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 concussion using appropriate sideline evaluation tools, with links provided for easy download. In addition, the guidelines around mandatory and discretionary signs of concussion and the appropriate actions are described enabling you to be able make the all-important decision regarding removal of the player or allowing them to play on. Register free below (or log in if you already have an account) and you can access the article key points and other related resources.
We all know how much better we feel after a good night’s sleep. However, do you know just how much harm, both physically and mentally, the lack of sleep causes? This article describes what can... Read More
Can we treat all pain the same or does pain mean different things to different people? If so why, and what does that mean to us as manual therapists? This article will help you to... Read More
This article brings together the latest resources and evidence available to help you put current guidelines into practice. It features videos, copies of the SCAT3 and PSCA templates, interviews from four key medical perspectives and... Read More
This article outlines a practical and evidence-based framework that shows individuals who support athletes how to promote positive responses to performance pressure. The ability to deal with pressure is one of the most important things... Read More
We are all experts in how our own body feels but how does this come about and what happens to this when we're in pain? As a clinician you use specific assessment techniques to understand... Read More
Communication about a patient’s pain experience is a fundamental component of rehabilitation, but often requires the use of metaphoric expressions. However, whilst the meaning of some metaphors is clear, for others it can be obscure.... 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
As practitioners we all have a range of modalities and tools to treat sport injuries, but how many of us use psychosocial skills to facilitate holistic recovery? There is a growing perspective that sports injury... Read More
This article analyses the challenges of working ethically in sport where it is commonplace for athletes to train and play while injured and in pain. To achieve this, the literature surrounding ‘playing hurt’ is examined,... Read More
The idea of a holistic approach to sports injury prevention and recovery is nothing new. This article provides a review of the psychology of sports injury risk, response and recovery. It is hoped this will... Read More
With the recent successes of British Cycling and Triathlon, cycling is on the increase in the UK. However, traditional, simple bikefits have been performed by cycle mechanics primarily delivered from a mechanical perspective – with,... Read More
Our brains are constantly being remodelled in response to our movement and pain experiences. This article seeks to highlight the neural mechanisms involved in this neuroplastic remodelling, as these processes are vital for therapists to... Read More
This article discusses all areas of strength and conditioning for both performance improvements and injury reduction across the different growth and maturity stages of young athletes. As this area of performance training is often misunderstood,... Read More
Pain is a complex phenomenon and cannot be attributed to the physical damage of tissues alone. Other factors such as the psychological and social aspects can all contribute to a person’s experience of pain. Everyone... Read More
Movement is a highly variable and contextual activity. The specific movement reaction will be according to the brain interpretation of a given situation and the perceived risk or threat to the body’s tissues. By appreciating... Read More
The focus of this article is to highlight the key elements essential to any sleep recovery programme. You will learn, through a simple 3-step approach, how to establish a practical, achievable and structured sleep wake... Read More
This article discusses the science of pain in relation to the sports injury and how it can evolve into a persisting problem. No injury happens in isolation, and the early responses and management have an... Read More
This article is based on the first ethnographic study exploring the EI ability model in physiotherapists working in a multidisciplinary team supporting an elite Paralympic sport. The cutting-edge study describes the human factors needed to... Read More
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