Kevin qualified as a Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist with NSRT in 2010, since then he has completed a number of accredited post-graduate courses including Dry Needling, Taping & Strapping, Kinesio Taping, On Field Management, Mobilizations, Myofascial Release, Orthopaedic Assessment. Kevin has gained valuable experience in dealing with acute and chronic neurological and musculoskeletal injuries including back and neck pain, sports injuries, desk-work related injuries and headaches. His focus is on combining manual techniques with postural and motor control work to help clients move with less tension and strain in their bodies. He has an interest in dealing with complicated myofascial problems which can be associated with most musculoskeletal and neuromuscular injuries. Since beginning his practice he has worked with professional rugby teams, Gaelic teams, the Dublin Marathon, cycling events such as Race Across America. Kevin is busy working from his private practice and continues to work with Gaelic teams pitch side.
Joints in the Human Body
Skeletal muscles in the body
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Donncha Cuttris was the first Irish man to complete the race across America or RAAM for short.
I was crippled with knee pain and was convinced I had arthritis and my doctor was sending me for MRI scans with a view to surgery. I knew Kevin from Total Fitness and out of desperation decided to try physical therapy. After suffering pain where every stepÂ I took was excruciating for about three months, I was amazed when after two treatments the pain disappeared. Kevin was superb. Since then I have had piriforis syndrome repaired by Kevin and lower back pain alleviated. Many of my friends have had terrific results with Kevin. His knowledge and experience are invaluable in curing injuries and joint pain. He just has a quiet way of solving soft tissue problems and has a wonderful understanding of trigger point therapy.
Over the past number of years I have arranged and co-ordinated sports massage sessions for visiting international rugby squads at the request of the IRFU and the visiting associations. This activity has mainly been for the southern hemisphere teams during the traditional November series, although the Italian squad availed of the service when last visiting for the Six Nations. At that session Kevin Corcoran (NSRT) joined our team of therapists, and has since been a permanent member of the panel. Kevin has worked with the All Blacks and Springboks since, where his professionalism and personable manner have enhanced the high level of service we aim to provide in line with the expectations of visiting teams. I have no hesitation in recommending Kevin to anyone requiring a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist, and I wish him continued success in his career.
With Dry Needling, the needles are used to target the trigger point of the problem muscle, this is known as the myofascial trigger point and is often described as a muscle ‘knot’ which contributes to muscle pain and dysfunction.
Joint mobilization is a manual therapy intervention, a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint. It is usually aimed at a ‘target’ synovial joint with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect, when applied to the spine.
Sports injuries result from acute trauma or repetitive stress associated with athletic activities. Sports injuries can affect bones or soft tissue Professional dancers are increasingly recognised as performing athletes
Better flexibility may improve your performance in physical activities or decrease your risk of injuries by helping your joints move through their full range of motion and enabling your muscles to work most effectively.
Kinesiology tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Therapeutic kinesiology tape that can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries.
Trigger point is a sensitive area in the muscle or connective tissue that becomes painful when compressed. Pressing on trigger point can cause referred pain and can help identify the external area in the body generating the pain
That depends on several factors such as training volume and intensity, whether or not you have chronic pain or acute injury, and other factors. For some athletes, a weekly massage gives huge results. Other athletes only get an occasional Sports Massage if they’re in pain. The best way to reduce the effects of hard training is with regular Sports Massage. However, it is a fact that even getting massaged once a month regularly has long lasting positive impact.
Some of the most exciting benefits of Sports Massage are: enhanced athletic performance, faster workout recovery, fewer injuries and faster recovery from injury, restored flexibility and range of motion, removal of lactic acid build up, extending the overall life of your athletic career, reducing feelings of stress, and maintaining the body in better condition.
Sports Massage is a style of bodywork that addresses the particular needs of athletes. Sports Massage is a special form of massage and is typically used before, during, and after athletic events, as well as off-season, pre-season and post-season massage. The purpose of the sports massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries. Sports Massage utilizes a mixture of techniques ranging from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Facilitated Stretching, and Soft Tissue Release. The final ingredient is a therapist that understands the demands that your sport has on your body, and how do address those demands with Sports Massage
Lactic acid is a constituent part of the cellular metabolic cycle. During strenuous anaerobic exercise the levels of lactic acid can rise to high levels, causing fatigue and a burning feeling in the muscle tissues. The high levels of lactate can linger longer than most of us would wish for. One way to diminish that burning feeling in our muscles is with a recovery style Sports Massage. The long strokes of a recovery Sports Massage aids circulation. The stagnant blood and fluids are “pumped” toward the heart and liver. Freshly oxygenated blood rushes into the muscle tissue, giving a refreshed relaxed feeling to sore muscles. After a post-workout Sports Massage, recovery from a gruelling workout or training session is much more brief.
Remedial Massage techniques can be used to treat
neck and shoulder problems
Chronic muscular aches and pains
Remedial massage can be very effective after injuries, accidents, long term problems, or certain medical conditions (such as Parkinson’s disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.)
It isn’t just top athletes that can benefit from Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy. Nowadays performance in sport amongst recreational athletes has improved greatly and the standards continue to rise. I believe that many recreational athletes are performing at a standard today that could have been considered professional or elite 30 years ago.
As an athlete you are investing a lot of time to your training in order to get the optimum performance back in competition. Regular Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy can help enhance your performance and prevent injury.
Additionally it isn’t just people that participate in sport that can benefit. I have a number of clients I see who do not take part in any sport on a regular basis. Many people spend long hours working at desks on PCs and this has an effect on shoulder, back, and neck muscles usually tension and this can be dealt with through the techniques I use and with some very good results.
Sometimes yes. If you have a tight painful neck and shoulder complex you can expect to come away from a Sports Massage experiencing a lot of relief, at least for a while. But it probably took you months or years to get that way. It’s not reasonable to expect permanent relief from an hour session of Sports Massage. The effects of Sports Massage are very much like the effects of athletic training. Your first bike ride won’t turn you into a Tour de France Champion, but a consistent training program will turn you into a competitive cyclist. So it is with Sports Massage. Consistent Sports Massage can offer very positive results to chronic issues and painful conditions.
Yes. The prominent cause of diminishing athletic ability with aging is due to years of microtrauma from maximum exertion coupled with the cumulative results of old unresolved injuries. When Sports Massage is used on a regular basis, the effects of these traumas are lessened. The effects of injuries are overcome. The muscle tissues and facia remain supple and pliable much longer. The musculoskeletal system keeps full range of motion. Couple these benefits with the extra 20% performance that Sports Massage gives you, then the natural slowdown associated with aging is pushed back to a much later time.
Yes. Sports massage is proven to reduce recovery time, sometimes dramatically, by shortening the time it takes for injuries to heal, and makes the after effects better. Sports Massage reduces the swelling and oedema associated with soft tissue injuries. After a serious injury, Sports Massage helps form strong pliable scar tissue instead of the usual random stiff scar tissue, so that range of motion and tissue extensibility are maintained. A short list of benefits are:
Shortens the time it takes for an injury to heal.
Helps to reduce swelling and edema.
Helps to form soft, pliable scar tissue.
Maintains or increases range of motion.
Eliminates splinting in associated muscle tissue.
Locates and deactivates trigger points that form as a result of the original trauma.
Helps get the athlete back into training sooner with less chance of re-injury.