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11/26/2018 | Leg injuries

Rehabilitation of soleus muscle injuries in distance runners

Sean Fyfe sheds light on the best way to rehabilitate and prevent future recurrence of soleus muscle injuries in distance runners.   There are many causes of calf pain in runners. However, when the most obvious causes are eliminated and pain still persists, therapists may be left scratching their heads. If that is the case,... 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


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

10/3/2018 | Knee injuries

Medial collateral ligament strain: where, how and why

In the first of a 2-part article, Chris Mallac describes the anatomy and biomechanics of the medial knee ligaments, the implications of injury, and how these injuries are identified and graded. The superficial medial collateral ligament (s-MCL) is one of the most commonly injured structures at the knee, in both contact sports and sports that... MORE

Diagnose & Treat


12/10/2018 | Diagnose & Treat

Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S): What all health...

Dr Nicola Keay explains the phenomenon of energy deficiency in sport, the impacts on athlete health, and also provides advice for professionals with athletes in their care. The female athlete triad model describes a clinical spectrum of nutrition, menstrual function and bone health. The spectrum ranges from appropriate nutritional practices, regular menstrual function and good... MORE

12/5/2018 | Ankle and foot injuries

Morton’s neuroma: clinical assessment and management

Trevor Langford looks the anatomy and physiology of Morton’s neuroma and reviews evidence-based clinical examination tools and management techniques. A Morton’s neuroma is an enlargement of the nerve branches of the intermetatarsal spaces of the forefoot. The nerve between the third and fourth metatarsal bones (80-85%) are most often affected and less common is the... MORE

12/3/2018 | Diagnose & Treat

Nutrition for healing and recovery: Part II

In part one of this article, Andrew Hamilton explored the benefits – or otherwise – of manipulating dietary protein, fat and carbohydrate intake. In part two, Andrew investigates the potential benefits of vitamins, mineral, and other micronutrients. Can they help speed injury healing, and which nutrients are most effective?  As we explained in the first part... MORE


11/12/2018 | Improve

Sports injury: can athletes eat their way to recovery?

Can an athlete’s post-injury nutrition affect healing and recovery outcomes? In this two-part article, Andrew Hamilton looks at what the research says beginning with the macronutrients: protein, fats, and carbohydrates. When injury strikes, maximizing the speed of recovery is crucial for athletes seeking a speedy return to sport. As a clinician, you will be familiar with... MORE

11/6/2018 | Email Newsletters

Return to sport after femoral acetabular impingement

“When can I return to sport (RTS)?” is the first question on any athlete’s mind after an injury. Those with femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) are no different. When the femoral head and neck misalign with the acetabulum, the resulting pressure impinges the labrum or rim around the acetabulum. Persistent impingement, usually classified as a CAM or Pincer... MORE

10/24/2018 | Diagnose & Treat

A clinicians guide to side strains in cricket fast...

Adam Smith describes the patho-anatomy of a side strain and outlines clinical tests to assess, treat and determine readiness for return to play for a cricket fast bowler. Side strains have been reported in a variety of sports, including javelin throwers, baseball pitchers, tennis players, golfers, and cricketers. This article, however, focuses on side strains... MORE


12/11/2018

Shoulder injuries in soccer players

Admittedly most soccer related injuries are to the lower extremities. However a recent study by researchers at Brown University found that a rising number of soccer related injuries are suffered in the upper extremity(1). The study evaluated a sample of 100 hospital emergency departments from 1999 to 2016 and found that nearly a quarter (20.4%)... MORE

12/4/2018

Low back pain in golfers: risks may not be...

Golf is a popular worldwide sport, with nearly one-quarter of the population in many parts of the world participating at all levels(1). Unfortunately, golfers regularly complain about low back pain. In fact, up to you half of the professional golfers evaluated report low back injuries(2). Many assume that low back pain is due to the... MORE

11/27/2018

What you need to know about figure skating injuries

With winter upon us in the northern hemisphere and the 2018 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of figure skating this past weekend, it is fitting to take a look at some of the injuries that result from this winter sport. Figure skating encompasses several disciplines. Singles skating, pair skating, ice dancing, and synchronized skating all... MORE

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