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Archive for 2023

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The Importance of Strong & Active Glutes

The gluteal muscle group (buttock muscles) consists of the gluteus maximus, (the largest and strongest muscle in the body), gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and the tensor fasciae latae muscles. They are located at the posterior aspect of the pelvis and function in stabilizing the upper body and pelvis, and aid in locomotion. The gluteal muscles […]

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If in doubt, get it checked out!

Have you ever been guilty of leaving things to the last minute? It might be work, studying or even pain. Think now on all those times where if you studied for that exam a bit more you would’ve aced it. Or if you had submitted all that work on Friday, you’d have the whole weekend […]

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Quadriceps Muscle Strains by Roisin Leen

A quadriceps muscle strain is an acute tear of the quadricep muscles located at the front of your thigh. The quadriceps muscle group consists of four muscles: 1) rectus femoris, 2) vastus lateralis, 3) vastus medialis, and 4) vastus intermedius. These muscles primarily function in extending the knee, however, the rectus femoris muscle also contributes to hip […]

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Blood Flow Occlusion Training

At Galway Bay Physio,  we now offer blood flow occlusion training. What is it? Well, using specialised cuffs which will measure your blood pressure, we can restrict the amount of blood flow going to a limb that we want to train, this helps us to recreate a high intensity training environment while we train at […]

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Common Growth Related Injuries by Aaron McDermott MISCP

During late childhood and adolescent years there are several physical changes that occur in the body. Growth spurts can change our skeletal shape quite quickly and with that comes increased risk of certain injuries. As our bones grow, they can outpace the rate of lengthening and growth of the associated soft tissues like muscles, tendons, […]

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Shoulder Pain – Assessment, Diagnosis & Management

The Shoulder or rotator cuff is made up of four muscles, tendons and ligaments that help provide stability and movement to the shoulder. The Shoulder is a very common site of pain after the lower back and knee. Shoulder Pain or rotator cuff pain can be very variable with patients still reporting persistent pain 6–12 […]

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