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Archive for 2022

The Treatment Table by Emmett Hartigan

This season, our physios at Galway Bay Physio will try to give some insight and knowledge into the most common issues surrounding football players of all levels in terms of injuries and most importantly how to avoid them. The first point, as I’m sure we’re all well aware, is that we need to warm up. […]

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Deep Tissue Massage Extended

Deep Tissue Massage Service Extended to ALL Galway Bay Physio Clinics We are super excited to announce that Deep Tissue Massages are now available at all our clinics in Galway, Oranmore and Athenry.  Keith Griffin and Richard Grier will be providing this service. They have extensive  musculoskeletal and sports therapy experience working with high performance teams. The […]

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Vertigo also medically known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a debilitating condition. It is an inner ear disorder in which changes in the position of the head, such as tipping the head backwards, head rotation can lead to vertigo– a feeling that the room is spinning. The vertigo sensation can range from mild […]

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Gluteal Tendinopathy

What is Gluteal Tendinopathy? Gluteal tendinopathy or Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) refers to localised pain on the outside of the hip joint, commonly coinciding with dysfunction of the gluteal muscles.  The gluteal tendons attach the gluteal muscles of the buttocks to the side of the hip. The gluteal muscles are essential for walking, running, […]

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What are “Knots” or “Trigger Points”

Maria Farrell MISCP discusses Trigger Points or Knots You’ve probably heard the phrase “you’ve got a knot in your muscle” many times, but do you actually know what has caused it? This article should help explain the processes that lead to this problem. A “knot” or Trigger Point as they are correctly called, can be […]

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis and affects many people. It typically affects people over the age of 50 though it is not uncommon to see it in younger people. The presence of OA does not always correlate with one’s symptoms however and this will vary from person to person. Generally, OA […]

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