Tag: sports

Rugby World Cup Injuries Explained

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Rugby World Cup Injuries Explained: An Irish Rugby statement has revealed that Paul O’Connell suffered a significant hamstring injury and will undergo surgery later this week. With a premature ending to an outstanding national and international career, O’Connell has been receiving many well-deserved tributes since sustaining his injury in Sunday’s World Cup match against France. So what may have happened in injury terms? Surgical repair of the tendon may be required…

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World Osteoporosis Day 20th October 2014

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What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition that affects bone health, causing them to become weak and fragile and more prone to fractures. Where do these fractures occur? These fractures most commonly occur in the spine, wrist and hips but can affect other bones such as the arm or pelvis. In Northern Ireland in 2014 72,000 people have osteoporosis, the combined cost of hospital and social care for patients with…

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Halloween de-stress sports massage

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Get rid of those Halloween Horrors this October: treat yourself to 15% off a Sports Massage. Why have a Halloween de-stress sports massage? Regular massage is a common part of training for serious athletes. Sports massage can be beneficial in the relief of muscle tension. ‘Knots’: accumulated tension points, can develop in areas of old injuries and through overuse. These tension points can throw your posture out of line as…

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Take 10% off for PureGym Members with Physiotherapy Bangor

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Take 10% off for PureGym Members with Physiotherapy Bangor: Take 10% off all physiotherapy assessments, treatments and massage with Physiotherapy Bangor. PureGym Bangor opened last week at the Toscana Retail Park next to Clandeboye Retail Park where you find Halfords and PC World on the Ring Road, call them on +44 845 6838451 They offer an excellent range of classes and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a…

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6 Tips for an Effective Sports Warm Up / Down

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6 Tips for an Effective Warm Up / Down Recent news reports and articles have suggested that some warm up routines can be harmful and have led to misunderstandings regarding the importance of a warm up and warm down routine for exercise, suggesting that stretches can in fact be harmful. Dig a little deeper and you will see that the subject of stretches is a hotly debated one. The following…

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Be my Valentine: an original gift

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Be my Valentine: an original gift… Impress your Valentine with a special gift, forget the predictable flowers and chocolates, go for something thoughtful, relaxing and affordable. Let Physiotherapy Bangor help you to select a thoughtful gift for that special someone…. We have a range of gift vouchers to suit your needs, ranging from deep tissue sports massage to hot stones relaxation massage. Step One: Check our web-site to see the…

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Don’t Waste Your Ski Holiday….

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Don’t Waste Your Ski Holiday…. According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, Britain’s 1.3 million ski enthusiasts pay an average of £664 for a week long winter break. So it’s vital that you get in shape before any skiing or snowboarding holiday as failing to do so could result in muscle soreness, stiffness and possible injury, all of which will cost you that precious time on the slopes! To…

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Kinesiology Tape: Why is it so popular?

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Kinesiology Tape Every athlete seems to be wearing it! What exactly is Kinesiology Tape? You’ve seen the coloured tape on athletes in the Olympics, on players at Wimbledon, on Premiership footballers and international rugby players but what exactly is it for? The coloured tape, known as Kinesiotape or ‘K’ tape, is reported to normalise muscle function, improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage, reduce pain and aid healing whilst also mechanically…

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Belfast City Marathon 2013 – Supporting Cancer Focus NI

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Belfast has its own full-length marathon, the “Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 2013”, which is run over a course of 26 miles and 385 yards (42.195 km), the distance agreed by the International Olympic Committee. Today, it was announced that Belfast is to host its first ever half- marathon. The event has been penciled-in for Sunday morning, The former event – the full Belfast City Marathon 2013 – will be run…

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