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Knee Osteoarthritis: Do I need an operation?

What Is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis, commonly known as wear-and-tear, is a condition in which the natural cushioning between joints, the cartilage, becomes worn. When this happens, the bones of the joints rub more closely against one another with less of the shock-absorbing benefits of cartilage. The rubbing results in pain, swelling, stiffness, decreased mobility and, sometimes, the formation of bone spurs.

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Peak PhysioKnee Osteoarthritis: Do I need an operation?
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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.

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EoinAre Your Bum(Gluts) Muscles Important In Cycling?
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Do You Suffer From Lower Back Pain?

 

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.
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EoinDo You Suffer From Lower Back Pain?
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Cycling Do’s and Don’ts

More and more of us nowadays are braving the Dublin roads and donning our cycling gear as a way of commuting as well as a recreational activity. In this month’s blog we want to look at some Do’s and Don’ts of cycling.

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EoinCycling Do’s and Don’ts
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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.
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