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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


05/15/2020 | Ankle and foot injuries

Navicular stress fracture: a high-impact risk for young athletes

Chris Mallac investigates the causes, diagnosis, and management of navicular stress fractures in athletes. First described by Towne and colleagues in 1970(1), stress fractures of the navicular bone are uncommon in the general population. However, male athletes in their mid-20s participating in sports such as sprinting, middle distance running, hurdling, and basketball are more at... MORE

04/24/2020 | Improve

Running injury rehabilitation: build tolerance through loading

In the second part of this two-part article, Tracy Ward reviews the best-practice, home-executed loading techniques for runners seeking a return to sport following injury. Returning to running following an injury is a complex process that requires careful planning and monitoring. The most common running-related injuries are medial tibial stress syndrome, Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis,... MORE

04/10/2020 | Ankle and foot injuries

Fractures of the Proximal 5th Metatarsal in Athletes

Chris Mallac explores the etiology and classification of 5th metatarsal fractures in athletes, provides diagnostic guidance, and available treatment options. First described in 1903 by Sir Robert Jones(1), fractures of the fifth metatarsal (MET) are relatively common fractures of the foot(2). The estimated incidence of fifth MET fracture is 1.8 per 1000 person-years(3,4), and 68%... MORE


05/26/2020 | Email Newsletters

Address these 4 things to improve patient outcomes

All therapists like to think that they provide the magic touch that gets their patients better. However, when considering all social determinants of health, the influence of medical interventions toward recovery from musculoskeletal injury is only 20%(1). You put your best effort into helping patients get better, but your effectiveness is up against other competing... MORE

05/22/2020 | Tools and technology

Is telehealth the answer for clinicians in a new...

Trevor Langford explains the benefits and practicalities of remote consultations for clinicians. The global community is currently transitioning to a new way of living through social distancing, which presents both new opportunities and challenges. The use of telehealth consultations, used within physiotherapy settings in the last two decades, is now even more relevant as a... MORE

05/12/2020 | Email Newsletters

The dangers of ignoring the psychosocial aspects of post-isolation...

Negative life stress is predictive of a sports injury(1). The fact that the entire population has suffered from negative life stress of late means that even star athletes in tip-top shape could have a higher risk of injury. Addressing coping skills and sociocultural expectations as athletes return to training bolsters the protective aspects of these... MORE


05/19/2020

Post-COVID-19 return to sport: an update

Athletes are slowly returning to sport with the lifting of restrictions, as evidenced by the comeback of the Bundesliga and NASCAR this past weekend. Some of these athletes may have previously tested positive for the novel coronavirus or may contract it as their social interaction increases. Therefore, it’s essential to understand the latest guidelines concerning... MORE

05/6/2020

5 tips to improve sleep in young athletes during...

COVID-19 has upended nearly all aspects of life as we know it. One of the most negative aspects of this upheaval is the toll the pandemic has taken on the sleep of those not infected by the virus. Reports of vivid dreams and insomnia are rampant among the general population. Athletes aren’t immune to the... MORE

04/28/2020

Post-COVID-19 lockdown tendons may benefit from this key supplement

As athletes return to sport and training after lockdown and isolation due to COVID-19, they will be more susceptible to tendon injury as they experience spikes in their training load. While guidance from a physio will help them adjust their training schedules, they will likely need to change their nutrition as wel MORE

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