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Making a Stand for your phone

Are you having difficulty finding a place to prop your phone while on a video call, meeting or consultation?  Try making this simple stand with simple household items.

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Desk Exercises

Some exercises to help you keep comfortable when working at your desk whether at home or at your workplace. These will help ease stress, decrease pain and improve productivity.

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#workfromhome

With so many of you working from home, making sure you have the right set up for your computer or laptop is vital.  Here are my top tips on how to create the best working position to avoid unnecessary stress and strain.  Remember to take frequent breaks & be as physically active as you can. #WorkFromHome #WorkingFromHome #MoveAtHome #TogetherAtHome

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Working from home.

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If you have recently started working from home, it is important to set up your computer work station as optimally as possible.  Click on the link to download a helpful poster. If you need further advice, please contact me on 0877920505 to set up a video consultation. Stay safe.

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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

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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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Changes in Clinic Services in response to Covid19

As per HSE guidelines, we are now providing some face-to-face appointments in our clinic.  We shall also be continuing to provide our videolink Tele-health service.

To find out which appointment type will be safest for you, contact us on  info@thephysiotherapist.ie or phone 0877920505

Working towards keeping our clients safe and well.