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.
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.
Although physiotherapy is often used as part of a recovery plan, this is not always the case. A growing number of athletes are using techniques from physiotherapy as a way to prevent sustaining injuries in the first place.
Like all sports, there are a number of injuries that commonly occur in skiing. Here, we’re going to look at what those are, and how they can be avoided.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gardening may not seem like the most dangerous pastime in the world, but like most things in life, it can be damaging if done incorrectly. We’re going to look at what some common gardeing injuries are, and what you can do to prevent them.