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Anatomy

Eyes-up: sensorimotor integration issues post whiplash-associated disorders

in Diagnose & Treat, Neck and back injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Prevent, Proprioception and balance, Strength

Sensorimotor integration is often affected following traumatic head and neck injuries. However, the signs and symptoms are not always obvious. In sports, the smallest deficits can increase injury risk and impair performance. Megyn Robertson explores the assessment of sensorimotor integration to improve clinical outcomes following WAD.   New Orleans Saints wide receiver Taysom Hill suffers... MORE

Paradigm shift: Physiotherapy without surgery may best suit many...

in Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Joint injuries, Knee injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

There is a paradigm shift taking place in sports medicine. The anterior cruciate ligament has healing capabilities, and conservative management may provide some athletes with optimal functional outcomes. Kieran Richardson undercovers ACL healing and individualized treatment plans to improve long-term outcomes. The false ACL Narrative When an athlete sustains an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury,... MORE

Case Report: James Harden’s Hamstring Hardships

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Musculoskeletal injuries, Power development, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Prevent, Proprioception and balance, Speed development, Strength

Hamstring strain injuries are one of the most common soft tissue injuries. Persistent neuromuscular deficits in eccentric strength and fascicle length increase the risk of reinjury. Cameron Gill explores exercise selection to mitigate the nonmodifiable risk factors and return athletes to performance safely. Brooklyn Nets shooting guard James Harden (13) sits on the court after... MORE

Demands of Sport: Part VI – mapping direction change

in Anatomy, Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Knee injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Power development, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Proprioception and balance, Speed development, Tools and technology

Change of direction is vital for athletic performance. However, the high injury risk requires athletes to have the appropriate technical and physical capacities. Helen Bayne discusses the demands of direction changes in sports and identifies key movement patterns for practitioners to address during lower limb injury prevention and rehabilitation. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Drake London... MORE

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

in Anatomy, Masterclass, Uncommon injuries

Athletes may be more prone to infectious illnesses, particularly skin infections, during strenuous training or competition. Nella Grilo uncovers skin infections in athletic populations and helps clinicians recognize signs and symptoms early to improve management. Sports physicians and coaches agree that athletes may be more prone to infectious illnesses, particularly skin infections, during strenuous training... MORE

Clearing the confusion – clinical concussion rehabilitation

in Acute injuries, Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Neck and back injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Proprioception and balance

Concussion research continues to gain the support of sports medicine professionals. However, many remain in the dark regarding the potential of rehabilitation to improve clinical outcomes. Megyn Robertson shines a light on vestibular and oculomotor rehabilitation following concussion. Football – Premier League – Aston Villa’s John McGinn receives medical attention before being replaced by a... MORE

Navigating sports medicine’s ‘Bermuda Triangle’ – part II

in Acute injuries, Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Overuse injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Proprioception and balance, Strength

In Part II of navigating athletic groin pain, Candice MacMillan outlines the treatment and rehabilitation of these injuries in the context of the control-chaos continuum. Athletic groin pain (AGP) is common among athletes participating in soccer, Australian rules football, Gaelic football, ice hockey, and rugby union(1,2). Traditionally, practitioners consider AGP as the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ of... MORE

Athlete voices in sports injury: The untapped resource

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Prevent, Sports psychology

Researchers obtain qualitative data through first-hand observation, interviews, questionnaires, and other non-numerical sources of information. Jason Tee explores how clinicians can utilize the qualitative data and the athlete’s voice to improve rehabilitation outcomes. Sports injury research is clinical, impartial, and objective. It reduces athlete injuries to numbers and figures, removing the stories of the athletes... MORE

Case report: Klay Thompson’s injury journey

in Acute injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries, Knee injuries, Leg injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Prevent, Strength, Uncommon injuries

An injury will, directly and indirectly, affect the entire kinetic chain. Therefore, practitioners should develop holistic clinical assessment and rehabilitation plans. Cameron Gill reviews the complex interplay between the hamstring injury and ACL rupture risk to aid clinical judgment and decision making. Over his first eight seasons, NBA sharpshooter Klay Thompson never missed more than... MORE

Fantasy or fact: artificial surface injury risk

in Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Knee injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Prevent

Artificial playing surfaces are contentious and remain a talking point in Sports and Exercise Medicine. Marianke van der Merwe uncovers the artificial surface injury risk and provides recommendations to mitigate the risk factors for athletes. Artificial turf was first introduced in the 1960s and has evolved significantly. There are three reasons for artificial turf. Firstly,... MORE

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