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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

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
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

How many calories does that bad night’s sleep cost you?

How many calories does that bad night’s sleep cost you? In recent years, adequate sleep has emerged as a third pillar, along with exercise and healthy eating, as a way to help control weight. While more research is needed to explore the links between chronic sleep loss and health, the importance of sleep is already…

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May 16, 2017

Tibialis Posterior

Tibialis Posterior (Tib Post) is a muscle of the lower leg that starts deep to the calf. It then runs behind the medial malleous of the ankle and attaches to the bones of the feet, in particular the navicular. Tib Post plantarflexes (points) the foot and ankle, and inverts (turns in) the ankle and foot.…

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April 27, 2017

Managing Acute Sprains And Strains With POLICE

Managing acute sprains and strains with POLICE “Woop woop that’s the sound of the POLICE”… We’ve all done it from time to time. Rolled over on our ankle during a match, sprained our wrist as we’ve fallen or tried to stop a ball from going into the back of the net, jerked our knee a…

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January 16, 2017

Vegetarian Diets & Nutrients

Vegetarian Diets & Nutrients Vegetarians typically don’t eat meat, poultry, fish or shellfish. However different types of vegetarian diets exist, for example Lacto-ovo vegetarians eat dairy foods and eggs but not meat poultry or seafood, Ovo-vegetarians eat eggs but exclude all other animal foods including dairy, whereas Vegans don’t eat any animal products at all,…

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December 8, 2016

Vitamin D Update

Vitamin D Update Earlier this year I talked about the importance of Vitamin D. Recently, the UK recommendations have been updated. This may be of interest as the original guidance was similar to current Irish recommendations. Although the current recommendations for vitamin D are based on bone health, it has been suggested that vitamin D…

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December 8, 2016
older adults exercising

Exercise and the Older Adult

Exercise and the Older Adult Exercise and physical activity is extremely important as you get older, helping you maintain your independence and improve the quality of your life. Research shows the number of older adults who are physically active has been increasing over the last 10 years, however elderly people still make up the most…

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November 21, 2016
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Physical Activity for Kids

Physical Activity for Kids In Ireland, four out of five children are not getting enough exercise.  Just 19% of primary and 12% of post-primary school children are meeting current recommendations of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity.  Being active is also important for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.   Babies 0-1 years It is…

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September 7, 2016
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