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Ciaran Coyle's Author Archive

Stitches by Stephen Coleman

Stitches Stitches are very common among people who run or participate in sports that involve running. They are so common that it’s estimated that one in five people will experience a stitch during a long distance running event. A stitch is painful for anyone who experiences it and is usually described as a sharp, stabbing […]

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Contusion/Dead Leg by Keith Griffin

Dead Leg What is a dead leg/muscle? Most commonly a dead leg happens in the quadriceps which is a group of four muscles (Rectus femoris/Vastus lateralis/Vastus medialis and Vastus intermedius) that make up the thigh at the front of your leg. A dead leg (also known as a contusion or haemorrhage) is damage to the […]

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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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