Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cardiac & Emergency First Responder Courses

ARTI will be running a combined Cardiac First Responder (CFR) and Emergency
First Responder (EFR) course in January of 2012.

These traumatology courses are the minimum required standard of emergency care training for ARTI members and are accredited by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council of Ireland (PHECC) which is the statutory EMS (emergency medical services) regulator in Ireland. Please see for more details

Course Dates:  17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th of January (Tue/Wed/Tue/Wed) 2012
Location:  Dublin City University
Duration:  9.30am to 5pm each day
Cost:  €275 for ARTI members,  €375 for non-ARTI members
Prerequisites:  None (no previous emergency training required)

Certification Validity:  CFR Certification is valid for 2 years and EFR Certification is valid for 3 years
Recertification:  Recertification takes approx 2 hours for CFR and 12 hours for EFR

Places are limited so reserve your place early to avoid disappointment. For further information or to apply for the course please email

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

ARTI Certification Examination

The next ARTI Certification Examination will take place on Saturday the 3rd of December in IT Carlow.

This may be the last examination date until summer 2012 so be sure not to miss this opportunity to become ARTI certified.

For more information or to register to sit the examination please contact

Monday, November 7, 2011

ARTI Out In Force @ Parnell Park!

Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland were well represented on the crowning day of Dublin club football this afternoon in Parnell Park where both Intermediate and Senior men's final were contested.

Declan Monaghan ARTC, lined out in the afternoons curtain raiser, the intermediate final, as the Athletic Therapist with Skerries Harps. The north county Dublin club went on to take the nail-biting contest 1-11 to 1-10, defeating Cuala with the final kick of the game to take the county title.

Roy and Diarmuid Brennan ARTC's were next out in action on the Donnycarney sod, lining out as therapists to the St. Oliver-Plunkett's Eoghan Ruadh panel whom took on St. Brigid's in the senior decider. Following a bruising encounter, St. Brigid's came out on top 0-10 to 0-08.

Congratulations and commiseration's to all ARTI members involved!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Orthotics Workshop @ Exwell Medical

Podiatry Products Limited (PPL) and Exwell Medical are pleased to announce the running of a 2 day Biomechanical Assessment & Prescription Writing seminar. 

PPL, manufacturers of Custom Orthotic Devices will deliver the workshop on December 9th & 10th at Exwell Medical, DCU Sports Ground, Ballymun Road, Dublin 11 
The cost of the course will be 200 Euro for ARTI members, to include a light lunch. There will be an additional cost for non-ARTI members. Bookings made before Friday November 18th will be charged 200 euro with late bookings costing an additional 20 euro. The course can accommodate up to 25 people and will earn attendees 14 CPD points.
For bookings and further enquires please contact Exwell Medical at (01) 8040659 /

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Galway Ironman - ARTI in action!

Check out the highlights of the recent Half-Ironman event held in Galway. Some great action of the ARTI team getting stuck into post-event treatments can be found at the 6.50 point of the video.

Well done to all involved and heres to more great quality ARTI coverage.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ARTI shows its IRON in Galway!

Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland swung into action last weekend at the inaugural running of the Galway Half-Ironman triathlon. Continuing to make waves in the Irish sports scene, ARTI delivered a squad of ARTCs to the Galway event, offering athletic rehabilitation therapy cover for the events duration. The race, the first Ironman event to be held in the Republic of Ireland, saw over 2,000 competitors battling the elements to complete the 750m swim in Galway bay (cut short from 1.9km due to rough weather conditions), 90km bike ride through Connemara, finishing with a 21.2km (half marathon) run along the wind and rain swept Salthill promenade.

