All posts by Maeve Whelan

Milltown Physios abseil down Croke Park in aid of Solas Project

Congratulations to our brave physiotherapists Helen, Gráinne and Aisling who abseiled down Croke Park at the weekend in aid of the Solas Project.

The Solas Project is a charity with a vision to see an Ireland where all children and young people truly know their self-worth and can take full advantage of their potential.

Helen, Gráinne and Aisling abseiled down 140 feet from the roof of the Hogan Stand at Croke Park all in aid of this great cause

Major study reveals improvements can be made at least 20 years after a stroke

“Major study reveals improvements can be made at least 20 years after a stroke”
something which Neurological Physiotherapists like our own Úna Cusack here at Milltown Physiotherapy is passionate about facilitating.

Professor Ward of University College London and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
“ All this talk about the window of opportunity shutting within which you could recover is nonsense”

Welcomed Waves of Change in seeing the worth of Intensive Neurorehabilitation for Stroke patients.

Read the article here https://inews.co.uk/news/health/why-there-is-new-hope-for-britains-1-2-million-stroke-survivors/

 

At the clinic

Return to Running Guide for Women post-pregnancy

Great work from Gráinne Donnelly, Emma Brockwell and Tom Goom have helped develop this brilliant guide for returning to running post-pregnancy.

We were delighted to be asked from some feedback in its development and would thoroughly recommend the guidance for a variety of health professionals including GPs, musculoskeletal and pelvic health physiotherapists.

It covers such things as

Return to running strategies

Key considerations such as breastfeeding, sleep and psychosocial factors

Signs and symptoms of pelvic floor and/or abdominal wall dysfunction

Risk factors and contra-indications to return to running
And much more

Have a look here https://www.running-physio.com/postnatal-guide/

Preventing groin problems in athletes – some great evidence

An exercise programme using the Copenhagen Adduction exercise increases hip adduction strength, a key risk factor for groin injuries. First published in June of 2018 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the researchers found that with their hip adduction exercise that they could reduce risk factors for groin problems in footballers.

The risk of reporting groin problems was 41% lower in the group who did this exercise.

Have a look at the exercise here, it’s a lot tougher than it looks!

 

 

The article can be accessed here for free https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/53/3/150

Maeve Whelan video: Pelvic Girdle Pain

Maeve links up with Pelvic Partnership

Did you know that 43% of women with pelvic pain and immobility said they felt their symptoms were never taken seriously?

Every woman with pelvic girdle pain has a right to be assessed and treated. We were delighted to link up with Pelvic Partnership to help spread the word that #PGPistreatable and help to #getamummoving.

If you would like to know more about the Pelvic Partnership then please visit here to see further resources available to you on Pelvic pain https://pelvicpartnership.org.uk/stickmum-campaign/

Have a look here to see our practice partner Maeve Whelan in this helpful video

 

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What is the best exercise for back pain?

A really brilliant blog for physiotherapists and patients alike on what the evidence tells us is the best exercise for back pain by Ben Cormack at Cor Kinetic.

https://cor-kinetic.com/what-does-the-evidence-tell-us-is-the-best-exercise-for-back-pain/

A few conclusions include that no one exercise is better than the other and it is better to find an exercise that people enjoy and is easy for them to do that will probably get done and hence have a positive effect.