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Ciaran Coyle's Author Archive

Concussion by Alan Harrington

The term ‘concussion’ can be thrown around very loosely due to the umbrella terminology of a “Head injury”. It’s important to realise that not every head injury is a concussion and that concussions don’t always stem from direct blows to the head. This blog post will hopefully answer some questions on whether you feel like […]

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Sever’s Disease

Sever’s Disease or Calcaneal apophysitis is a common type of heel pain which commonly occurs in adolescents. Do you know someone with heel pain? Are they also a teenager? Have they also grown a lot recently? Well this could all be linked to  a condition called Sever’s disease or calcaneal apophysitis. This injury affects the […]

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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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Athletic Testing Service – Performance & Strength

At Galway Bay Physio, we want to make it easier for you to maximize your performance and reduce your chance of injury when playing your sport. With this in mind – we are delighted to introduce our new service, Performance & Strength Testing, exclusive to our Athenry clinic, which consists of a series of tests we use to […]

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Exercising Your Way to A Shoulder Injury

A well known Sydney-based shoulder specialist (Simon Tan) once said to me if ever you see someone do a shoulder dip just hand them a physio card!!! It sounded pretty radical and possibly a bit cheeky to put into action, but he certainly had a point! Rotator cuff injuries are easily the most common shoulder […]

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Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain is damage done to the ligaments of the ankle joint. Ligaments connect our bones to each other and aren’t as elastic as muscles. So when we ‘roll’ our ankle, the ligaments become under stress and slightly tear- this is known as a sprain. We grade the severity of ankle sprains on the […]

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