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 influence upon the journey – hence the need for effective pain control, diagnosis and a plan. Understanding that a persisting problem is underpinned by an ongoing protective and vigilant state allows for wise action in terms of treatment. The article is accompanied by a certificated elearning assessment.
Catch up on this quarter's essential physical therapy research. Our Physical Therapy Journal Watch brings you all the most important journal discoveries with our own unique sportEX take-home messages. This is one of our most... Read More
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance that has been gaining importance in treating orthopaedic and sports injuries. PRP, in addition to having high concentrations of platelets, has been found to have high concentrations of growth... 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
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 perform at the highest level in multidisciplinary teams of all kinds, and the results are illustrated using the physiotherapists’ own voices and the author’s insights.
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