BRINGING SCIENCE TO TREATMENT

Anatomy

Uncommon injuries: posterior cruciate ligament tears

in Diagnose & Treat, Knee injuries

Posterior cruciate ligament injuries are rare. Thus, many clinicians lack the experience and protocols to manage them. Trevor Langford reviews the anatomy, biomechanics, and mechanism of injury of the PCL and covers the rehabilitation plan for isolated PCL injuries.  Introduction The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is the strongest intraarticular ligament of the knee and a... MORE

Sure footing: why the foot is the foundation of...

in Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat

The balance of the articular and muscular systems within the foot and ankle complex is crucial for optimal loading to withstand sporting demands. Tracy Ward explains the architecture, biomechanics, and clinical application to build the foundation from the foot up. The foot and ankle complex controls balance and posture and counteracts gravitational forces. The body’s... MORE

Putting the brakes on ACL injuries in women

in Email Newsletters, Knee injuries

As we close out the month of May and our dive into sports injury in female athletes, we highlight a study that points out just how little research focuses on female ACL injuries. Researchers in Italy found only one recent video analysis study of ACL injuries in soccer players that included female athletes(1). They note... MORE

Thoracic outlet syndrome in the athlete

in Diagnose & Treat, Shoulder injuries

Injuries to the upper extremity’s nerves and blood vessels, although rare, can occur in the overhead athlete. Chris Mallac explores the different causes of thoracic outlet syndrome and the typical signs and symptoms that usually plague an athlete in this confusing, poorly defined, and difficult-to-diagnose problem. First described over 200 years ago and named as... MORE

Kinesiology of the hip: a review

in Email Newsletters, Hip injuries

It’s always a good idea to revisit the basics from time to time and rethink the “why” behind the “how” of clinical treatment. An excellent primer on hip function by Donald Neumann, PT, PhD, FAPTA from Marquette University(1)reminds clinicians of the complexity of the hip joint and associated musculature. The clinical pearls from studying the... MORE

You’re in luck with youth ACL injuries

in Email Newsletters, Knee injuries

In 2021 the world will celebrate St. Patrick’s day a little differently. Because of the ongoing pandemic, parades and parties are cancelled. However, you’re still in luck! We’re sharing with you a research review usually only reserved for subscribers. This research review included in the March issue followed elite youth soccer players after an ACL... MORE

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