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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,...

WHY ARE ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURIES SO COMMON?

WHY ARE ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURIES SO COMMON?

  First of all, lets explain what it is and how it happens.  Your Anterior Cruciate Ligament is one of 4 important ligaments in your knee which helps to provide stability to your knee joint. It connects your femur (thigh bone) to your tibia (shin bone)  and it’s the...

WHATS THAT GRUMBLING PAIN AT THE SIDE OF YOUR HIP??

WHATS THAT GRUMBLING PAIN AT THE SIDE OF YOUR HIP??

Pain at the side of your hip..? Doesn't get better with rest? Or does but comes back the minute you do anything? Can't lie on it? Worse while on your feet during the day?   You may have a condition called gluteal tendinopathy.  For years this complaint was often...

WELCOME NIAMH CONNOLLY TO THE TEAM!

WELCOME NIAMH CONNOLLY TO THE TEAM!

B.Sc Physiotherapy (2009)  We are delighted to welcome Niamh to our team. Niamh comes to us with years of experience in both private practice, treating everything from back and hip pain to general aches and pain, and in recreational and elite sport. She is the...

WELCOME JOHN JORDAN TO THE TEAM!!

WELCOME JOHN JORDAN TO THE TEAM!!

 We are THRILLED to have John join our team, he comes with heaps of experience and qualifications! B.Sc (Physiotherapy), B.Sc(Sports Science and Physiology)  John brings to our team a wealth of experience and qualifications. In addition to many years working in...