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Neck and back injuries

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

Brace yourself – neck strength in combat sport.

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

Concussions are nothing new in the world of contact sports, and for those who participate in combat sports, this is no exception. Joe Cassaro explores the role neck strengthening may play in concussion prevention and return to sports rehabilitation. Epidemiology Nearly 1 in 100 Americans sustain a concussion each year, with an incidence rate of... MORE

Serving up spondyloarthritis: time for a clinical hawkeye

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

Spondyloarthritis is an uncommon collection of chronic inflammatory systemic disorders. Athletic populations may be at greater risk of misdiagnosis due to the physical demands of sport and the high prevalence of back pain during peak training or competition periods. Chris Mallac explores spondyloarthritis and provides a management outline for clinicians. Spondyloarthritis (SpA) is an uncommon... MORE

Rugby’s effect on spine health

in Email Newsletters, Neck and back injuries

Athletes who play rugby, especially at an elite level, are at greater risk of all types of musculoskeletal injuries(1). These injuries often lead to pain or dysfunction long after the games are over, especially in retired players over 50 years old. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common complaint, and often the onset of pain from OA... MORE

Back in action: causes and remedies for low back...

in Improve, Neck and back injuries

Lots of factors may contribute to back pain in runners. Tracy Ward explores the causes of nagging non-specific low back pain and outlines a rehabilitation program to get runners back on track. Running is one of the most popular sporting activities worldwide. Still, it carries a high injury risk in both amateur and professional athletes,... MORE

Back pain in ice skaters: How to prevent the...

in Neck and back injuries

The dramatic increase in technical difficulties in ice skating requires vigorous training. Tracy Ward explores the causes of low back pain in figure skaters and provides treatment and prevention strategies. The various forms of figure skating, singles, pairs, dance, and synchronized, all have technically challenging elements that require strength, flexibility, artistic flare, and grace. It... MORE

Lumbar transverse process fracture in sport: rare or...

in Diagnose & Treat, Neck and back injuries

Fractures of the lumbar transverse process can occur during a sporting activity and may be more common than thought. Andrew Hamilton explains and provides some guidelines for clinicians. Most of the reported transverse process fractures (TPFs) result from high-impact traumas, such as traffic accidents(1-4). The high-energy traumas that cause TPF fractures usually also result in... MORE

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