Strength Training for Osteoporosis

Strength Training for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D. Because bone loss is gradual and painless, there are usually no symptoms to indicate a person is developing osteoporosis. This is why osteoporosis is often referred to as the silent disease. Risk Factors: Age; Your bone density peaks around age 30. After that, you’ll begin to lose bone mass.  Gender; Women over…

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Lower Back Pain and the Cricket Player

Lower Back Pain and the Cricket Player

Lower Back Pain and the Cricket Player Lower Back Pain (LBP) is a common injury related symptom that many fast bowlers fall foul of. A sport becoming more popular due to the success and rise of Irish cricket team, more and more amateur cricketers have taken their hand to the game. A high injury prevalence of LBP reported up to 67% (Johnson et al. 2012) are related to repetitive stress. This can be attributed: mechanical asymmetries such as an under…

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Low Back Pain – Physiotherapy can help

Low Back Pain – Physiotherapy can help

Low Back Pain – Physiotherapy can Help!   LBP Fact Sheet…… 4 in every 5 people (80%) will experience low back pain within their lifetime. Of these 75% of adults experienced pain in lower back in past 3 months Currently it is the biggest cause of disability in the world and the second most common reason for GP visits.     In the majority of cases back pain can be attributed to a number of: mechanical factors for example awkward working…

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Single Calf Leg Raises – How many can you do?

Single Calf Leg Raises – How many can you do?

The heel raise test is a commonly used test to assess strength and endurance of the planter flexors in everyday clinical practice. However several factors affect an individual’s ability to complete the test such as age, sex, BMI (body mass index) and activity level. Normative values according to Herbert-Loiser et al – 2017 Single Leg Calf Raise Reps:  Normative Values Useful for rehab – How many can you do? 20-29yrs: Male 37, Female 30 30-39yrs: Male 32, Female 27 40-49yrs: Male…

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Back Pain – it’s not the end of the world – here’s why…..

Back Pain – it’s not the end of the world – here’s why…..

Back pain treatment costs more than cancer and diabetes treatment combined – across the world it places a huge burden on people and societies. However, most of these costs are usually related to a small minority of people with back pain. Almost everyone will experience back pain during their life. Thankfully, most people report significant improvement in their symptoms within the first two weeks of an acute episode of pain, with 85pc of people fully recovered by three months –…

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