Reformer Pilates with Cathal Ellis
7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
October 17, 2017
Chronic Pain

What is Chronic Pain?

This is perhaps the $64 million-dollar question but the British Pain Society defines it as ‘any pain lasting more than 12 weeks or beyond the time that full healing would have been expected following trauma or surgery’. But this only scratches the surface as chronic pain persists, often for several months or years. The very…

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October 5, 2017
Dehydration in exercise

The effect of dehydration on sporting performance

Anyone training for marathons, (or any performance goal) be mindful of hydration. The effect of dehydration on sporting performance and physiological function is well documented. Dehydration of 2–3% body mass will significantly impair performance, and even smaller levels of dehydration have a measurable negative effect on the thermoregulatory response to exercise. Why? Muscles contract as…

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October 3, 2017
concussion in sport

Concussion in Sport: Facts you need to know

Concussion has become an increasingly topical subject in contact sports and various media outlets, leading to greater discussion about whether there is an increased incidence or risk of concussion in contact sports, or simply whether we are now more aware than ever that it poses a significant injury risk. Concussion accounts for 3-8% of all…

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September 21, 2017
Severs Disease

The Younger Athlete in Football – Sever’s Disease

Over 50% of football players worldwide are below 18 years of age. The overall injury rate was shown to be between two and seven injuries per 1,000 hours of football. The incidence of injury increases with age, reflecting the increasing speed of the game and greater intensity of play. The growing skeleton reacts to loading…

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September 18, 2017
Ankle Impigngement

Anterior Ankle Impingement

The ankle is one the most commonly injured joints in sport. In international football, ankle injuries constitute 11-23% of all injuries recorded during FIFA competitions. In lower level amateur players, the rate of ankle injury is quite high, representing 35% of all injuries. A high percentage of these injuries normally involve the lateral ligament complex…

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September 11, 2017

Cervicogenic Headaches

Headaches are a very common problem experienced by all and it is quite unusual not to have at least an occasional headache. There are many types of headache but it is thought cervicogenic headaches are the most common. This is the medical term used to describe headaches arising from a problem in your neck. The…

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July 27, 2017

Exercise Therapy for Pain

Exercise Therapy for Pain   Physiotherapists give out exercise therapy programmes to our patients as part of the overall treatment, including to those with chronic, i.e. long-term, musculoskeletal conditions. These conditions include long-term back and neck pain among others.   The results of this review and meta-analysis show that there is small but significant short-term…

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July 22, 2017
Golfer's Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow

Introduction The elbow is one of the most stable articulations in the body. The bone structures, the joint capsule and the medial and lateral ligaments allow motion and provide this high level of stability. Overuse injuries are common around this joint and are likely to involve the tendon on either the outside (lateral) or inside…

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July 19, 2017
Food for Brain Health

Eating For Brain Health

There is already a substantial body of evidence supporting the use of the Mediterranean diet to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. Rich in vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, whole grains, protein and olive oil, this diet is naturally low in ‘junk’ food meaning a reduction in sugar and highly processed fried…

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July 13, 2017
Sacroiliac Joint

Sacroiliac Joint – Part 1

The Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ), of which we have two, is the joint articulation between the sacrum and the two pelvic bones. The SIJs are essential for effectively transferring loads between the lower limbs and the spine. They are highly specialized joints that permit stable (yet flexible) support to the upper body. The sacrum, pelvis and…

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June 24, 2017
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