Dead Legs

The medical term for a dead leg is a contusion. It occurs when there is a forceful impact or trauma on to a muscle. This often happens in contact sports and is mostly commonly experienced in the quad or calf muscles. It is the second most frequently reported injury after muscle tears. Dead legs or […]

Degenerative Disc Disease

Many people suffer with low back pain at some point in their life. In fact studies suggets 70% of the population will suffer from low back pain at least once in their life time. There are many reasons for low back pain and it becomes increasingly common for people to experience it once they are […]

Injury Prevention in Rugby

The Rugby Football Union in the UK has developed an evidence based injury prevention programme for both teenagers and adults. The programme is designed to be integrated twice per week at training sessions and during prematch warm up. The programme has shown positive results in preparing players for the physical demands of matches and dramatically […]

Hamstring injuries

The hamstrings are comprised of 3 muscles in the back of your thigh. They are called biceps femoris, semimembranosus and semitendinosus. Hamstring injuries are the most common injury in field sports particularly in the GAA where they account for up to 23% of all injuries. They can be divided by acute in muscle injury such […]