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Anatomy

Row, row, row the boat – the consequences of...

in Anatomy, Core injuries, Diagnose & Treat

Tracy Ward considers the biomechanical and physical aspects of rowing and their contribution to upper extremity injuries and explores injury prevention strategies, including targeted strength and conditioning. Rowing is a repetitive, weight-supported sport where the high training volumes are similar to cycling, kayaking, and swimming(1). Despite being non-contact and low-impact, rowers are still subject to... MORE

Pulling your leg: Hip avulsion injury is no joke

in Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries

In the first of a two-part series, Andrew Hamilton looks at common hip avulsion injuries in athletes, the relationship between injury mechanism and location, and guidelines for avulsion injury diagnosis. An avulsion injury occurs when large or chronic forces transmitted through muscles, tendons, and connective tissue pull a fragment of bone away at the site... MORE

The effect of hip position during Nordic hamstring exercises

in Email Newsletters, Leg injuries

Athletes who play field sports that require repetitive sprinting are susceptible to suffering a hamstring strain. For the various elite football and rugby codes, a protracted hamstring injury can sideline a player for a significant amount of time, impacts team performance, and results in monetary losses. Therefore, hamstring strain prevention is a salient topic in... MORE

Driving a wedge between orthotics and illiotibial band strain

in Hip injuries, Knee injuries

Illiotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is a common disorder amongst recreational and competitive runners. In fact, it ranks only behind patellofemoral pain syndrome in frequency(1). The iliotibial band (ITB), a tough band of connective tissue that runs from the hip to the lateral knee, serves as the attachment for the gluteus maximus and the tensor fascia... 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

Mind the gap: Diastasis recti in postpartum athletes

in Core injuries, Improve, Prevent

Tracy Ward explains why even elite athletes can suffer from diastasis recti during the postpartum period, and how clinicians can comprehensively assess and treat this condition. Female athletes often experience the peak of their physical performance and their optimal fertile age simultaneously. Many female athletes continue to train during pregnancy and the postpartum period –... MORE

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