BRINGING SCIENCE TO TREATMENT

01/14/2022 | Anatomy

Cover me! Understanding dermatology in Sports and Exercise Medicine...

The skin is the body’s largest organ and lies at the interface between the athlete and the sports milieu. In this series, Nella Grilo discusses dermatological conditions pertinent to athletes, such as traumatic injuries, environmental insults, infections, precancerous lesions, and skin cancer. In part one, Nella will explore the anatomy and function of the skin.... MORE

01/13/2022 | Power development

Demands of Sport: Part II – Force your way...

Assessing the countermovement jump provides clinicians insight into the tissue capacity during rehabilitation and may guide decision-making. In part one, Helen Bayne discussed force plates, their use, and applicability within the clinical rehabilitation context. In part two, Helen uncovers how to assess asymmetry and interpret the testing results to improve return to sport decision-making. Minnesota... MORE

Joint injuries


01/12/2022 | Hand injuries

Saved by the bell: beating the injury count

Hand injuries are common in combat sports, particularly boxing. However, athletes may delay medical management due to the apparent innocuous nature of many of the injuries. Chris Mallac discusses boxing hand injuries and gives clinicians a treatment overview to ensure athletes are not TKO’d by injury. Introduction Combat sports require athletes to impart blows with... MORE

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

Diagnose & Treat


12/17/2021 | Sports psychology

ACTing against the fear of re-injury

Injured athletes commonly experience fear of re-injury when returning to sport. However, many clinicians lack coherent psychological strategies to support athletes’ throughout rehabilitation. Carl Bescoby explores how to identify, reframe, and ACT to overcome the fear of re-injury. INTRODUCTION An athletes’ vulnerability to re-injury concerns rehabilitation professionals. Kinesiophobia and fear of re-injury are common psychological... MORE

12/16/2021 | Tools and technology

Demands of Sport: Part I – Force your way...

Clinicians must understand the sport’s demands when developing rehabilitation programs for athletes. In this series, Helen Bayne will discuss the foundational biomechanical aspects of sports and provide guidance to ensure that rehabilitation meets those demands and reduces the chance of re-injury. In part one, Helen discusses force plates, their use, and applicability within the clinical... MORE

12/15/2021 | Diagnose & Treat

Practice makes progress: evidence, experience, and expectations in rehabilitation...

Sports medicine professionals aim to use the latest evidence in athlete rehabilitation. However, the reality of evidence-based injury rehabilitation is complex. Jason Tee identifies how to narrow the ‘science-practice gap’ and develop individualized, athlete-focused rehabilitation plans.  INTRODUCTION An evidence-based approach is “the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of the current best evidence in making decisions... MORE


01/4/2022 | Email Newsletters

Decelerate to vaccinate: putting the brakes on sports injury

Paper Title: Deceleration Training in Team Sports: Another Potential ‘Vaccine’ for Sports-Related Injury Publication: Sports Med Publication date: October 2021 INTRODUCTION Sprinting improves performance and reduces the risk of injury. Deceleration precedes a change of direction (COD) and reduces momentum when slowing down while running. High-intensity deceleration occurs more often than acceleration in team sports,... MORE

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

11/19/2021 | Female Athletes

Periodization: game, set, and the menstrual cycle

The menstrual cycle occurs approximately monthly in women of reproductive age. The hormonal fluctuations affect the cardiovascular, respiratory, and neuromuscular systems. Tracy Ward discusses the implications of the menstrual cycle on training and competition periodization in female athletes. The number of women participating in exercise and professional sport has risen significantly over the past three... 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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