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The SISM Blog

  • Injuries in the Younger Athlete

    By SISM Clinic | In SISM Blog | on September 11, 2016

    Younger athletes suffer many of the same injuries as their adult counterparts.  However, there are anatomical differences between adult and growing bone.  The articular cartilage of a growing bone is a thicker layer than in adult bone and can remodel.  The metaphysis of long bones in children is more resilient and elastic, withstanding greater deflection […]

  • The Running Team Testimonial – Emily

    By SISM Clinic | In SISM Blog, Uncategorized | on February 3, 2016

    The Running Team in Castlebar were enthusiastic and supportive

  • Galway Hurler James Regans Running Team Experience

    By SISM Clinic | In SISM Blog | on December 4, 2015

    My name is James Regan, in early June 2015 I started to suffer from groin pain. Over the next few weeks the pain started to move from my groin to my lower abdomen/pelvic area. I told a few of my GAA teammates, and they recommended I get assessed by Martin McIntyre and the team at […]

  • Preseason Screening

    By SISM Clinic | In SISM Blog | on November 20, 2015

    Winter is well and truly underway and while this might be the off-season for many GAA and Soccer teams, it can be a busy time of year for the Medical and Strength and Conditioning teams. This is largely due to the preparation and time involved for pre-season screening. So what exactly involves a team being […]

  • Paul O’Connell – Acute Hamstring Avulsion Injury

    By SISM Clinic | In SISM Blog | on October 17, 2015

    The severe hamstring injury sustained by Ireland rugby captain Paul O’Connell has the nation talking this past week. The graphic and harrowing extent of his injury was relayed on live television across the world. So what exactly is this potentially career-ending injury? A National Football League team published injury data for their team during pre-season […]

  • Recovery Techniques for Athletes

    By SISM Clinic | In SISM Blog | on September 17, 2015

    High performance sport and the importance of successful performances have led athletes and coaches to continually seek any advantage or edge that may improve performance. Enhancing recovery will depend on the type of activity performed, the time until the next training session or event and equipment or personnel available. Some of the most popular techniques […]

  • Injuries in Club Gaelic Footballers

    By SISM Clinic | In SISM Blog | on August 18, 2015

    The GAA club season has become a hot topic of debate in recent years due to the duration of the season, the lack of competitive games, an imbalanced training to games ratio and an increasing number of injuries. Take for example the reigning All-Ireland Football Champions Corofin, who defeated Slaughtneil in the final in March […]

  • Preventing Hamstring Injuries at The SISM Clinic

    By SISM Clinic | In Blog | on July 18, 2015

    Hamstring Injuries in the GAA The hamstring muscle group consists of three muscles; Biceps Femoris, semimembranosus and semitendinosus. The majority of hamstring injuries occur in the biceps femoris muscle, they are usually a non-contact injury and mainly occur during sprinting and kicking.  Injuries are common place in Gaelic football and the most recent research by […]

  • Achilles Tendon Rehab blog

    By SISM Clinic | In SISM Blog | on June 12, 2015

    As a follow up to my last post in January 2015, the following outlines the final stage of my recovery from an Achilles Tendon Rupture which required surgery in September 2014.  In February, (5 months post surgery) an isokinetics assessment revealed the strength difference between my both legs was only 15%. This indicated that I […]

  • Mairead Cafferkey – Runners Knee

    By SISM Clinic | In SISM Blog | on May 1, 2015

    In 2013 after years of solitary running with very little running knowledge, like many others looking to keep fit & enjoy the outdoors, I joined Castlebar FitforLife and also joined Castlebar AC as I became hooked on running.  On April 7th 2014 I went for a recovery run with some friends from Castlebar FitForLife around […]