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Proprioception and balance

Eyes-up: sensorimotor integration issues post whiplash-associated disorders

in Diagnose & Treat, Neck and back injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Prevent, Proprioception and balance, Strength

Sensorimotor integration is often affected following traumatic head and neck injuries. However, the signs and symptoms are not always obvious. In sports, the smallest deficits can increase injury risk and impair performance. Megyn Robertson explores the assessment of sensorimotor integration to improve clinical outcomes following WAD.   New Orleans Saints wide receiver Taysom Hill suffers... MORE

Case Report: James Harden’s Hamstring Hardships

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Musculoskeletal injuries, Power development, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Prevent, Proprioception and balance, Speed development, Strength

Hamstring strain injuries are one of the most common soft tissue injuries. Persistent neuromuscular deficits in eccentric strength and fascicle length increase the risk of reinjury. Cameron Gill explores exercise selection to mitigate the nonmodifiable risk factors and return athletes to performance safely. Brooklyn Nets shooting guard James Harden (13) sits on the court after... MORE

Demands of Sport: Part VI – mapping direction change

in Anatomy, Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Knee injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Power development, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Proprioception and balance, Speed development, Tools and technology

Change of direction is vital for athletic performance. However, the high injury risk requires athletes to have the appropriate technical and physical capacities. Helen Bayne discusses the demands of direction changes in sports and identifies key movement patterns for practitioners to address during lower limb injury prevention and rehabilitation. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Drake London... MORE

Clearing the confusion – clinical concussion rehabilitation

in Acute injuries, Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Neck and back injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Proprioception and balance

Concussion research continues to gain the support of sports medicine professionals. However, many remain in the dark regarding the potential of rehabilitation to improve clinical outcomes. Megyn Robertson shines a light on vestibular and oculomotor rehabilitation following concussion. Football – Premier League – Aston Villa’s John McGinn receives medical attention before being replaced by a... MORE

Navigating sports medicine’s ‘Bermuda Triangle’ – part II

in Acute injuries, Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Overuse injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Proprioception and balance, Strength

In Part II of navigating athletic groin pain, Candice MacMillan outlines the treatment and rehabilitation of these injuries in the context of the control-chaos continuum. Athletic groin pain (AGP) is common among athletes participating in soccer, Australian rules football, Gaelic football, ice hockey, and rugby union(1,2). Traditionally, practitioners consider AGP as the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ of... MORE

Slowing down to speed up – restoring strength with...

in Agility, Flexibility, Improve, Power development, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Prevent, Proprioception and balance, Speed development, Strength

Both isometric and eccentric training is vital for musculotendinous injury rehabilitation. However, practical recommendation on combining these two modes of resistance training into the rehabilitation program is lacking. Danny Lum discusses the adaptations to these modes of resistance training and how practitioners can include them in athlete rehabilitation. The increase in sports participation and higher... MORE

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

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

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

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