Tag Archives: Riain Casey

3 great ACL rehab exercises

Recovering from surgery following an ACL tear is a slow process. In the early stages, the emphasis should always be on swelling control, pain management, and early restoration of range of movement. 

However, as the weeks/months go by, and as you begin to feel more confident using the affected leg, you will need to begin to challenge yourself that little bit more in the gym in order to regain your previous level of function. 

As the majority of ACL injuries occur in non-contact situations, very often individuals present with certain muscle imbalances/asymmetries and functional deficits that have predisposed them to the injury in the first place.

Therefore with my patients, I will always try to clean up these dysfunctional movement patterns to ensure that the individual will make a full recovery and will minimize their chance of future injury!

Here are three exercises I often use as part of my rehab programs.

Riain Casey Chartered Physiotherapist

 

[video_player type=”youtube” youtube_force_hd=”hd1080″ width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″]aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS9xejlPenpMeXhUTQ==[/video_player]

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

 

[video_player type=”youtube” youtube_auto_play=”Y” youtube_remove_logo=”Y” youtube_force_hd=”hd1080″ width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″]aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS9ySjAwcDNCUlpQZw==[/video_player]

Simple stretches to help office workers

So many of our clients here in FTI work long hours, spending large periods of the day sitting at computer desks, in uncomfortable slouched positions. At the end of the day, when you get home from work after a stress-filled day, what’s the first thing you want to do? Chill out on the couch and relax…


While I would never tell anyone not to switch off and chill out when given the chance, unfortunately this common lifestyle has lead to the development of several work-related musculoskeletal disorders such as neck pain, low back pain, and shoulder pain. Sound familiar? 

Outlined below are a couple of simple stretches/exercises to help combat these issues and keep you pain free during your working day; and are ones that I feel will give you the ‘biggest bang for your buck’ in the limited time you have. 

Happy stretching!

[video_player type=”youtube” youtube_remove_logo=”Y” youtube_force_hd=”hd1080″ width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″]aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS9hRTEySHoybHR5cw==[/video_player]

[video_player type=”youtube” youtube_show_title_bar=”Y” youtube_force_hd=”hd1080″ width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″]aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS9OQUM0QS14ZmVrNA==[/video_player]

[video_player type=”youtube” youtube_remove_logo=”Y” youtube_force_hd=”hd1080″ width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″]aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS9iV2xPQ2UyRWgydw==[/video_player]

[video_player type=”youtube” youtube_remove_logo=”Y” youtube_force_hd=”hd1080″ width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″]aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS9SNkpIX2pldk9Iaw==[/video_player]

FTI Physio Department –

What do we do in our Physio Department?

I can’t believe we are 5 years old…

We made this special offer just for you..

https://functionalt.wufoo.eu/forms/fti-physio-5th-birthday-offer/

[video_player type=”youtube” youtube_auto_play=”Y” youtube_force_hd=”hd1080″ width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″]aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g/dj1nSjFYMDB4WVI4Zw==[/video_player]

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

[video_player type=”youtube” youtube_force_hd=”none” width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″]aHR0cDovL3lvdXR1LmJlL0ktd18wLWdSVzZn[/video_player]