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Neurological Physiotherapy

The techniques mentioned here are only a guideline and are not exhaustive. Please note one treatment does not fit all and therefore you must obtain specialist Neurological Physiotherapy advice.   Why Neurological Physiotherapy? As with all medical specialties, Neurology is a specialism in itself and you do need a specialist[…]

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Can moving a painful joint help with pain?

Recent studies have shown that there is evidence for exercises for “shoulder pain”, especially those affected with impingement being most effective. Specific exercises are better than generic ones. And in conjunction with manual therapy, this strategy was most recommended. The other modalities are more invasive such as cortico-steroid injections, anti-inflammatories[…]

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Christmas, New Year and resolutions – Exercise

After Christmas turkey, pud and all the trimmings….I am sure we know, that we need to get out and do something physical….but what? Walking, jogging, playing sports or just carrying out maintenance exercises to keep yourself mobile to and from the bathroom. I think we would all agree that the[…]

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Neurological Rehabilitation towards Recovery

Neurological Rehabilitation towards Recovery Patients’ over-riding questions are “will exercises really help?” and of course “how long will it take?” 1. Everyone is different, but undoubtedly, the more you put in the more you reap the benefits – “practice makes perfect”. So yes exercising specifically will help 2. Everyone has[…]

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Weather….

Whilst the weather is still nice…..walk outside…….walking is good exercise still…. refer to a recent previous note here

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Walk or Exercise, that is the question???

We all hear lots of “new” advice on how to stay as fit as possible eg office workers are often more sedentary than those over aged 75. “Walking is great for maintaining general mobility” but “Exercising for half an hour daily” – increasing your heart rate to a safe level[…]

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Muscle Stretches v/& Strengthening

Stretches – lengthen muscles, tendons and soft tissue, helping prevent reaching injuries, such as strains, fibre tears leading to inflammation and disorganised fibre healing Strengthening – contracts muscle (ie shortening muscle fibres), helping prevent over stretching and protecting joints Subtle difference, yet notable. We need both for musculo- skeletal health[…]

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Saliva Test for Dementia

A simple saliva test for early onset of Dementia may be available soon – a pilot study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease http://bit.ly/2fbfFRM

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Aspergillus fungus

Did you see – the news item in the Independent (ind.pn/2rjWLpw) regarding the drying of laundry inside. According to the Asthma Society of Ireland tis practice can damage health because of the Aspergillus fumigates spore. If you suffer with asthma it is worth a go….If you try it, please let[…]

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