So what is Sport & Exercise Science? During my career, particularly in the early part I was frequently annoyed by the puzzled look on peoples face when I told them I was an exercise scientist. Following the puzzled look came the all too familiar questions “So you’re a PE teacher?” No, “a physio?” No, “like [...]
Therapists use highly skilled, hands-on techniques to diagnose, prevent or treat underlying conditions and problems. It is based on health science principles and works alongside other health care practices.
A Whole New Meaning to Bums and Tums For the past decade, coaches, trainers, and physical therapists like me have told runners to “work your core” or “draw your belly button towards the spine”. That is because the muscles of your torso when active act as a corset or brace around your midriff to support [...]
Manipulate exercise to optimise fat loss Homeostasis Our body works on the principle of homeostasis. Homeostasis is the process by which the body maintains life by keeping our systems on an even keel. For example it maintains core body temperature in and around 37°C by moving blood to our skin in hot conditions and drawing [...]
Rebuilding a broken down GAA player from scratch Today’s article is inspired by a mixture of a project undertaken with a GAA player two years ago and my sports editor’s desire for me to apply the information from the last dozen health and fitness columns to a GAA scenario. Before reading I ask you to [...]