Category: Exercise Physiology

What are the Benefits of Stretching?

Stretching is often performed by athletes, older adults, the injured and uninjured. How can I stretch? There are 4 main types of stretching, but two of the most commonly prescribed are; Static and Dynamic. Depending on your individual presentation and assessment, stretching is often prescribed by physiotherapists and exercise physiologists. It is important to keep […]

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The Big Issue – Weight and Pain

At Physiotas, we deal with clients’ joint and muscle pain on a daily basis.  It is a common occurrence that these same clients have been told (by GP’s, specialists etc) to ‘lose weight’ to help their pain and function.  And this is generally true.  The problem is that people often haven’t received an explanation of […]

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Why Your Rehab Might Require Exercises

Many clients who walk through our door will receive exercises as part of their rehab. The reason behind this varies from person to person but is largely dependent on the issue that they present with. A lot of thought and consideration goes into selecting the appropriate exercises. Compliance with rehab exercises is often an issue […]

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Can I Return to Work or Play Sport Even With Pain?

Recently Ryan covered the topic of “There Are No Shortcuts” where he discussed the return to your activity. This week we are going to look at a similar theme and something we are asked quite a bit, edging more towards why having some pain when returning to playing sport or work still might be okay. […]

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Athletes Without Pain – Why See A Physio?

It’s often thought that in order to see a physio you need to be injured or in pain. You may think that now or have thought that in the past, but here’s a myth buster for you – it’s not true. Physiotherapists are now increasingly used by sports teams to help improve the performance of […]

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Exercise For All Seasons

Have you ever considered why exercise is easier in certain times of the year? Or how our exercise habits vary across the seasons? Today’s blog will explore our motivation to exercise and identifying barriers that may be affecting our exercise regime.   Cooler Months  What things do you associate with winter; hot chocolates, curled up by […]

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Strength Training for Runners: A Practical Guide

The benefits and importance of regular strength training for runners is widely reported in academic literature. No doubt you will have seen social media posts encouraging runners to get strong. However, how a runner should introduce strength work into their training program is not always clear. In this article we look at some practical ways […]

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If You Get Back Pain After Gardening, Are You Doing Something Wrong?

Many of us see the warmer weather as a chance to get on top of our gardens that can get away on us during the colder months of the year. However, spending a few hours gardening can often result in back pain either later that day or during the next. This can happen whether you […]

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Opioids for Chronic Pain: What You Need to Know

There is strong evidence that opioid therapy reduces the intensity of acute pain (pain present following tissue injury/trauma/surgery), cancer pain and pain for patients who are at end of life (palliative care). However, there is little evidence to suggest that opioids have an effect in reducing chronic pain (pain that has been present for more […]

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How Physiotherapy Can Help If You Have Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects the smooth control of muscle movement. It can lead to difficulties in initiating, controlling and coordinating movement.  There are both physical and non-physical symptoms. Physiotherapy plays an essential role alongside the wider health care team to maintain function and quality of life for people living with […]

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