Having good posture is an ideal that is instilled in us from early on – has anyone not been told to sit or stand up straight at some point in their life? There is, however, virtually no evidence to support these beliefs. This article discusses what the research actually tells us about posture, allowing you to determine when posture might or might not be influencing your patient’s pain, if modifying it might help or if one/some of the other many and complex factors might be having a greater effect.
The causes of tendinopathy are complex and not fully understood but the results – ranging from mild pain and swelling to complete loss of function – and the frustratingly slow recovery can be devastating, particularly... Read More
If missed or misdiagnosed, syndesmosis injuries are one of the most common causes of chronic ankle dysfunction and potential degenerative disease. Early and good diagnosis of the grade of injury (covered in Part 1)... Read More
If missed or misdiagnosed, syndesmosis injuries are one of the most common causes of chronic ankle dysfunction and potential degenerative disease This article guides you through how these injuries occur and how to best diagnose... Read More
Having read Part 1 of this article, you will already be able to identify if a player has suffered a sport-related concussion (SRC) and whether they need to be removed from play. Here, Part... Read More
Part 1 of this article described the hip morphology associated with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and how to accurately identify FAI syndrome (FAIS) using the triad of symptoms, clinical signs and imaging findings. This article,... Read More
Concussion in sport can be challenging to identify but it is crucial that it is not missed. This article, Part 1 of 2, discusses what you need to know so that you can identify sport-related... Read More
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is not a new idea but hip arthroscopy has allowed identification and surgical treatment of a greater number of patients. This increase is also partly the result of the confusion use of... Read More
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a little-discussed but perhaps surprisingly common condition in elite athletes involved in high-impact sports. This article discusses the possible causes of SUI (which is more complex than simply weak pelvic... Read More
There are many situations when patients experience loss of muscle mass and function, for example, after a sports injury, surgery, fracture or joint degeneration. Resistance training is known to be effective for strength training but... Read More
Management of anterior cruciate ligament injury is complex and is affected by physiological, psychological and sociological factors. Hence, it is important to tailor the injury management in partnership with each individual patient according to their... Read More
Pelvic malalignment is common in runners but often goes undiagnosed, which can result in inadequate treatment for the patient’s injury. This article, with the aid of 11 videos, will enable you to correctly assess your... Read More
Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common presentations in primary healthcare. It is a complex condition with a multifactorial aetiology, which perhaps explains why there is a lack of strong clear evidence... Read More
This article consolidates current knowledge on the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of shoulder impingement. It is packed full of practical implementation resources including videos of assessment tests, printable quick reference algorithms and a set of... Read More
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 article discusses the incidence, presentation, anatomy and biomechanics of patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) before delving deeper into patient examination, the practical application of patellar taping, the use of orthoses and exercise rehabilitation therapy. It... Read More
‘Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SIJ): A Structured Assessment Strategy’ has been developed from an extract of Clayton’s book Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Piriformis Syndrome. It includes step-by-step guidelines for more than 10 sacroiliac joint assessment tests... Read More
This article with accompanying videos and a client handout, has been written for practitioners, and discusses the issue of osteoarthritis of the knee, the role of exercise, its relationship with (or not) arthritis and progresses... Read More
This article describes a quick and effective assessment process for heel pain that can be carried out in just 10 minutes. More than 10% of the population experiences heel pain and due to the number... Read More
This article outlines the latest incidence statistics for chronic plantar heel pain, explains how the structure and function of the plantar fascia is affected by pathology, outlines a detailed differential diagnosis and then delves into... Read More
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