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Should We Scan Painful Hips?

What's the use of scanning or x-raying a painful hip or knee for that matter? If you're a clinician or healthcare professional reading this, you will know that there is limited correlation between the 'abnormalities' we see on a scan and symptoms or pain that are...

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What is Pain? Can we influence it?

Pain, it's a complex thing.  It's definately not pleasant if you're experiencing it and, as a practitioner / therapist it's a difficult cycle to break. Pain influences behaviour, which influences activity, which influences muscle conditioning .... which ultimately...

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What IS muscle power?

I had a really interesting discussion over Twitter the other night with some esteemed physios S&C coaches and exercise physiologists about muscle power. It all started off by @tomgoom posting a question; he asked people what their top academic paper on developing...

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Is a gym a place for rehab?

How to solve the problem of the epidemic of musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries? We need to think creatively! A New Model For Rehabilitation: Use Gyms for Rehab I've been banging on about this idea for at least 4 years now. Not just using the large spaces and equipment...

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Rehabbing the hip muscles for knee pain..?

Knee Pain... it' a right pain in the ... well, KNEE! What can we do about it? There are many causes of knee pain, but as I've said several times before, one of the most common is anterior knee pain, also called patellofemoral pain. Patellofemoral Pain Patellofemoral...

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Are Wearables Worth It?

I'm delighted to introduce Dr Alex Rowlands. Alex works at Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit based in Leicester hospital. He's an expert in the field of Physical Activity and has published and presented his work...

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ACL Reconstruction & Rehabilitation

SCROLL DOWN FOR FREE END-STAGE ACL REHAB ... TO GET YOU BACK TO SPORT! In the previous post we talked about the function of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), the mechanisms of injury and the lasting symptoms if you're unlucky enough to injure it. Here we're going...

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The ACL Explained

As you may have seen from the accompanying video, the anterior cruciate ligament, shortened to ACL, is one of the most important ligaments on the knee. Here we’ll just flesh this out in a little more detail. This will be useful for you if you have a client with an ACL...

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