injury prevention

BENEFITS OF SWIMMING V INJURY RISK

Swimming is one of the most popular sports in the world. We swim in the sea, pools, lakes, streams, rivers and even ponds. And while swimming is considered a ‘low-impact’ sport due to the fact that the water supports a large percentage of, more than 84% of regular swimmers suffer from some type of overuse type injury caused by swimming. Why? The main reason is the high repetition number and forceful nature of the shoulder revolutions which takes our shoulder…

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8 KEY WAYS TO PREVENT RUNNING INJURIES

The high rate of running injuries makes focusing on prevention key. If you can prevent injuries, you’ll be able to run more consistently, reach a higher weekly mileage, do more challenging workouts – and ultimately, race a lot faster for longer. Here are 8 key ways to prevent running injuries: 1 -TRAINING ERRORS: Overloading tissues due to constant repetition of the running action. Watch your mileage, you should aim to increase your weekly mileage by no more than 5-10%. Include…

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DON’T LET YOURSELF BE SIDELINED BY TENNIS INJURIES

Tennis season has begun and don’t let yourself be sidelined by tennis injuries. Tennis is one of the most popular sports throughout the world, with approximately 75 million participants worldwide. It is a sport that you can play at every age and at every level. Children can start playing from the age of 4, using softer, slower balls and smaller rackets on modified courts to make the game easier and more fun, gradually progressing to regular rackets, balls and courts. Older…

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STRENGTH TRAINING IN RUNNERS

Claire Cason is a Physiotherapist at the Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy. Below she shows how strength training in runners can improve performance, prevent injury and help in injury rehab. To find out more about Claire, check out her bio here.  Strength or resistance training in runners – What is it? Resistance training refers to any training designed to improved strength, power and muscle endurance. Specific exercises will involve moving your limbs against resistance provided by your body weight, weights,…

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KEY EXERCISES FOR CYCLISTS TO PREVENT INJURY

On 14th March 2019 the Putney Clinic hosted a very well attended talk on Cycling – Injury Prevention & Boosting Performance. One of the speakers was Nicole Oh, physiotherapist, who has recently joined the team at the Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy. Nicole is a competitive road racer herself as well as specialising in Cycling Physiotherapy, with extensive knowledge and experience in treating cyclists and triathletes of all levels and abilities. Read Nicole’s full bio. Nicole focused her talk on…

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Cycling Talk – Preventing Injury & Boosting Performance

  The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy is hosting an evening of talks for cyclists. We will be covering all aspects of injury prevention and how to boost your performance on the bike. Registration will be from 6.30pm with the first talk starting at 7pm. Refreshments will be provided. The series of talks will be as follows: ·         “Common injuries in cycling and running”- Dr Courtney Kipps MRCGP Msc (Sports Med) ·         “8 common cycling injuries and how to avoid them”- Clive…

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6 TOP TIPS FOR RETURNING TO EXERCISE

RETURNING TO EXERCISE: 6 TOP TIPS   Are you thinking about returning to exercise after a break? Returning to exercise and getting back into the swing of things can be daunting. Research suggests that enforcing a new behaviour will take anything from 18-200 days to become ingrained as a habit. Bearing this in mind, here are a 6 top tips to ensure returning to exercise is as smooth a transition as possible. 1 – Make sure your goals are SMART When…

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BACK PAIN: 15 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Back Pain: Myths Versus Facts This is an interesting article on back pain that was originally featured in the Irish Independent. Back pain is so prevalent that it costs the country more than cancer and diabetes treatment combined. However, there are many myths circulating about the condition. We asked some of Ireland’s leading experts to shed some light on the common ailment Managing back pain costs the State more than cancer and diabetes combined. Most of these costs are related to…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS FOR ENDURANCE RUNNERS

It’s that time of year where a lot of people are starting to train for a spring marathon. If it’s your first marathon or you are a seasoned marathoner, you are likely getting stuck into a training plan, getting kitted out with winter training gear and looking to build strength and running fitness over the coming months. One crucial element to running that is often overlooked by runners is your biomechanics. If you are a runner it’s really useful to…

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AVOIDING INJURY & ILLNESS DURING ENDURANCE TRAINING

When training for endurance events such as the Marathon and triathlons it is easy to sustain injuries. It is equally important to take into account factors such as the weather and pre-existing illnesses and injuries when training for endurance sports. Failing to do so, you put yourself at risk of making yourself ill or making your injury worse. In this article, Sports Medicine Physician and Medical Director of the London Marathon, Dr Courtney Kipps, offers advice for avoiding injury and…

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