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Strengthening exercises for neck pain

Are you getting a sore neck from poor posture? Pain in the neck could develop from a number of reasons, including strenuous activity and increased stress levels. Neck pain is most common in people who work desk jobs however, the good news is, there is a lot you can do to improve your neck and

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Why a post natal physio check-up is essential

Is it important to have a post natal physio follow-up? After having a baby it is routine (and expected) to see your obstetrician, midwife or GP for a 6 week post natal check-up. This is completely different from a post natal physio check, which in many parts of Europe is deemed ESSENTIAL and paid for

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COVID-19: Strategies to manage working from home

Well we’ve certainly found ourselves in an intense, strange and constantly changing time with the coronavirus pandemic and resulting restrictions! This has affected people financially, socially, and personally so understandably many people are feeling stressed, upset, isolated and overwhelmed. Given many people are working from home, here are some strategies to help manage this: Set

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Top strengthening exercises for runners

Strengthening exercises separate to running are important to keep you in the running game for longer, make you faster and prevent those injuries! Aim twice a week. General overall progressions of strengthening exercises (some areas of your body may vary in stages):  Step 1: neuromuscular/endurance “where does it feel… / holds or high reps”  Step

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Tips for return to running (Part 2)

Further tips for running include the importance of terrain and footwear. A couple of good pairs of running shoes will do you wonders! Choosing a good pair of running shoes makes all the difference in reducing risk of running injuries and improving the efficiency/performance of your running. Why is this the case? Positioning of the foot

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Tips for return to running (Part 1)

Below is a guide to a safe return to running in order to prevent running related injuries. We’re seeing an increase in people running now that gyms are closed, however a sudden change in exercise could lead to injuries if you’re not well prepared. 1. Gradually increase you running distance and intensity: Once you start

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Nutrition through the pandemic

Have questions about your nutrition and coronavirus? Bella our dietician will provide answers to some of the most common questions. Is there a specific diet that will make my immune system more resistant to the COVID-19? Short answer – no. The best thing you can do for your immune system is follow our National Guidelines

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Social distancing & exercise

After more than a month of home isolation and social distancing, luckily we are still able to leave home to exercise. We are seeing a large increase in the number of people running and exercising outdoors. Gyms are closed and group exercise classes suspended, but people are still looking for ways to stay active and

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Working from home during Covid-19

With the Covid-19 restrictions, many of you may be working from home. During this time you may find you have a less than ideal desk set up. Now is an important time to make sure that your office set up is as ergonomically perfect as it can be and that you are taking regular stretching

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Is your smartphone or tablet a pain in the neck?

The use of  a smartphone or tablet device has increased significantly over the last decade. We use them constantly for texting, applications and for work. Could you even imagine life without them?! This is probably even more prevalent now that we’re isolating at home and working from home. Smartphones are efficient and convenient alternatives compared

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