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Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

Lumbar disc herniation – Part II: post-discectomy rehab

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Musculoskeletal injuries, Neck and back injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

In the first part of this 2-part series, Chris Mallac looked at the likely signs and symptoms of disc herniation, as well as the selection criteria for micro-discectomy surgery in athletes. In this article, he discusses the lengthy rehab period following a micro-discectomy procedure, and provides a host of strength based exercises MORE

Masterclass: LARS – Part II. Rehabilitation following LARS procedure.

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Knee injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

In last month’s issue, Chris Mallac discussed in detail the post-operative rehab requirements following a Ligament Advanced Reinforcement System (LARS) procedure. In the second part of this 2-part article, he explains the specific staged ‘criteria’ driven rehabilitation process, with an emphasis on specific strength and conditioning principles that need to be considered throughout the reconditioning process MORE

Masterclass: Femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) – Part I

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries, Joint injuries, Masterclass, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

In the first part of this 2-part article, Chris Mallac looks at the surgery and rehab options for Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), an increasingly common musculoskeletal disorder that can affect young to middle aged athletes. In part two, Chris will describe in detail the post-operative rehabilitation period required to take an athlete back to full competition MORE

Masterclass: Femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) – Part II

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries, Improve, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

In the first part of this 2-part article on femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI), Chris Mallac discussed how FAI can lead to insidious onset groin pain and damage the hip joint labrum, leading to early arthritic changes. Given that conservative management usually fails in young athletes and requires surgery, part two describes the post-operative rehabilitation period required to take an athlete back to full competition... MORE


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