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08/21/2018 | Email Newsletters

Under pressure!

A leg cramp is maddening but repeated leg pain on exertion halts an athlete’s progress and performance. Such is the case with chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), the topic of today’s feature article. Physiotherapist Chris Mallac highlights this frustrating syndrome, including the theories about why it happens in the first place. Although several theories of etiology... MORE

08/16/2018 | Email Newsletters

Rollin,’ rollin’, rolling!

The foam roller emerged on the therapeutic scene over five years ago, and has recently become one of the hottest fitness trends, making it into the ‘top 20’ in the United States for the last two years1. Touted for its effectiveness in decreasing muscle soreness and treating trigger points, health clubs even offer foam rolling... MORE

Joint injuries


07/3/2018 |

The Buford complex

Chris Mallac looks at a rare and under-recognised variant of normal shoulder anatomy known as the Buford complex. How does it differ from normal anterior shoulder anatomy and what are the implications for clinicians? The Buford complex is a relatively rare and under-recognised variant of normal shoulder anatomy that affects the antero-superior labrum and the middle... MORE

06/26/2018 |

Masterclass: AC joint reconstruction – Part I

In part 1 of this feature, Chris Mallac outlines the relevant anatomy and biomechanics of the ACJ, how they are injured, how to clinically assess injury and the relevant radiological requirements in determining the extent of injury. MORE

Diagnose & Treat


08/15/2018 | Tools and technology

Roll away the blues

Clinicians commonly recommend foam rollers as part of a rehab programme for their client. With that in mind, Andrew Hamilton considers the recent research on the efficacy of foam rolling, and the most effective techniques for its implementation. The use of foam rollers to provide tissue massage has become very popular in recent years. Advocates for... MORE

08/14/2018 | Ankle and foot injuries

Deltoid ligament: Not your run-of-the-mill ankle sprain

Most sportsmen sprain their ankles laterally, however, there is the rare instance of a medial ankle sprain. In today’s feature article highlighting uncommon injuries, physiotherapist Chris Mallac explores deltoid ligament injuries. How infrequent are these injuries? Researchers in Alabama conducted an epidemiological study to find out1. They reviewed a large sample of the National Collegiate Athletic... MORE

08/13/2018 | Ankle and foot injuries

Uncommon injuries: the deltoid ligament

Chris Mallac explains the relevant anatomy and biomechanics of the deltoid ligament complex, the mechanisms of injury, and how simple injuries that do not require surgery can be successfully progressed. Injuries to the deltoid ligament are an uncommon ligamentous sprain to the ankle. The mechanism of injury occurs due to forced eversion combined with external rotation.... MORE


08/7/2018 | Sports psychology

Ready, steady, go

Tracy Ward explores the basics of psychological readiness to return to sport, and identify some useful tools for clinicians with athletes in their care Following injury, athletes will experience different emotions, and their psychological responses will change as they progress through their rehabilitation. But when is an athlete psychologically ready to return to sport? This is... MORE

08/7/2018 | Email Newsletters

Play it again, Sam.

Humphrey Bogart never said, “Play it again, Sam.” In fact, the line his character Rick says in the movie Casablanca is, “Play it!” This may be the best way for us to approach return to sport (RTS) with athletes: “Play it!” Often, more is made of the ‘return’ portion rather than the ‘sport.’ What I... MORE

07/23/2018 | Knee injuries

New thinking in management of ACL injury – Part...

In the first of this two-part series, Alicia Filley unravelled the mystery of the role of the ACL and anterolateral complex in knee stability. In this article, she evaluates the current thinking on conservative management, repair, and the required rehabilitation to successfully return athletes to sport The recent hubbub regarding the presence of the anterolateral ligament (ALL),... MORE


08/9/2018

More power to your elbow!

Elbow pain is usually fairly straight forward, either occurring on the medial side or the lateral side. Unfortunately, that’s where the simplicity ends. Lateral epicondylitis (LE), also known as tennis elbow, is a chronic condition that plagues racquet sport athletes, archers, and shooters. Today’s feature article, by physiotherapist Trevor Langford, explores the diagnosis and rehabilitation... MORE

08/2/2018

A pain in the neck

We’re excited about our recent announcement to transition our subscription model to a web-based publication! This offers our readers the opportunity to access our content from any smart device. The downside of mobile reading is a phenomenon called ‘text neck’.   Rest assured that the cervical spine is made to endure flexed positions for prolonged... MORE

07/31/2018

A history lesson

When Sports Injury Bulletin (SIB) first began, it was a periodical that came in the post. Despite the challenges of the overseas mail system, SIB enjoyed a robust international audience. The expansion of the internet then enabled SIB to transition to an e-zine format, with each issue distributed in a PDF file via email, making... MORE

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