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 […]

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 […]

Top 10 tips for Runners

Main Photo Credit: Jonathan Colon, www.skatesphere.com/ Get Started Today to Enjoy a Summer on the Move Have a Plan: Whether your aim is to run your local park run every Saturday or to make the Olympics in two year’s time you need to have a plan. There are two options: You can go online to […]

Exercise to keep your Brain calm

Exercise can help your brain slow down….Which is a really good thing! The quality of blood flowing to and through the brain is affected by exercise. Is your head in a tizzy?? Exercise can actually slow down the speed with which neurons fire in the brain. This is a good thing! We all need to […]

Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery – PREHAB??

Main Photo Credit: Jonathan Colon, www.skatesphere.com/ Are you on a waiting list for joint replacement? If so, it is an ideal time to manage your recovery – by starting NOW! We mean start your rehabilitation before surgery – commonly known as Prehabilitation or Prehab! The stronger and fitter you are before a major surgery the […]