Nothing ‘Hip’ about FAI

You’ve just spent 70 minutes¬†turning this way and that, jumping, landing, twisting, evading your opponent, accelerating, decelerating. Your hips feel stiff and sore afterwards. They always are¬†after tough games such as this one. On the way home in the car and getting out of bed the next morning is a struggle. Throughout the next day… Continue reading Nothing ‘Hip’ about FAI

If you go to a butcher you’ll get meat…sometimes

I will always remember a lovely old lady who presented with low back pain in my first few months working clinically. I asked her to bend forward and touch her toes, part of the standard examination for low back pain. Her response will stay with me forever: “Young man”, she said, “If God wanted me… Continue reading If you go to a butcher you’ll get meat…sometimes

Taping for dodgy ankles and return to sport

After a long day in the clinic I’m covering a rugby match and slowly getting through the long pre match injury list. Ankles sprains, knee laxity, thumb and wrist sprains, ‘dead legs’ from the previous weeks battle. The list goes on. Me: “Ok who’s next lads?” Player X: “I need my ankle, shoulder, knee and… Continue reading Taping for dodgy ankles and return to sport

“We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing”. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790

It was 1998, just another year for most people. But for me it was the year that ignited my desire to play football with Kildare. The Lilywhites had reached the All Ireland football Final, something that had not been seen since 1935 and has not been replicated since, and my Dad and I had been… Continue reading “We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing”. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790