Everybody experiences pain, which is a healthy response in the body. However, when pain fails to go away then chronic pain can develop. Chronic pain is estimated to affect 1.65 million people in Ireland alone. Topping that list of chronic pain is chronic back pain. To celebrate World Physiotherapy Day 2019, we will discuss the role of physiotherapy in the management of chronic pain.
The simple answer is, YES – you should be exercising for osteoporosis. Exercise is an important step in maintaining strong and healthy bones when it comes to healthy ageing. Current clinical guidelines recommend 30 minutes of exercise on most days for those suffering from osteoporosis. This blog aims to increase your knowledge of osteoporosis, as well as hopefully encourage you to become an active participant when it comes to daily exercise – whether you have osteoporosis or not!
The summer weather and longer evenings gets everybody feeling more energised and motivated to spend time outdoors. A great way to get out in the sun is by joining a local team or group of co-workers in the popular sport of tag rugby. Tag rugby is a social game that is played by all levels of skill, age, fitness and teams are usually of mixed gender.
Golf may not be known for being the fastest or most dangerous sport, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get injured playing it. When you’re on the course, your main concern in avoiding injuries may be to watch out for wayward drives, but in practical terms, most golf injuries tend to develop over time. Here, we’re going to look at some of the most common golf injuries, and what you can do about them.