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Taking the next step: progressing training loads

in Email Newsletters, Improve, Prevent

The perfect training load to elicit a desired functional adaptation is the elusive goal of every training session for every clinician and athlete. Doing so ensures that training is efficient and purposeful. However, there’s little guidance for measuring training loads in healthy athletes, much less those in rehab. Recently, Tim Gabbett, the father of training... MORE

Breaking free: the role of gender in sports injury

in Email Newsletters, Improve, Other

Women and men suffer the same types of sports injuries. However, they experience them differently. For instance, women have higher rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries(1). They also have a significantly greater chance of reinjury after an ACL repair (ACLR)(1). While great strides have been made in decreasing the rates of ACL injury in... MORE

Kinesiology of the hip: a review

in Email Newsletters, Hip injuries

It’s always a good idea to revisit the basics from time to time and rethink the “why” behind the “how” of clinical treatment. An excellent primer on hip function by Donald Neumann, PT, PhD, FAPTA from Marquette University(1)reminds clinicians of the complexity of the hip joint and associated musculature. The clinical pearls from studying the... MORE

Concerns and consensus on youth runners

in Email Newsletters, Improve

Running for sport is just as popular among young people as it is with adults. Up to 40% of children participate in running as a sport in some parts of the world(1). For youth in the US, running is the second most popular activity(1). As the popularity of running grows, so do the numbers of... MORE

You’re in luck with youth ACL injuries

in Email Newsletters, Knee injuries

In 2021 the world will celebrate St. Patrick’s day a little differently. Because of the ongoing pandemic, parades and parties are cancelled. However, you’re still in luck! We’re sharing with you a research review usually only reserved for subscribers. This research review included in the March issue followed elite youth soccer players after an ACL... MORE

COVID-19 and athletes – an update IV

in Email Newsletters

It’s been a year since most of the western world went into lockdown due the novel coronavirus’s arrival. Thankfully, science has progressed at a break-neck pace to develop treatments and vaccines as novel as the virus itself. Because of the progress in this area, some of life’s normal activities have returned, including organized sports. In... MORE

Don’t jump the gun on percussive massage

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Percussion massage guns are gaining popularity among professional and recreational athletes and creeping into rehab clinics. Marketers claim that they improve performance, aid in recovery, promote relaxation, break up scar tissue, speed up healing, and more. However, a literature search reveals only two articles concerning the efficacy or use of these devices. The first is... MORE

Rugby’s effect on spine health

in Email Newsletters, Neck and back injuries

Athletes who play rugby, especially at an elite level, are at greater risk of all types of musculoskeletal injuries(1). These injuries often lead to pain or dysfunction long after the games are over, especially in retired players over 50 years old. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common complaint, and often the onset of pain from OA... MORE

Measuring readiness for return to running

in Email Newsletters, Tools and technology

Paper Title: Construct Validity and Responsiveness of the University of Wisconsin Running Injury and Recovery Index Publication:  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2020;50(12):702-710. doi:10.2519/jospt.2020.9698. https://doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2020.9698 Publication date: December 2020 Introduction Running related injuries (RRIs) may require runners to reduce their running volume as well as cause functional limitations, psychological consequences, and financial burdens due to... MORE

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