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Neck and back injuries

A pain in the neck

in Email Newsletters, Neck and back injuries

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

Text neck and the curse of thoracic dysfunction

in Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Neck and back injuries, Overuse injuries

Trevor Langford explores the biomechanical demands of the thoracic spine, provides examination and assessment guidelines and outlines methods for improving thoracic mobility. Thoracic spinal or mid back pain is a common complaint among a wide range of age groups within the general population, with adolescents and the elderly alike reporting pain. Shoulder biomechanics can be affected... MORE

Lumbar disc herniation – Part II: post-discectomy rehab

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Musculoskeletal injuries, Neck and back injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

In the first part of this 2-part series, Chris Mallac looked at the likely signs and symptoms of disc herniation, as well as the selection criteria for micro-discectomy surgery in athletes. In this article, he discusses the lengthy rehab period following a micro-discectomy procedure, and provides a host of strength based exercises MORE


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