Are You Setting Goals?

Goals: From Donald Trump to the Athletes in London, they all had Goals Donald Trump had a goal and a focus, whether you hate him or really despise him, or even like him(not sure about that), he set out to achieve his goal and look at him now. Not a day goes by, but he’s […]

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Runner’s Knee Part 3

RUNNER’S KNEE The Whats and What Nots! Part 3 / 3 PART 3: REHABILITATION Recovery time varies per individual and their adherence to their rehabilitation.  Education of your specific condition is key to recovering from and preventing recurrence of PFPS.   Dynamic Rest: A rest period is important to quickly reduce the pain and for […]

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Runner’s knee Part 2

RUNNER’S KNEE The What’s and What Nots! Part 2 / 3 PART 2: WHAT DO I HAVE?  WHAT HAVE I INJURED? These questions are commonly heard in the clinic, however as you can see from Part 1, it is not so easy to identify a specific structure as the source of pain.  The good news is […]

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Runner’s Knee Part 1

The information provided is based on up to date scientific research to the best of my knowledge.  This article will be followed by a more succinct version for a quicker recap.  I have attached several Graphics and Articles, so click the Highlighted Words for a better understanding.   RUNNER’S KNEE The Whats and What Nots! […]

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Tai Chi

Do you want to learn Tai Chi with the best instructor in Ireland, Younis Fakhfakh? Do you suffer from Back pain, neck pain, headaches, leg pain? Would you like to move with minimum effort and maximum efficiency? If so, Tai chi has long been regarded as the most effective and safest form of Exercise Therapy. […]

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Eight Steps to Injury-Free Running

It’s an unfortunate rule of the road: take up running and there’s a good chance that injury will follow, writes Carl O’Brien. It starts off as a minor twinge, something you think you can avoid. You try to run through it. But it morphs into grimace-inducing pain that threatens to suck up all the joy […]

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A Critical Review of Motivational Interviewing in changing the behavior of obese subjects.

Obesity is complex disease that can result from environmental and genetic factors, which influence metabolism and appetite regulation (Wang, Wong, Alfonso-Cristancho, He et al, 2013). These factors have an affect on obese subjects that can cause suffering from both psychological and physiological health consequences (Bean, Mazzeo, Stern, Bowen, Ingersoll, 2011). According to the World Health […]

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5 Signs that food Sensitivity is BAD for your Health

Most of us think of allergies in the traditional sense — hives, rashes, dry eyes, congestion, runny nose. What most people don’t realize is that sensitivities to food can also surface in the form of anxiety, depression, joint pain, asthma, acne, bad breath, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, brain fog, hyperactivity, puffy eyes and face, and even stubborn weight […]

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The Prevalence of Childhood Obesity in Adolescents

Overweight and Obesity levels have dramatically risen over the last fifty years across all corners of the world. This rise has led to the reclassification of Obesity to epidemic proportions. In 2008 1.4 billion adults aged 20 or over were classified as overweight with 500 million of these classified as Obese (WHO, 2008). A World […]

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What’s the skinny on Good Posture

  Stop and look at how you are sitting right now. Odds are you are slouching, your legs are crossed, you are resting on your elbows, your head is tilted, and your back is twisted. Is it any wonder that you make “your grandfather’s noises” whenever you get out of your chair? What if someone […]

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Arthritis and Pilates

Exercise for Arthritis has traditionally being in the form of light yoga, swimming and water based exercises. Pilates is now a very acceptable form of exercise for Arthritis that will aid in pain relief, so much so, that more and more doctors are now prescribing Pilates to arthritis sufferers.

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Adding Speedwork to Marathon Training

Fast running strengthens your heart, boosts the efficiency of your cardiovascular system, and builds power in the legs. We should factor two fast runs into our training programs a week, coupled with a long run at the weekend. If your an older athlete you should leave two days between speed sessions. What type of sessions […]

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What type of pain do you have ?

Characteristics of acute pain are:     It is severe unremitting and can have a recent abrupt onset.     Pain can be debilitating and disabling relief is not provided by usual measures rest, heat, analgesics.     Pain can be continuous repeated bouts of pain result in patient actively seeking help.     Associated symptoms can be severe […]

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