This 90 minute video includes an Introduction & Welcome to Fisic 2015 by Jonathan Webb, former English rugby union player and Consultant Knee Surgeon at Fortius Clinic (conference hosts) & Brett Gosper, CEO of World Rugby. The session is chaired by James Calder, Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon at Fortius Clinic London and includes the following presentations: Science versus reality — how to support a champion presented by Dr Cathy Speed; How to build an elite team by Adam Mallalieu; Reintegration of a player back into the team after injury - (Psychological and Physical factors) by Bill Knowles; Recovery from injury as an elite rugby player — 10 years on by Will Greenwood.
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
In the previous issue (sportEX dynamics 2015;43:8–11 (Jan 2015)), Brad Hiskins wrote about the situation concerning professional standards in the soft tissue industry in Australia. In a response to his article, Paul Medlicott voices his... Read More
Lumbar discectomies for radicular symptoms are quite prevalent in the United States. Despite this, one out of every four individuals undergoing these procedures continues to have persistent pain and disability (1,2). A recent article published... Read More
A recent article in The Lancet set out to investigate if a comprehensive exercise program is more effective than advice, for the treatment of individuals diagnosed with chronic WAD (3).
Catch up on this quarter's essential massage therapy research. Our Massage 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 popular sections of content aimed at saving you time and money not having to trawl the research journals!
The following letter from one of our regular Australian contributors provides an interesting insight into some of the difficulties facing Australian massage therapy industry. This introduction describes how the Australian healthcare and education systems have contributed to creating this situation and how we in England and Wales can perhaps avoid ending up in a similar position.
This article provides the reader with an evidenced-based update on the risk factors commonly associated with hamstring injuries in football. These risk factors have been classified into two groups: non-modifiable and modifiable. Additionally, the reader is provided with a detailed insight of the prevention strategies and interventions used to nullify the modifiable risk factors and ultimately reduce hamstring injury rates.
This article provides an update on the current available evidence on the assessment, diagnosis, and prognosis of hamstring injuries in soccer. After a detailed insight into the epidemiology, functional anatomy, and injury mechanism for hamstring injuries, a detailed clinical examination, which is supported by clinical evidence, clinical experience and innovative practice, is demonstrated. Finally the recent Munich classification system is presented to improve clarity of communication for diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic purposes.
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