Sports injuries

We specialise in sports injuries, and have experience in treating sports people from the couch to 5k up to elite and Olympic athletes. We can cater your rehabilitation programme to suit your body, your sport, and your participation level.

Among other sports we have experience in:

  • Irish Athletics High Performance team: youth, junior, U23’s and senior level.
  • Irish Ladies Hockey team
  • Amateur to elite triathletes
  • Amateur to elite golfers
  • Scotland Rugby team
  • New Zealand and Tongan tag rugby teams
  • Amateur to elite swimmers
  • Amateur to elite rowers
  • Amateur to elite cyclists
  • Amateur to elite archers
  • GAA club to inter-county

Sports injuries are generally related to either trauma or overuse.

Traumatic injuries

These are most common in contact sports such as soccer, GAA, rugby, hockey and basketball . Sports injuries can range from ankle sprains, knee cartilage or ligament injuries, to shoulder strains, pulled hamstrings and calf tears. Physiotherapy helps the injury to recover as quickly as possible through hands on therapy and rehabilitation, while also reducing the risk of re-injuring the area when you return.

Overuse injuries

Unlike other sports that may be prone to traumatic injuries, repetitious sports such as running tend to cause overuse.  Training errors, imbalances in your running style, or weaknesses in your core muscles, legs or your feet can cause certain structures to fatigue more quickly, and hence be more prone to injury.

I have suffered with lower back pain for the last 15 years. During that time I have spent many thousands of Euros on Physiotherapy and visits to various Chiropractic Clinics in Dublin and Wicklow. I was never totally pain free during that time so I decided after hearing their advertisement on East Coast Fm to give East Coast Physio in Ashford a try.

I had the opinion up to now that the old saying "if you once have a bad back you will always have one " was true but I now know that this is not the case, as having had only 5 sessions at East Coast Physio I am now pain free for the first time in 15 years. I would like to thank Catherine and recommend their Clinic to anyone suffering from pain certainly worked for me.

Eugene Whelan
Roundwood, Wicklow.