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Injury Prevention in teams

**Stopping injuries before they happen**

As a sports physiotherapist, one of the most frustrating scenarios you will encounter is when a player breaks down with a certain injury that could easily have been prevented.

For the player themselves, it can be disastrous in the build up to a big game, and for you as a physio, it will play on your mind if you feel there is something you could have done to prevent/protect the player from injury.

Personally, I like to screen my players in the preseason, looking at how they move functionally, their squat, lunge, push up, single leg deadlift, single leg squat etc. to help identify specific muscle imbalances and asymmetries that may predispose them to injury.

With this in mind, you can easily put a preventative programme in place, that the player can build in to his or her gym programme, that will help them to move better and most importantly, place them at a lower risk of injury.

Here is a cool high level shoulder stabilisation exercise that I have built in to a preventative programme for one of my players.

Riain Casey Chartered Physiotherapist


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ACL Rehab at Functional Training

Returning from ACL Injury
When returning from an ACL injury its important to get some strength, balance, core and agility into your program.

Here is a simple gym programme that has all of these in it. We do this at Functional Training Ireland to ensure you’re bulletproof before returning to play. 
Joey Boland – Physiotherapist 

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Shoulder Rehab at FTI

Thomas Divily – FTI Physiotherapist has done a great video to show you some great Shoulder rehab ideas..


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Hip Injury Rehab –

Hi Guys,

Hip and groin injuries are something that have plagued me throughout my sporting career, and had kept me out of action for quite a significant amount of time. In fact, in some ways, this triggered my interest in physiotherapy.

As I am naturally quite flexible, the route cause of my injuries is more often than not, stability related, rather than an issue of mobility. This is different for everyone, but is always important to find out early on, so that you can design your programme in such a way that will prevent the injury from recurring.

Establishing a good balance between mobility and stability is extremely important when returning to play from any injury. Here, I go through some of the drills I used as part of my own rehab. Give them a try and let us know how you get on.

Riain Casey Physiotherapist

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