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;
Dr Mike did it again - another wonderfully engaging short (6min) illustrated video about how and why we might succeed with our New Year resolutions and what they are likely to be.
It is estimated that half of us will make some form of New Year resolution - but, will we succeed with it in the long run? Dr Mike admits to having a different perspective on what it takes to be successful and relates the power of reflection to Janus (of whom January was named after) the two-faced Roman God of beginnings and transitions who looks both into the past and the future.
There is hardly an occasion when you could pinpoint a single best thing for a particular cause. But when it comes to human health there does seem to be one thing that everyone seems to agree on. Dr Mike, whose interest and messages in preventative medicine we really like, presents a highly engaging and powerful short video called 23 and 1/2 hours claiming with research to support what the single best thing for our health is.
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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.
As the cold winter sets in some of you may find that those knees have become a little bit achy. The term arthritis is often mentioned when such aches and pains begin to surface over time. This is a condition that we treat regularly here at Mount Merrion Physiotherapy. Let’s look at a bit more detail into the meaning of the term 'osteoarthritis'.
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.
If you are a runner yourself or involved in almost any type of training regime, it would be hard not to have noticed a lot of talk in the industry about barefoot running. The sudden craze of ditching the shoes might not make a whole lot of sense if you, like many, see the need and benefit for a good supporting training shoe. So, barefoot running - madness? or, a strategic plan for better training?
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.