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.”
Congratulations to our chartered physiotherapist Gráinne Wall who completed the Dublin Marathon on Sunday. Despite hitting the wall on mile 22, she finished in a great time. With her first marathon now under her belt she says she can’t wait to sign up again for next year. Registration for the 2018 Dublin marathon opens up tomorrow!
The Spirit Motor Group Twilight Team Challenge took place in Sandyford yesterday evening for the 4th year running. This team event has become a focal point of the year in the workplaces of south Dublin. Over 600 runners, joggers and walkers signed for this late evening race under street lights. The night race under street lights certainly added to a great atmosphere. This race was hosted by DSD AC who provided runners with a great night of entertainment and fun running. The title sponsors Spirit Motor Group provided a fabulous HQ where participants were very well looked after with catering and refreshments.
Helen, Eimear, Frank and Tara represented Milltown Physiotherapy and managed to survive the thundering wind and a few steep hills to come out in 10th place out of nearly 40 teams. It was a great event, and extremely enjoyable.
If you are looking to get involved in running, or are just starting out we would recommend speaking to a physiotherapist – the movement specialist to help you avoid common running injuries.
A great timed event held in parks across the country for free is the 5km parkrun. You can find further details on www.parkrun.ie on how to register. The event caters for walkers, joggers and runners. Get out there!
Congratulations to our physiotherapist Noreen Dockery and the Irish masters hockey team on their victory in the Home Nations tournament last weekend. Noreen was vice-captain, and helped lead the Irish team to three wins from three, beating Wales, Scotland and England.
Noreen will now travel to Amsterdam in August representing Ireland in the European Championships.
Well done Noreen and the team, we’re very proud of her achievements and wish her all the best in the Europeans.