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Professor Benno Nigg is what might best be described as a Living Treasure of the biomechanics Community. A massive influence on several generations of biomechanists and clinicians, I feel very privileged to call him a friend and a mentor. He was one of 6 keynote lectures at this year's Summer School. This is what he had to say first up!
Dr. Luke Kelly is a very bright young Aussie podiatrist working at the University of Queensland. Recently he has published some groundbreaking research on the role of the plantar fascia and plantar intrinsic muscles. This is what he had to say at Biomechanics Summer School..
Biomechanics Summer School is now in its 21st year, and I have been to 9 of them! It follows then that this is one of my favorite conferences. Small and intimate, with great content, when Kevin Kirby and I get together it also features The Tarsal Coalition, the world's oldest and worst boy band..here is part one of the highlights.
There is little information about Metatarsal Five (MT-5) fractures for specific sports. The objective was to study the occurrence, the imaging characteristics, the lay-off times and healing problems of MT-5 fractures among male footballers.
research can be a hard task master.. or should that be mistress? But, the key is to have an open and inquisitive mind, because science is all about change!
There are, once more, a lot of "quotation" icons here, demonstrating my scorn at not only these terms, but how they are misused and misunderstood, and also incorrectly attributed as the cause of injury.
Major chicken and egg situation here.. what do we do about it? Posting live from Hong Kong. here we go..
and more importantly, what should we be looking at, and what can we do about it?
Delving through some archived pages, I found this, and it is interesting how in the space of a couple of years, we finally seem to be drilling down on a couple of important issues. That said, should we really be shifting away from the concept that "pronation" is at all important in terms of injury. And, where does footwear fit in? Read on..
This question brings to mind things like the Alfredson protocol which can involve quite a bit of pain for quite a bit of gain, but the question also raises even more questions. What's the answer?
Do you recommend foam rolling or using a tennis ball to "release" those trigger points? Is there any evidence to support this practice, and how useful is it really to "stretch" a structure that does not stretch, for example, the ITB?