The British Journal of Sports Medicine published a systematic review* last year on whether schoolbag use is a risk factor for back pain in children and adolescents. This is often cited as a cause of back pain in children but the findings of the research may come as a surprise.
They found that there is no convincing evidence that aspects of schoolbag use increase the risk of back pain in children and adolescents.
The article is free to read on BJSM here https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/52/19/1241
*A systematic review – is basically a summary of the results of available carefully designed healthcare research studies (controlled trials) which provides a high level of evidence on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions
Massive congratulations to our super physio Noreen Dockery who captained Ireland In the Hockey Masters European Cup in Rotterdam. Over the tournament Noreen scored 3 goals, with 2 goals in her 60th match for Ireland .
Noreen was also named Ireland’s player of the tournament. Unfortunately Ireland lost out on goal difference to make it to the semifinals but were placed a highly impressive 5th overall.
This service beginning next month is used to treat a number of Men’s health condition such as Erectile Dysfunction,
Peyronie’s disease, Induration penis plastica, Chronic pelvic pain syndrome, Myofascial
trigger points, Male Pelvic pain, Post Prostatectomy Urinary & Erectile Dysfunction,
Athletic Pelvic Dysfunction.
Ever wonder why you feel worse sometimes two days after starting a new exercise regime or after doing intense exercise?
A great infographic from Science for Sport explaining Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)
We are delighted to welcome chartered physiotherapist Robert John Doyle to the practice. Robert Doyle qualified as a physiotherapist in 2009 from Trinity College Dublin with an honours degree in physiotherapy. He then completed a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2014 from Trinity College Dublin and then completed a Diploma in Football Medicine through FIFA in 2017. Robert’s specialty is dealing with musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries, which he uses a combination of manual therapy treatment and exercise therapy.
If you would like to arrange an appointment with Robert please call us today!
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.