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The Flexor Hallucis Longus

in Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Strength

Chris Mallac looks at the anatomy and biomechanics of the FHL the pathogenesis of possible injury, and provides detailed rehabilitation suggestions. The flexor hallucis longs (FHL) has been referred to as the ‘Achilles of the foot’ due to its unique role controlling mid foot pronation and supination.  Its physiological and mechanical properties allow it to act... MORE

Anti-inflammatory medication: does Mother Nature know best?

in Improve, Nutrition, Tools and technology

When pain and injury strike, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the ‘go to’ medication for athletes. But given the potential downsides of NSAIDs, are there alternatives? Andrew Hamilton looks at recent research on natural plant compounds that may be able to combat inflammation, accelerate recovery and reduce stiffness. The problem with NSAIDs Regardless of the cause... 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

Prevention and Rehabilitation: Rowing

in Acute injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Flexibility, Improve, Joint injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries, Power development, Prevent, Speed development, Strength

All in a row Chris Mallac looks at the most typical injuries in this popular Olympic sport Rowing is a strenuous sport that has huge worldwide appeal. Olympic gold medal winners will have instant household fame. Rowers race against each other in boats, either on lakes, specifically designed rowing regatta courses, rivers, and open ocean... MORE


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