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Avoiding the pregnant pause in exercise and training

in Improve

Although exercise is strongly encouraged throughout a normal pregnancy, high intensity training may pose risk to both mother and baby. With this in mind, Tracy Ward examines the current guidelines, and provides exercise suggestions for pregnant athletes seeking a rapid return to sport. Current guidelines on exercise strongly support continued physical activity throughout pregnancy. However, there... MORE

Made to move

in Email Newsletters, Sports psychology

The World Trade Center. A Madrid train. The London subway. Charlie Hebdo. Paris, San Bernadino, Boston, Belgium, Orlando, Nice, Westminster, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Manchester, Las Vegas, Barcelona. Sadly, no place is immune to the effects of terror. It’s a reality that unites us all. However, there’s a greater bond that we all share, no matter... MORE

The physio and the disabled athlete: separating fact from...

in Improve, Sports psychology

In this two-part series, Andrew Hamilton and Sean Fyfe provide an insight into working with disabled athletes and how therapists can best care for athletes with a disability. Although public perception is changing, the stigma of disability in sport remains. Disabled athletes at all levels, right up to Paralympians are all too often regarded by the general public... MORE

Getting ahead with a concussion

in Acute injuries, Email Newsletters, Sports psychology

Concussion injuries remain in the news, particularly concerning those that result from American football. Reason being, many players suffer seemingly traumatic injuries, such as that experienced recently by Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills who’s head bounced dramatically off the turf in a Sunday game. As if the injury itself wasn’t startling enough, Allen was cleared to... MORE

Post concussive disorder: early intervention and long-term management

in Acute injuries, Neck and back injuries, Sports psychology

Concussion is currently a very topical issue for athletes, coaches and sports medicine professionals around the world. With that in mind, Kay Robinson discusses the different sub types of post-concussive disorders, how to recognise and address them early, and recommendations for their long-term management Following many high profile cases, legal battles and the publication of the... MORE

Rollin,’ rollin’, rolling!

in Email Newsletters, Tools and technology

The foam roller emerged on the therapeutic scene over five years ago, and has recently become one of the hottest fitness trends, making it into the ‘top 20’ in the United States for the last two years1. Touted for its effectiveness in decreasing muscle soreness and treating trigger points, health clubs even offer foam rolling... MORE

Roll away the blues

in Overuse injuries, Tools and technology

Clinicians commonly recommend foam rollers as part of a rehab programme for their client. With that in mind, Andrew Hamilton considers the recent research on the efficacy of foam rolling, and the most effective techniques for its implementation. The use of foam rollers to provide tissue massage has become very popular in recent years. Advocates for... MORE

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

Play it again, Sam.

in Email Newsletters, Sports psychology

Humphrey Bogart never said, “Play it again, Sam.” In fact, the line his character Rick says in the movie Casablanca is, “Play it!” This may be the best way for us to approach return to sport (RTS) with athletes: “Play it!” Often, more is made of the ‘return’ portion rather than the ‘sport.’ What I... MORE


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