Avril has extensive experience working as a Sports Physio. She started her sports physio career on the side of a Gaelic football pitch in London. She was the team physio for the Fulham Irish Gaelic Football Team. This involved treating all the players each week at training sessions, to get them in tip top shape for games at weekends. Avril then works with the team on match day to make sure every player is warmed up well and strapped up for the game. As a Chartered Physiotherapist, Avril will then stay pitch side to attend to any injuries that happen during play, and decide whether that player can continue.
She went on to work with a London rugby team during her time spent in London. On return to Dublin, she started work with Lansdowne Rugby Football Team. She was part of the backroom team that returned the team to Division 1 rugby. Avril then went on to support the Irish Ladies Hockey Team in their campaign toward London Olympics 2012.
With this extensive experience with different sports, Avril is an expert in helping each individual sports person back to performance. Sports Physiotherapy targets the area of the body most affected by your particular sporting activity, and each treatment session is tailored to your specific injury requirements. At the Motion Physio Clinic I will use a variety of techniques, ie: manipulation & mobilisations, dry needling and rehabilitation, to restore full painfree movement and return to you to performance.
Sports injuries occur in two categories, traumatic impact injuries and overuse injuries. The most common traumatic sports injury is a sprained ankle. After a sporting event it is normal to suffer from muscle soreness (DOMS, delayed onset of muscle soreness). If this pain continues for more than 2-3 days, you might be developing an overuse injury. Common overuse injuries include anterior knee pain, ITB syndrome and achilles tendonitis.
If you need sports physio, pop into us at Motion Physio Clinic, Prosperous, Tel: 045 841010. I can perform an assessment, give you a diagnosis and treat you as required.