Protein & Injury
Protein is an important part of everyday life and even more so when recovering from an injury. 
Athletes & Sport
Low Energy Availability
Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) is a syndrome that results in impaired
physiological functioning. It is underpinned by low energy availability (LEA). LEA is a
mismatch between an athlete’s energy intake and the energy expended in exercise,
leaving inadequate energy to support the functions required by the body to maintain
optimal health and performance (Mountjoy et al, 2018).
ACL Rupture
Utilising technology during return to play process to safely return athletes to sport
For sports physiotherapists, one of our roles is to minimise the risk of injury
recurrence and subsequent injury on an athlete's return.
There are a variety of factors that must be addressed to achieve this.
Strength training in young women
Lifting weights and improving strength has significant benefits from a physical and mental
health perspective in women, both young and old. 
Strength training basics for beginners

Everything you need to know to get you started 

A Walk a Day

What is something we could do every day to reduce the need to see the physio?

Walking is a simple, free, and effective method that is often overlooked. 

The world health organisations (WHO) physical activity guidelines for 18-64-year-olds are the following:

  • At least 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity

  • Or at least 75-150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity. 

For the first recommendation that would be five 30-minute leisurely walks per week. Now that may seem daunting to achieve all at once especially if you aren’t used to walking, but starting with one walk per week is a good starting point. Once you walk once per week consistently you can slowly progress to 2 walks per week and so forth till you get to 5. Now behaviour change is no easy feat! On average it takes 66 days to form a habit, so starting off small is a good first step (no pun intended). 

The potential benefits of regular walking: 

  • Reduced blood pressure

  • Reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes 

  • Reduced risk of cancer

  • Improved fitness

  • Improved bone health

  • Improved sleep quality 

  • Reduced risk of falls 

  • Improved mental health (reduced anxiety and depression) 

Regular walking has many benefits and one not the list is more time outdoors and with family and friends. 

If you are struggling with any pain during your walk, make sure you have this seen by someone. We are here to help! Call 07 576 1860 or email



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