EXERCISE IN OLDER PEOPLE – STRENGTH TRAINING IS VITAL IN STAYING INDEPENDENT AS YOU AGE

EXERCISE IN OLDER PEOPLE – STRENGTH TRAINING IS VITAL IN STAYING INDEPENDENT AS YOU AGE

While older men and women needn’t become power lifters, experts say strength training — using weights heavier than you might expect — can be an important component of a healthy future. Beginning about age 30, men and women lose muscle mass at about the rate of 10 percent per decade until about 50, when that loss accelerates to 15 percent per decade – according to research. By the eighth decade, the loss of muscle mass and strength can be severe,…

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Cycling Related Injuries

Cycling Related Injuries

Cycling and its popularity has exploded over the last few years and it is now the 4th most popular exercise based hobby after the gym, running and swimming. With this increase in participation we have seen an increase in injuries and pain related complaints here at DBC Physiotherapy Naas that are related to cycling. In this article we will discuss a few of the more popular injuries and complaints that are experienced by cyclists Most common issues experienced by cyclists…

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IS THE ALTERG ANTI-GRAVITY TREADMILL ONLY FOR ASTRONAUTS AND ELITE SPORTS?

IS THE ALTERG ANTI-GRAVITY TREADMILL ONLY FOR ASTRONAUTS AND ELITE SPORTS?

No, it’s for a huge range of patients who can benefit from partial weight bearing exercises including: Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements Menisectomy/Meniscus Repair ACL Reconstruction Achilles Arthritis (AO,RA) Stress Fractures Ankle Sprains And of course Neurological and other patients can also benefit: Parkinson’s Disease Stoke TBI Cerebral Palsy Multiple Sclerosis Obesity Diabetes Geriatric Strength and Conditioning AlterG’s unique and patented unweighted rehabilitation treadmill technology: Allows patients to move with less pain during physiotherapy sessions whilst reducing the risk…

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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy

What is Shockwave Therapy? Extracorpeal Shockwave Therapy is a non- invasive modality used by Physiotherapists in combination with exercise prescription to return a tendon and/or muscle to normal function and activity. Shockwave Therapy is well known for its pain relief benefits. Shockwaves are characterized by jump change in pressure, high amplitude and non-periodicity. Through research, we now know that it has a role in returning a degenerative tendon into a reactive tendon. However, it also does have an analgesic effect. How…

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Stitches and Muscle Cramps

Stitches and Muscle Cramps

With the resumption of sporting activities and an increased number of people who have picked up running and other forms of exercise, it is quite likely that many people will suffer from stitches and muscle cramping while exercising What is a stitch? A sharp, stabbing pain usually felt in the mid- outside abdominal area. Even well-trained runners and athletes are not immune from this condition, although they tend to experience them less frequently. Preventing a stitch Nutrient Timing: Avoid eating…

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