Category Archives: Injury Management

Changing Your Running Style

Posted on by Ross Harris

A question I commonly hear in my clinic is “should I change my running style from heel-strike to mid or forefoot-strike?”. My initial recommendation is always do not change your running style just for the sake of it. If you’ve been running for years, and get few injuries you probably have a fairly efficient gait. If […]

Hamstring Exercises – latest research

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When looking at the latest research on hamstring injuries I came across an interesting study by Carl Askling and colleagues published in 2013. It compared 2 hamstring rehabilitation programmes, one emphasising strengthening exercises which lengthen the muscle (L-Protocol) and the other using conventional exercises (C-Protocol). The conclusion drawn from the randomised controlled trial was that patients using rehabilitation exercises […]

New Knee Ligament Discovered – Anterolateral Ligament

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In 1879 a French surgeon first  described the existence of a fibrous band on the anterolateral aspect of the knee. Over the years, since then, similar structures have variously been described in the human knee, however, there was no clear anatomical description and its function was unknown. In October 2013 two Belgian knee surgeons published a […]

Core Stability – Fact or Fiction?

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An article by Professor Lederman (2010) entitled “The Myth of Core Stability” raised serious questions regarding the efficacy of prescribing core stability exercises for patients with back pain. This was a controversial paper at the time and has been hotly debated over the last 2-3 years, with Pilates advocates jumping to the defense of core […]

Injury Management: First 48 Hours

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Sports injuries are NOT inevitable but, sadly, they are common. All athletes should have a basic knowledge of first aid but, even more important, they should understand and follow the relatively simple guidelines for injury management when, and if they occur. A small amount of early care can significantly reduce your recovery time. Appropriate treatment […]