ARTC's on site: (L-R) Roy Brennan, Fiachra Power, Aoife Greene, Kathryn Fahy, Anthony Farrell, Diarmuid Brennan.
Athletes arrived in Galway to register for the event on Friday the 2nd and Saturday the 3rd of September, and ARTI was delighted to be able to provide assessments, advice and treatments to the competitors from our location in the event Expo. With ARTI providing the only on-site healthcare professionals in the build up to race day there was significant interest from competitors for the ARTCs services especially from the many international athletes attending the event.
Startline in Galway Bay!
Race day saw professional Swiss athlete Mike Aigroz cross the finish line in a time of 3:50:12 to win the overall event, with the rest of the field following his lead within the 8.5 hours allowed to complete the race. Many of the athletes took the opportunity to avail of the post-race care provided in the treatment area set up bedside the finish line with post-event soft tissue work, stretching, injury assessment and recovery advice the order of the day. With the largest contribution to the mixed group of professionals providing post-event care, ARTI led the way with an efficient and professional service, with attention to details such as patient documentation setting the ARTCs apart.

Roy Brennan (ARTC) in action in Galway.

Fiachra Power (ARTC), one of the ARTI members working the event summed up the experience, "It was a really good event to work at. We got to work with a wide variety of athletes from Pro's to first timers and the feedback from them all was superb. There was great interest in the ARTI website with many competitors wanting to locate an ARTC in their own area to attend for treatments. The exposure for ARTI to both the general public and the athletes in the Expo was great and even though we all had to put long hours in, 10am to 6pm non-stop on race day, I really had a great time and would definitely come down to Galway again to work at it next year".

While the event was a great success Roy Brennan (ARTC), ARTI's public relations officer, says "The importance of the ongoing drive and expansion of the association and the commitment of ARTCs to promote the association for an event was again to the fore, at Ironman 70.3 Galway. This is only the beginning, we're really happy with how the weekend went. Similar events and PR opportunities are planned where getting the message to the sporting public is high on the list and where all of us in ARTI have an obligation to add where we can”…The response of the athletes was extremely positive with both the pre-event treatments on Friday and Saturday, and the post-event care on the Sunday. Their feedback of the high professional standards of each ARTC was something that, as ARTI members, we are obviously already aware of and eager to improve upon."
Well done to the entire ARTI team involved in the organising for and working at the event!
ARTC's Aoife Greene & Fiachra Power at work in Galway.

Fiachra Power (ARTC) at the ARTI stall on the opening day.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

CFR & EFR Course Cancellation - NEW DATES!

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to postpone the CFR EFR course due to commence next week. We would like to pass on our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience caused.

The combined EFR and CFR course will be run on the 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th of January 2012. Please let Enda Whyte ( know if you would like to reserve a position on this course.

A CFR (only) course will be held in DCU on the 14th of September from 9.30.

There will be a refresher course (for those who already have a completed a CFR course) will be held on the 14th of September at 2.30.

A CFR certificate lasts for 2 years and EFR certification lasts for 3 years.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

ARTI Out In Force @ Croker!

This weekend spells the penultimate round of this year’s GAA All-Ireland football championship for both minor and senior ranks and Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland will be well represented in both games on Sunday at GAA headquarters.

Certified Athletic Rehabilitation Therapist, Cillian MacSuibhne will be perched on the Dublin bench in the curtain raiser in Croke Park as the Metropolitans take on Galway in the Minor football semi-final. Later in the afternoon, Mayo will have Liam Moffatt ARTC in their corner as they take on the might of Kerry in the battle for an All-Ireland final berth in the senior decider.

Both MacSuibhne and Moffatt are 2009 graduates of DCU’s Athletic Therapy & Training degree. The very best of luck to both this weekend and in their final preparations this week.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ultimate role for Greene!

DCU Athletic Therapy & Training 2010 graduate, Aoife Greene has returned from Maribor, Slovenia with yet another string to her ever growing therapist bow of experience.

The Swords native travelled as the Certified Athletic Rehabilitation Therapist with the 60 player-strong Team Ireland Ultimate Frisbee squad taking part in the European Ultimate Frisbee Championships.
Greene, the sole therapist on the squad was kept quite busy over the 6-day competition period where the Irish men’s, women’s and mixed teams were highly competitive finishing in 9th, 11th and 5th positions overall.

