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12/12/2018 |

Masterclass on Ankle injury: Part I – when instability...

In the first of this three-part masterclass article, Chris Mallac discusses the progression from acute ankle sprain to chronic and recurrent instability, the relevant anatomy and biomechanics, and how chronic instability can be identified in the athlete. Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries experienced by athletes, and account for a large percentage of... MORE

11/19/2018 | Shoulder injuries

Masterclass: Infraspinatus form and function

Chris Mallac describes the anatomy and biomechanics of the infraspinatus, outlines some common injury mechanisms, and provides rehab ideas to improve strength and range of motion in this muscle. The infraspinatus (IS), a muscle of the glenohumeral joint, has multiple functions. These include shoulder external rotation, abduction, and stabilization. It works in conjunction with the... MORE

Joint injuries


12/31/2018 | Ankle and foot injuries

Sinus tarsi syndrome: a possible source of lateral ankle...

Chris Mallac explains the etiology of sinus tarsi syndrome, and outlines diagnosis and management options for clinicians. Sinus tarsi syndrome (STS) is a frequently misdiagnosed condition in which patients have pain over the lateral aspect of the ankle (the sinus tarsi region) with an ‘unstable’ sensation in the rearfoot. STS sufferers usually have a history... MORE

12/24/2018 | Knee injuries

Pellegrini-Steida syndrome – a cause of stubborn medial knee...

Patrick Gillham looks into the aetiology of Pellegrini-Stedia syndrome, and how best to treat it using conservative measures. Calcification of soft tissue structures is not uncommon in the body. This process frequently occurs in the shoulder, with the supraspinatus tendon being the most commonly affected. After the shoulder, the hip is the second most frequent... MORE

10/31/2018 | Joint injuries

Hyaluronic acid injections: is there a point?

The benefits or otherwise of hyaluronic injections for joint function in athletes remains unclear. Chris Mallac reviews the science and tries to come up with some best practice recommendations.  Hyaluronic acid (HA) was first discovered in 1934 by Karl Meyer and John Palmer when they isolated a previously unknown substance in the eye of a cow.... MORE

Diagnose & Treat


01/16/2019 | Ankle and foot injuries

The Flexor Hallucis Longus

Chris Mallac looks at the anatomy and biomechanics of the FHL the pathogenesis of possible injury, and provides detailed rehabilitation suggestions. The flexor hallucis longs (FHL) has been referred to as the ‘Achilles of the foot’ due to its unique role controlling mid foot pronation and supination.  Its physiological and mechanical properties allow it to act... MORE

01/2/2019 | Elbow and arm injuries

Tunnel vision: medial elbow pain and nerve entrapment

Adam Smith looks at the etiology and clinical presentation of cubital tunnel syndrome, and also provides rehabilitation guidelines. Medial elbow pain is a commonly reported in throwing athletes. Due to the high valgus stress put on the elbow during the throwing motion, as many as 69% of baseball players under the age of 19 report pain in this... MORE

12/19/2018 |

Masterclass on Ankle injury: Part II – repairing the...

In part two of this series, Chris Mallac discusses in detail the surgical options available to stabilize an ankle with chronic instability. Lateral ankle sprain has a high incidence of occurrence and prevalence amongst the athletic population. In part one of this series, we looked at the natural progression from lateral ankle sprain to chronic ankle... MORE


01/15/2019 | Email Newsletters

7 things to know about treating Masters runners

  In the second part of our series on the aging runner, we look at running-related injuries and how to treat them. Masters runners report more injuries, more often, than younger runners(1). These aches and pains are likely to occur in the muscles and tendons of the posterior chain – hamstrings, plantar flexors, and Achilles... MORE

01/14/2019 | Nutrition

Anti-inflammatory medication: does Mother Nature know best?

When pain and injury strike, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the ‘go to’ medication for athletes. But given the potential downsides of NSAIDs, are there alternatives? Andrew Hamilton looks at recent research on natural plant compounds that may be able to combat inflammation, accelerate recovery and reduce stiffness. The problem with NSAIDs Regardless of the cause... MORE

01/11/2019 | Other

Physios on the move: travelling with teams

Kay Robinson uses her extensive experience to provide an insight into the challenges and requirements of travelling with a high-performance team, and provides practical strategies to maximize performance outcomes. There are many demands, challenges, and amazing opportunities that come as a traveling physiotherapist, whether you are heading to the Olympics or travelling with a youth team on their... MORE


01/9/2019

Physiological and biomechanical changes in the aging runner

The New Year often brings resolutions to be more active. Runners who gather renewed resolve to hit the trail may register for an upcoming race to inspire their training. Statistics show that the age of those participating in races is increasing dramatically. From 1980 – 2000, the New York City Marathon showed an almost 200%... MORE

01/1/2019

Is observational screening for increased risk of ACL injury...

Knee injuries plague young female athletes at an alarming rate. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in particular take young athletes out of sports participation more than any other injury. Female athletes are up to 10 times more susceptible to this injury than their male counterparts(1). Preventing these injuries starts with identifying the risk factors that... MORE

12/25/2018

Season’s Greetings

  Sending season’s greetings and best wishes from everyone here at Sports Injury Bulletin. MORE

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