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Archive for 2022

Shockwave Therapy -Exclusively at our Galway City Location

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy or simply “shockwave Therapy” for short, is a treatment modality used by clinicians with the aim of fast reduction of pain and restoration of function. It is primarily used for resistant soft tissues injuries, such as tendon injuries, which have been slow to respond to other conservative treatments such as soft tissue […]

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Jumper’s Knee by Rachel Keane

What is it? Jumper’s knee is also known as patellar tendinitis. The patellar tendon connects the knee cap (patella) to the shin bone (tibia). Tendons connect muscle to bone. It is known as the patellar tendon as it is an extension of the quadriceps tendon and therefore works with the quad to help straighten/ extend […]

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Cold Weather & Exercise by Stephen Coleman

It is nearing that time of year where the weather is beginning to change and become colder, wetter and windier. This blog post will look at whether or not the cold has any affect on training or exercise and if so what can you do about it. The first thing to note is that the […]

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(ACL) Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury by David Kelly

The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the most important structures of the knee. It is subject to high forces in the knee which is aided by the PCL and the two lateral ligaments to give stability to the knee. Its function is to prevent excess anterior translation of the knee (to stop the femur from gliding […]

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The Rotator Cuff -What is it?

What is “The Rotator Cuff”? Most of us have all heard about the “rotator cuff” through a friend or family member who has a sore shoulder. Or maybe your own GP has told you that you have a rotator cuff injury. But what is the rotator cuff? The shoulder joint is very shallow in nature. […]

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Ankle Sprains by Rachel Keane

Ankle Sprains by Rachel Keane What is an ankle sprain? An ankle sprain is an injury to a ligament in the ankle. Ligaments are made of connective tissue, mainly collagen and their role is to connect bone to bone. When a ligament is overstretched this can result in a sprained ankle.   How does this […]

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