Aoife Greene ARTC in action in Slovenia

Aoife with the Irish Mens squad

Aoife with the full Irish squad

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

China In Her Hands!

Congratulations to Certified Athletic Rehabilitation Therapist, Kathryn Fahy, on her recent selection as part of the medical team for Team Ireland competing at the 26th World University Games, to be held in Shenzhen, China this month.  

Fahy, a 2010 graduate of the Athletic Therapy & Training degree in DCU is based in the University of Limerick sports arena where works with a number of the college teams and athletes. The Cork native has enjoyed an already busy summer period, having just returned from the European University Futsal Championships in Finland where she was the athletic rehabilitation therapist for the University of Limerick ladies squad taking part.

The Irish team for the China games travels out this week and includes a 26 athlete-strong squad, competing in 6 different sports including Archery, Athletics, Swimming, Golf, Taekwondo and Weightlifting. The official opening ceremony of the games takes place on Friday August 12th.

祝你好 Kathryn!    

Kathryn (on far left,standing) with the UL Ladies Futsal squad in Finland during July.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Irish Call-Up for Monaghan

Congratulations to Certified Athletic Rehabilitation Therapist, Declan Monaghan, who has received a late call up to the Irish medical team for this weekend's European U/23 Track & Field Athletic Championships, to be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
The Exwell Medical & DCU Sport employee joins a strong Irish squad of 20 athletes hoping to bring home some European glory from the biennial event which kicks off on Friday morning. Best of luck to all in Team Ireland.

Leinster Triumph for MacSuibhne & Co.

Congratualtions to Certified Athletic Therapist Cillian MacSuibhne whom secured a 2011 Leinster Championship Final medal yesterday, July 10th, with the Dublin Minor gaelic football team.
The 2009 DCU Athletic Therapy & Training graduate and Leixslip native is the squad's Certified Athletic Rehailitation Therapist. Best of luck to him and the panel for the rest of the championship period.

ARTI in Africa!!

ARTI truely spread its wings internationally earlier this year with a trip to eastern Africa. Certified Athletic Therapist, Declan Monaghan, travelled to Kenya in early January in a therapist role, on behalf of International Athlete Agent, Mr Ricky Simms and his London based athletics agency, PACE Sports Management.

Based in the western regions of Eldoret and Iten - area's synonymous with World distance running dominance - the Meath native worked within the PACE camp of 20-30 world class middle and long distance athletes.

The DCU Athletic Therapy and Training graduate undertook injury assessments, treatments and rehabilitation programming for all athletes over the four week period, in their preperation for the Kenyan National Cross-Country Championships. Athletes treated, included Commonwealth Games, World Championship and Olympic Games medalists as well as a number of world record holders.

Declan stretching one of the athletes.

Deep tissue treatment session in progress in camp

Injury assessment in progress
Declan is now currently back in Kenya for another treatment period in preperation for the  Kenyan National Track & Field Championships and iminent World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea in late August. Keep an eye out for his blog detailing his latest trip in the coming weeks!

In camp rehabilitation

Friday, May 27, 2011

ARTI Certification Examination 2011

This next ARTI Certification exam will take place on FRIDAY JUNE 3RD. It will be held in Dublin City University, room A141 in Albert College. A141 is located on the first floor in Albert College beside the GAA & Athletics Academy offices. (Go to for detailed directions).

The theory exam will begin at 10am sharp with registration from 9.30 while the practical exam will run from 12.30pm. You must have registered by the 31st of May in order to sit the examination. You can register by emailing Memberhsip and examination fees (€150 in total) are payable on the morning of the examination.

Ace for Josh Mylan, ARTC!

Congratulations to Josh Mylan B.Sc ATT, ARTC on his recent appointment within Tennis Ireland.

