Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Divilly’

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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Hip Impingement

Hip Impingement   Hip pain is a very topical issue within GAA players at the moment. In the past year there has been some high profile articles within the media, with often misleading information and scaremongering being circulated, confusing the patients that we see in our clinic.   So what is it? For years there…

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Forefoot Running

Running Style: Forefoot Running? Forefoot running amongst runners at the moment is the big buzz word. When speaking to runners in the clinic, it’s viewed as the optimum foot strike. While the heel strike is now seen among recreational runners as poor mechanics. What does the research say about forefoot striking amongst runners? Most studies that have…

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High Hamstring Pain

High Hamstring Pain Runners and sometimes field based athletes can present with lower buttock pain in the clinic. This can reduce performance and be painful carrying out normal daily activities. After assessment, this is usually diagnosed as a proximal hamstring tendinopathy. A proximal hamstring tendinopathy is when the tendon that inserts into the bony point of…

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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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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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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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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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