Holidays are just around the corner, a lot of us can feel overwhelmed by the number of things left to do on the famous “to-do list” we give ourselves. How can one get everything done and not be completely overwhelmed by stress or physical exhaustion? Here are a couple of easy tips to help you through the holiday season: Sleep:Make sure you get enough sleep before, during and after this holiday season. Sleep is very important, it is the time your body uses to regenerate itself. Hydration:Make sure to drink plenty of water during your holidays! Especially if your holiday’s meals come or are followed by any alcoholic beverages. Alcohol can very quickly get you dehydrated, so if you know it’s coming, grab an extra cup of water for yourself. Stretch & Exercises:Staying active during the holidays doesn’t have to be hard or time consuming: a walk after a meal, going on a hike (make sure to bring enough layers with you to stay warm), or even having a little stretching session in the morning and/ or evenings. Any of these can do the trick and help you feel better throughout the holidays. And Breath: Yes, something as simple as […]
Almost everyone has experienced a headache in their lifetime. If it only happens once then there is usually no need to do anything about as it will be quickly forgotten. What about those that come back regularly, every month, weekly or even daily? There are many kinds of headaches which can be very debilitating, especially migraines. What is a migraine?A migraine is a specific type of headache. It is defined as recurring head pain due to changes in the brain and/ or surrounding vasculature. These can come with or without an “aura”. An aura is a symptom/ feeling/ sound/ vision that comes on before the migraine starts, as a warning sign. Migraines are usually related to triggering factors such as: Stress Hormonal changes Diet Medication Pain can be very intense and is usually described as pulsating or throbbing. More often than not it is located on one side of the forehead and can last several hours to days. Some common side effects of migraines are: Nausea Vomiting Sensitivity to light Sensitivity to sound What can ease the symptoms of migraine?Migraines can respond well to conservative care including: Chiropractic adjustments Mobilisation Active Release Technique (ART) Dry needling Diet Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization […]
According to the “2019 Canadian Guidelines for Physical Activity Throughout Pregnancy”, in general physical activity is associated with greater benefits and “has been proposed as a preventative or therapeutic measure to reduce pregnancy complications and optimise maternal-fetal health”. Women who were active prior to pregnancy are encouraged to continue exercising with appropriate modifications and going by how they feel at all times. Those women who were inactive before pregnancy are encouraged to start exercising during pregnancy, starting at lower intensity and progressively increasing the intensity and duration of the exercise to their tolerance. Always be sure to get the go ahead from a medical professional beforehand as there are several contraindications to exercise while pregnant that must not be ignored. Click the link below for the full article with a comprehensive list of all contraindications. 2019 Canadian Guidelines for Physical Activity Throughout Pregnancy Physical activity recommendations for pregnant women: All women without contraindications should be physically active throughout pregnancy A good goal is to aim to accumulate at least 150 minutes of “moderate intensity” exercise (being able to maintain a conversation during that exercise) spread out over at least 3 days a week. Being active everyday is encouraged Exercises should […]
Those new born days and weeks for most women can be described as a being a bubble of love and awe at what your body has produced. During the nine months prior to this we invest so much time making sure we eat healthy, exercise wisely and educate ourselves of what’s to come. We may have attended ante natal classes that focus on breastfeeding and focus on how to get that perfect latch. Some mothers and babies take to it easily but many have obstacles to overcome, such as suboptimal latch, tongue tie and nipple pain. Breastfeeding is supposed to be the most natural thing in the world but it isn’t in anyway easy. Someone that is often neglected at this precious time is the mum. It can affect us in so many ways particularly emotionally, mentally and also physically. How does breastfeeding physically affect the mum? Many postpartum women who attend the clinic have issues with neck pain, mid back pain, headaches, low back pain and even referred pain into the arm/ hand. Basically their posture is inadvertently suffering from all that nursing, cuddling, holding and carrying of their little one. Of course this doesn’t just apply to nursing mothers but […]
Golf chiropractor Shane Lawlor discusses the ‘X-factor’ swing, favoured by players like Rory McIlroy, and the importance of strength and conditioning. Harder, better, faster, stronger. Professional golfers are hitting the ball further and swinging the club with more force than ever before. Advancements in club and ball technology, along with improved strength and conditioning training, have helped players smash driving distance records, forcing designers, particularly in the United States, to lengthen their courses. Whether the arms race is good for the sport is up for debate. Another important discussion, however, is whether it’s good for the players. A study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine in February 2019 claimed the modern ‘X-factor’ swing – designed to increase distance – can cause back injuries. Read Full Article
Check out Shane’s XIX Podcast Interview discussing all things Golf Injuries, Rehab & Performance ▫️How he got to work on the PGA & European Tour ▫️Whats it like working with tour pros?▫️The changes he’s seen in the past 10 years ▫️What it takes to be a tour pro? ▫️What amateurs can do to improve their game? Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/xixholepodcast/shane-lawlor-ep22 ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/shane-lawlor-ep-22/id1447577461?i=1000431070179&mt=2
Thoracic (Mid Back) Mobility is key for the golf swing. If you are a golfer and want to improve your thoracic mobility . Try these three exercises daily and include them in your warm up. ▪️ Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Thoracic CARs 1 x 10 (Clockwise & Counterclockwise) . ▪️ Titleist Performance Institute Reachbacks 1 x 10 . ▪️ Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization 4.5 Month Rotations 1 x 10 both sides Belly Breathing with Intra Abdominal Pressure (IAP) .
Shane’s talk from the Irish Strength Institute 2018 Symposium “Building Better Senior Golfers” Discussing a number of aspects including ▪️ Common Injuries seen in Senior Golfers ▪️ Assessing & Treating the Senior Golfer ▪️ Rehab Applications including Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, McGill Method and Functional Range Conditioning ▪️ The Importance of a Warm Up .
Being birth ready.. Pregnancy can be a daunting time for any woman with each pregnancy being different and new hurdles may crop up throughout. So it’s important to be as prepared as you can be both physically, emotionally and mentally, in order to deal with everything that may come as best you can. Here are a few things that I commonly tell my mums when it comes to physical well being. Physical health I can’t stress enough how beneficial it is for mum to stay active during pregnancy as it helps to prepare for the demands of carrying a child and for labour. A woman’s body goes through so many changes it’s good to be ready for these challenges. Exercise can help women through pregnancy not just physically but emotionally too, which must not be taken lightly. So if you’re active, fantastic stay that way. There may be days when you don’t feel up to doing much other than eat or sleep, please listen to what your body is telling you. It’s telling you for a reason. The key is to always listen to your body and adapt workouts to suit. However, do not start something new if your body […]
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