Author Archives: Rachel Whelan

Returning to exercise after pregnancy

Returning to exercise after giving birth can be a daunting task for any new Mum. As a general guideline, 6 weeks rest after birth is recommended to allow for healing however this can vary depending on your health and birthing history. After this initial rest period, exercise can be incorporated and hosts a huge number […]

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a major health threat across the globe. An estimated 300,000 people in Ireland are affected by osteoporosis and approximately 200 million people worldwide are diagnosed with the condition. Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures a year, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds. Osteoporosis vs Osteopenia Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by a decrease in bone density […]

Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive Capsulitis, commonly known as ‘Frozen Shoulder’, is characterized by painful and limited range of motion of the shoulder. The condition most commonly affects one shoulder at a time, but in up to 14% of cases it can occur bilaterally. Frozen Shoulder is estimated to affect between 2-5% of the population, but increases by up […]

Fibromyalgia

What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a syndrome associated with widespread chronic muscle pain, and often accompanied by fatigue, sleep disturbances, headaches, and problems with memory or concentration. Fibromyalgia affects nearly 1 in 20 people worldwide. Anyone can develop fibromyalgia, although in most cases occurs between 30 and 60 years of age. Interestingly, 75-90% of people […]

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