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

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”

Records – there to be broken

From Easter Bank Holiday 2017 Ah yes! A long weekend. After a long laborious weeks work you’re looking forward to kicking back on a Friday evening, feet up with a glass of your favorite tipple and catching up on your latest Netflix addiction. Until you realise it’s Good Friday in Ireland; only the second day of the… Continue reading Records – there to be broken

Media making a Bags of Back Pain

  I opened my Twitter feed one morning last week to one of these sensationalist, scare mongering headlines; the type that health professionals trying to help people overcome pain absolutely loathe. It was an article warning of the long term dangers of school going children carrying heavy school bags and how 1/3 of parents thought their… Continue reading Media making a Bags of Back Pain

Exercise-make your motivation more meaningful

What if your motivation to exercise was far beyond why most January joggers will be clogging the paths or joining gyms? Or what if it was more than to fit into a lower dress size or jeans? What if your motivation was something more? A longer, healthier, better quality, less stressful, more invigorating life. Interested?

A healthy, injury free 2017

Motivation is at an all time high. This is the year (again): ‘Couch to 5k’ programmes, attractive gym offers, adventure races, triathlons, your imminent return to team sport after retiring 5 years ago, another long distance endurance event to chalk off the list. We’re all in the same boat with personal goals whatever they may… Continue reading A healthy, injury free 2017