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Demands of Sport: Part II – Force your way...

in Power development, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Proprioception and balance, Speed development

Assessing the countermovement jump provides clinicians insight into the tissue capacity during rehabilitation and may guide decision-making. In part one, Helen Bayne discussed force plates, their use, and applicability within the clinical rehabilitation context. In part two, Helen uncovers how to assess asymmetry and interpret the testing results to improve return to sport decision-making. Minnesota... MORE

Context is queen: filling the gaping hole in Sports...

in Diagnose & Treat, Female Athletes, Improve, Other, Sports psychology

Sports and Exercise Medicine research largely excludes women cohorts. However, women’s biology influences the outcome of training programs and medical interventions. Still, the evidence pool is mainly void of specific data to design appropriate interventions. Nonhlanhla Mkumbuzi explores the gaps in research and discusses the inclusion of context as a critical determining factor when designing... MORE

Decelerate to vaccinate: putting the brakes on sports injury

in Email Newsletters, Musculoskeletal injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Prevent, Speed development, Strength

Paper Title: Deceleration Training in Team Sports: Another Potential ‘Vaccine’ for Sports-Related Injury Publication: Sports Med Publication date: October 2021 INTRODUCTION Sprinting improves performance and reduces the risk of injury. Deceleration precedes a change of direction (COD) and reduces momentum when slowing down while running. High-intensity deceleration occurs more often than acceleration in team sports,... MORE

ACTing against the fear of re-injury

in Diagnose & Treat, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Sports psychology

Injured athletes commonly experience fear of re-injury when returning to sport. However, many clinicians lack coherent psychological strategies to support athletes’ throughout rehabilitation. Carl Bescoby explores how to identify, reframe, and ACT to overcome the fear of re-injury. INTRODUCTION An athletes’ vulnerability to re-injury concerns rehabilitation professionals. Kinesiophobia and fear of re-injury are common psychological... MORE

Demands of Sport: Part I – Force your way...

in Improve, Musculoskeletal injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Proprioception and balance, Strength, Tools and technology

Clinicians must understand the sport’s demands when developing rehabilitation programs for athletes. In this series, Helen Bayne will discuss the foundational biomechanical aspects of sports and provide guidance to ensure that rehabilitation meets those demands and reduces the chance of re-injury. In part one, Helen discusses force plates, their use, and applicability within the clinical... MORE

Practice makes progress: evidence, experience, and expectations in rehabilitation...

in Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Other, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Prevent

Sports medicine professionals aim to use the latest evidence in athlete rehabilitation. However, the reality of evidence-based injury rehabilitation is complex. Jason Tee identifies how to narrow the ‘science-practice gap’ and develop individualized, athlete-focused rehabilitation plans.  INTRODUCTION An evidence-based approach is “the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of the current best evidence in making decisions... MORE

Is RPE appropriate following ACLR?

in Acute injuries, Anatomy, Email Newsletters, Knee injuries

Paper title: Should We Trust Perceived Effort for Loading Control and Resistance Exercise Prescription After ACL Reconstruction? Publication: Sports Health Publication date: September, 2021 INTRODUCTION Quadriceps weakness is a barrier to anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) rehabilitation. In addition, neural inhibition causes arthrogenic muscle inhibition (AMI). The management of AMI includes strength and proprioception exercises.... MORE

Breast support – only the balls should bounce!

in Acute injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Female Athletes, Improve, Musculoskeletal injuries, Other, Overuse injuries

The breast has limited anatomical support and can move 15cm during running. Nicola Brown discusses the consequences of breast movement and provides guidance on obtaining the correct sports bra fit to help women exercise in greater comfort. Introduction The evolution of technology and sportswear aims to improve performance and prevent injuries. However, the sports industry... MORE

Periodization: game, set, and the menstrual cycle

in Female Athletes, Improve, Other, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Tools and technology

The menstrual cycle occurs approximately monthly in women of reproductive age. The hormonal fluctuations affect the cardiovascular, respiratory, and neuromuscular systems. Tracy Ward discusses the implications of the menstrual cycle on training and competition periodization in female athletes. The number of women participating in exercise and professional sport has risen significantly over the past three... MORE

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