BRINGING SCIENCE TO TREATMENT

Alicia Filley

ALICIA FILLEY PT, MS., former editor and long-time contributor to Sports Injury Bulletin and its sister publication Peak Performance, has 30 years’ experience working in rehabilitation, sports injury and sports performance. She holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in physical therapy.

When not writing and researching, Alicia can be found putting her findings to the test outside on the trail and inside the gym. An avid hiker, Alicia is the founder of The Healthy Hiker, a program that trains women to conquer their dream trail. Learn more at www.TheHealthyHiker.com. Her most recent achievement is hiking the Grand Canyon from rim to rim. Connect with her on Twitter @AliciaFilley or Facebook @AliciaFilleyPT.



Articles by Alicia Filley

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

Linking menstrual irregularity, contraceptives, and bone health in collegiate...

in Email Newsletters, Female Athletes

Paper Title: Menstrual Irregularity, Hormonal Contraceptive Use, and Bone Stress Injuries in Collegiate Female Athletes in the United States. Publication: PM&R Publication date: Published online ahead of print on 2020 Dec 19.doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12539. INTRODUCTION For many women, the symptoms of menstruation or menstrual irregularity (MI) can get in the way of athletic performance. Therefore, some choose... MORE

Taking the next step: progressing training loads

in Email Newsletters, Improve, Prevent

The perfect training load to elicit a desired functional adaptation is the elusive goal of every training session for every clinician and athlete. Doing so ensures that training is efficient and purposeful. However, there’s little guidance for measuring training loads in healthy athletes, much less those in rehab. Recently, Tim Gabbett, the father of training... MORE

Breaking free: the role of gender in sports injury

in Email Newsletters, Improve, Other

Women and men suffer the same types of sports injuries. However, they experience them differently. For instance, women have higher rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries(1). They also have a significantly greater chance of reinjury after an ACL repair (ACLR)(1). While great strides have been made in decreasing the rates of ACL injury in... 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

Concerns and consensus on youth runners

in Email Newsletters, Improve

Running for sport is just as popular among young people as it is with adults. Up to 40% of children participate in running as a sport in some parts of the world(1). For youth in the US, running is the second most popular activity(1). As the popularity of running grows, so do the numbers of... MORE

COVID-19 and athletes – an update IV

in Email Newsletters

It’s been a year since most of the western world went into lockdown due the novel coronavirus’s arrival. Thankfully, science has progressed at a break-neck pace to develop treatments and vaccines as novel as the virus itself. Because of the progress in this area, some of life’s normal activities have returned, including organized sports. In... MORE

Don’t jump the gun on percussive massage

in Email Newsletters

Percussion massage guns are gaining popularity among professional and recreational athletes and creeping into rehab clinics. Marketers claim that they improve performance, aid in recovery, promote relaxation, break up scar tissue, speed up healing, and more. However, a literature search reveals only two articles concerning the efficacy or use of these devices. The first is... MORE

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