Eurico Marques

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

Does the early bird outperform the worm?

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

Optimal Loading in Rehabilitation: finding the ‘sweet spot.’

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

Winning at all costs: mind over matter

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

On your mark, get set, go!

in Email Newsletters

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

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