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The article explores the most prominent running injuries and associated risk factors with a view to explaining how barefoot running may alter load to the tissues most affected by running injury. It explains the difference... Read More
This case study presents the insights gained from the presentation and treatment of a longitudinal sprain of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the knee in a professional footballer. MCL sprains are usually transverse and... Read More
Understanding the psychosocial challenges faced by youth athletes can be key to a successful return to competition following sports injury. This article extends other recent articles that have examined the salient role of psychology within... Read More
It is widely accepted that psychosocial factors can have an influencing role in sports injury risk and the rehabilitation process. The ability of an athlete to effectively cope with elevated stress can determine injury rate... Read More
Ashley Jones BSc, MSST is a practising sports therapist having graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2008. During this time his experience has mainly been in professional football where he was head of academy medical services for a football league club for 5 years. Having recently made the transition into full time lecturing, Ashley currently delivers on the BSc Sports and Exercise Therapy course at Leeds Beckett University.
Ashley also delivers Emergency Aid courses for the Football Association and works within a Sports Injury Clinic, when he has the time!
Ashley is currently studying towards an MSc in Football Rehabilitation, with research interests being injury-based audits and treatment protocols adopted within professional football.
Dr. Adam Gledhill (PhD, MSc, PGCE, FHEA, MBASES) is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Leeds Beckett University where he teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including: Sport and Exercise Sciences; Sport and Exercise Therapy; Strength and Conditioning; and Sport and Exercise Medicine. His main teaching foci are based around the psychology of sports injury and rehabilitation; applied sport psychology; multidisciplinary perspectives in athlete care and development; professional practice; and research development.
Adam completed his MSc in Sport and Exercise Science in 2003, has achieved a portfolio of vocational qualifications in sports injuries and massage, and in 2016 completed his PhD in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University examining psychosocial factors associated with talent development in UK female youth football.
Adam has extensive experience of sports therapy, sport and exercise science, and sports coaching qualification development; has experience of providing sport science support to a range of athletes in different sports; and has authored a number of sports therapy, sport science, and sports coaching focussed textbook chapters, peer-reviewed articles, professional practice papers, blogs and conference presentations.
For correspondence please email Adam.Gledhill@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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Dr Peter Francis PhD, IAPT STO is the director of the Musculoskeletal Health Research Group at Leeds Beckett University.
Following his PhD investigating age-related change in muscle quality, Peter’s research broadly focuses on muscle function. This includes several areas of interest. The measurement of age-related change in muscle quality contributes toward developing diagnostic criteria for sarcopenia as well as assessing the muscular health of retired rugby players. Peter’s work on injury-related change in muscle function and responses to therapeutic intervention focuses on footballers and endurance athletes. He is aiming to chart muscle function pre-, during and post-injury, as it is becoming increasingly clear that deficits in muscle function can remain even when MRI imaging appears clear, suggesting that imaging alone cannot govern return-to-play criteria.
With a background in sport and exercise science from the University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland, Peter became interested in overuse injuries from his own experiences as an endurance runner and completed a BSc Physical Therapy. As a result he has been involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of a number of European, World and Olympic athletes in the sport of athletics. Peter is also an IAAF level 4 endurance coach and ran the endurance programme at the University of Limerick from 2010 to 2013. Peter uses his combined knowledge of exercise science and rehabilitation to provide athlete training camp support and coach education for the Athletics Association of Ireland. Most recently, Peter was team manager for the Irish athletics team at the European Junior Championships in Sweden.
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