From Novak Djokovic to Mario Balotelli the use of multi-coloured tape in the professional sports field had become increasingly popular. This leads to the question is this just a new fad or an effective evidence based treatment technique that can also be used with the amateur sports person.
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You are suffering pain, weakness and stiffness in a shoulder and are then told by your Physiotherapist to perform special, regular shoulder movements. Moving a painful body part many times a day may not seem logical but let's take a look why this can be a good approach.
Groundbreaking Study Reveals That Acupuncture Is Superior For Chronic Pain
“Acupuncture (needling in the right place) is superior to both sham (so called ‘placebo’ or needling in the wrong way or wrong place) acupuncture and standard care (usual medical care) for the treatment of different types of chronic pain. This suggests that the effects of acupuncture are more than just placebo effect.”
Manual therapy is a term used to describe most techniques Chartered Physiotherapist do with their hands. There are techniques which are taught to us 'Physio’s' at University which take a lot of practice to perform correctly and effectively.
Back Pain - Are You One Of The 33%?
Many of our clients visiting the clinic suffer some form of back pain. Some come to us after trying various treatments from other sources with little relief. In this article I wish to share an insight into the assessment and treatment of a particularly challenging back pain condition.
Do you fit this profile?
Welcome to Paula Morgan
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to Paula who has recently joined our team. Paula's excellent academic background and diverse clinical experience enhances our clinic's position to offer the highest standard in Physiotherapy care.
Pain relief for common running injuries begins with a little knowledge.
Runners often suffer niggling injuries over time. Many are not debilitating and with some determination won't prevent you from skipping your after work jog. However, if you can identify more accurately what the issue may be you are in a better position to self treat it so it doesn't get worse.
Acupuncture is continuing to gain widespread interest from the general public and is becoming an ever increasingly popular form of treatment. If you're not familiar with the 'Medical Acupuncture' approach you can read a bit more about it here - What is Acupuncture
Just when you thought the Olympic excitement was all over - the next round begins.
29 August up until 9 September 2012, and it promises to be another global highlight.
The Games will see an incredible 4,200 athletes from 150 countries - the greatest ever number of competing elite Paralympic athletes.
The Study intends to compare two different health approaches for ageing adults.
One approach will be exercise + nutrition based and the other only nutritional (without exercise classes).
All participants will undergo medical screening and receive high quality health assessments such as:
Well done to Katie Taylor for punching gold despite the weight of a nations expectation on her shoulders.
We hope all the Irish athletes are holding their heads up high after their incredible achievements; the years of dedication and effort in preparation, qualifying for an Olympic Games and competing against the worlds best athletes. We hope you inspire future generations to aim as high as you did. Well done Team Ireland.
Earlier this month I was privileged to be able to attend a Masterclass in dry needling (a medical acupuncture technique) by Dr Robert Gerwin at the Royal London Hospital for integrated medicine, in London, UK.
Dr Gerwin is a world renowned expert in treating myofascial pain (muscle pain and trigger points) using needling techniques. He is a neurologist and fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and practices in Washington DC.
Earlier this month I attended an update course on what is referred to as the ‘Mulligan concept’ taught by experienced physiotherapist and educator Jean Madden MMACP.
This is a hands on, manual therapy approach devised by well-respected kiwi, Brian Mulligan. It focusses treatment of pain and is also concerned with restoring movement and function.
How many of us stop to consider the position of our head on our shoulders?
Ideal posture is worth aspiring to; it enhances every body shape and size. Less ideal posture will lead to a reduction in neck mobility along with stiffness and aching.
Long hours at the computer desk?
Your choice could make the pain better or worse.
Ever heard of the P.R.I.C.E acronym?
How about H.A.R.M?
Commit these 2 simple words to your memory and you'll be effectively self-managing the initial stages of an acute muscle injury.