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Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

Periodization in the rehabilitation of anterior cruciate ligament injuries

in Joint injuries, Knee injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

Knowingly or not, sports physiotherapists use periodization principles when they implement post-operative protocols. Jessica Montgomery explains how capitalizing on periodized training can improve ACL injury outcomes. To successfully return to play, athletes recovering from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries must regain their preinjury level of strength, neuromuscular control, and power. These elements are necessary for... MORE

Uncommon injuries: Proximal hamstring rupture – act sooner rather...

in Anatomy, Leg injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Uncommon injuries

Chris Mallac looks at the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment options for proximal hamstring ruptures in athletes. Although an uncommon form of hamstring damage (only eight to 12% of all hamstring injuries), an untreated rupture at the muscle origin leads to significant functional debilitation(1-3). The actual incidence of undiagnosed rupture may be much higher, thus accounting... MORE

Masterclass ankle instability Part III: post-op rehabilitation

in Agility, Ankle and foot injuries, Masterclass, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

In the third and final installment on the topic of chronic ankle instability, Chris Mallac discusses the post-operative rehabilitation involved in bringing an athlete back to full competition. Ankle sprains in athletes account for a large amount of time away from competition(1,2). Its prevalence as a joint injury may be as high as 20% of all joint injuries... MORE

Mindset and return to sport – Ready, steady, go!

in Agility, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Sports psychology

Tracy Ward explores the basics of psychological readiness to return to sport, and identify some useful tools for clinicians with athletes in their care Following injury, athletes will experience different emotions, and their psychological responses will change as they progress through their rehabilitation. But when is an athlete psychologically ready to return to sport? This is... MORE

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