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Not all ankle sprains are the same!

Although ankle sprains are statistically the most common sporting injury especially in gymnastics, ankle injuries can differ considerably and each and every ankle sprain can damage different structures leading to different areas of pain, different time frames for length of … Continue reading

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Anklyosing Spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory condition which affects the spine, hips, and in some cases the peripheral joints of the body. It is classified in the category of spondyloarthritis. With AS, inflammation attacks the spine and soft tissue causing … Continue reading

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Lateral Hip Pain

By Andy McGree Are you experiencing pain on the side of your hip? If so, its quite likely you have gluteal tendinopathy which may or may not be accompanied by an irritable and inflamed bursa. The good news is that … Continue reading

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What is Swimmers Shoulder?

‘Swimmers shoulder’ is a broad term utilised to describe the musculoskeletal injuries that develop due to overuse of the shoulder. The progression of pain and can be described in stages as follows; Mild discomfort after training Pain during and after … Continue reading

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Cycling related hip impingement

Hip Impingement also known as femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition which affects a large population of cyclists, however the majority of this population remain asymptomatic and pain free. FAI is characterised by the formation of extra bone around … Continue reading

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Surgical v Non-Surgical approach to a Fractured Clavicle

Fractured clavicles, aka collar bones are mainly caused from excessive force placed on to an outstretched hand. These injuries are most commonly seen following an accident on your bike. In elite Cycling teams, these injuries are seen as the most … Continue reading

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Irish dancing and shin splints – what you need to know

Shin splints. If you haven’t had them yourself then you undoubtedly know someone who has. Shin splints and Irish dancing seem to go hand in hand and are probably the most common reason Irish dancers spend so much time at … Continue reading

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Could your sore knee be patella-femoral joint pain?

Anterior knee pain, or pain at the front of the knee, is not uncommon for all track and field athletes to experience whether you are a thrower, jumper or runner. One of the most common causes of this pain is … Continue reading

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Ankle Sprains

Although ankle sprains are statistically the most common sporting injury, ankle injuries can differ considerably and  each and every ankle sprain can damage different structures leading to different areas of pain, different timeframes for length of recovery, and often poor … Continue reading

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ACL Injury Prevention

What is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament? The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is a thick connective band that runs diagonally through the middle of the knee. It prevents the tibia (shin bone) from sliding out in front of the femur (thigh … Continue reading

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Kendo and Physiotherapy

Kendo is the traditional Japanese art of swordsmanship, and is translated literally as “the way of the sword”.  Kendo practitioners are referred to as kendoka or kenshi. Kendo is regularly practiced to discipline the human character by applying the principles … Continue reading

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