, this can cause us to forget about our wellbeing. Diet and sleep are the most famously hard-hit areas during study time, but one area that is overlooked all too often is the strain we put on our necks.

Dynamic Warm Up And Warm Down

Most of us are aware that warming up and cooling down go hand in hand with exercise and physical activity. However, what it actually does and how it should be done isn’t always clear. A good warm-up will increase the elasticity of muscles and tendons, encourage blood flow to the periphery of the body and increase body temperature and heart rate in preparation for activity.

5 Tips on Preventing ''Tech Neck''

5 Tips on Preventing ''Tech Neck''

The very fact that you are reading this means that you could be at risk of developing “tech neck”. As the name implies, tech neck is a term used to describe pain in the neck that results from overuse of technology. With screens becoming increasingly omnipresent in our everyday lives, we are all at risk of developing tech neck, so here are steps you can take to prevent it.

Dublin City Marathon

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.

Most Common Weightlifting Injuries

Weight lifting is one of the most iconic exercises of them all – throughout history people have engaged in weight lifting to make themselves stronger, increase their muscle mass and develop their fitness. It can be a fantastic way to take control of your bodies abilities and your appearance, but for its many benefits it also has some essential risks involved.

VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon has grown to be the biggest all-women’s event of its kind in the world. With over 40,000 women taking part each year, it is inevitable that there will be a few injuries. Although there are first aid points dotted along the route, it’s always better to take preventative action when it comes to exercise, so here are a few things you can do to help prevent any injuries.

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