Somerton Physiotherapy

Common Skiing Injuries – How Somerton Physio Can Help You?

Common Skiing Injuries – Physiotherapy in Dublin 15 It is that time of the year again when we dust off our skiing gear and head for the slopes. The popularity of skiing and snowboarding has grown significantly over the past decade despite concerns that these activities are high-risk and can lead to injury. Snow sport-related […]

Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

What is Lateral Epicondylitis/Tennis Elbow? Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) is a painful condition affecting the outside of the elbow. In most cases it is caused by an overuse or repetitive strain placed on the elbow. It varies from 1-3% in the general population to more than 50% in amateur tennis players. However, tennis players only […]

The Female Athlete Triad

The Female Athlete Triad

The Female Athlete Triad is a combination of three conditions that we sometimes see in  female athletes at our clinics in Blanchardstown, Castleknock and Tallaght. These are:  Disordered Eating Amenorrhea (loss of a girls period) Osteoporosis (weakening of the bones)     Low energy availability is typically the source of the other two triad components […]

The Gait cycle

the gait cycle

The Gait cycle describes how humans walk and run, in other words, how we move. A complete gait cycle begins when one foot makes contact with the ground, and ends when that same foot makes contact with the ground again. One cycle is made up of two distinct phases Stance Phase: The part of the […]

What Can Cause Running Injuries?

Running Injuries

We have now just passed that all-important 20-week mark where training will commence for the Dublin City Marathon in October. In this blog we will outline two major contributors to running injuries…….. We have all been there, when training is going well, the running feels smooth and then… bang! Out of the blue we get […]

Running Injury

Have You Taken Up Running Recently? In this article I will discuss some injury risk factors and hopefully outline the most important ones in terms of preventing running injuries.  I have also included a video below with recommended exercises. Running injuries are classified into intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Risk factors often mentioned are foot-type, lower […]