The 2009 graduate of the Athletic Therapy & Training degree in DCU, Mylan takes up a newly appointed dual position of Strength and Conditioning coach and Athletic Rehabilitation Therapist to both junior and senior squads, whom train out of the National Tennis Centre in Dublin City University. The Drogheda native, who also runs the 'Mylan Clinic' located in Balbriggan, will be responsible for conditioning programmes, injury prevention programmes and all duties encompassing that of the ARTC including covering the upcoming 2011 Irish Open at the Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club.

"My main objectives are to educate in prevention of injuries and improve the movement of the Junior Squad in regards to the Senior squad to increase the strength, power, movement and educate them on how to prevent and maintain the gains from training while on the road", explains Josh. We wish him the very best of luck in his new role.

ARTI Workshop - Friday April 29th 2011

The next ARTI Friday workshop, in the current series of bimonthly upskill sessions, is to be held at Exwell Medical Clinic ( on Friday April 29th from 2pm - 4pm. This workshop will be presented by Mr Steven Menton who is a graduate of DCU Business Studies and Marketing and is a Chartered Accountant. Mr Menton's presentation will include advice on setting up your own business, marketing and legal information. This will be a valuable for anyone wanting to go out on their own or work in private practice. I have included a link to his website for your information The planned talk on 'Knee - Assessment & Diagnosis' by Sean Boland has been deferred for the time being.

ARTI now on Twitter!!

Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland have just recently gone live on Twitter - follow us on there to keep up with any ARTI updates while on the go. See the new Twitter and Facebook tabs on the website main page to follow us - stay in the loop!

ARTI Certification Examination - June 2011

The next ARTI certification exam, which includes both theory and practical elements, will take place on Friday JUNE 3RD 2O11. Applicants need to be registered by Monday the 30th of May. More details regarding exact times and locations to follow soon.

Upcoming Kinesio Taping Courses

Please find below the schedule of upcoming Kinesio Taping courses to be held within Ireland. The 2 day courses are run by KinesioUK whose practioners are fully accredited and endorsed by the International Kinesio Taping Association. More details are available on

April 9th-10th '11Castlebar, Mayo.Fundamental & AdvancedK1 & K2 Booking
April 16th-17th '11DublinFundamental & AdvancedK1 & K2FULL
July 2nd-3rd '11DublinFundamental & AdvancedK1 & K2Booking
Sep 10th-11th '11DublinSportsK3Booking

Ice Cool Aoife At World Championships!

Certified Athletic Rehabilitation Therapist and ARTI member, Aoife Greene, ARTC, recently underlined her growing therapist reputation by travelling with the Irish Ladies Ice Hockey to the World Women's Ice Hockey Championships Division V, held in Sofia, Bulgaria.

A 2010 graduate of the Athletic Therapy & Training degree course in Dublin City University, Greene, who now works in Exwell Medical Clinic in Dublin, was the only Athletic Therapist & Trainer to travel with Team Ireland for the 5 day tournament earlier this month. While in Bulgaria, Aoife was responsible for the Irish squads entire medical needs on and off the ice, in what proved to be an exciting international debut for the Swords native.

"When the position of ‘Team Therapist’ for the Ladies Irish Ice Hockey Team travelling to Bulgaria in March for the 2011 World Championships was advertised, I knew it was an opportunity and experience not to be passed. I was right!....."

Read Aoife's full blog about her Sofia experience on the Members page going live in the coming days.

On the Ice: Team Ireland & Aoife Greene, ARTC (Front row, 3rd from left)

At work: Aoife Greene, ARTC - coming to the aid of an injured Irish player on the ice in Bulgaria.

Brian Greene ARTC To The Fore!!

Champion jockey Ruby Walsh credits, Brian Green ATC,PT,CSCS, ARTC for his victorious return to the saddle at last weeks Cheltenham Festival of Horseracing. Read the Evening Hearld article quoted below (dated Wednesday March 16th) following the jockey's amazing treble on day 2 of the 4-day festival.

