Author Archives: Richard McDonald

Core Stability. What’s the confusion?

Hi all. Just thought I’d do a quick blog to clear up some of the confusion surrounding core strength and stability. First off, what exactly is your Core? The Core muscles are taken to include those of the trunk – abdomen … Continue reading

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Why is your back so sore?

People sometimes ask me what types of injuries I see in the clinic and if there is anything I see regularly, to which I reply, shoulder and low back problems from repetitive stress and I see them all the time. … Continue reading

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Are you suffering from a shoulder impingement?

Pain in the shoulder particularly during overhead activity is a very common complaint in athletes or older age groups. It is important to first recognise shoulder impingement as a symptom and not as a diagnosis. There are two types of … Continue reading

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Maximise your fertility with our 6 week programme

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4 best types of massage and physical therapy for runners

There is plenty of confusion out there when it comes to the best types of massage or physical therapy for runners. Questions we regularly get asked include ‘when is the best time for massage?’ ‘Is deep tissue massage best?’ ‘How … Continue reading

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Sizzling Summer Specials at Harbour Clinic

  €20 off any treatment – limited availability! Summer has finally arrived, so why not make sure that your body and mind are in tip-top condition by booking a treatment at Harbour Clinic Dun Laoghaire today.   Book before 15th August … Continue reading

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Manual therapy – an ongoing training and learning process

So the last two days have been spent in a village 20 minutes outside of Glasgow called Milgavie (pronounced Mil Guy). My regular clients are aware of my passion for ongoing training and development. When it comes to the manual … Continue reading

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The truth about groin injuries

Many factors can lead to developing chronic groin pain. These factors range from tightness in the muscles of the hip,  back muscles,  an abdominal injury / hernia, ligaments and joint damage. Rarely narrowing the cause to one of the above … Continue reading

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How to Stretch Better and Safer

To stretch or not to stretch? Everyone has to stretch to maintain good posture, improve our bio-mechanics and help prevent injury. There is a lot of debate about the benefits of stretching, what is the best type of stretching but … Continue reading

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Discover great tastes this Christmas

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