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

Advice to discharged athletes: don’t play right away

in Email Newsletters, Improve, Prevent

Athletes quarantined or ordered to stay home, especially ones who were previously furloughed due to injury, have limited opportunities to exercise in a way that simulates match play. Once communities lift the social distancing guidelines, those on the injured list will be healed enough to return to play. However, will they be more vulnerable to... MORE

8 tips for conducting telehealth treatment sessions like a...

in Email Newsletters, Other

  Due to the coronavirus, most municipalities and regions are under a stricter level of social distancing. Many are calling for people to ‘shelter-in-place’. Depending on where you reside and practice, you’ve likely shuttered your clinic by now. That doesn’t mean you have to stop treating patients. Sports professionals around the world are exploring telehealth... MORE

Mixing it up for maximal motivation

in Email Newsletters, Sports psychology

Injured athletes often bang away at the same exercises with each therapy session, adding weights and reps when tolerated. A crowded therapy schedule may mean knee group and shoulder group doing the same prescribed exercises each day. Researchers from Brazil wondered if changing up a workout routine would enhance exercise results. They randomly assigned 17... MORE

How reliable is the gait lab in your pocket?

in Knee injuries, Tools and technology

Patellofemoral pain (PFP) plagues up to 17% of runners who complain of knee pain(1). Often weak gluteus medius muscles are to blame with resulting hip adduction (HADD) and positive Trendelenburg sign during the unilateral stance phase of running. Patellofemoral pain also affects knee flexion (KFLEX) in single stance, with runners avoiding KFLEX to prevent pain.... MORE

Bringing training principles to the rehab gym

in Email Newsletters, Improve, Prevent

A recent Sports Injury Bulletin article by Jason Tee explored the complexities of injury prevention programs. He likened injury prevention to taking out an insurance policy to keep injuries from occurring in otherwise healthy athletes. However, do injury prevention principles, particularly the measurement of training load, have a place in the rehabilitation of an already... MORE

6 recommendations for the treatment of hip pain

in Email Newsletters, Hip injuries

Hip pain in active adults is common. Between 30% to 40% of adult athletes report chronic hip pain(1,2).  Hip pain doesn’t just affect athletes. The number of adults in the general population diagnosed with femoroacetabular impingement is 10% to 15%(3). Many with hip pain seek the help of a physiotherapist. Therefore, in 2017 a group... MORE

How tendons adapt: learning more and knowing less

in Email Newsletters, Improve

Knowledge of tendon pathology, the bugaboo of athletic injury, has evolved over the last few decades. Once thought of as a purely inflammatory condition, a diseased tendon demonstrates inflammation and degeneration within the tendon. Science continues to expand our knowledge of tendon health. A sports scientist from La Trobe University recently (2019) undertook the daunting... MORE

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