21 Day PT Trial

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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 eye of our chartered physiotherapists/trainers who will also be providing dietary advice to help you balance your eating habits.

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This is a HUGE discount and is definitely not to be missed!

We strive to provide the highest quality service in order to help you achieve your goals.

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Dublin Marathon Warm Up

As the Dublin marathon approaches, we in Sports Physio Ireland decided to show you what are ideal warm up for a runner involves. Thinking specifically the main muscle groups involved in the running, we focus on warming up our Posterior Chain, the muscles such as the calfs, hamstrings and glutes. Have a look at the video as our resident Running legend Peter Mathews goes through a sample of his warm up, all you need is a simple med ball –

The one shown can be purchased here –

 


Peter Mathews Pre Run Warm Up

With the Dublin marathon approaching it’s important that you implement a decent warm up before you run..

Our running expert and massage therapist Peter Mathews demonstrates a pre run Warm Up. Peter runs everyday and remains injury free because he is dedicated to his strength training, which compliments his running. Have a look at what Peter does during his warm up prior to his run.

Keep an eye out for part two. 


Phase One Meniscal Tear Rehabilitation

 

When the knee suffers a meniscal and osteochondral fracture injury, it’s ability to absorb forces produced from stepping, running and cutting is diminshed. It’s essential to slowly and progressively load bear the joint in movements that simulate and compliment the movement patterns of the sport.

See the video of Sports Physio Ireland client, Ciaran, week one with Thomas, one of our Physiotherapists and Strength and Conditioning Specialists going through his initial rehabilitation.

 

 

 

 


Paralympic Football World Cup 2015

Back in June, SPI Physiotherapist Thomas Divilly travelled to England for two weeks to assist the Irish Paralympic Football Team at the Cerebral Palsy Football World Cup

Here’s a short piece on his experience during the tournament with the team.

‘I had the privilege of working as the Physiotherapist to the Irish Paralympic Football Team as they competed in the Cerebral Palsy Football World Cup in St. George’s Park, home of the England FA. There was a huge prize on offer for the guys. Qualification for the Paralympic Game in Rio 2016. And boy did they deliver!

The George's Park Dressing Room
The St. George’s Park Dressing Room

It was a hugely successful campaign as the team finished 6th overall.  Defeating Portugal, Australia and Argentina en route to a qualification spot. I was personally able to help keeping the guys fit and healthy throughout the tournament. We  finished the competition with a strong and healthy squad, just as we had started.

The George's Park Gym Facility.
The George’s Park Gym Facility.

Key components to achieving a fit and healthy squad throughout the two weeks of intense competition was implementing a good recovery system. This was achieved through proper nutrition & hydration, mobility work and pool sessions to keep the players in top condition.

I’m already looking forward to seeing the guys learn from this invaluable experience and push on to bigger and better things!’

Thomas


Ankle Rehab for Golfers

Ankle ligament injury

Ankle ligament injuries (both lateral and medial) are some of the more common types of injuries at SPI. With the growing popularity of social sports such as 5-a-side soccer and tag rugby, we are now seeing more and more men and women ‘going over’ on their ankles which can cause significant joint damage.

The most frustrating thing about these types of injuries is that, once you do it once, you are far more likely to do it again. We’ve all seen the guy who needs to tape up his ankles to within an inch of their lives before any game or training session, for fear of re-injury. Not good.

This is why it is so important that when it happens, you get the injury assessed properly and get a structured rehabilitation or preventative programme in place in order to nip the issue in the bud there and then so that the injury does not recur.

Check out some of the exercises I like to use with some of my patients below.

Riain ‘glass ankles’ Casey

M.I.S.C.P.

 


Hamstring Rehab

The most commonly injured area that occurs in field based sports is the Hamstring. But why the hamstring? It’s an interesting question, with many different potential reasons.

Is it strong enough for the sport? Does it fatigue easy? Is it working too hard, making up for lack of support? Have you done enough sprinting in your training program?

Here is a few exercises that we have in our bag, that can help recruit better hip and hamstring strength and control.

We aim to get you strong to help prevent the possibility of injuring you Hamstring again.

Thomas Divilly

 


Group Training

Group training is perfect if you want to share the cost of your training, fix injuries and offload some degree of fat.

Remember the difference between us and the rest is that all our sessions are supervised by Chartered Physiotherapists, meaning we can fix and avoid injuries whilst kicking butt and getting you fit.

Check out our video below to get a feel of the SPI difference.

 

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I encourage all my running clients to have a personalised and specific 5 minute dynamic warm up.

This method of warming will dramatically decrease your chances of injury during your run, in comparison to your typical 5 to 10 minute light jog and stretch as a warm up.


Most of our clients are time poor so here is a ‘snappy’ dynamic warm up that I think you should try out before you next run.

Joey Boland MISCP