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Contrary to popular opinion, Australia does have a winter. Gosh sometimes it gets really cold.. like down to 10 degrees Celsius.. BRRRR!
Maximalist shoes, in particular, Hoka, have flown somewhat under the radar in relation to research findings. Most of the flack has been thrown at minimalist footwear. That all changed at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 2018 Annual Meeting!
Hmmm, when I read papers like this, my brow furrows, which is not good for wrinkles, and so that makes me angry. In short, this paper increases my risk of wrinkles and my anger levels, and I don't like that at all..
Australian Rules Football is a game played by big, strong, fast people (men and now women)), who collide hard and wear no protective armour. It is little wonder therefore that injury rates are high. But, given rule changes, improved injury prevention strategies, better medical intervention and rehabilitation protocols, are we winning the war on injuries?
Despite most of the attention being focused on men who play 'the beautiful game", 35 million plus women play soccer worldwide. And, they have different biomechanics, different anthropometry, different physiology, different playing styles, and.. different injuries..time to take a look at this.
Well, this is a bit of a rhetorical question.. of course, it works, but sometimes, it fails. Now.. I wonder why that might be?
The link between distance running and knee osteoarthritis (KOA) has been extensively investigated and essentially disproved. But what happens when we factor in previous injury in a sport like football?
In this the second little discussion on all things football, we take a look at how, or if we might prevent injury in soccer.
Although I firmly believe Australian Rules Football is the great and true football code, I thought it might be time to do a little series of Soccer equipment and injury!
This lady had her injury diagnosed as a Grade 2 inversion ankle sprain. As it turns out, it was much... MUCH more than that!
I hate it when people tell me their feet are burning.. I mean, how does one solve this problem. but when it is a 12 year telling me this, my radar starts humming..
Quite a controversial question, and one being loudly debated at present. It just goes to underline my philosophy, "look up and look down to fix the bit in the middle"! but back to the question, is it appropriate to use orthoses in the management of patellofemoral pain, and, do they work?
Here is a tale of a prodigious tennis talent who is only 9 years old, who came to see me with "shin splints".. or.. did she? Read on!
Number 2 in a series of clinical cases hoisting BIG red flags to the top of the flag pole. In today's episode, midfoot pain.. but all is NOT as it seems.. read on..
In my career, i have been amazed at some of the things I have deal with over the years. Some very odd, some life-threatening, some just other worldly. Here is a little series to help you clinically, and to act as a warning to never sit in the comfort zone! First up.. a VERY unusual diagnosis for heel pain..
Ever wondered why sometimes some injuries are really recalcitrant? or why some athletes just get re injury after re injury? Neural tagging and central sensitization may provide some of the answers. And, you can do something about this clinically!
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