Welcome to SPARC!!

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SPARC welcomes William to the clinic!

We are delighted to welcome William Cuddihy to SPARC. William joins SPARC with a wealth of both elite and amateur sports experience across a number of sports including athletics, rugby, GAA and squash.  He was privileged to work in a number of professional rugby roles in Ireland (Munster Rugby) and in New Zealand (Chiefs). 
We wish him the best of luck in his new role as a sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist!

Balancing Running and Strength Training

Balancing Running and Strength Training

Strength training can be a divisive topic in middle and long distance runners; some will swear by it whereas others are convinced it will only cause injuries. We take a look at this debate in this blog piece

SPARC Pilates & Yoga Coming soon!!

SPARC Pilates & Yoga Coming soon!!

Watch this space for news and introductory offers on new pilates and yoga classes starting in SPARC South Dublin in February 2018!!

SPARC South Dublin & International Rules 2017

SPARC South Dublin & International Rules 2017

The Irish International rules team for 2017 are heading down under for two tests series versus Australia over the coming weeks. Here at SPARC we wish Joe, Aiden and the entire team and management the very best of luck in the series. 

SPARC @ The Nou Camp

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SPARC @ The Nou Camp

Clinic lead Eamon O’Reilly recently attended the Football Medicine 2017 conference @Camp Nou in Barcelona. He presented data on a return to play hamstring test. he designed called the VU test - Find out all about it here…...

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Hip injuries in the GAA

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Hip injuries in the GAA

Hip injuries are a hot topic in sports medicine at the moment The issue around hip injuries and hip surgery has been highlighted especially in gaelic games, in recent years. Almost every week during the winter we hear of players retiring 'due to hip injuries'. Alarmingly, the ages of these athletes are decreasing and questions are being asked.  The question then is, what is happening??

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Cuala are Leinster Champions

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Cuala are Leinster Champions

Congratulations to all in Cuala Gaa on winning the Leinster hurling club championship for 2016. It is a fantastic achievement to see a Dublin team back at the top of the Leinster club hurling scene and SPARC wishes them continual success in their quest for All Ireland honours. Their next game is on February 25th vs Slaughtneil (Derry) in the Athletic Grounds in Armagh. This is a great opportunity to see an All Ireland hurling title back in the capital. We would like to wish all in Cuala GAA and especially the large Dubs contingent a successful campaign and hope it is the first of many honours in 2017! 

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