Children's Sport Institute, Crumlin (CSI Crumlin)

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CSI Crumlin is dedicated to:

  • Providing a spectrum of care for the medical and orthopaedic conditions that young athletes are confronted with.
  • Helping children and adolescents whose medical and orthopaedic conditions have limited their participation in fitness and recreational activities.
  • Enhancing young athletes’ potential for participation in sports in a safe and fun way.
  • Fulfill its clinical, teaching and research mission by bringing a wide variety of sub-specialties together including adolescent medicine, orthopaedics, emergency medicine, nutrition, physiotherapy, exercise physiology and cardiology.

Patient Education Materials
One of the major missions of CSI Ireland is to provide high quality, cutting edge educational materials to patients, parents, coaches, trainers, referees, school officials, and other clinicians.

Sub-specialty Care

  • Orthopaedic Group
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Sport Science Person
  • Cardiologist
  • Dietitian
  • Endocrinologist
  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports injury prevention and management
  • Occupational Therapist

To improve the general knowledge base of the adolescent and paediatric athletic community in sports nutrition with the intention of:

  • Promoting a higher state of general wellness
  • Preventing injuries
  • Enhancing sports performance
  • Promoting improved lifetime nutritional awareness

To provide focused, individual nutrition care to identified high-risk athletes

High-risk athletes would be defined as those with the following conditions:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Osteopenia/Osteoporosis
  • Under/Overweight
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders 

Exercise Physiology Lab
The development of an exercise physiology lab provides a tremendous program synergy with the sports medicine initiative. The ability to establish norms for healthy children and exercise, have been long overdue and the lack of that data has clearly limited both clinical practice and research activities.

Additionally, as we care for growing numbers of young athletes, there will be an increasing number of patients that will present with exercise induced symptoms that will require stress testing for accurate diagnosis and effective management.

Lastly, as we continue in our commitment to children with chronic illnesses, an expanded lab will allow us the opportunity to explore exercise prescription for these patients. Unfortunately, these youngsters have often needed to be constrained from participation due to concerns for safety, but who, in fact, may be able to benefit from appropriate exercise. A state of the art exercise physiology lab would allow us to safely explore and quantify the potential risks and benefits, hopefully allowing these children to enjoy the many benefits of participation that their relatively healthier counterparts enjoy.

For further details, contact: Mr Patrick O'Toole, Mr Pat Kiely.