Dalton Sierra

Dalton Sierra
Dalton Sierra Physiotherapist

Dalton Sierra is the newest member of the Archview team, Dalton is a CORU registered Chartered Physiotherapist. He graduated from the University of Tampa in Allied Health (Physical Therapy) in 2017. He then pursued a Professional Master’s degree in Physiotherapy at University College, Dublin. Over the last few years, Dalton has gained a wealth of experience in complicated musculoskeletal pain and injuries. He has gained valuable experience working with many American Football clubs.

He has a particular interest in knee injuries and painful knee conditions. In his earlier years, he sustained multiple knee injuries while playing collegiate Lacrosse whereby he had to undergo three intensive surgeries. He combines his own experience as a patient and practitioner and applies this to his treatments and rehabilitation. He is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for every patient, using an evidence-based approach.

Over the last few years, Dalton Sierra was leading a high-performance rehabilitation clinic, before joining the Archview team. Dalton is passionate about professional development and has completed extensive post graduate training.

Dalton is a manual therapist who is qualified in the areas of dry needling, strength and conditioning, personal training, orthotic prescription, and is also a Mat Pilates instructor.

His clinical  interest areas are chronic muscle and joint pain, back and neck pain, sports injuries, complicated knee conditions and injuries, myofascial pain disorders and foot bio-mechanics and insole prescriptions.

To book an appointment with Dalton Sierra, please call 014913228 or book online via our website. Dalton is available Monday to Friday.

Marathon Preparation

Marathon start

Marathon Training: Archview Physiotherapy Clinic Can Help!

The key to great race day is starting with good marathon preparation. Archview Physiotherapy Pain and Sports Injury Clinic offers experienced sports clinicians, specialising in physiotherapy, physical therapy, sports therapy, massage therapy, personal training and more. Allow a team of professionals help you get into optimum form for your upcoming marathon.

How We Can Help

The Benefits of Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy

Professional athletes have a complete team of experts working to help them achieve their goals, and ensuring their marathon preparation goes well. Their teams will include physiotherapists, physical therapists, massage therapists, nutritionists, doctors, and sports psychologists, in addition to their coach. While the average marathon runner won’t be able to afford such a crew, a well-trained physiotherapist, physical therapist, or sports therapist can be extremely beneficial to their overall performance by providing an individualised program of specific stretches and strengthening exercises to help them get through the challenging training program. They will also be able to help prevent old injuries may become a problem for you while training. 

Poor foot biomechanics, poor running style, weak muscles, joint stiffness, areas of poor flexibility, and general posture can all be identified with a full physical analysis of your body and running stride. A programme that targets any weak places will assist in improving strength, endurance, and flexibility, resulting in better performance and fewer injuries all of these are essential for you marathon preparation.

To book a consultation with one of our team please visit our website www.archviewclinic.ie or book an appointment by calling 014913228. Located in Ranelagh, Dublin 6. We look forward to helping you in achieving your goals! 

How Long Does It Take Hamstring Injuries to Repair?

How Long Does It Take Hamstring Injuries to Repair?

Athlete holding his hamstring

Hamstring strains can be one of those nagging injuries. Healing rates depend on the grade of injury and many other factors. Most hamstring strains will reoccur within the first year of injury if they are not rehabbed properly. It is for this reason, that you should see a physiotherapist, physical therapist and /or sports therapist for a physical assessment to minimise re-injury.

How Severe is your Hamstring Strain?

Grade I: The muscle fibres are merely overstretched, with microscopic tissue tears possible. A grade I muscular strain usually has no visible symptoms. There is pain and limited motion.

Grade II: Partial hamstring muscle tears with considerable oedema and bruising.

Grade III: Full thickness ripping of the muscle tissue, causing substantial discomfort and loss of movement, as well as swelling and bruising in the back of your leg.

Immediate management of acute hamstring strains revolve around the PRICE principle, as for all soft tissue injuries. We should Protect, Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate. Treatment for hamstring tears must address all intrinsic and extrinsic variables that contribute to injury to limit the likelihood of recurrence. To get an accurate diagnosis and establish a comprehensive treatment program, our Physiotherapists, Physical therapists, or sports therapists will conduct a thorough history and examination.

