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Trevor Langford

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

A hop, skip, and a jump: restoring function following...

in Acute injuries, Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Knee injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Uncommon injuries

Patellar tendon ruptures are rare, and the evidence guiding rehabilitation is not clear. With this in mind, Trevor Langford reviews the predisposing factors, clinical presentation, and rehabilitation options in patellar tendon rupture repairs. With an incidence of 0.6%, a healthy patellar tendon rupture is rare(1). Patellar tendon ruptures (PTR) are often the result of trauma (direct or... MORE

Uncommon injuries: posterior cruciate ligament tears

in Diagnose & Treat, Knee injuries

Posterior cruciate ligament injuries are rare. Thus, many clinicians lack the experience and protocols to manage them. Trevor Langford reviews the anatomy, biomechanics, and mechanism of injury of the PCL and covers the rehabilitation plan for isolated PCL injuries.  Introduction The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is the strongest intraarticular ligament of the knee and a... MORE

Sesamoid stress fracture: no small issue

in Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat

Sesamoid bones are some of the smallest in the body. Yet, they can pose a big problem when injured. Trevor Langford discusses the anatomy, biomechanics, and clinical relevance of a stress fracture of the sesamoid bones and reviews management options. Sports such as running, dancing, and gymnastics often require forceful forefoot dorsiflexion while in a weight-bearing... MORE

Good talk: why verbal feedback matters

in Improve, Sports psychology

Trevor Langford explores practical methods for assessing specific sporting movements, and how appropriate feedback can help an athlete improve movement quality. Athletes frequently train under stress and fatigue, which can lead to low motivation and poorly executed techniques(1). Fortunately, verbal and kinematic feedback related to technique execution enhances performance in athletes who are less conscientious(2).... MORE

4 necessary traits for building better patient/clinician relationships

in Improve, Sports psychology

A therapist’s interaction plays a critical role in patient outcomes. Trevor Langford explores how clinicians can embrace interpersonal aspects of clinical practice to enhance their patient’s rehabilitation experience. Being in pain, out of work, or away from training can be both physically and psychologically debilitating and detrimentally affect a client’s entire well-being and lifestyle. An alliance... MORE

Is telehealth the answer for clinicians in a new...

in Tools and technology

Trevor Langford explains the benefits and practicalities of remote consultations for clinicians. The global community is currently transitioning to a new way of living through social distancing, which presents both new opportunities and challenges. The use of telehealth consultations, used within physiotherapy settings in the last two decades, is now even more relevant as a... MORE

Keeping athletes mentally healthy during a pandemic

in Improve, Sports psychology

In this third installment in a series relating to COVID-19, Trevor Langford focuses on how to maintain an athlete’s mental wellbeing, focus, and motivation during this unprecedented time. Global lockdown and social distancing have forced athletes the world over to adapt their daily routines. With competitions canceled or postponed, it is hard for athletes and... MORE

Supporting the health of the healthcare worker

in Other

In the second article of a three-part series focusing on the widespread coronavirus, Trevor Langford covers the topic of caring for the healthcare worker. The strategies clinicians recommend for athletes to optimize health and wellbeing, are often forgotten when it comes to their own health. In this article, he explains how to maximize exercise and... MORE

2 programs to jump-start your telehealth Ther-ex Rx

in Power development, Proprioception and balance, Speed development, Strength

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most athletes find themselves trapped within their home surroundings with limited resources for exercise. With events canceled globally and training programs halted, Trevor Langford begins a series on how sports professionals can ensure athletes remain focused, conditioned, and ready to return to training once give the ‘all clear.’ This article... MORE

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