Posts Tagged ‘riain casey’

Shoulder Stabilisation

Shoulder Stabilisation   Shoulder stabilisation exercises make up a large part of our preventative programmes at Sport Physio Ireland. But what exactly is shoulder blade stabilisation and why is it important?   Essentially what we are talking about is the development of good posture during exercise and activity through ‘switching on’ or ‘activating’ muscles around…

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The Hip Flexor Stretch

The Hip Flexor Stretch The Hip Flexor stretch is a common exercise used in both gym and rehab settings. Personally I use it a lot in conjunction with many other movements, in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and sports-related injuries. While it can be an excellent prescription for many individuals, it is very often performed…

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Five Tips So You Can Avoid Injury

Five Tips So You Can Avoid Injury Sports Physio Ireland’s physiotherapist Riain Casey talks us through five tips so you can avoid injury. Many injuries can be easily prevented. Some times small adjustments to our everyday lifestyle can have a big impact in injury prevention. Simple things like correctly fuelling the body and a good healthy sleeping pattern…

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The Importance Of Hip Extension

The importance of hip extension.   Many long distance runners fail to recognise the importance of good strength and conditioning training as part of their programmes. Running is very much a ‘catabolic’ activity, meaning that you can lose muscle mass during your training. From an injury prevention point of view, it is extremely important to…

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Why Do You Have Back Pain?

Why Do You Have Back Pain? Low back pain is the single most common cause of disability worldwide, with an estimated 80% of our population expected to experience some form of back pain at some point in their lives. But why back pain?The way we have evolved as a race means that most of us…

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Fat Loss Conditioning

Fat Loss Conditioning Conditioning exercises for the injured personKeeping on top of your fitness while you are out with an injury can be a difficult task. Because, as a result of your low back, hip, or knee issue, you are now limited in what you can do on the pitch, on the track, or just…

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Initial Sciatica Management

Initial Sciatica management Sciatica is a very uncomfortable issue we see a lot of at SPI. The first few days is all about relieving the pain. Taking anti inflammatories and a hot bath can help with the initial spasm and pain while you’re waiting to get an appointment with your physiotherapist.  Here are three simple pain relief exercises you can…

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Ankle Rehab for Golfers

Ankle Rehab for Golfers Ankle ligament injuryAnkle ligament injuries (both lateral and medial) are some of the more common types of injuries at SPI. With the growing popularity of social sports such as 5-a-side soccer and tag rugby, we are now seeing more and more men and women ‘going over’ on their ankles which can…

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Reactive Neuromuscular Training

Reactive Neuromuscular Training Reactive Neuromuscular Training (RNT), as the name suggests, refers to a type of training that involves the use of both our musculoskeletal and nervous systems. At SPI, we like to use RNT as part of our rehabilitation programmes when treating a variety of conditions, including ankle, knee, hip, back, and shoulder issues.  RNT. A…

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