Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

Masterclass: Femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) – Part II

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries, Improve, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

In the first part of this 2-part article on femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI), Chris Mallac discussed how FAI can lead to insidious onset groin pain and damage the hip joint labrum, leading to early arthritic changes. Given that conservative management usually fails in young athletes and requires surgery, part two describes the post-operative rehabilitation period required to take an athlete back to full competition... MORE

Masterclass: SLAP Lesions Part II

in Improve, Joint injuries, Masterclass, Power development, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Shoulder injuries

In part one of this 2-part article on SLAP lesions, Chris Mallac discussed the relevant anatomy and biomechanics of the biceps tendon anchor, the mechanisms of SLAP lesion injury, as well as the clinical orthopaedic tests and imaging techniques that may identify a SLAP lesion in an athlete. In part two, Chris looks at the surgical interventions required to manage a SLAP lesion and presents in-depth guidelines on the necessary post-surgical rehabilitation following a SLAP repair... MORE

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