Entries by Andrew Dunne

Are you over 50 and looking to exercise?

Are you over 50 and looking to exercise? Mid-life Fitness linked to less dementia in later life A study published in Neurology , April 10, 2018 has presented findings which add to an ever growing body of research that connects heart health to brain health. High levels of cardiovascular fitness during middle age may lower the likelihood […]

Should I Exercise when injured? Ask the Physiotherapist

Should I Exercise when injured? Ask the Physiotherapist Should I stay away from the Gym while I get better? Absolutely not! A lot of our physiotherapy and exercise patients are concerned about abandoning their regular fitness regime, particularly when injured and experiencing pain. Let’s get one thing straight – the days of a physiotherapist suggesting […]

Recovery from Spinal Surgery – How can Physiotherapy help?

Recovery from Spinal Surgery – How can Physiotherapy help? We often look after patients who are recovering from spinal surgery. There are many types of surgery and interventions that a spinal specialist will use to optimise the recovery of the patient – ranging from discectomy to rhizotomy, and decompression to fusion – the terminology can […]

Have I Got a frozen Shoulder? Or is it a Rotator Cuff?

Have I Got a frozen Shoulder? Or is it a Rotator Cuff? – Physiotherapy Frozen shoulders can be a complicated and very frustrating issue. Typically they can last for up to 18 months. The shoulder becomes very inactive and day to day function is compromised. It is not a common presentation in the clinic here. […]

Exercise for Cancer Patients – Physiotherapy

Exercise for Cancer Patients – Physiotherapy The Guardian newspaper recently (7-5-18) discussed powerful evidence in relation to the benefits of exercise for cancer patients. The published research is from The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia. This research has helped to launch its position statement on the role of exercise alongside surgery, chemotherapy or radiation in […]

Exercise for Multiple Sclerosis…..and a bit more

We started our Exercise and Dietary programme for MS patients back in November 2017. We began with initial assessments whereby we spent time with people living with the condition. Exercise for Multiple Sclerosis is a key component of managing the neurological change. However it is not a stand alone requirement. Maintaining energy levels or combatting […]

The Personal Health Diabetes Programme

Everybody is scared at the start when it comes to embarking on a new journey! The Personal Health Diabetes programme is no different. We thought we were gentle, approachable, understanding and compassionate people!! But what we didn’t consider was that people with Type 2 Diabetes are petrified about making small changes in their lifestyle. Most […]

Wellbeing Weeks and Fruit Friday’s don’t work!

Too often, we have seen the corporate wellbeing world be a storm in a teacup. ‘Wellbeing Weeks’ or ‘Fruit Friday’s don’t work! If your employees don’t feel valued, a guest speaker once a year and a free basket of fruit here and there, won’t change their productivity or happiness. Stress is an enigma. we all […]