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Gait Analysis

Gait Analysis

Gait is defined as the pattern of movement of the limbs, during locomotion over a stable surface. So basically, how you walk and run. Gait analysis is recognised as a clinically useful tool to evaluate medical disorders, and biomechanical faults and help direct treatment and rehabilitation (Sheldon, 2004). Any pain can result in altered gait, often relying on short-term compensations to keep you running or…

Tips For Better Sleep – Part 2

Tips For Better Sleep – Part 2

Following on from last week’s post, here is part 2 of our series on Tips for Better Sleep from Dr Brendan O’Louglin (Osteopath). TROUBLE FALLING ASLEEP Only go to bed when sleepy: If you don’t fall sleep within 15 minutes then get up, move to another room and read or listen to relaxing music until you feel drowsy, then return to bed. When you are…

Tips For Better Sleep – Part 1

Tips For Better Sleep – Part 1

We are always told by our mother, our doctor or any health professional that good nutrition, regular exercise, and restful sleep are the keys to good health and happiness. When sleep is lacking it will cause issues such as illness, emotional unrest, fatigue and general underperformance, just to name a few. Good sleep is also often a simple and speedy…