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
ACL injuries represent a significant journey in any athletes career. We take a look at what you can expect along this journey in order to return to play.
Watch this space for news and introductory offers on new pilates and yoga classes starting in SPARC South Dublin in February 2018!!
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.
Recovery post sport is vital for performance. Within our recovery platform we will be offering a range of services around both massage and compression.
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…...
As runners, triathletes and ironmen/women begin to ramp up training and focus in on some of the big events of the year, we see an increase in athletes presenting to clinic with Achilles issues .
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??
SPARC are delighted to be official physiotherapy and rehabilitation suppliers to the Irish International Rules
SPARC is the proud supplier of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation services to the Dublin Hurling senior and U21 teams.