Hamstring Injuries and Rehabilitation

Anatomy of the hamstrings: The hamstrings are a collection of 3 individual muscles: They all work together but have slightly different roles. During sprinting, the biceps femoris takes the biggest load, the semitendinosus is lengthened the most, and semimembranosus acts as a force producer. During rehab, you want to target the hamstrings collectively as they

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Whiplash Associated Disorders- what are they? How are they managed?

Whiplash is an increasingly common condition and one where symptoms can prolong, sometimes lasting up to a year. Whiplash associated disorders is an umbrella term describe injuries sustained by a sudden acceleration-deceleration motion, most commonly from a motor vehicle accident. Common symptoms: -Neck pain is the most common -Stiffness -Dizziness -Paraesthesia/anaesthesia -Headaches -Arm pain There

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Reactive-Based Training for Falls Prevention

What is reactive-based training? Reactive-based training involves exercises which require quick reactions to changes in the external environment. This form of exercise works to improve dynamic balance and co-ordination. Typically when we lose our balance our body forms strategies to help regain our balance and keep our centre of mass within our base of support.

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ACL rehab: “Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf”

The rehabilitation process post ACL reconstruction has developed over the years and benefitted from advancements in research. Below is a collated summary of the research review ‘Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf’ Noehren B, Snyder-Mackler L (2020)- which addresses the use of Open Kinetic Chain exercises (the big bad wolf) during the early rehab

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Achilles Tendinopathy Rehabilitation

What is Achilles Tendinopathy? Achilles Tendinopathy is an overuse injury causing degenerative changes within the achilles tendon. The achilles tendon in the tendon which attaches the calf muscle to the heel and is mainly involved in the pointing of the foot, for example; standing on your toes. Which population experiences Achilles Tendinopathy? Anyone can experience

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