BRINGING SCIENCE TO TREATMENT

Overuse injuries

Overuse injuries occur as a result of repetitive trauma (microtrauma) as opposed to acute injuries from a single trauma (macrotrauma).

Muscle and joint injuries like tendinitis and stress fractures are often a result of microtrauma and are often caused by errors in training or technique.

Where training is the cause, athletes often take on too much, too quickly while errors in technique can lead to persistent overloading of a muscle or joint.

Understanding injury: back to the class room

in Acute injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries

Science has been described as the ‘systematic classification of experience’. With that in mind, David Joyce presents up-to-date knowledge surrounding muscle injuries and their classification. As he explains, by being armed with this information, clinicians can be better equipped to move more rapidly along the road of evidence-based prevention and rehabilitation programming MORE

Vastus Medialis Obliquus: Part II

in Acute injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Knee injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries, Power development, Prevent, Strength

In part one of this series, Chris Mallac explained the anatomy and complex biomechanics of the VMO and its role in relation to the patellofemoral joint. In part 2, he argues that regardless of cause and effect of the VMO on patellofemoral pain, VMO dysfunction in the presence of pain is very real, and thus exercises to rehabilitate the function of this muscle are necessary... MORE

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