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  • Tailbone Injury – Everything you Need to Know

    Tailbone Injury – Everything you Need to Know

    Jul 11. 2018 — No comment

    The tailbone or coccyx is the final segment of the vertebral column. Coccyx pain or discomfort can also be known as coccydynia. When it comes to a tailbone injury, most occur in women as the female pelvis is wider, leavi…

  • Most Common Toe Injuries from Running

    Most Common Toe Injuries from Running

    Jul 04. 2018 — No comment

    The big toe may only be small, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t escape injury. This is particularly true for runners, as the big toe serves a critical function, creating leverage to generate forward momentum when you…

  • How to Recover from a Quad Strain

    How to Recover from a Quad Strain

    Jun 27. 2018 — No comment

    The Quadriceps The quad is the muscle located at the front of the thigh and comprises of four separate muscles to make up the quadriceps unit. This includes vastus intermedius, vastus medialis, vastus lateralis and rect…

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture: Everything you Need to Know

    Achilles Tendon Rupture: Everything you Need to Know

    Jun 19. 2018 — No comment

    The achilles tendon is a strong fibrous cord at the back of the ankle that connect the calf muscles to the heel bone. An achilles tendon rupture typically happens during recreational sport involving, running or jumping. …

  • Triathlon Training Part 2: Injury Prevention and Recovery

    Triathlon Training Part 2: Injury Prevention and Recovery

    Jun 13. 2018 — No comment

    In part one of this triathlon two-part series, I discussed how to prepare for a triathlon as a beginner. In this post, I delve into discussing injury prevention and how to assist your body in recovering post triathlon. …

  • Triathlon Training Part 1: How to Prepare

    Triathlon Training Part 1: How to Prepare

    Jun 06. 2018 — 1 Comment

    What is a Triathlon? Triathlon is an endurance sport that involves the completion of three continuous and sequential disciplines. Individual athletes or a relay team complete a swimming, cycling and running segment, wit…

  • Top Tips for Exercising with Asthma

    Top Tips for Exercising with Asthma

    May 23. 2018 — No comment

    What is Asthma? In Ireland there is over 400,000 people living with asthma. It is a condition that affects the airways that carry air in and out within the lungs. With asthma these airways become over sensitive, causing…

  • What Causes Male Pelvic Pain?

    What Causes Male Pelvic Pain?

    May 16. 2018 — No comment

    Male pelvic pain which is also known as chronic prostatitis (CP) or chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is a type of prostatitis. It is the most common form, accounting for 90% of prostatitis cases. CPPS is a non-bacteri…

  • What is Causing my Thoracic Pain?

    What is Causing my Thoracic Pain?

    May 09. 2018 — No comment

    The thoracic spine is the largest part of the spine. It runs from the base of the neck to the lower back region, below the rib cage. The thoracic spine is comprised of 12 vertebral bones and is the spinal attachment for …

  • The Importance of Core Strength and Stability

    The Importance of Core Strength and Stability

    May 02. 2018 — No comment

    What are the Core Muscles? The core are one of the most active muscle groups in the body. Whether you are walking, running, playing tennis, or even the simplest of daily activities such as putting the groceries away, yo…

  • How Physiotherapy Can Help Stroke Patients

    How Physiotherapy Can Help Stroke Patients

    Apr 25. 2018 — No comment

    Stroke Awareness Week is running this week from the 23-28th of April. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of stroke and how to prevent and treat this medical event. Research has indicated that one in five peop…

  • How to Prevent Muscle Cramps While Running

    How to Prevent Muscle Cramps While Running

    Apr 18. 2018 — 1 Comment

    Muscle cramps are a sudden, involuntary and extremely painful contraction of the muscle that almost every athlete has experienced at some stage. The most common muscle cramps for runners tend to occur in the calves, whic…

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