October 28, 2019

FFS Head Of Physiotherapy, Eric Cullinane, discusses the assessment and treatment of Coach Cathal’s wrist issue. The assessment included testing wrist range of motion, functional movements and forearm strength testing. Flexibility drills and strengthening exercises were prescribed as part of Cathals rehabilitation programme.

August 25, 2019

Head of Physiotherapy Eric Cullinane, discusses the assessment and treatment of Coach Conor’s hip issue. The assessment included testing hip range of motion, functional movements and lateral hip strength testing. Mobility drills, gluteus activation exercises and strengthening exercises were prescribed as part of Conor’s rehabilitation programme.

July 28, 2019

A common misconception is that coaches live their lives without any musculoskeletal issues. Head Of Physiotherapy, Eric Cullinane, discusses the assessment and treatment of Coach Brian’s shoulder issue. The assessment included testing shoulder range of motion, scapular function, and strength testing. Mobility drills, scapular exercises, and strengthening exercises were prescribed as part of Brian’s rehabilitation programme.

June 25, 2019

Head Of Physiotherapy, Eric Cullinane, discusses the assessment and treatment of Coach Jamie Martin Grace’s hamstring issue. The assessment included testing hamstring range of motion, strength and discuss factors that were causing pain. Hamstring strengthening, hip control and pain management strategies were prescribed as part of Jamie’s rehabilitation programme.

May 26, 2019

A common misconception is that coaches and personal trainers live their lives without any musculoskeletal issues. This, however, is not the case and coaches, given the nature of their active work, can present with frequent issues that require attention. FFS Head Of Physiotherapy, Eric Cullinane, discusses the assessment and treatment of Coach Sinead Brophy’s knee issue. The assessment included testing hip range of motion, strength and discuss factors that...

August 15, 2018

An effective strength training programme invariably will consist of an upper and lower split, intertwined with core strengthening exercises and other accessory exercises. The term “core” is used loosely to describe a group of muscles that make up the mid section of the human body. It is important to differentiate between these muscles and their actions to put together exercises that effectively train the core musculature to play their vital role in the human b...

December 13, 2017

Despite my physiotherapy career being in its relative infancy, back pain has maintained a common theme in private practice, and shows no sign of wavering. From sports injuries resulting from direct trauma, workplace injuries from poor manual handling, strains from deadlifting,  squatting or pre/post pregnancy – I have seen it all! Over the last few years, a huge body of publications and research has surfaced on the topic, both conflicting and in agreement on t...

October 17, 2017

The Dublin Marathon runs its course in less than two weeks on the streets of Dublin City with 20.000 people expected to take to the starting tape.  The annual 26.2 mile race is a testament to the enduring boom in distance running and in fitness in general in our country. The number of people pounding the roads of Dublin in preparation is something to behold, all with varying shapes, sizes and ages. Although the race shows mixed demographics, the same tips and...

August 22, 2017

Most People can expect to experience some neck pain in their lifetime. It is not always possible to identify the exact cause of neck pain but 99% of the time it is not serious and for the majority of people it should not seriously interfere with normal activities. I see a consistent trend each week of clients suffering with neck, upper back and shoulder pain. Delving further into their subjective assessment it is clear the connection between time spent at the...

July 24, 2017

Physiotherapy is a health profession concerned with helping to restore wellness following injury, pain or disability. It is defined by the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) as “providing services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan”.

When one thinks of a physiotherapist, the sight of Rugby or GAA physio running onto to a pitch to aid a stricken player comes...

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