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Low back pain: anything but a dream

Rowers of all abilities are prone to lower-back injury. With this in mind, Alicia Filey shows how attention to technique and training can mitigate some of the risk factors, enabling athletes to enjoy rowing throughout their lives. MORE

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Vastus Medialis Obliquus: Part 2

In part one of this series, Chris Mallac explained the anatomy and complex biomechanics of the VMO and its role in relation to the patellofemoral joint. In part 2, he argues that regardless of cause and effect of the VMO on patellofemoral pain, VMO dysfunction in the presence of pain is very real, and thus exercises to rehabilitate the function of this muscle are necessary... MORE

Figure 1: Locations of stabilising ligaments in the lateral ankle

Ankle sprains: a balanced approach to treatment?

Balance and propioception training is commonly prescribed for the rehab and prevention of lateral ankle sprain injuries. But how effective is this approach? Andrew Hamilton looks at recent evidence... MORE

Figure 1: Anatomy and biomechanics of GHJ

Rehab Masterclass: SLAP lesions

In part one of this 2-part article, Chris Mallac explains the essential anatomy and biomechanics of the biceps anchor, how and why injury occurs, and how to diagnose an injury MORE

Figure 1: Salter-Harris classification

Aching bones in young athletes

Young athletes are not simply ‘mini adults’. With that in mind, Kay Robinson discusses the common injuries occurring at joint surfaces in young athletes, and describes how these injuries can be prevented through appropriate management of athlete development MORE

Figure 1: Anatomy of the piriformis

Piriformis: a contentious syndrome?

Chris Mallac explains the relevant anatomy and functional biomechanics of the piriformis muscle, highlights the role it plays in musculoskeletal dysfunction and looks at management options in cases of muscle dysfunction MORE

SLAP Lesions: post-operative rehab

In part one of this 2-part article on SLAP lesions, Chris Mallac discussed the relevant anatomy and biomechanics of the biceps tendon anchor, the mechanisms of SLAP lesion injury, as well as the clinical orthopaedic tests and imaging techniques that may identify a SLAP lesion in an athlete. In part two, Chris looks at the surgical interventions required to manage a SLAP lesion and presents in-depth guidelines on the necessary post-surgical rehabilitation following a SLAP repair... MORE

Scapular dyskinesis and overhead injury risk in athletes

Scapular dyskinesis is strongly associated with an increased risk of ‘overhead’ injuries in athletes. Andrew Hamilton looks at recent evidence on the evaluation of scapular function in overhead athletes and the implications for rehab MORE

Figure 1: TFL and ITB

Tensor fascia latae: unraveling the mysteries

Chris Mallac looks at the relevant anatomy and biomechanics of the tensor fascia latae. He explains, what role it plays in pain and dysfunction, and what can be done in the presence of a tight and overactive TFL muscle MORE

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SLAP Lesions: post-operative rehab

In part one of this 2-part article on SLAP lesions, Chris Mallac discussed the relevant anatomy and biomechanics of the biceps tendon anchor, the mechanisms of SLAP lesion injury, as well as the clinical orthopaedic tests and imaging techniques that may identify a SLAP lesion in an athlete. In part two, Chris looks at the surgical interventions required to manage a SLAP lesion and presents in-depth guidelines on the necessary post-surgical rehabilitation following a SLAP repair... MORE

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