Functional Movement Assessments at Sports Physio Ireland

At Sports Physio Ireland, one of our main priorities is a client’s initial functional movement assessment. Without a thorough physical assessment, an appropriate rehabilitation programme cannot be planned. We spend less time focusing on individual parts and aim to analyse full body movements (referred to as patterns) in order to gain as much ‘movement information’…

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Is there a combined sensible approach to Hamstring Injury Rehab?

Preview of Fearghal Kerin’s Seminar on The Assessment and Management of the Sporting Hamstring Hamstring injuries have been a hot topic of debate over the past few years, with many debates on Twitter and Facebook between academics and clinicians alike on injury mechanisms, treatment strategies and reduction methods. Everyone has their own interpretation of the…

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Assessment and Management of the Sporting Hamstring

Powered by Eventbrite We are delighted to welcome back Fearghal Kerin for his second seminar on the Assessment and Management of the Sporting Hamstring. Fearghal works as a Rehabilitation Physiotherapist in Leinster Rugby and the Head Physiotherapist with Dundalk FC. He brings a wealth of experience from the Elite level of sport on the management…

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Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (PHT)

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (PHT)   What is it? A tendinopathy is a change in the tendons structure, usually in response to overload. Unlike what was previously thought, there is no real inflammation happening. The pain is due to the changing and swelling of the tendon’s structure. PHT manifests itself as a deep pain in the…

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Achilles Tendinopathy in runners

Achilles Tendinopathy in Runners Unfortunately Achilles pain can become the bain of many runner’s careers. Whether you are an elite or a recreational runner it can affect you. Achilles pain can come on acutely or more gradually with a seemingly insidious onset. Acute pain with a loud audible pop is known as an achilles rupture,…

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Acute Low Back Injuries

Acute low back injuries can be caused by a disruption to the muscles/ligaments supporting the lower back. The area around the compromised structures can become sensitised due to spasm or strain in the affected tissues. It can be a very debilitating injury but early activation and relaxation techniques are important in the early stages of…

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Groin injuries in Athletes

Groin injuries in Athletes Groin injuries are typically associated with athletes involved in multi-directional fast paced sports such as Hurling and Football. The incidence of groin injuries in elite Gaelic footballers was shown to be as high as 9% (Murphy et al, 2012). There are many different causes of groin pain in the sporting athlete,…

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21 Day PT Trial

21 Day PT Trial Want a 21 Day PT Trial? Right now Sports Physio Ireland is offering you the chance to come in and try out our services for 21 days for only €59! The 21 Day PT Trial will cover everything from strength and conditioning training to rehabilitation of an injury under the watchful…

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Groin Injury Screening In Gaelic Football

Groin Injury Screening In Gaelic Football   The role of musculoskeletal screening has been a hot topic in recent time, see here, with the debate on the validity and efficacy of some tools. It can cause serious confusion for some clinicians on whats the most effective strategies to put into place, what is worth measuring etc.…

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