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Musculoskeletal injuries

Case report: Klay Thompson’s injury journey

in Acute injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries, Knee injuries, Leg injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Prevent, Strength, Uncommon injuries

An injury will, directly and indirectly, affect the entire kinetic chain. Therefore, practitioners should develop holistic clinical assessment and rehabilitation plans. Cameron Gill reviews the complex interplay between the hamstring injury and ACL rupture risk to aid clinical judgment and decision making. Over his first eight seasons, NBA sharpshooter Klay Thompson never missed more than... MORE

Navigating Sports Medicine’s ‘Bermuda Triangle’ – Part I

in Acute injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Prevent

Groin pain remains a challenging sports injury to manage. The complex regional anatomy provides practitioners with the unenviable task of diagnosing and managing athletes with groin pain. However, a universal terminology and taxonomy would assist practitioners in diagnosing and managing these athletes through the return to play process. In part I, Candice MacMillan discusses the... MORE

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

Demands of Sport: Part III – Hold your forces:...

in Improve, Musculoskeletal injuries, Power development, Prevent, Proprioception and balance, Speed development, Strength, Tools and technology

The transferability of return to sport assessments and the development of rehabilitation programs based on the outcome of those tests is debatable. Candice MacMillan explores the dynamic correspondence of plyometric tests and outlines the clinical implications for rehabilitation professionals. Introduction In the world of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM), numerous technological devices can provide comparative,... 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

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

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

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

Hamstring intramuscular tendon injury RTP decision-making: Does a picture...

in Email Newsletters, Leg injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries

Paper title: Complete resolution of a hamstring intramuscular tendon injury on MRI is not necessary for a clinically successful return to play. Publication: British Journal of Sports Medicine 2021;55:397-402. Publication date: April 2021. INTRODUCTION Hamstring injuries make up a significant percentage of acute, sports-related musculoskeletal injuries. There is ongoing debate regarding the return to play (RTP) decision-making criteria. The... MORE

Obsessing about Osteochondritis Dissecans

in Anatomy, Knee injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee is a pathological entity initially presenting as vague internal knee pain. Chris Mallac takes a deep dive into OCD and uncovers the clinical presentation and management. Introduction Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) primarily occurs when the subchondral bone undergoes blood flow disruption leading to ischemia and damage. It may present as... MORE

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