Running and knee health? Jog on

So we’ve all become runners during the lockdown it would seem. See I told you it was fun. But not just that. We’ve decided we want to be really fast runners overnight that can run almost every day. Never mind the fact of not having ran in years or in some cases ever. Meh! Let’s… Continue reading Running and knee health? Jog on

Extreme lengths for some Alone time

Daddy Day Care started out brilliantly with real enthusiasm by all of us. I looked at it as a once in a life time chance to catch up on time missed out in the previous 6 years with our three boys. And they too seemed equally excited about the prospect of having Dad around a… Continue reading Extreme lengths for some Alone time

Whiplash – a pain in the neck, wallet and much much more

Driving and football: admittedly two very different skills. Yet for me they have a common ground: a very low point scoring history. Great for one but not the other. My annual car insurance premium offer has just come through the letter box this morning and it, much like my past glories of attempting long range… Continue reading Whiplash – a pain in the neck, wallet and much much more

Choose Exercise for Knee Pain

“For many complaints and conditions, the benefits from surgery are lower, and the risks higher than you or your surgeon may think”. -Ian Harris Thankfully it is edging ever closer to holiday time for us. The downside to being involved with team sport is the unpredictability of the season. Hence holidays get put on hold.… Continue reading Choose Exercise for Knee Pain

Some deals not up for debate

Channel 4’s Deal or No Deal was my guilty pleasure in University. An early finish on a Wednesday and home for a fix of Noel Edmunds coaxing people to change their mind over the box with the unknown sum of money inside that they had been randomly allocated. Probability and statistics, calculated risks – so… Continue reading Some deals not up for debate

Not Lifting: The Real Occupational Hazard

Over Christmas the clinic got a much needed makeover; a fresher look and more space allowing for movement and exercise. As it was Christmas I was also getting in as much family time as possible so had plenty of “help”. By this I mainly mean wiping splashes of paint off the wooden floors (not all… Continue reading Not Lifting: The Real Occupational Hazard

Heat, Hydration & Exercise

I’ve struggled cycling in the blistering heat of the Atacama Desert, shivered through 8 hour night-long ultra marathons in the Irish winter and suffered with altitude sickness in the beautiful but 3399m above sea level town of Cusco, Peru. Climate and weather conditions have always proved challenging in the world of sport. But this years… Continue reading Heat, Hydration & Exercise

Room to Improve our message with back pain

My television time is limited. Not by choice. I love a good Netflix binge when the chance arises. But long workings days coupled with a busy family life does not afford me that luxury at present. Yet my Sunday is not complete without catching up with Dermot Bannons latest renovation project. The shows template is… Continue reading Room to Improve our message with back pain

“Parting is such sweet sorrow”

We all remember those early days in a relationship. Long walks together with close intimate contact. It felt right paired up with this attractive ‘model’ most guys dreamed of having. To onlookers it probably looked like the perfect match but below the surface there were problems beginning to emerge. What started as some minor nagging… Continue reading “Parting is such sweet sorrow”