About Us

KEVIN CORCORAN

SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST

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.

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Common Complaints

Lower Back Pain

DO YOU SUFFER FROM LOW BACK PAIN?
More often than not low back pain is caused by acute muscle spasm or chronic overuse of the soft tissue in the low back. This mean with relatively small amount of work on the soft tissue alone, pain can be greatly reduced and in most cases cured.

Headaches

DO YOU SUFFER FROM HEADACHES?
Tension headaches can be very simple to treat and cure. Trigger points in the muscles in the neck and head are released with trigger point therapy and positional release thus giving great relief.

Sciatica

DO YOU SUFFER FROM SCIATICA?
Sciatica is a form of low back pain traveling into the gluteal area and down the leg. It can be greatly improved with techniques such as dry needling, positional release and muscle energy technique 90% of lower Sciatica can be improved.

Neck Pain

DO YOU SUFFER FROM NECK PAIN?
Neck pain can be caused by a variety of reasons including stress and chronic tension. Soft tissue work gives great relief from all types of neck pain . 90% of lower Neck pain can be improved.Stiff neck that makes turning the head difficult.

Shoulder Pain

DO YOU SUFFER FROM SHOULDER PAIN?
Frozen shoulder, impingement syndrome, rotator cuff injuries etc. benefit hugely from dry needling, joint mobilization and soft tissue work.

Tennis/Golf Elbow

DO YOU SUFFER FROM TENNIS ELBOW?
Both caused by acute and chronic overuse of the muscles in the upper and lower arm. Both can be easily treated with dry needling, massage and trigger point work

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Treatments

Dry Needling

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

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

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

Stretching

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.

Kinesio Taping

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 Therapy

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

FAQ

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET A SPORTS MASSAGE?

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.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SPORTS MASSAGE FOR AN ATHLETE?

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.

WHAT EXACTLY IS SPORTS MASSAGE?

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

WHAT IS LACTIC ACID BUILD UP AND HOW DOES SPORTS MASSAGE HELP WITH THAT?

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.

WHAT IS REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPY?

Remedial Massage techniques can be used to treat
neck and shoulder problems
back ache
hip problems
knee problems
ankle 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.)

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPY

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.

WILL ONE SINGLE SPORTS MASSAGE FIX MY PROBLEMS?

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.

WILL SPORTS MASSAGE HELP ME EXTEND MY SPORTS CAREER?

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.

WILL SPORTS MASSAGE HELP MY INJURY?

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.