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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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Hydration & Exercise by Stephen Coleman MISCP

As we are finally blessed with some good weather, people will notice the obvious effects on thirst when playing sports or exercising. However, thirst should not be the primary indicator for hydrating when being active, or during normal day to day activities for that matter. Generally we know that staying hydrated is important for sports […]

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Neurological Rehabilitation Service

This service is provided for those living with a neurological condition, such as Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Parkinson’s Disease and any other condition that affects the brain or spinal cord. There is a strong evidence base in support of exercise and physiotherapy in recovery from, and long term management of neurological conditions. This […]

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