injury

All posts tagged injury

20141128-1DX_9641.jpg

What is dry needling?

What is Dry Needling?

Myofascial trigger point dry needling is a technique used to release myofascial trigger points. It involves the insertion of sterile single use acupuncture needles into the muscle to target a trigger point. This causes a local twitch response, the muscle contracts and relaxes. This causes a chemical response which helps to inhibit the pain/inflammatory cycle.

read more
EoinWhat is dry needling?
pilates.jpg

Why Does Everyone Keep Telling Me To Do Pilates? Here’s Why!

German-born Joseph Pilates invented the classical pilates method while working to rehabilitate soldiers badly injured in war. He used resistance devices attached to beds to allow bed ridden patients to exercise their muscles. He only wrote one book on his technique before he died. Since the passing of Joseph Pilates, the techniques have been modified and enhanced. The principles have been refined to reflect current understanding of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology.

read more
EoinWhy Does Everyone Keep Telling Me To Do Pilates? Here’s Why!
20170914_135058-1.png

Are Your Bum(Gluts) Muscles Important In Cycling?

 

This is a must read for all you avid cyclists!

Having previously talked about the importance of the gluteal (bum) muscles. Now I’m going to look at this from the aspect of cycling, during the initial phase of cycling (12-4 o’clock) the glutes were an important muscle group for generating power, and by improving one’s ability to deliberately activate these muscles and improve their strength/power, one could reduce quadriceps (thigh) fatigue and improve cycling power output and performance.  Frustratingly having looked extensively over the past week for some body of QUALITY research that would back up these ideas, I have found it a fruitless task.

read more
EoinAre Your Bum(Gluts) Muscles Important In Cycling?
20170914_135058-1-1.png

Does My Bum Look Big In This?

For many years, that question has been a stalwart presence in the national psyche. But more recently, there has been a paradigm shift towards developing the all too neglected
buttock muscles.

The main buttock muscles are the Gluteals; Gluteus Minimus,Gluteus Medius and Gluteus Maximus. These muscles are of vital importance to the biomechanics of a well-functioning
body.

read more
EoinDoes My Bum Look Big In This?
elbow_pain_male.jpg

Tennis Elbow: Get the top tips on how to prevent it

By Eoin Naughton MISCP – Physiotherapist for the Irish boxing team and Irish International tennis players. Keen tennis player himself.

What is Tennis Elbow.

Tennis elbow is the common term for a condition caused by overuse of the forearm and wrist muscles which results in elbow pain, particularly to the outside of the elbow.

read more
EoinTennis Elbow: Get the top tips on how to prevent it
dublin-marathon.gif

Top tips on how to stay injury free whilst participating the Dublin Marathon

Peak Physio has come up with some simple important tips for taking on the Big Race!

Top tips to runners who wish to avoid injury is as follows:

  1. Avoid hypothermia !! Please remember it’s the end of October so be sure to bring lots of layers for the finishline!
  2. Avoid cramps by drinking enough water and isotonic drinks (a balance of salt and sugar).
  3. Ensure you perform an adequate dynamic warm-up prior to the start.
  4. Foam rolling can also be beneficial for enhancing performance and preventing injuries. It is a great way to warm up muscles before activity.
read more
adminTop tips on how to stay injury free whilst participating the Dublin Marathon