Category Archives: Sports Injuries

Preventing groin problems in athletes – some great evidence

An exercise programme using the Copenhagen Adduction exercise increases hip adduction strength, a key risk factor for groin injuries. First published in June of 2018 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the researchers found that with their hip adduction exercise that they could reduce risk factors for groin problems in footballers.

The risk of reporting groin problems was 41% lower in the group who did this exercise.

Have a look at the exercise here, it’s a lot tougher than it looks!

 

 

The article can be accessed here for free https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/53/3/150

Ankle Sprain

Did you know that 1 in 3 ankle sprains are actually re-sprains. Within the first year your risk of re-spraining your ankle is twice as high!

A physiotherapist can help with balance exercises which have been shown to reduce the risk of re-spraining your ankle by as much as 40%.

A lovely infographic here by Kasper Janssen published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

 

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Exercise isn’t harmful for people with knee osteoarthritis

“Advice to rest and avoid pain is commonly provided to people with knee and other joint pains. This advice is often wrong, and harmful. Inactivity and rest makes pain and osteoarthritis worse, not better in the longer term. Our joints need movement and exercise to stimulate repair and keep them strong. There is undisputable evidence that staying active and regular participation in exercise is safe and will help improve pain, and a person’s quality of life”

Some great work here by physiotherapist Dr. Christian Barton

Watch the video below from a patient’s perspective.
Myth Busted Exercise helps

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A golf-specific warm up improves performance and reduces injury

We were delighted to be asked to present to the members of Milltown Golf Club on Thursday evening. Our specialised sports physio Frank spoke about the importance of a golf-specific warm up on reducing injury risk and improving performance.

There are so many resources out there on improving golf performance and reducing injury, it is very difficult for patients to know what to trust. Have a look at the Titleist Performance Institute who have a great website on golf science.

 

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http://www.mytpi.com/articles/fitness/the_science_behind_a_golf_warm_up

See some nice simple golf-specific exercises here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4uqj0AwFzk

 

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Our Winter Olympian and physiotherapist in the news

With the Winter Olympics ongoing in South Korea, it was great to see our own Winter Olympian, and Milltown physiotherapist in a lovely article on The42.ie.

Kirsty McGarry represented Ireland in not one but two Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy and Vancouver Canada.

All Kirsty’s patients in Milltown will be familiar with her passion for the job and wishing to help her patients. Kirsty sums it up nicely here,

“Even when I was working, I wanted to be the best physio. I wanted to keep learning, I wanted to do courses. I find I’m quite empathetic as well, so I really want to do the best for each patient and person. Even when I was in college and doing exams, [my competitiveness] definitely came into everyday life.”

 

http://www.the42.ie/kirsty-mcgarry-interview-3849940-Feb2018/

Dublin Marathon – Congrats Gráinne

Congratulations to our chartered physiotherapist Gráinne Wall who completed the Dublin Marathon on Sunday. Despite hitting the wall on mile 22, she finished in a great time. With her first marathon now under her belt she says she can’t wait to sign up again for next year. Registration for the 2018 Dublin marathon opens up tomorrow!

Well done Grainne!

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