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Preventing Injury in Rugby with New Tackle Rules

Preventing Injury in Rugby with New Tackle Rules

Rugby’s New Tackle Rules for Injury Prevention – In the 2023/2024 season, World Rugby has revamped tackle regulations to prioritize player safety. Tackles must now target below the sternum, with stringent rules for ball-carriers. This shift necessitates refined techniques—footwork, hip dropping, and precise head positioning. Secondary tacklers share responsibility, emphasizing safe contact. PMC Physiotherapy advocates these changes for injury-free play, offering expert support for athletes at all levels.

Navigating ACL Injuries: Patient Experiences, Expert Guidance

Navigating ACL Injuries: Patient Experiences, Expert Guidance

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are daunting for athletes. Surgery and rigorous rehabilitation are the norm, causing apprehension. Pre-surgery, pain, swelling, and instability trouble patients. Strengthening the knee before surgery helps. Post-op, crutches are essential, and pain is manageable with medication. Discover more about ACL injuries.

Mastering Posture – 5 Tips for improving alignment and pain management

Mastering Posture – 5 Tips for improving alignment and pain management

Good posture distributes body weight evenly, reducing strain, while poor posture can lead to pain and injuries. Find 5 tips for improving alignment and pain management to master your posture, including an ergonomic workspace, posture exercises, mindful awareness, regular breaks, and professional guidance from PMC Physiotherapy, to enhance posture and overall health.

Facial Palsy First Appointment   

Facial Palsy First Appointment   

At your first Facial Palsy appointment with PMC Physiotherapy, Specialist Facial Therapist Caitriona evaluates your symptoms, medical history, and functional issues. She assesses facial muscles with your consent for photos and videos, and palpates for flexibility and tenderness. Caitriona then develops a personalized treatment plan covering education, practical tips, exercises, and referrals.

Consensus Statement Concussion – Mastering Concussion Management

Consensus Statement Concussion – Mastering Concussion Management

In 2022, the 6th International Conference on Concussion in Sport in Amsterdam focused on advancing concussion management. The “12 Rs” framework guides recognition, prevention, removal, and recovery. It also delved into the long-term effects of concussions, particularly in professional athletes, and the complex decisions surrounding retirement from contact sports.

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is common, with urine leakage during activities. Many delay seeking help due to embarrassment. Pelvic health physiotherapy can strengthen pelvic muscles to prevent leakage. Don’t let SUI limit your life; seek help.

Women's Health

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is common, with urine leakage during activities. Many delay seeking help due to embarrassment. Pelvic health physiotherapy can strengthen pelvic muscles to prevent leakage. Don’t let SUI limit your life; seek help.

GAA

What are the 3 most common GAA injuries?

What are the 3 most common GAA injuries?

Research and experience have shown us that the most commonly injured areas in Gaelic Football are the Ankle, Hamstring and Knee. One of the most common GAA related injuries our team of physios see in the PMC Physiotherapy Dunboyne is the Ankle Sprain.

Musculoskeletal injuries

Back To School without Back Pain

Back To School without Back Pain

Over the course of the average school year, between 25% and 55% of adolescent school children will have complaints of neck and back pain of some degree. We look at some of the risk factors involved and share some tips that may prevent your children suffering from back and neck pain.

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