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Looking after your Mental Health

Looking after your Mental Health

January has a reputation for being the most depressing month of the year. The christmas lights are gone, the bills have arrived and the year is stretching out ahead of you.

It has become the time of year where the focus is on our physical health and perhaps it’s also a time where we should also start to take care of our mental health.

Mental health is very much over looked in Ireland.… Read more

Posted on January 13, 2017

Alternative Remedies to Beat Colds & Flu’s

Alternative Remedies to Beat Colds & Flu’s

Is it just us or has every other person got a heavy cold / man flu? The A&E departments are over flowing with flu stricken patients. So what can you do to prevent yourself from coming down with a bad dose?

1 Appropriate clothing – The weather is very changeable at the moment so it’s easy to get caught off guard. Layers are good and always have a hat and umbrella with you.… Read more

Posted on January 6, 2017

Is your health suffering this time of year?

Is your health suffering this time of year?

The early part of the year can be months of fierce weather where storms, snow, floods and flu’s are thrown at us. January is seen as a depressing month as the glow of Christmas is gone and we’re left with bills, worries and empty pockets. It can take quite a toll on our health.

So how can The elbowroom Clinic be of help to you this year?

1 Gym Injuries – We start the year off with the best of intentions.… Read more

Posted on January 5, 2017

3 Tips To Help Avoid Back Pain While Breastfeeding

3 Tips To Help Avoid Back Pain While Breastfeeding

After the impact of giving birth, the body has already been through a huge amount of stress and strain. There is a large amount of estrogen in the body which means that everything is extremely elastic. This means that sitting upright is very important to avoid overstraining the lower back.

Here’s 3 simple tips to help you stay pain free while breastfeeding

1 Sit in a chair with a straight back and make sure your bum is against the back of the chair (no slouching).… Read more

Posted on December 8, 2016

Neuromuscular Activation

Neuromuscular Activation

After struggling with a long-term hip and shoulder injury Bev Porrino discovered a therapy called Neuromuscular Activation, developed by a South African Physiotherapist, Douglas Heel. The techniques taught her how to rebalance and release her muscles and helped her to reconnect her mind and body. She then trained as a therapist and teamed the concept with her yoga practice and teachings

Neuromuscular Activation helped Bev to understand why her body wasn’t functioning properly and gave her the tools to correct that.… Read more

Posted on October 20, 2016

Becoming Friends With Anxiety

Becoming Friends With Anxiety

Anxiety is the body and minds’ natural reaction to threat or danger, often referred to as the ‘Fight or Flight’ response.

The body releases hormones such as adrenaline, which result in a number of physiological reactions in the body.
There are many different types of anxiety, including general anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It’s normal to experience anxiety from time to time but when it becomes debilitating it is time to get help.… Read more

Posted on October 13, 2016