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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

Should you run or exercise through your pain?

Should you run or exercise through your pain? To start with, it’s always your decision to rest or to exercise. Generally the advice is that, if you are sore when running or exercising, that you can continue if your pain remains mild, i.e. it is 5/10 or below (see scale below), it resolves the next…

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May 16, 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

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato At JT Physiotherapy we looooove the SWEET POTATO, they can do no wrong! Sweet or savory, the choice is endless! Ideal for gluten intolerance/allergies, those of us who are carb conscious & those looking for a dessert taste in a main – score! 😀 Question: Have you tried to cook it in your…

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December 13, 2016

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

The Office and Exercise

The Office and Exercise A major study published in the UK medical journal, “The Lancet”, has found that office workers must exercise for one hour a day to combat the heath risk of modern working lifestyles.  Research on more than one million adults found that sitting for at least eight hours a day could increase the…

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December 8, 2016
running in the snow

3 Key Recommendations for Powerful Winter Training

3 Key Recommendations for Powerful Winter Training   What you do this winter can really make or break your upcoming season. Everyone has different perceptions of winter training: some like to rest completely, others may do some very light training, while some individuals go hard all year round. Therefore this time of year, is different…

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November 24, 2016
Foot anatomy

Flexor Hallucis Longus

Flexor Hallucis Longus Some of the main tendons on the medial (inside) of the ankle/foot make up ‘Tom, Dick & Harry’.  That is, the Tibialis Posterior, Flexor DigitormLongus and Flexor Hallucis Longus. Injuries Injuries to the Flexor Hallucis have classically been described in ballet dancers, secondary to their constant repetitive plantar flexion (on toes).  Hence,…

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November 22, 2016
Rotator Cuff Muscles

The Rotator Cuff

The Rotator Cuff The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and relies heavily on muscles for both movement and stability. The Rotator Cuff (RC) is a group of deep muscles that originate from the both the front and back of the scapula and attach onto the head of the humerus: Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus,…

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November 22, 2016
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