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The control-chaos continuum: A thinking tool for rehabilitation professionals

in Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Other, Power development, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Prevent, Proprioception and balance, Speed development, Sports psychology, Strength

Africa Cup of Nations – Group C – Morocco v Comoros – Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde, Cameroon – Comoros’ El Fardou Ben Nabouhane in action with Morocco’s Sofyan Amrabat REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany Return to performance In 2016, leading sports injury rehabilitation experts drafted a consensus statement to define the three critical return to sport... 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

Transplant Athletes: using sport to regain health

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

Organ transplantation provides individuals with a second chance at life. Sports offer physical and mental health benefits for these individuals. However, transplant athletes have unique biopsychosocial challenges when returning to physical activity. Carl Bescoby explores these challenges and discusses how sport could be a useful psychosocial tool to manage an illness, transition to normal life,... MORE

Demands of Sport: Part II – Force your way...

in Power development, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Proprioception and balance, Speed development

Assessing the countermovement jump provides clinicians insight into the tissue capacity during rehabilitation and may guide decision-making. In part one, Helen Bayne discussed force plates, their use, and applicability within the clinical rehabilitation context. In part two, Helen uncovers how to assess asymmetry and interpret the testing results to improve return to sport decision-making. Minnesota... MORE

Context is queen: filling the gaping hole in Sports...

in Diagnose & Treat, Female Athletes, Improve, Other, Sports psychology

Sports and Exercise Medicine research largely excludes women cohorts. However, women’s biology influences the outcome of training programs and medical interventions. Still, the evidence pool is mainly void of specific data to design appropriate interventions. Nonhlanhla Mkumbuzi explores the gaps in research and discusses the inclusion of context as a critical determining factor when designing... 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

ACTing against the fear of re-injury

in Diagnose & Treat, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Sports psychology

Injured athletes commonly experience fear of re-injury when returning to sport. However, many clinicians lack coherent psychological strategies to support athletes’ throughout rehabilitation. Carl Bescoby explores how to identify, reframe, and ACT to overcome the fear of re-injury. INTRODUCTION An athletes’ vulnerability to re-injury concerns rehabilitation professionals. Kinesiophobia and fear of re-injury are common psychological... 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

Practice makes progress: evidence, experience, and expectations in rehabilitation...

in Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Other, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Prevent

Sports medicine professionals aim to use the latest evidence in athlete rehabilitation. However, the reality of evidence-based injury rehabilitation is complex. Jason Tee identifies how to narrow the ‘science-practice gap’ and develop individualized, athlete-focused rehabilitation plans.  INTRODUCTION An evidence-based approach is “the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of the current best evidence in making decisions... 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

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