At the end of last year we hinted towards some changes to our practice that we wanted to announce.
Here are the highlights...
When faced with the task of losing weight the standard response has been for as long as I can remember to reduce fat intake. Someone got that advice wrong because it hasn't worked.
Read this interesting article explaining what happened in the 70's when the fat in our foods got replaced with sugar. Doc's vision for the future isn't so bright, sadly.
Otherwise known by the very medical term of ‘Hurty Knee’ (!) according to Paul Noonan, the lead singer of one of my favourite Irish bands - BellX1. Knee pain can be very debilitating as it can affect our mobility and independence not to mention being a darn nuisance possibly leading one to dread getting out of bed in the morning.
A client of mine has adult-acquired flat foot and presented with significant pain along the outside of the ankle and foot region when walking. She had been to see a surgeon who had suggested surgery but she was keen to see if there was anything Physiotherapy could do to assist with the view to possibly avoiding having to go down the surgical route.
What's the best technique to help with speed, efficiency and a reduced risk of running injuries? This has become a hot topic of debate with no firm conclusions. Its important to consider each runner as an individual and what works for one person may not work for another. I've been experimenting recently...
The fact acupuncture is an effective treatment for headaches and migraines is not news for us. We have been effectively applying medical acupuncture techniques alongside our Physiotherapy practise for many years, with excellent results.
I am currently managing a lady in her mid forties, a real achiever and very driven in the workplace who suffers from chronic muscular tension type headaches for many years.
A Physiotherapist could have read all the books, know the research inside out and believe they are practicing evidence based medicine. But, they may not be very good at actually resolving their client’s complicated condition. Here's why;
I recently treated a 17 year old rugby player who suffered a rare sporting injury following a tackle - a fracture of the end of the collar bone which sits nearest the breast bone. A colleague of mine made the initial assessment and made a good judgment call that further help was needed.
I recently treated a lady suffering from hip pain every time she climbed into bed. After watching her demonstrate this task in the treatment room a few times, it became clear a change of technique was needed.
Shoe insoles / foot orthotics have the power to positively transform your postural alignment - or ruin it.
If you are suffering any form of foot or ankle pain and if the thought of a shoe insole has crossed your mind, then please consider these few key points before taking any action.