At Dublin Sports Clinic we take a holistic approach to our training and believe in promoting optimal recovery and injury prevention. Soft tissue work is a vital component in this process. Our Team of Specialist Massage Therapists are highly qualified and have decades of experience between them.

Sports Massage:

During physical activity, especially strenuous physical activity, muscle tension builds up in the body’s soft tissue muscles. Due to overextension or overuse, minor adhesions and imbalances occur within these tissues that can cause tightness, pain and poor athletic performance.

Sports massage helps alleviate pain and prevent injuries that can affect movement, mobility, flexibility, strength and overall performance in training. Sports massage is also ideal to combat tension and pain caused by modern working lifestyles, such as prolonged sitting.

Physical & Sports Therapy:

Dublin Sports Clinic’s Physical Therapy treatments include a consultation and assessment, soft tissue release and trigger point therapy; as well as mobility and functional rehabilitation.

This treatment process is designed to assess and identify the root cause of an injury, reduce the pain and irritation through soft tissue work, whilst also addressing and correcting the functional problem through rehabilitation. We also focus on educating our clients with self-management strategies to prevent re-occurrence.

Trigger Point Dry Needling:

Dry needling is a very effective treatment where an acupuncture needle is inserted into specific muscles aiming at myofascial trigger points, more commonly known as knots, in a muscle. These trigger points can develop for a number of reasons including sustained muscle tension in response to pain, or protective muscle tone. Dry needling can be used at a superficial or deep tissue level depending on the presentation of your symptoms.

Common areas that can be treated with dry needling would be around the neck and shoulders; back muscles; quadriceps; and calf muscles. These methods can reduce pain, increase movement and restore strength levels to an affected area. Dry needling may not be suitable for all patients but with the help of our experienced team, we can advise you on the most suitable course of treatment.