Browsing Archive: July, 2014

Ankle Sprain

Posted by Brendan Hill G.S.R on Wednesday, July 23, 2014,



Last week we had a look at shin splints, which, judging by the feedback, is something that a lot of people have suffered from and/or continue to suffer from. I had a few runners into the clinic this week and they asked me to do a piece on ankle sprains. You don’t have to be very active to have had one of these as we have all ‘gone over’ on our ankle at some point in time.

When we say ‘gone over’ we are usually referring to having injured the outside of the ankle, this is called a lat...

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Shin Splints

Posted by Brendan Hill G.S.R on Thursday, July 17, 2014,


Shin pain is a common complaint among athletes and the term ‘shin splints’ is commonly used as a way of describing pain in that region. When people say that they have ‘shin splints’ they are usually referring to Medial Tibial Stress Syndrom
e (MTSS). While MMTS is the most common cause of shin pain it can also be caused by : 1) Stress fracture of the tibia; usually more common for athletes in impact, running and jumping sports. Stress fractures usually present as pain that is pin point...
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Concussion Part 2

Posted by Brendan Hill G.S.R on Saturday, July 12, 2014,
Just following on from the last blog post on concussion, here are a few bits of information for you. The links to the articles are at bottom are to the guidelines on concussion for both the GAA and IRFU, they are short and to the point so give them a look. Also included is a nice animated 5 minute video which explains concussion, nothing too complicated and a great one to show to children. 

As a society we need to take it far more seriously. I know from working with teams that it's not. There ...

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Concussion

Posted by Brendan Hill G.S.R on Thursday, July 10, 2014,
Although there were many low point in last nights semi final, the lowest one was easily watching Javier Mascherano lose consciousness, stumble off the field only to return a few minutes. He should not have been allowed to play on, end of story, the same goes for Uruguay midfielder Alvaro Pereira in the England game which was even worse. 

  


Concussion is also known as mild brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), mild head injury and minor head trauma. Some experts define concussion as...

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Eccentric Hamstring Strengthening

Posted by Brendan Hill G.S.R on Monday, July 7, 2014,
Hamstrings injuries make up a sizable percentage of what i see in the clinic. Eccentric exercises are always important in regards to strength and there are many exercises that hit the hamstrings in this way. Eccentric training is defined as active contraction of a muscle occurring simultaneously with lengthening of the muscle. Single Leg Romanian Dead Lifts (RDLs), Romanian Dead Lifts, using an exercise ball, using a resistance band and Nordic Curls are all excellent exercises depending on wh...
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