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Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

Ready, steady, go

in Agility, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Sports psychology

Tracy Ward explores the basics of psychological readiness to return to sport, and identify some useful tools for clinicians with athletes in their care Following injury, athletes will experience different emotions, and their psychological responses will change as they progress through their rehabilitation. But when is an athlete psychologically ready to return to sport? This is... MORE

New thinking in management of ACL injury – Part...

in Improve, Knee injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

In the first of this two-part series, Alicia Filley unravelled the mystery of the role of the ACL and anterolateral complex in knee stability. In this article, she evaluates the current thinking on conservative management, repair, and the required rehabilitation to successfully return athletes to sport The recent hubbub regarding the presence of the anterolateral ligament (ALL),... MORE

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


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