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Brain training to help knee pain!

www.scienceinpublic.com.au/other/brain-training-gives-tendon-pain-the-boot

really interesting approach to treating difficult recurring knee pain

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Office Ergonomics

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Open up this poster while you are at your computer and check that everything is in the optimum position.  Don’t forget to take frequent breaks.

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What did Rory do to his ankle?

What did Rory do?

Rory ruptured his anterior talofibular ligament.

The anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) is a ligament on the lateral side (outside)  of the ankle. It restricts forward movement of the foot from the ankle and also resists rolling of the ankle inwards.

How serious is it?

A total rupture means that the ligament is basically torn all the way through and there is now an instability at the site where the ligament previously stabilised.

McIlroy also reported some associated joint capsule damage which implies that he tore some of the joint capsule itself which can create further instability.

It is common with this type of total rupture  that some damage of the joint surfaces also occurs, which can significantly lengthen rehab time.

What are the implications for his game?

McIlroy is a right-handed golfer; therefore his injured left foot is his follow-through foot. This is important for several reasons.

1 as he follows through, his left ankle stays planted and he rotates powerfully through his hips, spine and shoulders. His left ankle needs to be very stable and strong in order to resist these forces and facilitate a powerful (and accurate) golf swing.

2 He shifts his weight from one side to the other as he goes through his swing which requires very fine control over his joints at the speed at which he is moving. This weight shift is controlled by the ligaments and muscles of the lateral ankle and leg.

Both of these facts require McIlroy to have very good control, stability and strength all down his left side in order to play his game the way he does. With one kink in this chain his swing can suffer.

Rory along with is physiotherapist and coach will have a lot of work to do to get himself back into the peak condition he was in before this injury.

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Walking

Have a look at this great little poster.  Have you had a walk today? How much better would you feel if you did? All you need is a pair of shoes and start putting 1 foot in front of the other.

If you need some encouragement Wexford Walkers meet Tuesday mornings at 11 in the swimming pool in Ferrybank. All welcome.

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Stress Incontinence Great Little Educational Video

This is a great little educational video on how to do your pelvic floor exercises.  Watch it and start practising.

 

http://www.cuh.org.uk/addenbrookes-hospital/services/outpatient-physiotherapy/womens-physiotherapy/pelvic-floor-exercise-video

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Pink Ribbon Exercises after Breast Cancer treatment

I was in Dublin this weekend where I attended a course on exercise prescription for people who have had treatment for breast cancer.  I am now a certified pink ribbon program instructor.  The programme is suitable for anyone who has had a mastectomy, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and/or breast reconstruction.  It is suitable whether the treatment has been recent or sometime in the past.  The programme is Pilates based and focused on health and exercise.

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How to get rid of muscle pain?

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Do you suffer from painful knots in your muscles?  These could be myofascial trigger points.  These can be helped by dry needling. This  article explains what dry needling is and that it has been proven to be effective in the treatment of trigger points.  I have now completed a full 6 days of DN training so please contact me if you need further information on this very effective treatment.

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Trigger Points and Dry Needling

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Do you suffer from painful knots in your muscles?  These could be myofascial trigger points.  These can be helped by dry needling. This  article explains what dry needling is and that it has been proven to be effective in the treatment of trigger points.  Please contact me if you need further information.

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Jaw Pain

Spent a very informative day in London last week. I did a workshop on Jaw/TMJ/TMD pain.  What a little joint that can cause so much pain.  Can you eat an apple? Does your jaw click when you eat? Does it hurt to yawn? All these things can be helped.  The first thing to do is to find the resting position for your jaw.  Put your tongue gently behind your front top teeth as if you were going to make a “clucking” sound; then note the position your mouth is in when you finish saying the word “Emma”your teeth should be slightly apart.  If you need any more help contact me.

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Benefits of Exercise

Have a look at the link below to see how good exercise is for you.   If you need any guidance as to what type of exercise is good for you personally, please contact me.

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/Whybeactive.aspx

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