04/14/2020 | Email Newsletters

Cardiac considerations for post-COVID-19 rehabilitation

Each day brings new information about the effects of the coronavirus. As patients who survive go home from the hospital, more details about their rehabilitation needs are revealed. Many will suffer from deconditioning due to lengthy hospitalizations, or worse, prolonged organ damage. News reports that home deaths are on the rise lead one to believe... MORE

04/8/2020 | Other

Post-Covid-19 rehab for athletes: start with pulmonary function

The coronavirus shows no partiality in it’s spread. While devastating to the elderly population, it infects even the fittest athletes. Though those with underlying medical conditions fare worse when infected, the virus causes even previously healthy people to become quite ill. On the other hand, the disease is barely noticeable in some people. The tricky... MORE

Joint injuries

01/28/2020 | Email Newsletters

47% of ACLR patients who can SLS still have...

The high rate of reinjury after anterior cruciate ligament repair (ACLR) makes it essential that clinicians accurately assess an athlete’s readiness to return to sport (RTS). Many factors play a role in RTS decision making, not the least of which is knee extensor strength. Regaining quadriceps strength is one of the most challenging aspects of... MORE

12/13/2019 | Uncommon injuries

Uncommon injuries: Pes anserinus part II – the road...

In the first part of this series, Andrew Hamilton outlined the structure of the pes anserinus complex, the risk factors for injury, and the diagnostic criteria. In the second and final part, he explores the most effective treatment options and rehab protocols for athletes suffering from a pes injury. As explained in part one of this... MORE

11/12/2019 | Email Newsletters

Evidence doesn’t equal symptoms. Get the picture?

The sports medicine industry is lately taking a hard look at the reliance on imaging for diagnosis, as well they should. Diagnostic imaging has become a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States(1). The dependence on imaging for clinical decision making decreases the amount of time the practitioners spend with patients and possibly the number... MORE

Diagnose & Treat

09/9/2020 | Ankle and foot injuries

Plantar plate tear: a common overload injury in athletes

Chris Mallac investigates the causes of plantar plate injury in athletes and provides diagnosis and treatment options. Pain under the metatarsal-phalangeal (MTP) joint is common in athletes and a tear or rupture to the plantar plate may be responsible for pain in this area. Plantar plate injury can occur under any of the metatarsals; however... MORE

08/28/2020 | Neck and back injuries

Lumbar transverse process fracture in sport: rare or...

Fractures of the lumbar transverse process can occur during a sporting activity and may be more common than thought. Andrew Hamilton explains and provides some guidelines for clinicians. Most of the reported transverse process fractures (TPFs) result from high-impact traumas, such as traffic accidents(1-4). The high-energy traumas that cause TPF fractures usually also result in... MORE

08/14/2020 | Cardiopulmonary

Sudden cardiac death in athletes: how useful is...

Athletes who contract COVID-19 may be at an increased risk for the development of myocarditis and cardiomyopathy. As many athletes seek to return to sport, Andrew Hamilton looks at sudden cardiac death in athletes and considers the evidence for the most effective and appropriate pre-exercise cardiac screening interventions. Although the actual incidence of sudden death... MORE

09/15/2020 | Email Newsletters

Post COVID-19 return to sport: an update II

With today’s announcement by Louisiana State University’s head football coach Ed Ogeron that ‘most’ of the team has contracted the novel coronavirus, we’ve yet to realize the impact of COVID-19 on athletes fully. Seventy-five of the Texas Tech football team players have also gotten the virus since returning to school for the fall season. While... MORE

09/3/2020 | Improve

Injury prevention programs: facts and figures for decision-makers

Jason Tee provides an evidence-based insight into how clinicians, athletes and coaches can quantify an injury prevention program’s value. Injuries cost athletes and sports teams both time and money. Yet, investment in injury prevention remains the ultimate grudge purchase in the sporting world. Team managers view injury prevention as unexciting, time-consuming, and undependable. However, it... MORE

08/25/2020 | Email Newsletters

Beliefs and barriers to injury prevention in recreational runners

Nearly 85% of runners experience a running injury in their lifetime(1). While researchers continue to look for exact mechanisms of injury in runners, a group from the Netherlands investigated the factors that make an injury prevention program successful(1). They undertook a randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of a multifactorial online prevention program for recreational... MORE


The effect of hip position during Nordic hamstring exercises

Athletes who play field sports that require repetitive sprinting are susceptible to suffering a hamstring strain. For the various elite football and rugby codes, a protracted hamstring injury can sideline a player for a significant amount of time, impacts team performance, and results in monetary losses. Therefore, hamstring strain prevention is a salient topic in... MORE


Acute to chronic workload ratio: fact or fiction?

In 2016, an important study was published describing the Training-Injury Prevention Paradox. This theory explained how athletes accustomed to high training loads appear to experience fewer injuries than athletes training at lower workloads. The authors argued that most sports injuries are not caused by training per se, but by an inappropriate training program that includes... MORE


6 steps for successful telemedicine: Hands-off doesn’t mean second-hand

As Europe enters a second wave of COVID-19 cases and hot spots continue to spring up in the US, health professionals continue to think differently about providing care to their patients. The number of practitioners using telehealth medicine in primary care, in particular, has grown alongside the spread of the pandemic as clinicians try to... MORE

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