BRINGING SCIENCE TO TREATMENT

Deep state: getting to the heart of CECS

in Leg injuries, Overuse injuries

Chris Mallac explores chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), focussing on the deep posterior compartment. What are the signs and symptoms of CECS, and how can clinicians most effectively manage this condition in athletes? Acute chronic exertional compartment syndrome was first described by Dr Edward Wilson when he suffered what sounds like this condition in his... MORE

Uncommon injuries: the deltoid ligament

in Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat

Chris Mallac explains the relevant anatomy and biomechanics of the deltoid ligament complex, the mechanisms of injury, and how simple injuries that do not require surgery can be successfully progressed. Injuries to the deltoid ligament are an uncommon ligamentous sprain to the ankle. The mechanism of injury occurs due to forced eversion combined with external rotation.... MORE

Get a grip!

in Diagnose & Treat, Hand injuries, Improve, Power development

Chris Mallac, Tarek Taz Chouja and Nathan Quinn discuss the fundamental concepts of grip strength training and the benefits of improving grip strength – both for improving athletic performance and also developing proximal shoulder strength.  In the context of athletic performance, grip strength is a fundamental prerequisite in many sports that require aggressive ‘crushing grip’ type movements.... MORE

Stressed loading: Second metatarsal stress fracture – Part II

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

In part one of this article on second metatarsal stress fractures, Chris Mallac explored how these injuries occur, and the pathogenesis of second metatarsal stress fracture development. In part two, Chris considers the principles of second metatarsal stress fracture rehabilitation, including return to running, progressive loading and other aspects the clinician needs to consider Stress fractures... MORE

Case in point: Second metatarsal stress fracture – Part...

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

In the first part of a two-part article, Chris Mallac presents a case study of an elite footballer who suffered a proximal 2ndmetatarsal fracture and a 3rdmetatarsal stress reaction. In this issue, Chris discusses the causative factors in the pathogenesis of metatarsal stress fractures and how they are diagnosed. Stress fractures of the metatarsals are a... MORE

Getting straight to the point on triceps tendon injuries

in Elbow and arm injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries

Chris Mallac explores triceps tendon injury in athletes. In addition to considering injury pathology, he also discusses imaging and diagnosis, along with management guidelines for rehab Tendinopathies of the triceps tendon, and the potential serious sequalae of partial and complete ruptures, are a relatively rare but debilitating condition that can affect power athletes(1). For the power... MORE

Plantar fascia ruptures

in Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Musculoskeletal injuries

Chris Mallac identifies the unique anatomical and biomechanical features of the plantar fascia, describes the pathogenesis and clinical presentation of rupture, and how this injury may be managed in the athlete Medial plantar heel pain is a common overuse injury in running based athletes or in those who stand on their feet for extended periods of... MORE


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