We specialise in treating sports injuries which are any injury resulting from participation in sport or exercise that causes either a reduction in that activity or a need for medical advice or treatment. There are various injuries picked up in sport and these can vary and are dependant on the type of sport and the activity level of the sportsperson.
In Gaelic football ;
• On average a player sustains 1.78 injuries per year resulting in players been absent from training/competition for 34.5 days a year.
• The state of the pitch is thought to be a contributing factor in 29% of all injuries.
• Almost half (46%) Gaelic footballers continue to play and 93% of these are restricted in their play (Cromwell et al. 2000).
• Almost one third of injuries are sustained during training in Gaelic football.
In Soccer ;
• The majority of soccer injuries are caused by trauma with the proportion of overuse injuries accounting for between 9-35% of all injuries (Arnason, 1996).
• Soccer injuries predominantly affect the ankle and knee as well as the muscles of the thigh and ankle.
• The incidence of soccer injuries has been investigated in several studies and varies from 12-35 injuries per 1000 hours of match play (Inklaar, 1994).
• The incidence rate for youth players is lower at 0.5-13.7 injuries per 1000 hours of exposure (Sullivan, 1980).
• Specific analysis of youth soccer has shown that the incidence of injury increases with age (Schmidt-Olsen, 1990).
• Highest levels of injury of all team sports (Nicholl, 1995
In Rugby ;
• Targett (1998) has reported an incidence of 120 injuries per 100 player hours of exposure for a New Zealand super 12 team.
• Injury incidence at the 1995 rugby world cup in South Africa was slightly lower with a reported incidence of 32 injuries per 1000 player hours (Jakoet & Noakes, 1998).
• 2003 Rugby world cup was substantially higher with 218 injuries per 1000 player hours (Brooks et al. 2005). However this is partially explained by the ball being in play 30% longer than in 1995 (International rugby board, 2003).
• 2005 Rugby World Cup – It was demonstrated that endurance running and contact training represented the highest risk activities. The greater body mass of forwards playing them at a increased risk of injury and this was controlled by low level activities such as rowing, cycling and swimming.
Our treatment techniques:
We practice to treat these injuries picked up in Gaelic Football, Soccer, Rugby, Running and other sports through: