Posts Tagged ‘Sports Physio Ireland’

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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Iliotibial Band Syndrome-Lateral Knee Pain

Iliotibial Band Syndrome-Lateral Knee Pain Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome, or Lateral Knee Pain is an overuse injury caused by friction and compression of the structures between the IT band and the outside of the knee. Training errors and biomechanical abnormalities are some of the factors that predispose to IT band syndrome. It is commonly an issue seen in cyclists, runners, army recruits…

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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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How To Fix Your Push Up

How To Fix Your Push Up The push up is one of the most basic exercises that you can do, but time and time again it is technically performed poorly. We see issues from poor technique contribute to low back pain, knee issues, along with a number of other issues. So technique is vital to…

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Major Injuries in Female Athletes

Major Injuries in Female Athletes Part 1 – The ACL The most common cause of prolonged absence from sport is anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Although ACL injuries occur in males and female, the incidence within female athletes is much higher. The ACL is an important ligament within the knee and controls rotational movement. Most…

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Meniscal Tear Rehabilitation

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…

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Calf Strain Fixing

Calf Strain fixing Calf strains are one of the most common and preventable injuries in GAA athletes. A calf strain involves a pull or tear to one or more of the muscles at the back of the lower leg. These muscles are responsible the movement at the ankle which involves pointing your toes away from…

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Manage your Body Fat

Manage your Body Fat with These Simple Tips Sports Physio Ireland’s Joey Boland gives some great, easy to follow advice on how to reduce and manage your body fat, whether it’s a training goal or managing your weight while you’re out injured.  

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Paralympic Football World Cup 2015

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…

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Suffer From Hamstring Issues?

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…

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