Early versus delayed rehabilitation after acute muscle injury. A lovely infographic designed by @YLMSportScience
Starting rehabilitation 2 days after injury rather than waiting for 9 days shortened the return to sport by 3 weeks!
An excellent infographic here by @SportsMedNI on who is likely to redislocate their shoulder.
A New Zealand study has found that age, dominant side and kinesiophobia are a few of the factors that can be used to predict a recurrent dislocation.
“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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.