Our team at Archview Physiotherapy Pain and Sports Injury Clinic are specialists in the field of sports injuries. To book an appointment with one of our team, please visit our website www.archviewclinic.ie or call 0141913228. Located in Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

Hamstring injuries

Athlete holding their hamstring

Archview Physiotherapy Pain and Sports Injury Clinic has a team of skilled clinicians such as physiotherapists, physical therapists, sports therapists who specialise in sports injury treatment. One of the most common sports injuries we see in the clinic are hamstrings.

Hamstring injuries are an extremely common soft tissue injury seen in field sports such as hockey, football, hurling, soccer, and rugby. Some research suggests that injured hamstrings account for as much as 17-25% of all GAA injuries at inter-county level. Runners, footballers, and even brisk walkers are all susceptible to injuring their hamstring.


A hamstring strain can cause a variety of symptoms. These include:

  • Pain in the back of your thigh, either behind your knee, in the muscle belly, or near your buttock
  • Difficulty fully straightening your knee without pain
  • Difficulty taking large steps or walking quickly, or pain with climbing stairs
  • Difficulty and pain with running

Risk of hamstring injuries:

  • Prolonged sitting postures – e.g., desk job, driving
  • Muscle imbalance – weak gluteal muscles and/or hamstrings
  • Reduced flexibility
  • Inadequate warm up 
  • Reduced fitness level

If you feel you may have a hamstring strain or injury and would like to arrange a consultation with one of our physiotherapists or sports therapists, please call 014913228 or book online via our website www.archviewclinic.ie Located in Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

Calf Pain

Do you suffer from calf pain or discomfort?

The calf muscle is made up of two different muscles. These muscles are the gastrocnemius and the soleus muscles. The join to form the Achilles tendon which inserts into the heel. Some common calf complaints patients attend Archview Physiotherapy Clinic with include calf cramps, muscle strains, Achilles’ tendinitis, compartment syndrome, plantar fasciitis.

Some tips for preventing calf pain and injuries:

  • Warm up before exercise
  • Stretching / Strengthening to help with calf strength and endurance
  • Wear good quality shoes
  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid prolonged sitting / lying in bed
  • Massage therapy and dry needling therapy can also help maintain good tissue length

At Archview Physiotherapy, we provide treatments to ease calf pain, such as:

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sports massage
  • Trigger point release
  • Laser
  • Dry needling
  • Orthotics or prescription insoles
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises

To book an appointment with one of our team at Archview Physiotherapy Pain and Sports Injury Clinic, please call 014913228 or book online www.archviewclinic.ie. Located in Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

Good Desk Posture

Sitting for many hours on end is not good for anyone and can lead to terrible neck, back pain, and headaches. It has become one of the most common complaints seen in physiotherapy clinics throughout the world due to increased mobile phone, laptop usage and of course, computer-based desk work. Good desk posture can help to prevent pain.

desk posture causing pain

Our bodies are efficient and have been evolutionarily engineered to keep us working well and adapting to the stresses we put it under. However, even the most efficient musculoskeletal system will have its limits and that is where having good desk posture is crucial.

At Archview Physiotherapy Pain and Sports Injury Clinic, our physiotherapy team specialise in this area of physiotherapy care. We will place you on a treatment plan that will leave you feeling great. Our google reviews speak for themselves ?

Sitting in a poor, slouched, unsupported position means that after a much shorter period, your muscles will become overloaded and pain and injury will set in. Improving your posture will help prevent headaches, muscles aches and pains and more importantly, prolapsed discs.

So, the first step for correcting posture is correcting your working station and from there correcting your posture!

Here are three simple top tips to start you off!

  1. Correct your head posture: Top of your screen should be at eye level so you may need a laptop stand or to place your PC up onto a few books.
  2. Relax the shoulders: Resting your forearms on the desk will help with this!
  3. Ensure you have your back supported: Sit back into you chair and if you feel your back still is not getting the support it needs, you can use a pillow or purchase a lumbar support from our clinic.

Your physiotherapist, will of course go through ergonomic corrections in much more detail as everyone’s office and home set up is different but hopefully these few tips help!

To make an appointment with one of the physiotherapy team who specialises in postural correction and ergonomics, please call (01) 4913228 or book your visit online by visiting our website www.archviewclinic.ie.