Sport & Exercise Medicine
People usually attend Sport and Exercise Medicine Doctors when they have an injury. There is another large part to our job, which is the “Exercise Medicine” component.
I can help patients with the following:
- Pre-season screening medicals
- Exercise prescription
- Burnout or underperformance
- Relative energy deficiency in sport (previously called the female athletic triad)
- Exercise related symptoms eg – shortness of breath, chest pain, headaches, vomiting
- Managing return to play following concussion
- Nutrition and Supplement advice
- Obesity Management
23 & 1/2 hours - A Professor answers the old question “What is the single best thing we can do for our health” in a completely new way.
How I can help
Our aim is to return quickly and safely to your sport and to minimise the chances of the injury recurring again in the future.
We start by taking a detailed history of what has happened, perform an examination, refer for investigations if appropriate, give an accurate diagnosis and plan treatment. This is to allow you to return quickly and safely to your sport and to minimise the chances of the injury recurring again in the future.
Dr Martin McConaghy was the Armagh team doctor during the period that I played for the County football team. Throughout this time and because of Martin’s expertise and knowledge in sports medicine, I was able to play every single match after his exact diagnosis of my injuries. Martin is precise and extremely professional in all he does and I would be delighted to recommend him to anyone requiring advice or treatment on any sports injury or indeed any medical related issue
As Munster Rugby’s Head of Medical we had the pleasure of working with Dr Martin McConaghy across two seasons. His level of professionalism and commitment to Munster Rugby was evident for all to see, and Martin was an integral part of our squad and organisation. Overseeing all aspects of our medical requirements Martin managed the needs of a high performance team in an approachable and friendly manner, while always providing the highest level of care. We were very appreciative of Dr Martin’s time with us and wish him continued success for the future.
I first met Dr Martin when I played with Armagh back in 2003 or 2004 I had a series of ongoing injuries and niggles. I remember being frustrated and desperate to get back playing and training quickly. And I remember Martin being great as he would ask lots of questions and listen first of all to everything that was going on in regard to my injury profile. Martin would also investigate how much rest I was getting In between sessions; how much traveling I was doing and of course how much sleep I was getting. As a result of a comprehensive investigation and diagnostic, Martin created a comprehensive rehabilitation plan for me in conjunction with the physiotherapist and strength and conditioning coach. After 3 months on this program I was in the best shape of my life. I know Martin has worked with thousands of athletes since I first met him and that he has worked with Ireland and Munster stars, however he is as humble and as athlete / player centered as ever.
Doctor Martin McConaghy is the best doctor I have worked with in a team sports environment. His commitment to the team was unquestionable. In sport, player welfare takes priority yet there is also the pressure of professional environments to win... I always found Dr McConaghy to maintain his professional integrity balancing the best interest of the player and team skillfully
I worked with Martin initially when I played with Armagh and then again when I became Manager of the Senior Team. As a player, I always found Martin approachable and professional. His sports medicine expertise always allowed early diagnosis and management of any injury I picked up. He worked closely with the physios and backroom team to help me get back playing as quickly but as safely as possible. As Armagh Manager, I found Martin to be an important part of our backroom team. He provided us with expert sports medicine advice on injury prevention and injury management which put our players in the best possible position to train and play. In any place where recovery and healing is present, it is essential that along with expert clinical diagnosis and appropriate rehab that the doctor involved cares about the athlete and puts him/her ahead of the sport that he/she plays. At all times Martin lived by this principle and the athletes involved, including myself, always knew we were not only in good hands but the right hands.
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