Ruby raced back to fitness in time for Festival thanks to helping hand from ROG
"RONAN O'GARA rode to the rescue of Ruby Walsh to get the champion jockey fit for Cheltenham, it has emerged

The Herald has learned that ROG contacted Ruby when it looked like yesterday's Champion Hurdle Winner was losing his battle to be fit for the National Hunt Festival after breaking his leg.

Rugby hero Ronan told Ruby that he believed the one man who could get him up and running for this week's event was the IRFU's physiotherapist Brian Greene.

The 'athletic trainer' got Ruby fighting fit with just days to spare and the stunning results were a glorious treble yesterday on Hurricane Fly, Quevega and Al Ferof.

Ruby was quick to pay tribute to O'Gara as he celebrated his wins.

"I went to see Brian Greene at the IRFU and he set me on a programme and between the two of them, they've got me here," beamed Walsh.

"I owe a big debt of gratitude to both [O'Gara and Green] of those men.

"There were plenty of setbacks when you're lying on the floor of the gym nearly in tears."

Having gone through the pain barrier to make his return, Ruby is now riding the crest of a wave

"Everything is just going so right, it's a big help being on the best horses," he beamed after his facile victory on board Quevega.

The Kildare jockey was forced to endure a painstaking, and sometimes upsetting, rehabilitation, but there was one thing which kept him going.

"It's been a long, hard road back to recovery, but all the way through it was the thought of riding at the Festival that spurred me on," he said.

Ruby is a huge fan of the Irish rugby team and goes to any Ireland match he can get to. Himself and O'Gara have been pals for almost 10 years, and the pair are regularly in contact."

- Cormac Byrne
(Article coutesy of the Evening Hearld)

ARTI Annual Conference 2011

The 2011 ARTI annual general meeting took place in Dublin City University on the 15th of January.

The 2011 Executive as elected is:

Paul Berry - President

Siobhan O'Connor - Vice President

Enda Whyte - Secretary

Fiachra Power - Treasurer

Roy Brennan - Public Relations Officer

Anthony Farrell

Claire Hassett

Joshua Mylan

ESATT Annual Conference 2010

The first ever annual conference of the European Society of Athletic Therapy and Training was held in Jerzmanowice, Poland, on the 4th and 5th of June 2010.
The title of the conference was: At the forefront of athletes-care: A European framework of applicable knowledge and standards in practice.
Enjoy some of the pictures from the conference below:

Picture 1. (Left to Right) Siobhan O'Connor, ARTC, (ARTI Vice-President) - Suzanne Kelly, ARTC Gene Verel, MA, ATC - Fiachra Power, ARTC, (ARTI Treasurer) - Eoin Everard, ARTC - Mary Beth Horodyski, Ed.D., ATC (University of Florida)

Picture 2. (Left to Right) Sue Guyer, ATC, DPE (Springfield College) - Fiachra Power, ARTC, (ARTI Treasurer) - Eoin Everard, ARTC - Suzanne Kelly, ARTC

Picture 3. (Left to Right) Suzanne Kelly, ARTC - Eoin Everard, ARTC - William Tillson, MS, ATC (AC Milan) - Fiachra Power, ARTC, (ARTI Treasurer)

Picture 4. (Left to Right) Siobhan O'Connor, ARTC (ARTI Vice-President) - Suzanne Kelly, ARTC - Dr. Krzysztof Ficek, MD, PhD (Conference Chair) - Gene Verel, MA, ATC - Fiachra Power, ARTC, (ARTI Treasurer) - Eduardo Foley Elias (ATT Student)

Picture 5. (Left to Right) Siobhan O'Connor, ARTC (ARTI Vice-President) - Fiachra Power, ARTC, (ARTI Treasurer) - Suzanne Kelly, ARTC - Eoin Everards, ARTC - Eduardo Foley Elias (ATT Student) - Aoife Greene (ATT Student)