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