Trevor Langford has written for Sports Injury Bulletin for 8 years. He has worked with the academy and first teams at Middlesbrough football club over a 6 year period. Since moving away from football, he's worked in a private practice with athletes from backgrounds such as triathlon, tumbling, mixed martial arts and fell running.
In addition, Trevor is a valued lecturer at Teesside University, where he completed his undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
He enjoys open water swimming and walking in the lake district to keep himself physically active and encourages everyone to set challenging personal fitness goals.
Articles by Trevor Langford
in Sports psychology, Tools and technology
Trevor Langford explores the physiological effects of stress, and the implications for athletes seeking to reduce pain and return to normal function. Figure 1: Stress and homeostasis Through its impacts on the CNS, endocrine and immune systems, stress can alter the physiological homeostasis in the body. Background Athletes at all levels of sport are exposed... MORE
in Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries
‘Coxa saltans’ or snapping hip is a surprisingly common condition in sportsmen and women. Trevor Langford explores the causes and outlines appropriate assessment and management techniques Snapping hip, also referred to as coxa saltans, is diagnosed in at least 10% of the population, with dancers, runners, footballers and weightlifters beingcommonly affected(1). Snapping hip can be identified... MORE
in Diagnose & Treat, Joint injuries, Shoulder injuries
Trevor Langford reviews the anatomy and biomechanics of the sternoclavicular joint, explains how joint dysfunction presents in athletes and non-athletes, and provides treatment options for a sternoclavicular joint sprain or dislocation. Injuries of the glenohumeral joint (GHJ) and the acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) are commonly diagnosed, while injury to the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) is frequently overlooked during... MORE
in Acute injuries, Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat
Trevor Langford looks the anatomy and physiology of Morton’s neuroma and reviews evidence-based clinical examination tools and management techniques. A Morton’s neuroma is an enlargement of the nerve branches of the intermetatarsal spaces of the forefoot. The nerve between the third and fourth metatarsal bones (80-85%) are most often affected and less common is the... MORE
in Leg injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries
Trevor Langford looks at the anatomy and biomechanics of the tibias posterior, and outlines suitable examination protocols as well as the treatment and management options for dysfunction The tibialis posterior tendon (TPT) is a major player in the optimal functioning of foot biomechanics, particularly as it provides stability to the medial longitudinal arch (MLA)(1). Dysfunction not only presents... MORE
in Elbow and arm injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries
Trevor Langford explores the recent thinking on lateral epicondylitis. As well as describing the anatomy and biomechanics of the structures involved, he also considers the best-practice assessment, treatment and rehabilitation protocols. Lateral epicondylitis (LE) – commonly referred to as tennis elbow – is the most frequently diagnosed condition affecting the elbow. Tennis players often experience elbow... MORE
in Diagnose & Treat, Elbow and arm injuries, Hand injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries
Trevor Langford takes an in-depth look at ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury. As well as discussing the typical injury mechanisms, he also explores examination, assessment and treatment options for clinicians seeking a deeper understanding of this injury. Injuries affecting the medial elbow are common in overhead throwing sports such as baseball pitchers, and javelin throwers(1). The... MORE
in Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Neck and back injuries, Overuse injuries
Trevor Langford explores the biomechanical demands of the thoracic spine, provides examination and assessment guidelines and outlines methods for improving thoracic mobility. Thoracic spinal or mid back pain is a common complaint among a wide range of age groups within the general population, with adolescents and the elderly alike reporting pain. Shoulder biomechanics can be affected... MORE
Trevor Langford gives an update into the latest research on the benefits of using the Swiss ball. MORE
in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Joint injuries, Shoulder injuries
Acetabular labral tears of the hip are one of the more challenging injuries for clinicians to diagnose and manage. Trevor Langford looks at what the recent evidence says... MORE