Isn’t this the pressure that you, as a physical therapist, are put under every day? “How soon, how quickly, when, why, how come?”; “This is costing me money and time, I’m losing my place in the team, I have a race coming up…” Making that call of when a patient can return to full sport can be challenging; especially when there are coaches, sponsors, parents and the athlete all adding to the ‘drama’, as well as social media or the internet giving their own ‘advice’. There is a plethora of information out there regarding hamstring injuries, often confounding. You are not alone, even the research can be confusing and ill-defined. This article will look at the most recent research available regarding return-to-sport pre-requisites following a hamstring strain injury and enable you to get your patient to that point of readiness through the most current, and successful, rehabilitation protocols. Register below to read the key points for this article.
This leaflet covers various iliotibial band exercises and has been written for patients. The exercise handout gives information on the rehabilitation programme, guidance for stretching exercises and progression speed. You can purchase it individually using... Read More
These leaflets offer advice on sacroiliac joint pain along with three phases of sacroiliac joint rehabilitation. The leaflets have been written specifically for patients and are designed as a printable/downloadable A4 PDF. You can purchase... 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 is supported by a series of videos which can also be used as part of a patient education programme, as well as printable patient information leaflets.
Register or sign in to access two cutting edge videos on Tips and Tricks for Examination of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome and Eccentric Strength Training for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome as well as the key points for this article.
This leaflet explains to patients what an ankle sprain is, what structures are involved and what can be done to rehabilitate this injury. It is designed as a printable/downloadable A4 PDF. You can purchase it individually using the Purchase button below, or as part of any of the main Co-Kinetic subscriptions.
‘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 giving therapists an ideal structure within which to perform a sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction assessment. Additional supporting resources include two assessment algorithms, an elearning quiz and a patient advice leaflet. Access the patient leaflet for free by registering or signing in below.
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 to physical therapy interventions including exercises which should be included as part of a strengthening and stretching plan. It is supported by videos which show manual therapy techniques that can be used as part of a treatment programme and additional videos that can be used as part of a patient education programme. Register free (or sign in) and we'll reveal a really clever way you can identify local opportunities for delivering osteoarthritis services.
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This leaflet explains to patients what Patellar Tendon pain is, how it occurs and what can be done to rehabilitate this injury. It is designed as a printable/downloadable A4 PDF. You can purchase it individually using the Purchase button below, or as part of any of the main Co-Kinetic subscriptions.
This article and associated supporting material outlines a massage therapy treatment strategy for patellar tendonosis. The author outlines a restricted reciprocal inhibition condition which is commonly found in people with patellar tendon pain, which leads to altered movement patterns at the lumbopelvic and hip level. He goes on to describe in detail a unique technique he has developed to identify the key soft tissue restrictions in the hip along with a soft-tissue based treatment to unlock the key restrictions resulting from this altered movement pattern. The article is supported by videos and a patient information leaflet.
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