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)