Eurico Marques is a Physiotherapist and former professional footballer with extensive experience in sports and health care. His background is in injury rehabilitation and adolescent sports medicine. Eurico is the co-presenter of a Strength and Conditioning course for health care practitioners. He is currently the Director of Performance for the Balderstone Sports Institute Football program and owner of a private practice based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has a strong belief in the power of the collective and sharing knowledge to strengthen the standard of care.
As an avid multi-sport athlete with a passion for the outdoors, he enjoys running, CrossFit, golf, and snowboarding. He believes that when you find something you love, smile, persevere, and you will succeed.
Articles by Eurico Marques
in Email Newsletters, Improve, Musculoskeletal injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Prevent, Strength
An acute hamstring injury is the most common muscle injury involving high-speed running in sports. The financial, physical, and psychological burden on athletes and teams is significant. Furthermore, the reinjury rate is high. Therefore, effective hamstring injury rehabilitation is essential to reduce the risks and optimize individual and team performance. Researchers at the Copenhagen University... MORE
in Diagnose & Treat, Email Newsletters, Musculoskeletal injuries, Other, Overuse injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab
There is an undisputed role for exercise in the early rehabilitative phase of soft tissue injuries. However, exercise prescription remains a challenge. In this article, Eurico Marques provides a framework for creating an individualized exercise prescription – the so-called ‘sweet spot.’ Skeletal muscle injuries occur when an external force overwhelms the muscle’s ability to generate... MORE
in Email Newsletters, Prevent
Young girls are encouraged to play sport, and many of them continue to pursue active and competitive lifestyles through adulthood. In the recent Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, nearly half of the athletes participating were women(1). As women’s sport continues to bloom, our understanding of how their physiological differences affect injury risk improves. As new... MORE
in Email Newsletters, Improve, Sports psychology
In the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’, the Paralympic Games are on the horizon, and athletes are preparing to take the stage to showcase their capabilities to the world. Paralympians inspire individuals of all abilities to reach for their dreams despite insurmountable odds. Furthermore, the Paralympic Games can increase the participation and opportunities of athletes... MORE
in Email Newsletters, Improve, Other, Sports psychology
Mental health continues to gather the attention it deserves. The travel and sporting event restrictions, e.g., participation bubbles, place athletes and support personnel in unprecedented situations. In addition, the social disconnect places strain on the relationships that are paramount for mental health, and thus performance. Emotion fogs the nuance around performance. As athletes fight for... MORE
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To start the new era at the Sports injury Bulletin, I would like to thank Alicia Filley for her contribution over the past three years. I look forward to working with the team to continue to bring you a publication that you can trust and depend on for evidence-based, pragmatic knowledge. As your clients are... MORE