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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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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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Acute Groin Injuries in Gaelic Football

Acute Groin Injuries in Gaelic Football We recently had the pleasure of having Mark Roe present on the “Managing Injury Risk when Performance is the Focus” in Sports Physio Ireland as part of our Educational Seminars. A lot of the data presented was related to the GAA, which is highly relevant as they would make…

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Skin Care for Gym-Goers

Skin Care for Gym-Goers We live in times where a healthy lifestyle is not only recommended but also popular and fashionable. Today we are more aware of how we live, work and rest, what we eat and how the environment affects us. Introducing exercises to our activities can reduce the risk of many disorders. Taking…

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Fatigue Markers in Sport

Fatigue Markers in Sport Following on with some of our most recent posts on training load and injury/illness as we prepare to welcome Mark Roe for our August Seminar “Minimising Injury Risk and Maximising Performance in the GAA”, we will look at fatigue as a useful marker to monitor the athletes that we work in…

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Why is managing injury risk important for team success?

When working with sports teams, you meet a mixture of people working within the management and administration of the club/county. As it is still firmly an amateur organisation, the clubs and counties still rely heavily on the volunteerism that has built the foundation of the GAA, and please God may this never change! These people…

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