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Advice to discharged athletes: don’t play right away

in Email Newsletters, Improve, Prevent

Athletes quarantined or ordered to stay home, especially ones who were previously furloughed due to injury, have limited opportunities to exercise in a way that simulates match play. Once communities lift the social distancing guidelines, those on the injured list will be healed enough to return to play. However, will they be more vulnerable to... MORE

Bringing training principles to the rehab gym

in Email Newsletters, Improve, Prevent

A recent Sports Injury Bulletin article by Jason Tee explored the complexities of injury prevention programs. He likened injury prevention to taking out an insurance policy to keep injuries from occurring in otherwise healthy athletes. However, do injury prevention principles, particularly the measurement of training load, have a place in the rehabilitation of an already... MORE

Beyond 11+: How to design a meaningful injury prevention...

in Improve, Other, Prevent

Jason Tee discusses injury prevention strategies and why a ‘one size fits all’ may not be the best approach. Sports injury results in real economic costs for participants (hospitalization, doctor’s appointments, physiotherapy), as well as time off from work and school for participants hurt while playing sport. In professional sport, the stakes are even higher!... MORE

Putting isometric contractions on hold for strength gains

in Email Newsletters, Improve, Strength

The immediate benefits of a resistance training program include improved strength, larger muscle volume, stronger bones, and tendons that withstand the burdens of added load. For athletes, strength training also helps improve performance and prevent injuries, especially when tailored to the needs of their sport. The challenge is finding the time to adhere to a... MORE

Bring pressure to bear on sports injury with blood...

in Improve, Power development, Prevent

Is blood flow restriction training just one more fad? Alejandro Piris Nino takes an updated look at the history, uses, risks, and guidelines of this novel intervention.     Blood flow restriction (BFR) training, originally called Kaatsu (meaning training with added pressure), is the partial restriction of arterial and venous blood flow to exercising muscles... MORE

Injury prevention: shoe facts, shoe fiction

in Prevent, Tools and technology

How does running shoe design and construction affect injury risk, and how does this affect advice on shoe choices that clinicians give to their injured runners? Andrew Hamilton looks at what the recent research has to say. Running is one of the most popular sports and fitness activities across the globe. However, while it is a... MORE

Injury prevention strategies for return to sport

in Prevent

Sports injuries continue to remain high and frequent across many sports and directly affect an athlete’s performance. Tracy Ward looks at the latest findings on injury prevention strategies and offers suggestions for implementation. Sports injuries impact an athlete’s performance, cause a reduction in participation time, affect team performance, impose a financial burden to both them and... MORE

Walk it off! Guidelines for preventing overdiagnosis

in Ankle and foot injuries, Email Newsletters, Improve, Prevent

The British Journal of Medicine published two interesting articles this month. The first is an education review on the overdiagnosis and medicalization of athletes (and the public at large)(1). The authors cite several factors supporting this trend in sports medicine, including: The belief that more intervention improves outcomes. Making the definition of disease more inclusive.... MORE

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