In this video we look at three key exercises for the foot.read more
With the football All-Ireland approaching this weekend, lets have a look at injury prevention in GAA. Regardless of what type of exercise you are doing, be yoga or tennis, it’s important to get a good warm up especially for injury prevention.
There has been a big focus on injury prevention in GAA in the recent years, due to the high levels of injuries. Research from the National GAA Injury Database reported that:
- Two-thirds of players get injured and 1/3 have more than one injury in any season. One quarter of injuries are recurrences of existing or old injuries
- Over 75% of these injuries are lower limb injuries.
- Approximately ⅔ of these injuries are non-contact related i.e. sprinting, landing, twisting, plant/cut movements.
With these injuries and mechanisms of injuries in mind, the GAA Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee in conjunction with UCD Physiotherapy Department, created the “GAA 15”.read more
In this video we look at three key exercises for Hip Rehabilitation.read more
In this video we look at early, mid and end stage of Hamstring Rehabilitation.read more
In this video we look at the early, mid and end stage rehab for Runners/Jumpers knee rehabread more
Starting a pilates class and unsure what to expect? Here at Peak Physio, all our classes are run by a chartered physiotherapist. If you are new to our clinic or pilates, we carry out a Free 15 min ‘Pre-Pilates Screening’. This enables the physiotherapist to provide a baseline and education on pilates before beginning the class.read more
Looking to improve your golfing performance? 4 steps to achieve this.read more
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
One of the questions I get asked the most is what are the best stretches to do.
Really you consider first the reason for doing the stretching. If its to get ready for an activity such as running or playing a sport you should warm up with dynamic stretching. If you are looking to increase your flexibility, warm down or prevent injury you can opt for static stretching.read more
Hell and Back, Tough Mudder, Gaelforce West-Some of the many races that are a great way to get fit and have a lot of fun!!!
In the last few years Adventure Racing has really taken off with more and more people entering and more races being scheduled than ever before but are these races for everyone and what is the best way to prepare for them?read more