BRINGING SCIENCE TO TREATMENT

08/14/2022 | Neck and back injuries

Eyes-up: sensorimotor integration issues post whiplash-associated disorders

Sensorimotor integration is often affected following traumatic head and neck injuries. However, the signs and symptoms are not always obvious. In sports, the smallest deficits can increase injury risk and impair performance. Megyn Robertson explores the assessment of sensorimotor integration to improve clinical outcomes following WAD.   New Orleans Saints wide receiver Taysom Hill suffers... MORE

08/12/2022 | Nutrition

The red zone: low energy availability in male athletes

Low energy availability is well-recognized in female athletes. However, aesthetic, weight class, and lean sports may require male athletes to achieve and maintain unhealthy body-composition profiles. Marianke van der Merwe takes a deep dive into low energy availability in male athletes and discusses how pushing them into the red zone may be detrimental to their... MORE

Joint injuries


07/19/2022 | Female Athletes

Supermom: return to participation and performance post-partum

Return to sport following pregnancy can be a difficult transition. Nonhlanhla Mkumbuzi outlines the multidisciplinary approach and biopsychosocial considerations for female athletes returning to participation and performance post-partum Participation and professionalization of women’s sports are increasing. However, this does not reflect in the research and prevailing guidelines, which practitioners and clinicians use to optimize female... MORE

01/12/2022 | Hand injuries

Saved by the bell: beating the injury count

Hand injuries are common in combat sports, particularly boxing. However, athletes may delay medical management due to the apparent innocuous nature of many of the injuries. Chris Mallac discusses boxing hand injuries and gives clinicians a treatment overview to ensure athletes are not TKO’d by injury. Introduction Combat sports require athletes to impart blows with... MORE

10/13/2021 | Hip injuries

Scratching beneath the surface: hip resurfacing arthroplasty in athletes

Hip osteoarthritis is an uncommon finding in the active young population, and its incidence increases with age. For the relatively young athlete who desires to continue training and competing, the diagnosis of hip OA may pose a dilemma. Chris Mallac shines a light on hip resurfacing in athletic populations and provides rehabilitation guidelines for practitioners.... MORE

Diagnose & Treat


07/22/2022 | Anatomy

Case Report: James Harden’s Hamstring Hardships

Hamstring strain injuries are one of the most common soft tissue injuries. Persistent neuromuscular deficits in eccentric strength and fascicle length increase the risk of reinjury. Cameron Gill explores exercise selection to mitigate the nonmodifiable risk factors and return athletes to performance safely. Brooklyn Nets shooting guard James Harden (13) sits on the court after... MORE

07/21/2022 | Sports psychology

Shifting the spotlight: mental health of injured athletes

Mental health is an essential consideration for athlete management throughout their careers. Athletes’ are particularly susceptible to mental health challenges following injury. Carl Bescoby explores mental health during rehabilitation and provides clinicians with recommendations to enhance their holistic management. Sports injury is recognized as a significant risk factor for psychological distress and increases the risk of... MORE

06/15/2022 | Knee injuries

Demands of Sport: Part VI – mapping direction change

Change of direction is vital for athletic performance. However, the high injury risk requires athletes to have the appropriate technical and physical capacities. Helen Bayne discusses the demands of direction changes in sports and identifies key movement patterns for practitioners to address during lower limb injury prevention and rehabilitation. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Drake London... MORE


06/13/2022 | Anatomy

Clearing the confusion – clinical concussion rehabilitation

Concussion research continues to gain the support of sports medicine professionals. However, many remain in the dark regarding the potential of rehabilitation to improve clinical outcomes. Megyn Robertson shines a light on vestibular and oculomotor rehabilitation following concussion. Football – Premier League – Aston Villa’s John McGinn receives medical attention before being replaced by a... MORE

05/13/2022 | Sports psychology

Rethinking pain: psychologically informed practice

Experiencing pain is a fundamental biopsychosocial phenomenon. However, practitioners typically treat pain in isolation with little emphasis on psychological influence. Carl Bescoby explores the psychological impact of pain and discusses how psychologically informed practice may offer benefits to managing the whole pain experience throughout rehabilitation. Introduction It is common for athletes to experience pain when... MORE

05/12/2022 | Sports psychology

Athlete voices in sports injury: The untapped resource

Researchers obtain qualitative data through first-hand observation, interviews, questionnaires, and other non-numerical sources of information. Jason Tee explores how clinicians can utilize the qualitative data and the athlete’s voice to improve rehabilitation outcomes. Sports injury research is clinical, impartial, and objective. It reduces athlete injuries to numbers and figures, removing the stories of the athletes... MORE


07/12/2022

A tale of two halves: the differences in muscle...

Paper title: Assessing the differences in muscle stiffness measured with shear wave elastography and myotonometer during the menstrual cycle in young women Publication: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging Publication date: May 2022 INTRODUCTION One of the most important factors in maintaining dynamic knee stability is muscle stiffness, which is proportional to muscle fiber recruitment and... MORE

03/30/2022

Does the early bird outperform the worm?

An acute hamstring injury is the most common muscle injury involving high-speed running in sports. The financial, physical, and psychological burden on athletes and teams is significant. Furthermore, the reinjury rate is high. Therefore, effective hamstring injury rehabilitation is essential to reduce the risks and optimize individual and team performance. Researchers at the Copenhagen University... MORE

02/1/2022

The eagle has landed: a soft landing prevents a...

Tennis – Australian Open – Women’s Doubles Final –  Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova celebrate with the trophy after winning their final match against Kazakhstan’s Anna Danilina and Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia REUTERS/Morgan Sette Paper Title: The relationship between Landing Error Scoring System performance and injury in female collegiate athletes Publication: International Journal... MORE

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