In this video we look at early, mid and end stage rehab for Achilles Tendinopathy.read more
Feeling achy, sore and tired after a day’s work?
Many of us spend most of our working day sitting at a desk. Working full time that means nearly 2000 hours a year at your desk! Two in three Irish adults are not getting enough activity to maximise the benefits for their health. Results from the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists in their World Physiotherapy day survey suggest that 18-24 year olds may be the least physically active amongst all adults, spending up to 5 hours a day in front of a screen!
What can you do to improve your physical health at work?read more
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
What should you do if you suffer from lower back pain?
- Get it checked out by a medical professional to make sure it’s nothing serious (physio, doctor, osteo etc.)
- Short-term physiotherapy interventions can be very useful in the acute stage of lower back pain.
- Exercise has the best evidence behind it for lowering pain levels at 3 and 6 months.
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
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
What to expect when you are expecting ACL surgery
You’re sprinting up the pitch, defender to your left, goal in sight. Making a split second decision to get past your marker, your foot is planted on the ground and you twist suddenly to make your break. Suddenly you hear a “pop” followed by intense pain in your knee. You crumple to the ground, unable to put weight through the leg and the team physiotherapist runs on to you. She moves your knee around, the pain is worsening and says she suspects it could be an ACL tear. So now what? What is your ACL? Why did you get this injury? And most importantly, will you ever get back on the pitch again?read more
Laura Bhreathnach May 2017
I recently attended the Safe Rugby level 2 first aid course at the Aviva stadium. This updated my knowledge on the management of concussion, spinal injuries and general sports first aid. These skills will help me deliver a high standard of care at Peak physiotherapy. Something that kept coming up on this course was the poor understanding and management of concussion across the country. Therefore I thought it would be helpful to provide some information on the management and symptoms of concussion.read more
Mindfulness seems to be a buzzword nowadays. Truth be told it is a concept that has been around for centuries. In our current world, we are more distracted than ever with social media and the internet taking over the majority of our lives. We lose focus on basic things like our breathing, our thoughts and feelings.
Mindfulness is based our the principle of being present when doing a specific task. This could relate to being aware of eating when you are ACTUALLY eating. Thinking about the taste, texture, smell in a relaxed and patient manner. The opposite is obviously shovelling enough food down our throats and hope that you wont be hungry by the time you get your next break or are interrupted by family or work colleagues.read more
A keen cyclist, John has suffered from a few knee injuries over the years.
“Thankfully excellent treatment and advice from Peak Physio has helped me to recover,” he explains. “I’ve been doing plenty of training to be ready for the cycle and lots of people have been very, very generous with their donations. For example, Peak Physio
At the time of writing the total stands at over €850. “I thought €200 would be a reasonable target,” John continues. “To get as much as we have so far shows how charitable people are, especially in these tough economic times. Thanks to everyone.”
If you would like to make a donation please log on to http://www.mycharity.ie/
Is your core strong enough?
Firstly we must start by asking what the core muscles are and what is there function?
They are the muscles of the Lumbar, Hip and abdominal = Core
It can be broken down further into the local muscles ie: the stabilizing muscles
And the global muscles ie: the movement muscles
So why are these muscles so important?read more