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UPMC Sports Medicine

Bringing World-Class Sports Medicine Expertise to Ireland

For decades, UPMC Sports Medicine has been treating athletes and active people from around the globe. Patients turn to UPMC Sports Medicine for its multi-disciplinary approach to speed recovery and restore function. Now with its first clinic location outside of the U.S., UPMC Sports Medicine is proud to offer patients in Ireland and beyond access to internationally renowned programs and services closer to home.

Adding to the already established UPMC Concussion Network, a team of highly skilled experts now offer surgical, nonsurgical treatment, and rehabilitation options from a convenient location near Waterford.

Contact Details

UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic
WIT Arena
First Floor
Co. Waterford
X91 XD96


Comprehensive Care for Athletes and Active People in Ireland

Our clinic provides patients access to international sports medicine experts, state of the art equipment, and cutting-edge treatment, some of which is not available elsewhere in the South East. Services include:

  • Sports medicine consultations and injury clinic, with access to same day diagnostics
  • Concussion baseline testing, post-injury testing, and concussion rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal and post-operative physiotherapy
  • Blood flow restriction rehabilitation
  • Shockwave and Winback therapy
  • Sport specific performance testing
  • Pre-season athlete and team screening
  • Cardiac screening
  • Biodex technology, which guides return to play with validated, quantitative outcomes data
  • The only AlterG® Antigravity Treadmill™ in the South East, which allows for pain-free lower extremity rehabilitation

The UPMC Difference

UPMC Sports Medicine takes a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to preventing and treating sports-related injuries and illnesses for individuals of all skill levels and ages — even high performing athletes around the globe.

UPMC Sports Medicine’s commitment to advanced clinical care and research has earned a reputation for excellence. It is the official sports medicine provider for more than 80 athletic teams in the U.S., including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers.

That commitment continues in Ireland as UPMC is proud to be the official healthcare partner of the Gaelic Athletic Association and Gaelic Players Association.

Our Location

UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic at WIT Arena

Our clinic at WIT Arena provides patients in Ireland with access to internationally renowned sports-related and exercise-related injury treatment and rehabilitation.

The new facility includes a state-of-the-art rehabilitation gym which, allows for quantitative assessments of strength and performance in pursuit of optimal recovery.

Our Clinical Experts

Mr. Patrick Carton

Director of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, UPMC in Ireland

Mr. Patrick Carton, MD, FRCS (Tr and Orth), FFSEM, is a full-time consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in sports-related hip, groin, and knee injuries and reconstructive hip surgery. As the director of orthopaedic sports medicine for UPMC in Ireland, Mr. Carton oversees the development and expansion of UPMC’s world-renowned services into the South East and across Ireland.

He is an active faculty member of the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy, a fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Royal College of Surgeon Ireland and an honorary fellow of the World Society of Sports and Exercise Medicine. He also serves as an honorary research associate at the Department of Health, Sports and Exercise at Waterford Institute of Technology.

Dr. Dualtach Mac Colgáin

GP with special interest in sports medicine

Dr. Dualtach Mac Colgáin BSc, MSc (Sports Med), MBChB, MISCP, MICGP, MFSEM, focuses on the assessment and management of musculoskeletal injuries and pitchside care of athletes. Dr. Mac Colgáin is the team doctor for the Meath senior football team and Dundalk FC teams.

Patients can self-refer by phone or email, but should healthcare professionals wish to refer a patient, they may do so through HealthLink or email.

Virtual consultations are also available through UPMC Virtual Care, depending on condition and stage of treatment.

Sports Medicine News

Researchers, supported by UPMC, are launching a new menopause lifestyle programme to bridge the gap in women’s health supports.

Research led by the SHE Research Group, TUS, reveals that Irish women feel inadequately supported through the menopause and the majority would welcome a lifestyle programme to assist them with their symptoms.

The initiative, funded by UPMC Institute for Health, will see researchers in TUS, WIT and Waterford Local Sports Partnership come together to address this through the development and evaluation of a novel menopause lifestyle programme.

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Wexford GAA Announce UPMC Sports Medicine as Official Healthcare Partner

Wexford GAA have announced that UPMC Sports Medicine is to become their Official Healthcare Partner. The partnership agreement means that UPMC, which offers trusted, high-quality health services at UPMC Whitfield Hospital and the UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic in Waterford, UPMC Aut Even Hospital in Kilkenny and other facilities across Ireland, will work with Wexford GAA to offer inter-county players top-class care and attention in sports injury and preventative care.

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