5 Tips for Exercise in Pregnancy

There are many benefits of exercise in pregnancy. These include boosting endorphins (making us feel good), improving cardio-respiratory and muscular fitness, reduction/management of back pain, reduced stress, prevention of excess weight gain, prevention and management of gestational diabetes, improvement in mild to moderate high blood pressure anda reduction in the risk of pre-eclampsia.  

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The Curse of Shin Splints.

People often ask me what causes shin splints and how do I fix them. The truth is, the injury is actually quite a complex one so I never have a quick answer or cure. I decided to address the issue this week and have been discussing the subject on our Facebook page all last week with a few tips and tricks to help you along and improve your pain.

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10 Questions For Tommy..

1, Describe your background

I studied Physiology and Health Science in Carlow IT and then I went onto Salford in Manchester to study Physiotherapy. I have had numerous jobs before and during my college years. I worked as a labourer for all trades, Dunnes  Stores, Xtra Vision and also I worked in Bord na Mona. Recently I added them up and I have had over 12 jobs and I have learned a lot from them all. I feel I am lucky to do my job as a physiotherapist because it's my passion, but the other jobs taught me different aspects of business. It doesn't matter what you are doing or where you're working, as the saying goes “every day is a school day.”

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Total Knee Replacement Surgery Before & After.

A few weeks ago I wrote an article on Osteoarthritis. We got loads of feedback and questions from people who had been diagnosed with the condition in relation to where to go and what to do from there. Thankfully many have started individualised and bespoke treatment and are seeing a reduction in pain and an increase in strength and improvement in overall health. Since then, many people have also contacted us that are on a waiting list to get a total knee replacement or have recently had one.

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Barry Minnock - Points to take home

Take homes from our evening for runner’s event

We had a great night at our evening for runner’s event and I’d like to thank everyone for coming. Barry Minnock done a great talk on 10 tips for a marathon training which I have listed below.

Barry's words of wisdom:

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A Case Study

This week I am going to do a case study, a step by step guide of how to get someone out of pain. I obviously can't use my client's real name so Kathryn my front of house, is posing for the photographs but this is how my client evolved over the last three months.

So Sally is a 37 year old woman with three kids, ages from one year to five year old. She works as a primary school teacher and has lower back pain for the last ten years. Sally’s pain has got worse since having her first child and now she is unable to get out of bed without severe stiffness, she can't put on her shoes, it’s sore brushing her teeth and she is unable to do any activity without seizing up. The pain is all in her right hip and sometimes down her right leg.

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5 mistakes you make when you're in pain

So we are now in the month of October, which means one thing - race month. We are 25 days away from the marathon in Frankfurt which is also on the same day as the Dublin marathon. I will have people that have trained for both and I hope they achieve their goals and stay injury free.

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