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Ciaran Coyle's Author Archive

(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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Dry Needling – What is it and how does it work?

What is Dry Needling? Many people have heard of Dry Needling but few are aware of what it actually is or how it works. Dry Needling is the act of using acupuncture needles in a specific way to help alleviate muscular issues, and associated referred pain patterns around the body. Generally speaking, the needle is […]

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Knee Arthrtisi

How Does My Butt Affect My Knee?

So, how do our glutes affect our knees? First, some quick info on the relationship between the gluteal muscles and the knees. The glutes are comprised of the gluteal maximus, medius and minimus, in order of size. The glute min and med are primarily used for abducting the hip, or for moving the leg out […]

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Physio Led Pilates – Starting Monday 19th September

Physio-led Pilates Classes Do you suffer from a stiff and sore back or neck? Looking for a way to rebuild your core strength and improve mobility? Have you been wondering how to start back into exercise after a long period? Well Pilates is a great place to start. Currently we see a range of people who […]

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