• What happened? Last Monday the 25th January, the ISCP reported that the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar has pledged to protect the title of “physical therapist” under section 95 (3) of the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005. This is a request that the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) have reportedly been asking […]

  • Template Thinking

    By Clem | In General Musings, Personal Training, Physiotherapy | on January 12, 2016

    Another year rolls on, 2015 is consigned to history and 2016 approaches with promise. 2016 is an even number year. Scientific studies have shown that throughout history the years which are even number years traditionally have the least amount of natural disasters (Lies et al. 2016). This obviously is bullshit. Some of you may have read […]

  • The 2016 Resolution Revolution

    By Clem | In Uncategorized | on January 1, 2016

    2016 has landed. Personally, 2015 was not the most exciting year in recent memory but thankfully it was not the worst either so it was a good’un all in. As with every turn of a new year, people will begin the annual guilt trip over how much turkey, ham, roast potatoes, puddings, Oreo chocolate cheesecake […]

  • The Accidental Magician

    By Clem | In Physiotherapy | on December 7, 2015

    Christmas is easily my favourite time of the year. In stark contrast to most of the worlds population, I am extremely fortunate to have the almost X-Man-like superpower to lose weight in the simple act of lifting a fork to my mouth. I am aware that this perceived ability could desert me overnight when I […]

  • Last week I wrote about the theory of perceptual contrast and how I believe it could play a part in many manual therapy techniques that I have been using in the past six years. Another lesson that the new version of me has learned is one that I have picked up from a number of […]

  • Clem 2.0 – new and improved!

    By Clem | In General Musings, Physiotherapy | on November 10, 2015

    What’s up blogosphere! The last few months have generally involved me carrying out my final physiotherapy work placements, writing (a third and final) dissertation and finally finishing my MSc. in Physiotherapy. Hoo Raa! Now the faeces hits the fan and I have to do something about it. As a result of that big push to […]

  • The ice bath is a tradition embedded in both sport and general society that is thought to cure all ills after a hard physical slog. The spate of ice bucket challenges last year exposed a lot more of the population to the experience and all for a good cause. As regular readers of this blog […]

  • Mindfulness & Buddify app review

    By Clem | In Mindset | on July 15, 2015

    Stress is an ever present in life and some would say necessity in life to help us adapt. One thing is certain however, stress is a relative thing. The things that stress me out (like my university knocking on my door looking for fee’s making Tony Soprano look like Florence Nightingale) would seem trivial to […]

  • Quick and dirty smoothie tip

    By Clem | In Nutrition | on July 6, 2015

    Like a lot of people, when I was an ickle lad, I hated fruit and veg. Now however I love the stuff. The hard part however is getting enough of it into my daily diet. I’m always open to suggestion and quick fixes which is why the latest quick fix I have learned has knocked […]

  • Strength training for runners

    By Clem | In Personal Training | on June 28, 2015

    I work with a few runners as a personal trainer which at times has led to an awkward question that I seem to inadvertently bring up from time to time. “How are the runs going?” I ask. The reaction is usually one of puzzlement from the client and curious sympathy from passer-by’s wondering how my […]

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