Hamstring injury is a major problem for sports involving high-speed running. This article will explore how common the problem is, how often it recurs and what work has been done on risk factors and their moderation. Further, recent advances in diagnostic classifications and rehabilitation will be outlined.
Protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation, or PRICE, has been central to acute soft tissue injury management for many years. Although PRICE has many purported effects, the supporting scientific evidence has only recently been scrutinised.... Read More
This article aims to inform readers of the basic principles and practices which underpin the use of aquatic therapy as part of an injury rehabilitation programme, and will introduce the common indications and contraindications for... Read More
Patellofemoral pain is widely considered to be a condition that is multifactorial in nature, and that requires a multimodal approach to its successful management. Using an evidence-based approach to understanding the key predicators of its... Read More
This article demonstrates the benefit of both physiotherapy and Pilates to the dressage rider in a sport where the rider’s position can dramatically affect the outcome of how the horse performs. It emphasises the demands... Read More
This article highlights that a simple approach, in terms of combining a literature-based analysis with practical assessment methods, could determine a subject’s physical status in terms of susceptibility to injury in their given sport. After... Read More
This article has been adapted from a handbook, Groin & Hips: the latest international evidence, 2012, written by the author primarily for premier league football medical personnel, but also for those involved in other elite... Read More
The goal of this article is to challenge you to think about how you communicate with your patients on a daily basis. There is increasing emphasis for therapists to provide evidence-based treatments, but applying these... Read More
Spontaneous rupture of the plantar fascia is not commonly presented within physiotherapy or sports injury literature. The incidence within professional football players is even rarer. This is a case report of a professional footballer who... Read More
￼This piece of content consists of two articles, one written from the perspective of a physical therapist and one from the perspective of a manual therapist. It provides a review of the common diagnoses of... Read More
This piece of content consists of two articles based on the same topic but written for two different audiences. This piece of content includes a professionally produced animation showing illustrating how the sliding filament theory... Read More
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