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
A treadmill has been doing the rounds at various major World Marathon Races following Kipchoge’s World Record time of 2:01:39. A nice test to see how long you could run at his speed (13 mph/21 kmph) before falling off the treadmill.
Watch the video here courtesy of Runners World.
To put his record into context he ran roughly the equivalent of eight 14-minute Park-runs back to back!
Congratulations to our great physio Eimear Murphy who completed the Dublin marathon last weekend.
A brilliant run and fantastic time.
I believe Gráinne and Mary will be starting their training soon and are keen to join you next year for Dublin Marathon 2019.
Alongside Irish Women’s hockey’s amazing few weeks, we were delighted to see our own physiotherapist Noreen Dockery represent Ireland in the Master’s hockey World Cup in Spain. Noreen received her 50th cap for Ireland during the tournament and also was the captain.
Congratulations Noreen, some going!!
“Advice to rest and avoid pain is commonly provided to people with knee and other joint pains. This advice is often wrong, and harmful. Inactivity and rest makes pain and osteoarthritis worse, not better in the longer term. Our joints need movement and exercise to stimulate repair and keep them strong. There is undisputable evidence that staying active and regular participation in exercise is safe and will help improve pain, and a person’s quality of life”
Some great work here by physiotherapist Dr. Christian Barton
We were delighted to be asked to present to the members of Milltown Golf Club on Thursday evening. Our specialised sports physio Frank spoke about the importance of a golf-specific warm up on reducing injury risk and improving performance.
There are so many resources out there on improving golf performance and reducing injury, it is very difficult for patients to know what to trust. Have a look at the Titleist Performance Institute who have a great website on golf science.
With the Winter Olympics ongoing in South Korea, it was great to see our own Winter Olympian, and Milltown physiotherapist in a lovely article on The42.ie.
Kirsty McGarry represented Ireland in not one but two Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy and Vancouver Canada.
All Kirsty’s patients in Milltown will be familiar with her passion for the job and wishing to help her patients. Kirsty sums it up nicely here,
“Even when I was working, I wanted to be the best physio. I wanted to keep learning, I wanted to do courses. I find I’m quite empathetic as well, so I really want to do the best for each patient and person. Even when I was in college and doing exams, [my competitiveness] definitely came into everyday life.”