Are Smart Phones becoming a pain in the neck?

There are alarming reports of the upsurge of the amount of teenagers and children presenting to their GP and indeed physiotherapist with neck pain. First up neck pain in general is very common and usually nothing to worry about with adults. As we get older and some degenerative changes occur it will affect up to 70% of… Continue reading Are Smart Phones becoming a pain in the neck?

Can we rub the pain away?

-“Dock leaf, dock leaf in and out. Take the sting of the nettle out. Ok is it better now?”. -“No. What about you maybe kiss it better Daddy??” -“Ok. Mmmmwahhhh!!!. Well? Better now?” I think my 2 1/2 year old boy Charlie has an idea in his head of what I do as a physiotherapist. He does… Continue reading Can we rub the pain away?

The Running Technology Boom

  Hover boards. Hand held tablet computers. Wireless video games. Video conferencing. Wide screen TV’s, wall mounted no less. All things that in 1989 when watching ‘Back to the Future II’ were unimaginable. But these are just some of the things that have actually happened since then (yes even hover boards). Many of us on a… Continue reading The Running Technology Boom

Concussion Confusion

There is a funny, yet worrying, story told from the 1980 All Ireland football final. As the Kerry players enter the tunnel at half time Mike Sheehy is commended for his contribution with a goal in the opening half. “Nice goal”, says the Doc. “Goal? What goal?”, replies Mike. The team doctor showed concern and… Continue reading Concussion Confusion

Low Back Pain: Can it be stopped

It’s a distant memory now but my wife and I were recently reminiscing about life before children; a couple of sneaky pints on a Sunday afternoon, watching a football or rugby game uninterrupted in its entirety, sleeping more than 5 hours in any given night (again uninterrupted), not having to squeeze a run in at 5am… Continue reading Low Back Pain: Can it be stopped