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Top Tips to Prevent Back Pain

Top Tips to Prevent Back Pain

Keeping your back muscles strong is one of the best ways to avoid back pain. To help prevent back pain, follow these steps: At least two days each week, perform muscle-strengthening and stretching activities. Straighten up and stand up. Avoid heavy lifting. If you must lift something heavy, keep your back straight and your knees…...
Sports Injuries

How to Prevent Sports Injuries

Sports injuries develop as a result of exercise or participation in an activity. These injuries are more common in children, although they can also occur in adults. If you do any of the following, you are at risk for sporting injuries: Haven't been active lately Do not adequately warm up before a workout Participate in…...
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How to Manage Joint Pain While Working From Home

After more than two years of spending most of our time at home, many of us are gradually resuming certain pre-pandemic habits, such as returning to work or socialising. However, even now that things are mostly back to normal, many people will likely continue to spend more time at home, and working from home may…...
Physio Newcastle

FITNESS FEBRUARY – Physio Newcastle

At The Physio Group, we are committed to getting you back in the gym and exercising safely. Whether that be in Belfast, Newry or Newcastle. Many exercise habits have changed significantly during the COVID-19 lockdown. Read our 5 top tips to make your return to the gym as seamless as possible! Here are five fundamental…...
Do You Need a Physio in Newry?

Do You Need a Physio in Newry?

The Physio Group, located at 37 Kilmorey Street in Newry, is a physiotherapy and sports injury clinic that first opened its doors in 2005. And now operates out of three clinics; Belfast, Newry and Newcastle.  “The Newry Clinic for Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries” was the Clinic’s initial name. Soon after this, it immediately rose to prominence as one of…...
Do you need a Belfast Physio?

Do you need a Belfast Physio?

The Physio Group, located at 37 Kilmorey Street in Newry, is a physiotherapy and sports injury clinic that first opened its doors in 2005. And now operates out of three clinics; Belfast, Newry and Newcastle.  "The Newry Clinic for Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries" was the Clinic's initial name. Soon after this, it immediately rose to prominence as one of…...
Best Exercises for Golfers

Best Exercises for Golfers

Any force required by a golfer to generate a long-distance golf swing originates in the legs. As a result, if you aggressively activate your leg muscles during golf fitness routines, you'll see an increase in clubhead speed. You'll also notice that you're able to better steady your swing, enhance flexibility, and reduce strain to avoid…...
Preventing Running Injuries

Preventing Running Injuries

It can be challenging to get your body's kinetic chain to work as a single, well-functioning system. The payoff is enormous, especially for endurance athletes. Consider a body that is injury-free and capable of producing more power and speed for a more extended amount of time when running. It now becomes a little simpler to…...
The Importance of Single-Leg Exercises

The Importance of Single-Leg Exercises

At The Physio Group, we want to give you the best advice possible regarding health and wellness. That's why we've created this informative guide on the importance of single-leg exercises. Find out the benefits and why you should incorporate them into your wellness routine.  Single leg training In recent years, single-leg training has gotten a…...
Common sports injuries - and how to deal with them

Common sports injuries – and how to deal with them

Anyone who has ever participated in sports has most certainly had an injury of some type. Sports are physically demanding, putting our bodies through a variety of stress and pain. There are several typical sports injuries in the field of athletic exercise. No matter how excellent shape you keep yourself in, you're bound to get…...
Top Tips For Dealing With Lower Back Pain

Top Tips For Dealing With Lower Back Pain

At The Physio Group, we always hear our clients tell us about back pain they have endured in their lives. May it be from years ago or something that has popped up more recently. We know that this is a prevalent symptom, and many young and older people suffer from it. That is why we…...
What can Newry physiotherapy help with?

What can Newry physiotherapy help with?

Who are The Physio Group? The Physio Group, located at 37 Kilmorey Street in Newry, is a physiotherapy and sports injury clinic that opened its doors in 2005. The Newry Clinic for Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries was the Clinic's original name. It immediately rose to prominence as one of the area's premier musculoskeletal private clinics.…...
Health & Well-Being Tips for Autumn

Health & Well-Being Tips for Autumn

Autumn has arrived, and the trees are going to demonstrate why letting go is perfectly OK! Shorter days and colder temperatures accompany the shift in seasons. We don't need to hibernate just yet, thankfully! Autumn is a great time to establish new self-care goals, start a new health regimen, or refresh what you've been doing.…...

SOFT TISSUE HEALING TIMES!

  We are slap bang in the middle of sports season. The GAA is preparing for Championship, the soccer clubs are completing preseason after a year out, and runners / triathletes at last have dates to aim for such as the London marathon. With the return to sports training with purpose, this leads to a massive…...

Super-shoes: A performance enhancing gamechanger

Super-shoe arrival Super-shoe takeover A revolution labelled the “super-shoe” has emerged over the last number of years in the running game. This development of footwear has aided athletes in smashing long held road and endurance running records all over the world. The new shoe technology was introduced to road running in 2016 and track running in…...

GAA Return to Play PT.2

RECOVERY IS KEY  Your body only builds muscle on rest days and in terms of Gaelic footballers – particularly those who have been on the treatment table for an extended period of time, recovering properly before the next session is even more important says Frank.  “If you have more time to recover from a long-term…...

GAA Return To Play

Slow and steady wins the race With the world of GAA returning to training in the North from this week, the desire to jump straight back into high-intensity work is going to be off the charts.  Following months in the wilderness, so to speak, being unable to officially work together as teams and even in…...
Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise during Pregnancy

Exercise during Pregnancy Exercising during pregnancy is good for both Mother and baby Exercising regularly during pregnancy at a moderate level can improve posture, reduce pregnancy related musculoskeletal aches and pains such as back, rib and pelvic pain.  It can also help build the stamina required for labour and help aid physical recovery post delivery.…...

Hard Ground Injuries

Hard Ground Injuries Given the recent spell of dry weather the rise we see in ‘hard ground’ related injuries is inevitable. This is on top of rising training and playing levels during the summer months where we see the accumulative affect of overuse related injuries also. The areas that are mainly affected by the impact…...
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It would have been better to break my ankle rather than damage the ligaments

  Very often we hear a frustrated client claim they wish they had broken a bone rather than the sometimes slow recovery of a significant ankle sprain. In part they may be right as: Firstly bone has a better blood supply than ligament therefore it has potential to heal quicker. Secondly with a fracture you…...

The Perfect Squat

One of the most commonly performed lower limb exercises, yet often it isn't being performed correctly. When this is the case your best case scenario is that you are inefficient in your training. Worst case there is potential to hurt yourself.  Technique in our eyes is the key before thinking about loading up with weight!! This…...
Barefoot Running - Newry and Belfast Physio

Barefoot Running or Minimalist Running

Since the explosion of the barefoot running and five fingers phenomenon, we have an increasing number of our clients asking us if they should be trying it. There are a lot of claims made of the benefits of this style of running such as increased foot strengthen and reduced injuries. Unfortunately a lot of these claims…...
Muscle Strain Injuries - Physiotherapy

It’s Okay, It’s Only a Muscle Strain

There is a popular misconception among athletes and managers that a muscle strain is nothing more than a cramp. They think this will settle in a few days and they will be fit for the following week. However a strain is a muscle tear i.e. there is some disruption of the muscle fibres no matter…...