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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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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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Groin Injury rehab

Groin Injury Rehab Rehabilitation for groin injuries A groin injury is one of the most complex injuries we see at Sports Physio Ireland. It’s location and anatomy is one of the main reasons for this. This area consists of the adductor longus, magnus, brevis and gracilis, all of which insert to the underside of the pelvis.…

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Common Gym Injuries

The Most Common Gym Injuries   During the cold season, a lot of people take to the gym to replace their regular running routine outdoors. Also, athletes use gyms for cardio exercises as part of their cross training routine. Depending on the level of fitness and familiarity with gym equipment, people can become overzealous with…

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Speed For GAA Players

Speed For GAA Players Speed is defined as the rate at which someone moves.  We can divide speed into an explosive phase and a knee drive phase. A lot of GAA players spend far too much time developing muscles to move slowler, simply because this is an easier way to train during a gym session. We…

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Podcast 1 – GAA Pre Season

Podcast 1 – GAA Pre Season As the GAA pre season gets under way for clubs around the country, Inter County hurler and Physio Joey Boland and Physio Thomas Divilly discuss what they see as the rights and wrongs seen in your usual pre season and how you can improve what you’re doing. www.sportsphysioireland.com Check…

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