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Connacht Rugby are delighted to announce a partnership with orthotic suppliers Athleet. Founded by Roscommon brothers Dermot and Benny Rock, Athleet provide expert gait analysis and biomechanical assessment for sportsmen and women and have been working with GAA clubs as well as the Connacht GAA Council for the past number of years.

The partnership will see Athleet hold consultation clinics in the Sportsground each month starting on Saturday 16th of November.  These clinics are open to all rugby players in the province as well as members of the general public.

During the clinics, patients’ past injuries are assessed before a thorough clinical assessment is carried out to establish range of motion, joint function and integrity as well as tightness or pain. The patient’s foot is mapped a pressure scanning mat to show foot pressure mapping data which reveals information that is used to prescribe orthotics.

The orthotics supplied by Athleet are different to many other brands available on the market and are constructed from a memory blend thermo plastic. They are guaranteed for life to never crack, break or bottom out. They also have the capacity to flex under stress such as landing from a jump, but always return to their original shape. Their compact construction lets them slip into boots and trainers easily.

Speaking about the new partnership, Athleet co-founder Dermot Rock Commented: “We are delighted to partner with Connacht Rugby. As a sport rugby has grown considerably over recent years and nowhere more so than in Connacht. The facilities at the Sportsground are first-class and we are looking forward to meeting with rugby players and Connacht fans at the clinics.”

The first Athleet clinic in the Sportsground will be held on Saturday 16thof November from 9am. For more information or to book your appointment call Dermot on 086-2402400 or email [email protected].

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