10/27/2020 | Email Newsletters

COVID-19 and athletes – an update III

Fall sports hang in the balance as we enter the last quarter of 2020. While some institutions and programs resumed their sports programs, as usual, this year, others delayed or canceled entire seasons. Athletes, coaches, trainers, and administrators try to make decisions based on the information available. Their primary aim is keeping athletes safe, but... MORE

09/29/2020 | Neck and back injuries

Treating concussion symptoms can be a pain in the...

Clinicians often treat injuries to the head and neck as separate entities. However, they are linked just like the the joints along the kinetic chain of the lower extremity. In the same way that the muscles and kinematics of the hip can contribute to a knee injury, so too are the head and neck connected.... 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

01/6/2021 | Uncommon injuries

Unusual Injuries: Quadrilateral Space Syndrome

Athletes with persistent and undiagnosed shoulder pain may suffer from the rare but painful quadrilateral space syndrome. Chris Mallac unravels this complex diagnosis and offers practical treatment solutions. Quadrilateral Space Syndrome (QSS), first described in 1983, is a rare and unusual shoulder pathology primarily seen in male volleyballers, swimmers, and baseball pitchers(1,2). Athletes with QSS... MORE

12/9/2020 | Anatomy

Hip avulsion injuries: getting the full management picture

In the second part of this two-part article, Andrew Hamilton looks at the best imaging modalities for hip avulsion injuries and explores the most up to date injury management guidelines. As discussed in part one of this article, the presentation and location of a hip avulsion injury can vary greatly. This is due to the... MORE

11/18/2020 | Uncommon injuries

Uncommon injuries: Pectoralis major ruptures part I

In the first of a two-part series, Chris Mallac explains the functional anatomy of the pectoralis major and its tendon, the situations that place the tendon at risk for injury, and the signs and symptoms of a ruptured tendon. The first reported case of pectoralis major (PM) tendon rupture occured in Paris in 1822. Up... MORE

01/6/2021 | Prevent

Improving compliance with injury prevention programs

Lack of compliance with injury prevention programs impacts their effectiveness. Jason Tee outlines how to improve buy-in and keep athletes off the injured list.   Athletes want to spend their time training effectively. They often fail to see the benefit of injury prevention activities when they don’t contribute to improved performance. The importance of injury... MORE

12/15/2020 | Email Newsletters

Why you should plan rehab programs for athletes differently

There are two reasons why clinicians should consider rehabilitating athletes differently than other individuals. Firstly, athletes are already highly trained with muscular adaptations for their sport. Secondly, they desire to return to a level of performance beyond community-based activity. Therefore, they start with a baseline of strength beyond most individuals, and they need to return... MORE


A consensus on surgical versus conservative management of ACL...

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries remain one of the most common sports injuries(1). While sports injury science has made strides toward understanding the causes of injury and prevention strategies, many young athletes still suffer from ACL tears and ruptures. In 2019, sports professionals from various disciplines gathered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to reach a consensus on the... MORE


Getting pushy with ACL rehab

Paper Title: A Secondary Injury Prevention Program May Decrease Contralateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Female Athletes: 2-Year Injury Rates in the ACL-SPORTS Randomized Controlled Trial Publication: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.2020 Sep;50(9):523-530. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2020.9407. Publication Date: Epub 2020 Aug 1 INTRODUCTION: Rehab of athletes after ACL reconstruction surgery (ACL-r) often includes quad strengthening, plyometrics,... MORE


Toss clams out to sea for gluteus medius strengthening

Gluteus medius (GMed)weakness gets blamed for all manner of lower extremity injuries. This broad muscle lies under the gluteus maximus, arises from the ilium’s posterior portion and spans from the iliac crest to the sciatic notch, and attaches on the greater trochanter of the femur. The muscle spreads out like a fan and has three... MORE

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