• Groin Strain/Hamstring Strain
  • Iliotibial Tract Syndrome
  • Tendinitis – Gluteal, Hamstring, Patellar, Achilles, Plantar Fasciitis, Tennis/Golfer’s elbow
  • Hip-Femeroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAI), Arthritis
  • Knee – ACL/PCL/Medial and Lateral Ligament Strains/Tears. Meniscal Injuries, Arthritis.
  • Ankle and Foot Sprains/Pain/Biomechanical issues including flat foot/supinated foot requiring orthotic/insole assessment & potential prescription
  • Shoulder – Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Arthritis, Shoulder Instability, ACJ strain, Clavicular (Collar bone) fracture
  • Elbow – Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, Arthritis
  • Wrist/Hand – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendinitis, Post Fracture Rehab, Arthritis
  • Rib Strain/Fracture pain/rehab
  • Post Bone Fracture/Joint/Muscle/Meniscal/Ligament/Labral Repair Surgery Rehabilitation – Total/Partial Hip/Knee/Shoulder Replacement/Rotator Cuff Repair/Post Surgery for Dislocation/Instability of the Shoulder/Patellofemoral Joint/Post Fracture Surgery

TENDINOPATHIES commonly occur when there is a sudden increase in loads placed on the tendons of any of the muscles. Tendons need load to maintain their integrity and functional capacity or ability. But tendons do not respond well to too sudden an increase in intensity or duration of load. Loads need to be slowly increased for the tendon to have a good adaptive response, as a general rule about 10% increase in load a week is appropriate. Generally, only one parameter at a time should be increased, for example if increasing the weight the tendon has to withstand, then do not increase the speed of the activity at the same time, or the duration that the tendon is under load. Changing shoe-wear can alter the load on the tendons in the lower extremity, as can changing the terrain that the activity is performed upon such as running on grass versus road versus sand, or running on a level surface versus an incline or decline.

I am an athlete in my twenties who has participated in a comprehensive and diverse range of sporting activities since childhood, such as camogie, gymnastics, Gaelic football, ballet, hockey and tag rugby.
Participating in activities at club, county and national levels has resulted in me sustaining a wide variety of sports related injuries!
However, I always know I am in very safe hands with Dr. Anne Dempsey, whether it is torn ligaments, pulled muscles, sprains or fractures.
I cannot recommend Anne’s approach to physiotherapy highly enough. I always have a speedy recovery following physiotherapy sessions with Anne and I continue to be able to play lots of sport as a result of her treatments.

Muireann Byrne