Beginner/Physio Reformer Pilates with Áine Tunney
6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
December 12, 2017
Aine Tunney

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a relatively common condition where women may have a number of small cysts around the edge of their ovaries. Affecting around 1 in 10 females, there are several symptoms associated with PCOS, including: • irregular / absent periods • difficulty in getting pregnant • excessive hair growth • difficulty in…

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November 15, 2017
Adductor Injury

Adductor Related Groin Pain

The main symptom is pain in the adductors region.  In the early stages of adductor related groin pain, symptoms may reduce after a warm-up, increase after prolonged activity or flare up after the activity. This may be later that evening or wakening up the next morning. As symptoms progress and worsen, there is a reduction…

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November 15, 2017
Sacro Iliac Joine

Sacro-Iliac Joint – Part 2

Recap Before we get into Part 2, here is a quick refresher on the anatomy and function of the sacro-iliac joint (SIJ). The sacrum with the coccyx (aka the tailbone) and the two ilium bones that make up the pelvis do not form unstable joints, they cannot move, go out of place or go out…

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November 6, 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
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