Category: Exercise

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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What is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (aka Shin Splints)?

Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), commonly known as ‘Shin Splints’, is a condition where people feel pain in their lower leg, typically towards the front and inside of the shin. Symptoms of MTSS usually present during or after activities that mainly involve running. Often there isn’t an injury or incident, but instead the symptoms develop […]

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Calf Pain in Runners

Calf pain after an acute tear is common and somewhat expected. However, a lot of runners have calf pain without a history of trauma to the calf itself. For these runners the key is determining the cause, and implementing strategies to reduce their pain and prevent it coming back. That’s where physiotherapy can help.   Runners with non-traumatic […]

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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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Low Back Pain and Rowing 

Low back pain is a common problem in rowing, and it can be easily improved with the right management.  What is the cause?  Low back pain in rowing is caused by overload to the structures in the back, it is most commonly from an increase in training load or intensity, which is very common after the school moratorium. The repetitive stress from […]

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What is a Dietitian and How Can They Help Me?

Generally speaking, a Dietitian is considered an “expert” in human nutrition and understands the relationship between nutrients and their interaction with the human body. Dietitians are fully qualified and regulated healthcare professionals with the ability to; assess, diagnose and treat any nutritional problem or deficit based on symptoms. The key difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist is […]

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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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