Tag Archives: JTPhysio

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
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
headache

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
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
POLICE

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

Achilles Tendon Injury

Achilles Tendon Injury   ‘Even Achilles was only as strong as his heel’   What is it? The Achilles tendon attaches the calf muscles to the heel and is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body.  When the calf muscle contracts, this pulls on the Achilles tendon, pushing the foot downwards (during running, walking…

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October 4, 2016
Adults stretching

Physical Activity for Adults

Physical Activity for Adults Last week we talked about the small number of children meeting current recommendations of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity. The statistics for adults are not much better. Only 1 out of every 3 people in Ireland is physically active on a regular basis. Irish people spend on average…

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September 14, 2016
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Alcohol and Your Health

Alcohol and Your Health The risk of developing a range of illnesses increases with any amount of alcohol you drink on a regular basis.  However, if people keep within the recommended limits, you can reduce the risk. In Ireland a standard drink has about 10 grams of pure alcohol in it.  In the UK a…

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August 29, 2016
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a term that is used to describe a collection of gut symptoms.  These symptoms can vary in severity from person to person.  It affects around 20% of the population however it has been suggested that it has been diagnosed in only 5% to 7% of those who suffer…

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August 24, 2016
hamstring tendinopathy

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy   What is Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy? Deep gluteal (bum) pain which tends to be worse after running, squatting, lunging and sitting. It usually warms up when running but will be worse afterwards.   Who is affected? Athletes who partake in sprinting, hurdling, hockey, football and various other sports requiring a change of…

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July 11, 2016
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