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Masterclass ankle instability Part III: post-op rehabilitation

in Agility, Ankle and foot injuries, Masterclass, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

In the third and final installment on the topic of chronic ankle instability, Chris Mallac discusses the post-operative rehabilitation involved in bringing an athlete back to full competition. Ankle sprains in athletes account for a large amount of time away from competition(1,2). Its prevalence as a joint injury may be as high as 20% of all joint injuries... MORE

Masterclass on Ankle injury: Part I – when instability...

in Ankle and foot injuries, Joint injuries, Masterclass, Overuse injuries

In the first of this three-part masterclass article, Chris Mallac discusses the progression from acute ankle sprain to chronic and recurrent instability, the relevant anatomy and biomechanics, and how chronic instability can be identified in the athlete. Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries experienced by athletes, and account for a large percentage of... MORE

Masterclass: Infraspinatus form and function

in Joint injuries, Masterclass, Overuse injuries, Shoulder injuries

Chris Mallac describes the anatomy and biomechanics of the infraspinatus, outlines some common injury mechanisms, and provides rehab ideas to improve strength and range of motion in this muscle. The infraspinatus (IS), a muscle of the glenohumeral joint, has multiple functions. These include shoulder external rotation, abduction, and stabilization. It works in conjunction with the... MORE

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

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

In the first part of this 2-part article, Chris Mallac looks at the surgery and rehab options for Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), an increasingly common musculoskeletal disorder that can affect young to middle aged athletes. In part two, Chris will describe in detail 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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