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Making the most of multidisciplinary teams

in Improve, Other, Tools and technology

In a post-pandemic world, multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) become more important as sports professionals navigate best practices for their athletes to return to play. While they seem like a great idea, MDTs may lose their luster once you’re in the trenches. Jason Tee explains the intricacy and finesse required to fashion an MDT that provides the best outcomes for athletes.... MORE

Plantar fasciitis and foot strength – is there a...

in Other

While plantar fasciitis (PF) plagues only 8% of athletes, it can be debilitating and require extended time off from sport(1). Plantar fascia (also called the plantar aponeurosis) pain strikes at the origin of the fascia on the medial tubercle of the calcaneus (see figure 1). Athletes typically feel the pain on their first steps out... MORE

Supporting the health of the healthcare worker

in Other

In the second article of a three-part series focusing on the widespread coronavirus, Trevor Langford covers the topic of caring for the healthcare worker. The strategies clinicians recommend for athletes to optimize health and wellbeing, are often forgotten when it comes to their own health. In this article, he explains how to maximize exercise and... MORE

8 tips for conducting telehealth treatment sessions like a...

in Email Newsletters, Other

  Due to the coronavirus, most municipalities and regions are under a stricter level of social distancing. Many are calling for people to ‘shelter-in-place’. Depending on where you reside and practice, you’ve likely shuttered your clinic by now. That doesn’t mean you have to stop treating patients. Sports professionals around the world are exploring telehealth... MORE

Pre-race aspirin: could it keep the grim reaper at...

in Other

Andrew Hamilton looks at the pros and cons of using pre-race aspirin in older marathon runners and other endurance athletes. Peer-reviewed research supports, beyond doubt, the benefits of exercise in terms of health and longevity. However, sports clinicians seeking the best outcomes for clients should be cognizant that despite the health benefits, there are risks... 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

Should amateurs model elites in return to sport?

in Email Newsletters, Other

The first question an athlete asks after they suffer an injury is, “How soon can I return to play?” This is one of the most challenging questions for a clinician because every case is different. An athlete’s healing and rehabilitation depend on several factors. Some, as Andrew Hamilton explains, they can control such as nutrition... MORE

Skeletal health: boning up on vibration and resistance training

in Musculoskeletal injuries, Other, Overuse injuries

Andrew Hamilton discusses the merits or otherwise of training interventions to improve bone health. Low-impact sports such as swimming and cycling are extremely effective for building cardiovascular health and muscular strength. Moreover, the smooth spinning action of pedaling and the low-gravity environment of the water is comparatively gentle on joints, tendons and ligaments, which means... MORE

Identifying exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction in the breathless athlete

in Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Other

Athletes with asthma are typically encouraged to swim as the humidity helps with their breathing. However, many athletes, including swimmers, continue to struggle with breathlessness during exercise. Alicia Filley explains why for some, breathing remains difficult, painful, and triggers panic attacks, despite treatment with bronchodilators. Exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction Historically, athletes who presented with exertional dyspnea,... MORE

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