BRINGING SCIENCE TO TREATMENT

Chris Mallac

Chris is a highly qualified Physiotherapist and Human Movement Educator with extensive experience in elite level sport. He has worked with elite level State and National level AFL, rugby union and football teams in Australia, UK and France, more recently as High Performance Manager for the Brisbane Roar in the Australian A-League Football Competition.

He still travels the world presenting Rehab Trainer courses and also works as a Physiotherapist and Educational Consultant with Inspire Health Services in Brisbane, Australia.



Articles by Chris Mallac

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

The long head of the biceps tendon – Part...

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Shoulder injuries

In part one of this two-part article, Chris Mallac explores the anatomy and function of the long head of the biceps tendon, and the types of injuries sustained Injuries to the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) are reasonably common injuries in throwing athletes and athletes in sports with repetitive hand-above-head positions. These include swimmers,... MORE

Baker’s cysts: an early indication of pathology?

in Diagnose & Treat, Knee injuries

Chris Mallac explores the anatomy and pathology of Baker’s cysts, and how clinicians can manage this condition Baker’s cysts, more accurately known as popliteal synovial cysts, were first mentioned by Guillaume Dupuytren almost 200 years ago when he described a cystic mass with a large effusion in the popliteal fossa(1). Furthermore, Adams in 1840 made the... MORE

Pronator teres: the carpal tunnel pretender

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Elbow and arm injuries, Hand injuries, Overuse injuries

Pronator trees syndrome is a relatively ‘uncommon injury’. In his continuing series, Chris Mallac describes the anatomy and biomechanics of this condition, provides diagnostic guidelines, and shares ideas on how clinicians can manage athletes with this ‘uncommon injury’. Entrapment of the median nerve (MN) between the two heads of the pronator teres muscle (PTM) can lead to... MORE

Hamstrings: why ‘long and strong’ is best

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Musculoskeletal injuries, Power development

Chris Mallac explains why a ‘long’ biceps femoris fascicle length and good strength in the Nordic hamstring exercise correlate quite well to reduced injury risk in the biceps femoris, a commonly injured muscle in athletes. Injuries to the hamstrings are a common injury in athletes who are exposed to high-speed running such as sprint athletes, footballers,... MORE

The Buford complex

in Acute injuries, Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Joint injuries, Shoulder injuries

Chris Mallac looks at a rare and under-recognized variant of normal shoulder anatomy known as the Buford complex. He explores how it differs from normal anterior shoulder anatomy and the implications for clinicians in the continuation of our ‘uncommon injury’ series. The Buford complex is a relatively rare and under-recognised variant of normal shoulder anatomy that... MORE

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