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

Growing Pains: Osgood-Schlatter Disease

in Diagnose & Treat, Email Newsletters, Knee injuries

Adolescence is often a period of rapid growth for most children. Because bones grow faster than muscles, this growth can lead to tension from the tendons at their insertion on the bone, causing an apophysitis. One of the most difficult-to-treat conditions related to such growth is Osgood-Schlatter Disease (OSD), an apophysitis at the tibial tuberosity.... MORE

Do injury prevention programs work for women?

in Email Newsletters, Prevent

More women are playing soccer than ever before. In fact, the rate of females joining soccer teams is outpacing the growth of all other sports(1). Injuries from playing soccer are on the rise as well. According to the NCAA, injuries occurred in collegiate female soccer players between 2004 and 2009, at a rate of 7.3... MORE

Does the hip control the knee?

in Email Newsletters, Knee injuries

Knee injuries are the bane of athletes in nearly all sports (see figure 1)(1). Clinicians and sports scientists continue to explore the best way to prevent such injuries. The knee, a hinge joint, moves in the sagittal plane. The thought is that most knee injuries occur from forced movement in the frontal plane. Therefore, control... MORE

When the world is heavy: the impact of...

in Email Newsletters, Improve

The NCAA reported that there were 81,096 black college athletes during the 2018-2019 academic year(1). These numbers represent 16% of the college athlete population(1). The majority of these athletes play men’s and women’s basketball and men’s football. Of course, many of these go on to play in professional sports. The number of high-school and younger... MORE

Address these 4 things to improve patient outcomes

in Email Newsletters, Improve

All therapists like to think that they provide the magic touch that gets their patients better. However, when considering all social determinants of health, the influence of medical interventions toward recovery from musculoskeletal injury is only 20%(1). You put your best effort into helping patients get better, but your effectiveness is up against other competing... MORE

Post-COVID-19 return to sport: an update

in Diagnose & Treat, Email Newsletters

Athletes are slowly returning to sport with the lifting of restrictions, as evidenced by the comeback of the Bundesliga and NASCAR this past weekend. Some of these athletes may have previously tested positive for the novel coronavirus or may contract it as their social interaction increases. Therefore, it’s essential to understand the latest guidelines concerning... MORE

5 tips to improve sleep in young athletes during...

in Email Newsletters, Improve

COVID-19 has upended nearly all aspects of life as we know it. One of the most negative aspects of this upheaval is the toll the pandemic has taken on the sleep of those not infected by the virus. Reports of vivid dreams and insomnia are rampant among the general population. Athletes aren’t immune to the... MORE

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