2018 Gold Coast CommonWealth Games

Closing Ceremony #Goldcoast adventure over! Had an amazing time with #GoTeamNI Thanks everyone for your hard work and commitment over the past few weeks. Back to work at the clinic now!!   8th April – Gymnastics Delighted to have been with Rhys McClenaghan when he lifted the gold for the pommel horse. Amazing performance and […]

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Athlete Injury Screening

Want to reduce your injury risk and improve performance this season?   Perfect for GAA/football/rugby players during preseason training or those with any injury concern. RE:PLAY can offer expert assessment of: Running technique Movement ability Lower limb biomechanics Gym technique Hip & groin issues . Get a detailed assessment to identify any areas of injury risk. […]

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Why don’t chimps sprain their ankles?

26th September 2016 In the lead up to our ‘Sporting Ankle’ course on the 25th and 26th November 2016, we are focusing our next few blogs on the foot and ankle region. We hope that this introduces some of the themes that will be covered on the course and re-enforces the importance of refining clinical […]

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Quick fixes, regression to the mean, and how to rehab

27th November 2015 What would you do if you won the lottery? Most people’s response would be to quit work immediately throwing their champagne soaked resignation papers at their boss. However, it is worth considering that there is evidence to show that around 75% percent of people who unexpectedly come into large sums of money, […]

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Rugby Union: Freaks, injury patterns and inventing safe collisions

26th October 2015 Rugby Union has changed immeasurably since its amateur days. A seminal event occurred in the 1995 World Cup when a 6 feet 4”and 20 stone New Zealand winger burst onto the scene. Every rugby fan will remember how Jonah Lomu almost single-handedly destroyed the England defence in the quarter-finals, scoring 4 tries […]

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The FIFA Women’s World Cup, Goldilocks and Rory’s ankle

10th August 2015 Last month saw the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup come to a close, with the USA winning the tournament for a record third time. Like many, I enjoyed watching competitive football which was largely bereft of play acting diving and shouting profanities at the referee. However, few may be aware of the […]

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Is icing your injuries still cool?

8th June 2015 Some people, such as Dr Gary Reinl (who is a PhD and rather experienced trainer in the United States) would say a resounding NO. Indeed, his book entitled ‘Iced’ aligns cooling an injury with archaic medical practices such as bloodletting (Victorian doctors thought the cure for almost any malady was to drain […]

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