BRINGING SCIENCE TO TREATMENT

Alicia Filley

ALICIA FILLEY PT, MS., editor and long-time contributor to Sports Injury Bulletin and its sister publication Peak Performance, has over 25 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. 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

Game of throws: water polo

in Diagnose & Treat, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries

Water polo athletes are modern-day gladiators. In part I of a series, Alicia Filley explains why stepping into the aquatic arena can be a dangerous proposition. Water polo, while not played by the ancients, was the first team sport played in the Olympics, beginning at the 1900 games in Paris. The popularity of water polo grew, in... MORE

Taking the headache out of concussion management

in Diagnose & Treat, Email Newsletters, Improve

The days of lying in a dark room until concussion symptoms resolve are over. Research now shows that although exercise may make concussion symptoms worse, finding that sub-threshold level of activity –movement that doesn’t trigger symptoms – may help resolve the effects of a concussion(1). Concussive symptoms can be varied and, as Alicia Filley explains,... MORE

Who would win: surgery versus physiotherapy for treatment of...

in Diagnose & Treat, Email Newsletters, Improve, Musculoskeletal injuries

Tendinopathy continues to plague athletes at all levels of sport. As such, it comprises up to 30% of all musculoskeletal complaints seen in general medical practices(1). In a previous article, Alicia Filley explores the combined theory of inflammation and degeneration within an injured tendon. She then reviews the current thinking on the many approaches toward... MORE

Should amateurs model elites in return to sport?

in Email Newsletters, Other

The first question an athlete asks after they suffer an injury is, “How soon can I return to play?” This is one of the most challenging questions for a clinician because every case is different. An athlete’s healing and rehabilitation depend on several factors. Some, as Andrew Hamilton explains, they can control such as nutrition... MORE

Can a website prevent running-related injuries?

in Email Newsletters, Overuse injuries, Prevent

Running remains a popular pastime and sport for amateur competitors and those who simply want to stay fit. Upwards of 85% of the population that participates in running report a running-related injury (RRI)(1). Some of the risk factors associated with RRIs include overweight, training error, and faulty equipment (worn shoes). However, the primary risk factor... MORE

Ankle deep in the wrong diagnosis

in Ankle and foot injuries, Email Newsletters

  Any number of pathologies produces lateral heel pain (see table 1). As Chris Mallac explains in the first installment of his master class on chronic ankle instability(CAI), lateral heel pain is often the result of repeated ankle sprain. Mallac goes on to describe how CAI can lead to sinus tarsi syndrome, causing lateral heel... MORE

Peroneal dysfunction: an under diagnosed cause of lateral ankle...

in Acute injuries, Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Overuse injuries

Lateral ankle sprain is a common sports injury. Alicia Filley explains why peroneal dysfunction may be to blame for the persistent pain and instability after the acute injury has healed.  Ankle sprains generate a significant amount of emergency room charges in the United States with a significantly greater number of lateral than medial sprains noted(1).... MORE

Focus on athletes with ADHD

in Email Newsletters, Sports psychology

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of children diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder  (ADHD) in the United States since the start of the 2000s has increased almost 50%, with some surveys citing the incidence up to 11% in children 4 to 17 years-of-age(1,2). It seems likely, then, that the number... MORE

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