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Triathlon Time Trial Series: Part 1 – Differences Between Cycling and Triathlon Time Trials

Bicycle time trailing in Triathlon and Road Cycling are quite distinct. The main difference is that in a triathlon you need to jump off the bike and run after the cycling leg, whilst after a fast road cycling time trial, you should probably be too fatigued to walk, let alone run, afterwards. You can read some other informative posts on running and triathlon warm-up routines on our…

Reasons Not To Stretch

Reasons Not To Stretch

This week’s blog post is an article that was featured in the New York Times Phys Ed column a few weeks ago. It covers some recent research out of Croatia that involved some “bogglingly comprehensive re-analysis of data” about the detrimental effects of static stretching used as a warm-up before exercise. You can read the full article here on the New York Times…

What is Osteopathy?

What is Osteopathy?

“Osteopathy…something to do with bones right?” Well, yes, but there’s also a little more to it. Osteopathy is a manual therapy (hands-on) approach to health care. Osteopaths typically treat over a 30 minute appointment, which is perhaps a little longer than a chiropractor or a physiotherapist. This allows the Osteopath to spend more time examining the patient and to look more…

Improving Sleep

Osteopath, Dr Natasha Paunovic presents some simple and helpful tips for improving the quality of your sleep. 1. Exercise Exercise has been shown to improve sleep quality. Exercise improves the body’s circadian rhythms, which results in greater daytime alertness and increased sleepiness at night. This response is not instantaneous, with improved sleep linked to regular routine exercise over several weeks or even…

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…