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Conditions treated at Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic

At Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports injury Clinic we treat a variety of conditions which span all age groups.

Listed below we have a brief overview of some of these conditions. This list is not exhaustive so if you feel your condition is not on the list please contact us so we can discuss your particular problem.

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis

As a general rule Achilles tendonitis is usually a result of gradual stress rather than a single injury.

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Ankle injury

Ankle Injuries

Ankle injuries are one of the most common and painful injuries that we see here at Galway Bay Physio

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Back pain

Back Pain

Back pain is a very common condition with up to 90% of people experiencing at least one episode of pain in their lifetime.

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Calf Pain

Calf Injuries and Pain

Calf injuries can be one of the most painful conditions of sporting and non sporting people alike, whereby it can limit the amount of running/walking a particular individual is able to do.

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Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist.

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Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic Headaches

This is a term used to describe headaches caused by abnormalities of the joints, muscles, fascia, and neural structures of the neck (cervical region).

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hamstring injury

Hamstring Injuries

A hamstring injury is either a strain or complete tear of the muscles at the back of the leg that assist in flexing the knee.

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Headaches

Headaches

In many cases people put headaches down to the stress and strains of everyday life but in fact the exact pathophysiology of migraines, tension headaches and other benign recurring headaches is unclear.

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knee pain

Knee Cartilage/Meniscus Injuries

A torn meniscus is a knee injury we see quite often at Galway Bay Physio.

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Trigger Points

Muscle Knots or Trigger Points

A “knot” or Trigger Point as they are correctly called, can be an extremely painful problem and can occur within any muscle.

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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release therapy is a safe and highly effective form of hands on soft tissue manipulation that helps restore the myofascia to an individual’s natural state.

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Osgood Schlatters Disease

Osgood Schlatters Disease

This disease is an inflammation of the bone, cartilage, and/or tendon at the top of the shinbone (tibia), where the tendon from the kneecap (patella) attaches.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain.

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Glutes ATPs

Pseudo Sciatica

Have you been struggling with pain and a ‘tight’ sensation down the back of your leg, maybe into your hamstring (back of the thigh) or even the calf?

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Pseudo Tennis Elbow

Pseudo Tennis Elbow

This is a condition that effects the tendons of the wrist extensors usually at their insertion to the humerus, just above the elbow joint.

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Knee Arthrtisi

Runners Knee (Iliotibial Band Syndrome-ITBS)

Iliotibial band syndrome is an injury that occurs with irritation of the tendon as it rubs against the bone at the side of your knee often during repetitive running or cycling.

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Sciatica

Sciatica

Sciatica is a common problem that can result in pain, weakness and tingling of the leg.

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Whiplash Neck pain

Whiplash

Whiplash is a painful condition caused when the soft tissues of the neck are damaged as a result of a suddent movement or jolt to the head or body.

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Musculoskeletal Conditions:

Musculoskeletal conditions are simply conditions which are related to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia.
Some common musculoskeletal conditions that we treat at the Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic include:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Postural conditions
  • Sciatica
  • Whiplash
  • Trapped Nerves
  • Prolapsed/Slipped discs
  • Facet joint dysfunction
  • Rotator Cuff injuries
  • Cervicogenic Headaches
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Impingement Syndromes
  • Deep Tissue Massage

Sports Injuries:

Common sports injuries that we treat Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury clinic include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Hamstring strains and tears
  • Achilles tendonitis/tendinopathy
  • Shin splints
  • Groin injuries
  • Jumpers knee/Patellar Tendonitis
  • Runners Knee/ITBand Syndrome
  • Osteitis pubis
  • Dislocated shoulders
  • ACL tears and post surgical rehabilitation
  • Meniscus/Knee Cartilage injuries and post surgical rehabilitation
  • MCL/LCL tears
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow/Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Bursitis

Biomechanical Conditions

In simple terms Biomechanics refers to the analysis of human movement and how the human body is affected by external forces.
Our physiotherapists at Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic are trained in biomechanical analysis and correction. Problems associated with biomechanics can cause

  • Foot Pain (e.g. Plantar fasciitis, heel pain, arch pain, metatarsalgia, bunions)
  • Calf strains
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain

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