BRINGING SCIENCE TO TREATMENT

11/20/2021 | Female Athletes

Breast support – only the balls should bounce!

The breast has limited anatomical support and can move 15cm during running. Nicola Brown discusses the consequences of breast movement and provides guidance on obtaining the correct sports bra fit to help women exercise in greater comfort. Introduction The evolution of technology and sportswear aims to improve performance and prevent injuries. However, the sports industry... MORE

11/18/2021 | Female Athletes

Sleeping sporting beauties: Part II – optimizing recovery and...

The effects of sleep on performance are well understood. In part two, Tracy Ward explores the sleep-recovery relationship and provides recommendations for improving sleep quality and quantity in female athletes. Optimizing sleep in female athletes The average person requires approximately 7-9 hours of sleep per night to promote wellbeing and reduce morbidity and mortality(1). However,... MORE

Joint injuries


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

07/22/2021 | Anatomy

Getting to grips with the distal radioulnar joint

Wrist injuries account for 3-9% of all sports injuries(1). Chris Mallac gets to grips with distal radioulnar joint injuries and discusses the presentation, diagnosis, and management in clinical practice.  Anatomy and Biomechanics The distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) allows pronation and supination of the forearm. Along with the proximal radioulnar joint (PRUJ), these two uniaxial pivot... MORE

06/2/2021 | Shoulder injuries

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in the Athlete: Part 2

Part one of this article series discussed the patho-anatomy of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) and the typical symptoms associated with the different neurological and vascular TOS subtypes.  In part two, Chris Mallac outlines the clinical tests used to diagnose TOS and discusses conservative management and surgical options to treat this injury. Clinical Tests There are... MORE

Diagnose & Treat


10/11/2021 | Other

Long COVID: returning athletes from the deep

As the COVID-19 pandemic poses a great public health challenge. While the initial virus infection stressed every country’s healthcare system, a secondary health problem has emerged. Dr. Ryan Frerichs explores Long COVID and uncovers the assessment and management. Soon after the pandemic, recovered patients began complaining of complications beyond the initial acute infection period. The... MORE

09/7/2021 | Strength

It’s all about intensity: maintaining training intensity can preserve...

Cessation in training, whether planned or unplanned, is a common occurrence in the life of all individuals, especially athletes, as it relates to the management of injuries or time spent off following a competition. Joe Cassaro explores ‘how much is enough?’ to maintain endurance and strength performance outcomes.  The cessation of training for four weeks... MORE

09/6/2021 | Sports psychology

Autoregulation: The solution to the rehab programming puzzle

Rehabilitation programs aim to recondition the injured tissue site to be pain-free and cope with the physical demands of the sport. Jason Tee delves into using autoregulation in exercise prescription to create robust athletes. Training prescription is a delicate balancing act of tissue-loading. Overload a client, and they may suffer setbacks in the form of... MORE


11/17/2021 | Female Athletes

Sleeping sporting beauties: Part I – how hormones influence...

The role of sleep on performance is undeniable. However, female athletes’ sleep-recovery relationship may differ from their male counterparts due to their physiology.  In part one, Candice MacMillan discusses how female hormones interact with the circadian rhythm and their impact on sleep. Introduction Sleep is a key element to peak athletic performance(1). It is regarded... MORE

10/12/2021 | Email Newsletters

What’s your story? How to make sense of and...

Paper title: Storying sports injury experiences of elite track athletes: A narrative analysis.  Publication: Psych of Sport and Exercise Publication date: June 2021 INTRODUCTION Formulating and sharing stories offers a way of making sense of injury experiences. These stories, although unique, are shaped through the athlete’s socio-cultural context. The athlete’s narrative acts as a resource... MORE

10/12/2021 | Improve

No time to snooze: the athlete’s sleep paradox

Sleep is essential for athletic performance and recovery, affecting both cognitive and physical health. However, athletes continue to fall short of the sleep recommendations despite the well-established benefits. Nicolaas van Djik takes the covers off the athlete’s sleep paradox and provides new insights. Runners sleep before competing in the 2016 New York City Marathon in... MORE


12/7/2021

Is RPE appropriate following ACLR?

Paper title: Should We Trust Perceived Effort for Loading Control and Resistance Exercise Prescription After ACL Reconstruction? Publication: Sports Health Publication date: September, 2021 INTRODUCTION Quadriceps weakness is a barrier to anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) rehabilitation. In addition, neural inhibition causes arthrogenic muscle inhibition (AMI). The management of AMI includes strength and proprioception exercises.... MORE

11/16/2021

Beyond the Finnish Line: exploring injury, menstrual dysfunction, and...

Paper title:  Self-Reported Restrictive Eating, Eating Disorders, Menstrual Dysfunction, and Injuries in Athletes Competing at Different Levels and Sports Publication: Nutrients. 2021. 13(9). 3275 Publication date: September 2021 INTRODUCTION Disordered eating and menstrual dysfunction are common among female athletes competing in elite and non-elite sports. The prevalence and associated risk of injury are dependent on... MORE

11/2/2021

Hit or miss: HIIT in pregnancy

Paper title: Acute Fetal Response to High-Intensity Interval Training in The Second and Third Trimesters of Pregnancy Publication: Appl Physiol Nutr Metab Publication date: 25 Aug 2021 INTRODUCTION Exercise is commonly prescribed to reduce pregnancy-related complications, such as gestational diabetes, hypertension, excessive gestational weight gain, and improve mother and infant health. However, time constraints remain... MORE

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