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Snowboarding injuries

Common snowboarding injuries

in Snowboarding injuries

Jaykar Panchmatia and Fares Haddad highlight how boarding injuries differ from those incurred by skiers Snowboarding has changed beyond recognition since its inception in the 1960s. In 1998 the activity was recognised as an Olympic sport at the Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan, no doubt adding to its fastgrowing popularity: between 1998 and 2002... MORE

Wrist injury – scaphoid fractures: the diagnosis, treatment and...

in Athletics injuries, Metatarsalgia, Snowboarding injuries, Sports injury treatment, Surfing injuries, Wrist injuries

The summer of 2002 was all about the metatarsal – of David Beckham, in case you’ve forgotten. (You can read all about it, his toe, that is, in SIB, issue 23, last October.) This summer another of his small bones grabbed the headlines – the scaphoid. Mr Beckham and company were in South Africa when... MORE

Strengthening up footballers’ ankles

in Ankle injuries, Foot Injuries, Snowboarding injuries

Dear Editor, I enjoyed the recent article on recovering from ankle injuries by Walt Reynolds. I coach an amateur soccer team and wonder if one of your specialists could suggest an exercise programme which would help prevent ankle injuries, which bedevil many of my players. [adsense:336×280:1772170819] Rich Mickleson Waterlooville (Jim Bledsoe replies:) This programme works... MORE

Wrist guards and sports injury prevention – Do wrist...

in Basketball injuries, Rugby injuries, Snowboarding injuries, Wrist injuries

Wrist guards are widely used by inline skaters, basketball players, footballers, rugby competitors and snowboarders, but do they really protect injured wrists and forearms and do they help prevent injury in healthy athletes? To find out, researchers at the Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, Rhode Island, recently measured bone strain and energy absorption... MORE

Rehabilitation process – so what exactly is the coach...

in Coaching, Cycling injuries, Elbow Injuries, Groin injuries, Hamstring injuries, Knee injuries, Leg injuries, Plyometrics Injuries, Snowboarding injuries, Sports injury treatment, Tennis injuries, Wrist injuries

Exercise is a vital part of the rehabilitation process for most sporting injuries. The idea that an athlete is completely cured once the treatments on the therapist’s couch are over is simply outdated. Instead, when athletes visit physios, in conjunction with receiving a course of treatment, they will be set specific strengthening and flexibility exercises.... MORE

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

in Athletics injuries, Head injuries, Running injuries, Snowboarding injuries, Sports injury treatment

If you’re an injured runner, should you breathe in pure oxygen to hasten the healing process? That’s what some sports scientists are recommending, as the inhalation of oxygen under high pressure (also called hyperbaric oxygen therapy) becomes an increasingly popular form of treatment for hurting athletes. [adsense:336×280:1772170819] Several English football teams used hyperbaric oxygen therapy... MORE



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