Posts Tagged ‘physiotherapy’

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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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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How To Take 10 Years Off Your Sprint Speed

How To Take 10 Years Off Your Sprint Speed What is the key to playing sport in your forties? To me, it’s getting rid of your excuses. Excuses not to train are easy to find in winter, but two fears loom large when you hit your forth decade. First off I’m more likely to get injured…

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Achilles Tendon Injury – What Rehab is Forgetting

Achilles Tendon Injury – What Rehab is Forgetting The Achilles tendon is at risk of injury with high load. Runners have a 15 times greater risk of Achilles rupture and 30 times greater risk of tendinopathy than sedentary individuals. The Achilles tendon is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body. The three calf muscle…

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The Likely Causes of Calf Pain

The Likely Causes of Calf Pain Calf pain is a common compliant and if not managed correctly, they can persist for months and cause a lot of frustration. The calf muscles refer to two major muscles; the gastrocnemius and soleus and the small plantaris muscle. These muscles have a joint tendon called the Achilles tendon,…

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Anterior Knee Pain

Anterior Knee Pain Anterior knee pain is one of the most frequently seen symptoms in the clinic at Sports Physio Ireland. Common causes of this pain in athletes and the general population is patellofemoral pain syndrome. Another common cause mainly in sportspeople is patellar tendinopathy (injury to the tendon running from your knee cap to the front…

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What are Shin Splints?

What are Shin Splints?   What are Shin Splints? Shin Splints is a common term used among people to describe a pain in the leg in and around the area of their shin bone. A more specific diagnosis must be made however to successfully treat the symptoms. The traditional clinical use of the term shin…

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Shoulder Stabilisation

Shoulder Stabilisation   Shoulder stabilisation exercises make up a large part of our preventative programmes at Sport Physio Ireland. But what exactly is shoulder blade stabilisation and why is it important?   Essentially what we are talking about is the development of good posture during exercise and activity through ‘switching on’ or ‘activating’ muscles around…

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Chronic Ankle Instability

Chronic Ankle Instability Chronic ankle instability is an encompassing term used to classify an individual who presents with both mechanical and functional instability of the ankle joint following an initial lateral ankle sprain injury.   Mechanical Instability refers to measurable laxity of the ligaments, i.e. ligaments that are less stiff following injury, with some joint…

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Five Tips So You Can Avoid Injury

Five Tips So You Can Avoid Injury Sports Physio Ireland’s physiotherapist Riain Casey talks us through five tips so you can avoid injury. Many injuries can be easily prevented. Some times small adjustments to our everyday lifestyle can have a big impact in injury prevention. Simple things like correctly fuelling the body and a good healthy sleeping pattern…

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