BRINGING SCIENCE TO TREATMENT

Andrew Hamilton

ANDREW HAMILTON BSc Hons, MRSC, ACSM is a sports science writer, researcher and editor, specializing in exercise physiology, sports health and sports nutrition. He has worked in the field of fitness and sports performance for over 30 years, helping athletes to reach their true potential. Andrew is also a lifelong endurance athlete himself.



Articles by Andrew Hamilton

Early specialization: what’s the price, and should young athletes...

in Prevent

Are there risks for early specialization in young athletes, and if so, is there a better developmental pathway? Andrew Hamilton explores the pros and cons of single-sport participation. Practice makes perfect – or so they say. However, can young athletes have too much of a good thing when it comes to youth sport? For busy... MORE

Pulling your leg: Hip avulsion injury is no joke

in Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries

In the first of a two-part series, Andrew Hamilton looks at common hip avulsion injuries in athletes, the relationship between injury mechanism and location, and guidelines for avulsion injury diagnosis. An avulsion injury occurs when large or chronic forces transmitted through muscles, tendons, and connective tissue pull a fragment of bone away at the site... MORE

Acute to chronic workload ratio: fact or fiction?

in Email Newsletters

In 2016, an important study was published describing the Training-Injury Prevention Paradox. This theory explained how athletes accustomed to high training loads appear to experience fewer injuries than athletes training at lower workloads. The authors argued that most sports injuries are not caused by training per se, but by an inappropriate training program that includes... MORE

Lumbar transverse process fracture in sport: rare or...

in Diagnose & Treat, Neck and back injuries

Fractures of the lumbar transverse process can occur during a sporting activity and may be more common than thought. Andrew Hamilton explains and provides some guidelines for clinicians. Most of the reported transverse process fractures (TPFs) result from high-impact traumas, such as traffic accidents(1-4). The high-energy traumas that cause TPF fractures usually also result in... MORE

Sudden cardiac death in athletes: how useful is...

in Cardiopulmonary

Athletes who contract COVID-19 may be at an increased risk for the development of myocarditis and cardiomyopathy. As many athletes seek to return to sport, Andrew Hamilton looks at sudden cardiac death in athletes and considers the evidence for the most effective and appropriate pre-exercise cardiac screening interventions. Although the actual incidence of sudden death... MORE

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