Archives: May '19

Banded Shoulder Extension

*Stand and tie an elastic in front of you at waist level
*Hold tightly both ends of the elastic in both hands
*Slightly flex the elbows
*Keep the elbows at the same angle, keeping the torso stable and shoulder down, pull the elastic back as far as possible thinking of pulling the shoulder blades down and together and arms back.
*Slowly return to the start position and repeat.
*Do 3 sets of 8-12 reps

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May 23, 2019

Ab Blast Workout with physiotherapist Gearóid

Physiotherapist Gearóid demonstrates a quick ab blast sequence to strengthen up those core muscles. Very little equipment is needed, so this workout can be performed anywhere!

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June 27, 2018
VALD Performance Testing System

Jason Quigley VALD

Professional Boxer Jason Quigley called into the Letterkenny Clinic earlier this month for some VALD screening. VALD Performance Testing Systems allow us to give real-time results, which aids rehab programs for our patients as well as increasing athletic performance

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June 13, 2018
Back Injuries, Gardening Injuries, Injury Prevention

Back Issues from Gardening

Lead physio Johnny discusses some top tips to avoid injury for those outside and working/gardening over the nice weather.

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June 13, 2018
Monkey Shrugs

Shoulder Shrugs for Upper Traps

Do your upper trapezius muscles consistently feel tight, do you experience neck or shoulder pain?
This may be due to numerous factors, but mainly it’s a lack of overall capacity to withstand the positions and postures we put them in.

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July 24, 2017

Shoulder Stability Exercises on the Reformer

Clinic Physio Aiveen demonstrates two nice exercises on the reformer, which can be used to help strengthen the muscles around the shoulder blades. This can help reduce tension through the neck and upper shoulders. #JTPhysio #ReformerPilates

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October 5, 2016

Isometric ‘Modified Wall Press’ exercise for Glute Med activation

  In this video, clinic Physiotherapist Cathal demonstrates an isometric modified wall press exercise for Glute Med activation

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October 4, 2016

Protect Your Triceps Tendon

  This is a lovely accessory exercise you can do to purposely load the triceps tendon in a controlled manner. This controlled exposure to the load will cause positive adaptation within the tendon making it stronger, more robust and better able to cope with whatever tasks you throw at it.

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September 30, 2016

Mid Back Stiffness?

  Stiff mid back? Check it and compare sides- effective rotation through our mid back is essential, to do this effectively we need to be able to glide slightly through the joints attaching the spine to the ribs either side (costotransverse joints). This is a nice little movement we can use to assess and compare…

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September 27, 2016
Upper Trapezius Stretch

Upper Trapezius Stretch

In this video, clinic Physiotherapists Patrick and Cathal demonstrate a great stretch for Upper Trapezius muscle which can be performed anywhere and needs no equipment!

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August 31, 2016
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