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Run off The Winter Blues Part 6

If you have seen my previous entries you will know that the average 10 and a half stone  runner  puts 60-90 tonnes of force through each leg for every mile he/she runs *. This is a phenomenal amount of load to endure, which, with poor technique, can quickly lead to a variety of conditions ranging from shin splints and knee pain to the more serious stress fractures of the foot bones (metatarsals), shin bone (tibia) and long term wear and tear such as osteoarthritis. I see this happening to recreational and competitive runners in clinic every week.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today (December 3rd) is the annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities which aims to promote a better understanding and awareness of disability issues and to raise support for the dignity, rights and general well-being for those affected by disabilities. The creation of awareness aims to further integrate individuals with disabilite in all fascets of political, social, economics and cultural life.

Run Off The Winter Blues

In the coming weeks we are going to be sharing a series of blogs which will discuss exercise, namely running during the Winter months. In this series, we will guide you through what you need to know and provide you with tips to keep you active over the cold period. Chartered Physiotherapy, Rob Hanley is the guest writer for these blogs. Rob who works in our clinic in Dooradoyle, Limerick, is a keen sportsman and runner who has recently completed the Waterford and Cork marathons amongst numerous other sporting activities, so he has an excellent understanding of what is required during running.

Dublin City Marathon Preparation Tips

The 33rd Dublin Marathon is a couple of days away (starts at 9am on October 29th) and at this stage most people will be toning down their training regimes in preparation for the event which sprawls over the Georgian streets of Dublin. Running a marathon is of course among the most gruelling physical and mental challenges and running a successful marathon is usually down to meticulous preparation and planning and also sheer hard work and training. At this point if the hard work has not been put in over the past few months there is unfortunately not much preparation that will help you, however if you have put in the work the next few days of preparation are crucial to get you ready. 

Dublin Marathon Physiotherapy Discounts

The Dublin Marathon, which is now in its 33rd year, will take place on Monday the 29th October.  All over the country runners will be getting their final preparations done and making sure they are fully ready for this extremely tough physical and mental challenge. We understand the needs of athletes and indeed of all you brave runners who are about to run the marathon, so we are going to provide all participants of the marathon with some discounts for physiotherapy should you need some assistance loosening up before or after the big race

Climb to Kilimanjaro for the Irish Youth Foundation

The Irish Youth Foundation (IYF) is an association which aims to provide opportunities to children and young people who are facing adverse conditions, with a chance to succeed in their lives. The foundation seeks to highlight the underlying roots of poverty, educational inequalities and disadvantages, homelessness and social exclusion which are encountered by young people.

Are Sports Drinks the Best Option When Thirsty?

Proper hydration is one of the most fundamental components in sports nutrition plans and indeed reaching optimal performance, so what you consume to re-hydrate is vital. In a world where we are bombarded by constant advertisement, the “Sports Drink” is one such product which is presented to us on a regular basis. So do you need to drink these products or are they a waste of time and your money?

Considerations for Exercising in Winter Weather

The weather has taken a noticeable turn towards the Winter in the last few weeks and this change brings about a number of considerations for people who exercise and play sports outdoors. Although we are most likely a number weeks from seeing our coldest weather but it is still important to consider how you might need to alter your exercise and training regimes during the coming months. If you do not like treadmills and indoor exercise you need to consider how to stay safe during colder periods of weather. If you are off on a winter holiday sometime in the coming months then this blog is most certainly worth a read!

Fear of Falling – Impact on Older Adults Part 1

As we get older, the occurrence of falls and injuries increases. These accidents can lead to injuries which are often very serious and    can restrict elderly people in their daily lives. As more awareness of these falls is required, our Chartered Physiotherapist from Kilkenny Ann Prendergast discusses “the fear of falling” and the impact of these accidents on older adults in the first instalment of this blog post. In part two she outlines what physiotherapists can do to help. 

Dublin City Triathlon 2012 | The Physio Company

This weekend sees the Vodafone Dublin City Triathlon (26th August) taking place in the Phoenix Park. This fantastic event which is organised by Piranha Triathlon Club is now in its 8th year. Those who are competing in this are probably winding down into light training before the event to ensure there are no last minute injuries. The race is of course a gruelling one but what does it entail?

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