Ed Niland

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Ed Niland MSc BSc BA NMT PN1
Neuromuscular & Orthopaedic Sports Massage Therapist
Nutritional Coach
Sport Scientist

Ed is a Neuromuscular Therapist and Nutritional Coach. He trained under John Sharkey at the National Training centre.

Ed offers treatments for pain, either work or sport related issues, helping to regain full movement. I start with a postural and movement assessment to identify tight muscles causing the restriction. We will use manual therapy to speed up the repair of the muscles and continue the rehabilitation to improve range of movement with targeted strengthening of the muscles.

He holds a certificate in Nutrition implementing Precision Nutrition’s world-renowned behaviour-change approach with his clients. He delivers in person and online coaching to support you to achieve body composition change or to thrive in all domains of a healthy lifestyle: nutrition, movement, sleep, stress, with specific change adaptation skills. He will improve your health by identifying areas of your diet can be improved to help you attain your health and sport performance goals.

Ed graduated as a sport & exercise scientist from University of Limerick in 2005 and completed his Masters in Sport Performance in 2015. He has been lecturing in adventure sport science in Scotland for the last 6 years, before returning to Dublin. He delivered physiology, psychology, biomechanics and coaching/instruction skills to adventure sport professionals. As a Sport Scientist, he specialises in running and adventure sport injury rehabilitation, training and coaching.

Treatments for General Pain

Have you hurt a joint or limb through a trip or spill or a repetitive movement? The modern office environment, driving and mobile phone use is responsible for a huge amount of pain and tension I see here in the clinic. Muscles of the neck, shoulders and back are the usual suspects. A postural assessment at the start of your treatment will help to identify what muscles are pulling your body out of place and we can design a treatment plan to get you back to feeling pain free.

Sports Massage for Performance

To perform at your best, your body must feel loose and relaxed. A healthy muscle should not be painful to press on, load or move. If pressure applied to a muscle causes you pain, then it’s a sign of tightness and likely trigger points (you can think of them as knots within the muscle) which limit your full range of movement and ability.
As a therapist, athlete and coach I’m an advocate of ‘hands on’ manual therapy to resolve muscle problems. I also like to advise on how you can keep on top of recurring problems yourself through the use of foam rolling, compression tack and flossing and a good oul’ Sliotair. Combined with this, I use unique flexibility techniques so you don’t have to spend hours with traditional stretching.
We have a hands on approach and deep tissue sports massage will restore muscles to their healthy state and iron out any kinks. During your treatment, we may find particular trouble spots which we will pay special attention to using a variety of neuromuscular techniques and movement therapy.

Treatment for Injury and Pain

The majority of cases I deal with are due to soft tissue related injuries, resulting in sore or ‘tight’ feeling muscles when you move a joint or body part. These usually occur from an incorrect repetitive movement or during times of heavy training or trauma from a collision/impact. Communication between us is very important during these sessions and I use constant feedback so we achieve the best results for you.

Other Information

Ed has or is completing CPD with NSCA, ACSM & UKSCA.

Regardless of the service, Ed used the skills built over 23 years in the sport & rehabilitation industry.

Member of the Association of Neuromuscular Therapists Ireland and Reps Ireland.

Clients may be eligible for a refund from Aviva and Laya healthcare providers.

Phone: +353 1 2100 600
297 Beechwood Court
Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, A94 N726