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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP): A review of actions and applications in sports injuries by Amit Lakkaraju, MD, FRCR

Despite advances in training methods and equipment, injuries sustained during sport are common. These may be seen either in competitive sport or among amateur athletes. Of these approximately 50% are due to overuse. The common overuse injuries include tendinopathies, ligamentopathies … Continue reading

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Is static posture related to pain? Probably not.

Upon a patient’s initial visit to a Physical Therapist, a static postural assessment is routinely performed.   Many therapists assess for “abnormalities” such as a forward head, rounded shoulders, decreased or increased spinal kyphotic/lordotic curves, abnormal pelvic positioning, etc.  They often … Continue reading

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Groin and Hip Quandaries: The “Bermuda Triangle” of Sports Medicine by Helen Millson, MPhil, MCSP

This article has been adapted from a handbook, Groin & Hips: the latest international evidence, 2012, written by the author of this article, primarily for premier league football medical personnel, but also for those involved in other elite sports, in response to … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain in Sport by Richmond Stace, MCSP, MSC

Chronic pain in sport is a problem. It is a problem for professionals and amateurs alike although the stakes are different. The professional athlete will consider the consequences of persisting pain and injury in terms of his or her career … Continue reading

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Sports medicine research – in this April’s sportEX medicine Journal Watch

April’s issue of sportEX medicine features an overview of the following studies with sportEX “take home” messages. ACUPUNCTURE FOR ACUTE LOW BACK PAIN: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. Lee JH, Choi TY, et al. The Clinical Journal of Pain 2013;29(2):172– 185 KINESIO … Continue reading

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An Alternative Approach to Exercise Prescription: Part 2 by Matthew Palfrey, BSc,CSCS

This article is the second in a series that presents the rationale for an alternative approach to exercise prescription in the fields of physiotherapy, sports rehabilitation and general fitness training. The aim of this article is to further expand upon … Continue reading

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Effective Patient Communication by Lewis Wood, MSc,BSc

Are you really listening? Do you take the time to hear and understand your patient’s story? Often a therapist will fill in the gaps with what they think was said, rather than what was actually said. This is described as … Continue reading

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