BRINGING SCIENCE TO TREATMENT

Uncommon injuries: Kim lesions

in Diagnose & Treat, Musculoskeletal injuries, Shoulder injuries, Uncommon injuries

Chris Mallac provides an insight into a particular and rare type of posterior labrum lesion known as the ‘Kim lesion’. Glenoid labrum injuries are common shoulder injuries in athletes and research shows that among these, posterior labral lesions form a significant proportion(1). The posterior labrum is particulary vulnerable in sports such as contact football players (NFL,... MORE

Psoas major II: managing dysfunction with corrective interventions

in Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries, Leg injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Prevent

In the first part of his two-piece review on psoas major (PM), Chris Mallac discussed the relevant and complex anatomy and biomechanics of this unique and misunderstood muscle. In part two, Chris looks at how PM dysfunction may manifest as a musculoskeletal problem, and the corrective interventions a therapist can use to manage PM dysfunction. PM... MORE

Psoas major Part I: hip flexor or lumbar stabilizer?

in Anatomy, Hip injuries

In part I of this series, Chris Mallac looks at the detailed anatomy and function of psoas major, and the role it plays in lumbo-pelvic stability. The anatomy and function of the psoas major (PM) has received considerable attention in the literature over the last decade. More recently however, the traditional model and understanding of the... MORE

The Flexor Hallucis Longus

in Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Strength

Chris Mallac looks at the anatomy and biomechanics of the FHL the pathogenesis of possible injury, and provides detailed rehabilitation suggestions. The flexor hallucis longs (FHL) has been referred to as the ‘Achilles of the foot’ due to its unique role controlling mid foot pronation and supination.  Its physiological and mechanical properties allow it to act... MORE

Masterclass ankle instability Part III: post-op rehabilitation

in Agility, Ankle and foot injuries, Masterclass, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

In the third and final installment on the topic of chronic ankle instability, Chris Mallac discusses the post-operative rehabilitation involved in bringing an athlete back to full competition. Ankle sprains in athletes account for a large amount of time away from competition(1,2). Its prevalence as a joint injury may be as high as 20% of all joint injuries... MORE

Brachial plexus injury Part II: the road to recovery

in Diagnose & Treat, Shoulder injuries

In part two of this series, Chris Mallac outlines the imaging/radiology techniques used when diagnosing brachial plexus injuries, and the typical injury-management protocols. Recapping from part one, brachial plexus injuries (commonly known as‘stingers’ and ‘burners’) typically occur as a result of a fall onto the shoulder (such as falling from a bike or horse), contact... MORE

Masterclass on Ankle injury: Part I – when instability...

in Ankle and foot injuries, Joint injuries, Masterclass, Overuse injuries

In the first of this three-part masterclass article, Chris Mallac discusses the progression from acute ankle sprain to chronic and recurrent instability, the relevant anatomy and biomechanics, and how chronic instability can be identified in the athlete. Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries experienced by athletes, and account for a large percentage of... MORE


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