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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?

Training your Fitness


The graph above represents the power output, which can also be thought of as the intensity of an activity (x-axis), with regard to the corresponding heart rate (left axis) and lactate produced (right axis).

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The Stronger Athlete- Strength & Conditioning


The general incidence of lower body injuries in runner ranges from 19.4 to 79.3 percent.  The knee is the most commonly injured body part (42%).  The most common complaints are achilles tendinopathy, patellofemoral pain syndrome, shin splints, iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome, plantar fasciopathy and stress fractures of the foot and tibia.

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Adventure Racing – Find the Athlete Within!!

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?

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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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Is your core strong enough?

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?

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