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

Run of the mill injuries for track and field...

in Email Newsletters, Improve, Tools and technology

Common sense tells us that athletes who play certain sports tend to suffer particular injuries. However, we lack the data to substantiate which athletes have more particular injury prevention needs. A group of researchers from France undertook the monumental task of surveying the injuries from international track and field championships and categorizing them according to... MORE

Evidence doesn’t equal symptoms. Get the picture?

in Other

The sports medicine industry is lately taking a hard look at the reliance on imaging for diagnosis, as well they should. Diagnostic imaging has become a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States(1). The dependence on imaging for clinical decision making decreases the amount of time the practitioners spend with patients and possibly the number... MORE

Is playing soccer bad for your brain?

in Email Newsletters, Improve

Soccer is the world’s most-played sport. More than 265 million people play soccer each year(1). The number of soccer-related injuries is growing along with the numbers of players. Nearly one-quarter of these injuries are concussions. Of these, almost one-third are related to heading the ball. The rest of the injuries are the result of player-to-player... MORE

Treat the film or the feeling – a review...

in Email Newsletters, Improve

Recreational running is simultaneously held to be the savior of our inactive population and the cause of most musculoskeletal woes. Which is true?  Two late-2019 studies present interesting perspectives on this issue. The first, conducted by the Department of Sports Medicine at Goethe University in Frankfurt, surveyed 720 runners participating in a corporate-sponsored 3.5-mile run(1).... MORE

5 ways to reduce muscle loss while injured

in Email Newsletters, Improve

The significant economic impact of athletic injury results from both the direct medical expenses and lost time in play. The personal costs of injury include psychological stress and loss of physical fitness. Muscle atrophy and strength loss from inactivity require more rehabilitation and impact return to play performance. For instance, knee injuries, one of the... MORE

Walk it off! Guidelines for preventing overdiagnosis

in Ankle and foot injuries, Email Newsletters, Improve, Prevent

The British Journal of Medicine published two interesting articles this month. The first is an education review on the overdiagnosis and medicalization of athletes (and the public at large)(1). The authors cite several factors supporting this trend in sports medicine, including: The belief that more intervention improves outcomes. Making the definition of disease more inclusive.... MORE

Jumping to conclusions about anterior knee pain

in Diagnose & Treat, Knee injuries

Jumper’s knee occurs in 14% of athletes, mostly volleyball, basketball, and handball players(1). The term ‘jumper’s knee’ typically refers to anterior knee pain, usually presumed as patellar tendinopathy. However, a careful history and exam reveal that quadriceps tendinopathy exists in up to 25% of patients. These athletes complain of anterior knee pain at the superiorpole... MORE

Taking a crack at groin pain

in Email Newsletters, Hip injuries

Groin pain accounts for up to 30% of all sports injuries(1). Treating this ailment requires careful sleuthing from the sports injury clinician. The list of differential diagnoses to consider for groin pain is lengthy, including: Hip, pelvic, or knee joint pathology Bone pathology Tendon or ligament strain Muscle belly strain or tear Sports hernia Abdominal... MORE

Giving recovery the squeeze

in Email Newsletters, Improve, Tools and technology

Some time ago, editor Alicia Filley explored the effectiveness of graded compression garments (GCGs) on athletic performance and recovery for our sister publication Peak Performance. As she explained, the theory behind the use of GCGs by athletes stems from the regular application of their usage in the medical field. In hospitals, GCGs are worn by... MORE

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