Muscles and tendons

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee injury and prevention

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The knees of female athletes are very vulnerable to injury, especially ACL tears. Here’s what to do about it. When it comes to fitness training, it is sometimes difficult to find a female-specific topic because the same principles and practices apply to both women and men. Nevertheless, there are other gender-specific issues, and one important... MORE

Rotator cuff strengthening – treating and preventing shoulder injury

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The treatment and prevention of shoulder injuries Nagging shoulder pain can sideline an athlete for a season or more. As Alicia Filley explains, to remain competitive and keep symptoms from progressing, rotator cuff strengthening must be an integral part of an athlete’s training programme; especially those who frequently use overhead arm movement in their sport.At... MORE

Reducing lower back pain with a pelvic tilt

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Learn how to improve your lumbar spine with a pelvic tilt Article at a glance Sean Fyfe asks ‘Can you do a Pelvic Tilt?’ This article will teach you what a pelvic tilt is and how to do one. Injury prevention starts with good movement control. And that starts with the pelvic tilt. Investigation the... MORE

Plantar fasciitis: the causes and treatment methods for foot...

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Plantar fasciitis is a common foot injury, which can plague male or female athletes of any sport. As Alicia Filley explains, knowing how to detect and prevent this injury can keep you training and away from the physiotherapist’s clinic! The fascia  Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury whose incidence accounts for 10% of all running... MORE

Knee injuries – the prevention and treatment of cartilage...

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Everything you need to know about meniscus injury Knee cartilage tears are common in athletes whose sports demand running and jumping. Alicia Filley looks at research on the best ways to treat and prevent this injury and comes up with some surprising conclusions.Before we look at meniscus injury, we first need to understand its anatomy.... MORE

Knee injuries: prevention and treatment

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Exercise and workouts for knee injuries PHASE 1 (Muscle Balance) Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Patella tendonitis, MCL  injury, ACL injury, LCL injury, Runners knee Exercises The aim of phase 1 is to restore normal muscle length, range of motion and introduce postural awareness. The stretches outlined below are an indication of muscle stretches that are advised... MORE

How science is catching up with chronic front-of-knee pain

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The causes of jumpers knee Article at a glance: Malcolm Davies and Fares Haddad report on recent research work to tackle the incidence of patellar tendinitis; This article looks at the causes of jumpers knee; And why it is causing some athletes to retire  Patellar tendinitis is the most common knee disorder found among competitive... MORE

Hamstring injuries: treatment and prevention

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John Munroe explains how to deal with a hamstring strain Your hamstrings can be prone to strain, as many of you will know through painful, personal experience. This will especially be the case if you are involved in a dynamic sport that requires, for example, sprinting and kicking. However, the great news is that a... MORE


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