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Musculoskeletal injuries

Listen up! Athlete voices in injury rehabilitation

in Acute injuries, Improve, Joint injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Other, Overuse injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Prevent, Sports psychology

Sports injury research typically focuses on objective, anonymous outcomes to remove the subjectivity of human ‘error.’ However, what if the ‘error’ is removing the human element that is the athlete? Jason Tee explores listening to the athlete’s voice to improve outcomes and avoid the pitfalls of a one-size-fits-all approach. For too long, sports and injury... MORE

Exercise monitoring for a stellar innings

in Improve, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries, Prevent, Tools and technology

Exercise monitoring is an important factor in injury prevention. However, cricket is a sport with vastly different positional demands, thus making load monitoring challenging within a team environment. Candice MacMillan discusses how practitioners can quantify external and internal factors to improve athlete monitoring within cricket. Practitioners define workload as “the amount of stress placed on... MORE

Case Report: James Harden’s Hamstring Hardships

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Musculoskeletal injuries, Power development, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Prevent, Proprioception and balance, Speed development, Strength

Hamstring strain injuries are one of the most common soft tissue injuries. Persistent neuromuscular deficits in eccentric strength and fascicle length increase the risk of reinjury. Cameron Gill explores exercise selection to mitigate the nonmodifiable risk factors and return athletes to performance safely. Brooklyn Nets shooting guard James Harden (13) sits on the court after... MORE

A tale of two halves: the differences in muscle...

in Acute injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Email Newsletters, Female Athletes, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

Paper title: Assessing the differences in muscle stiffness measured with shear wave elastography and myotonometer during the menstrual cycle in young women Publication: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging Publication date: May 2022 INTRODUCTION One of the most important factors in maintaining dynamic knee stability is muscle stiffness, which is proportional to muscle fiber recruitment and... MORE

Demands of Sport: Part VI – mapping direction change

in Anatomy, Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Knee injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Power development, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Proprioception and balance, Speed development, Tools and technology

Change of direction is vital for athletic performance. However, the high injury risk requires athletes to have the appropriate technical and physical capacities. Helen Bayne discusses the demands of direction changes in sports and identifies key movement patterns for practitioners to address during lower limb injury prevention and rehabilitation. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Drake London... MORE

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

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