Is my knee pain coming from my IT Band?

Is my knee pain coming from my IT Band?

The Ilio-tibial band (IT Band) is a thick fibrous structure that runs from the outside of your hip down to the side of your thigh to the outside of your shin bone. The purpose of the IT band is to bend the hip and knee and to help control the knee position while we...
Why are my hamstrings so tight?

Why are my hamstrings so tight?

What and where are the hamstrings? The hamstring muscles are found at the back of your thigh and are composed of three main muscles; the biceps femoris muscle, the semimembranosus muscle and the semitendinosus muscle. The biceps femoris muscle is the most commonly...
Shin Splints

Shin Splints

Shin splints is a term referring to pain on the front or inside of the shin. It is a very common injury in people new to sport, for those who are increasing their training load, training on hard surfaces, or people who walk a lot. It should be noted that not all shin...
Couch to 5k Injury Prevention

Couch to 5k Injury Prevention

Running injuries generally happen from overuse – ie pushing your body harder than it is able for, for too long. Stress or strain can develop somewhere, and because of the repetitive nature of running, this continues to build.  Two thirds of running injuries happen...
Welcome Mary-Alice Murphy to the team!

Welcome Mary-Alice Murphy to the team!

Mary-Alice first completed a degree in BSc Athletic Therapy and Training from DCU in 2012. As part of this degree she travelled to America and worked with the East Stroudsburg University teams in Pennsylvania including the American football team, swimmers, baseball...
WHY BEING BUSY ISN’T EXERCISE….

WHY BEING BUSY ISN’T EXERCISE….

 Do you have a physical job? Are you running around from A to B, morning to night? Occupational physical activity (PA) is the activity that goes with doing your day job. Leisure time physical activity (PA) is scheduled and structured exercise- gym time, pilates class,...