Sports Medicine Treatments
Refine Clinic is located in Dublin City Center and we do our best to accommodate emergency consultations when necessary. Give us a call and we’ll do our best to fit you in, or you can book a consultation with us online if you prefer.
We offer a wide range of non-operative sports medicine treatments, from injection therapies to treating ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee injuries, and shoulder injuries. When it comes to overuse injuries such as rotator cuff injuries, tendonitis, and stress fractures, we are on hand to provide the treatment or support necessary.
- Sports Medicine Consultation
- Injury Prevention
- Diet Advice
- Joint Injections
Dr. Natalia Bratu completed her Masters Sport Science & Exercise in University College Cork. Natalia has also served as the medical staff doctor for the Republic of Ireland’s International women’s team from 2008-2012.
So, as a Sports Medicine Specialist, Dr. Natalia knows what’s on the line when anyone has an injury. You don’t need to be an athlete to obtain an injury that would even stop you from walking for a couple of weeks. It’s all about staying physically healthy. Our goal is to keep you active at the highest level and return you to your desired level of performance as quickly and as safely as possible. These things will take time, and we are here to help make that transition as smooth and pain-free as possible.
As of November 2018, Natalia has further increased her knowledge of Sports Medicine after attending and participating in the World Congress in Sports & Exercise Medicine.
PRP Therapy for Sports Injuries
We have learned that the body has the amazing ability to heal itself. Platelet Rich Plasma has been proven to enhance the healing process and using a PRP injection shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff tears, for Achilles tendon ruptures and for other soft-tissue injuries is becoming more common.
PRP Injections can reduce the need for anti-inflammatories or stronger medications like opioids.
The side effects of PRP injections are very limited because, since the injections are created from your own blood, your body will not reject or react negatively to them.