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Latest News8th of June 2018

The Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy Revision 2018 - essential reading

The updated guidelines for Achilles Pain, Stiffness, and Muscle Power Deficits: Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy Revision 2018 have just been published. A non negotiable must read for you all!

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Articles31st of May 2018

Metatarsophalangeal joint extension changes ultrasound measurements for plantar fascia thickness

Interesting new paper with important implications for measurement of plantar facial thickness.

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Articles29th of May 2018

If you suddenly change your running shoe, adjust you training volume!

A new study throws a lot of stuff into the mix, but seems confusing in relation to results and conclusions. Especially since I have no idea how they classified the running shoes, or, what they were!

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Latest News28th of May 2018

Surgery better than physio alone for shoulder pain

In a rare win for surgery vs conservative management, this new 10 year RCT favors the knife over physio!

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Latest News28th of May 2018

Dynamic knee valgus - is it real, and is it a problem?

A nice new systematic review from Peter Malliaras's group, with first author Jack Dix sheds some light on this oft argued topic..

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Articles25th of May 2018

Wow.. take a look at these injury numbers.. and.. the cost!!

Given the incidence of injury in this just-published paper looking at the military, and the astronomical cost, it might be better to disband the army!

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Latest News25th of May 2018

Risk classification of patients referred to secondary care for low back pain

This new study compared two screening tools, the STarT Back Screening Tool against the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire in a Norwegian sample of patients with low back pain referred for assessment. Interesting outcomes!

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Latest News24th of May 2018

Does the hip joint load change as osteoarthritis progresses?

An interesting new study investigates changes in hip joint loads with progression of degenerative joint disease

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Articles22nd of May 2018

The connection between mental health and plantar heel pain

It is worth keeping in mind that anxiety, stress, and depression can leave their mark on MSK injury. A new study investigates the role of mental health in the generation and prolonging of plantar heel pain.

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Articles18th of May 2018

Relative Energy deficiency syndrome - 2018 update from the IOC

The artist formerly known as The Female Athlete Triad was rebranded in 2014 as.. relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome or RED-S. The rationale behind this was quite simple.. it was not only female athletes who were at risk

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Articles14th of May 2018

Why we MUST monitor youth and adolescent physical activity!

Cam morphology is a strong risk factor for the development of hip pain and osteoarthritis. It is increasingly thought to develop in association with intense physical activity during youth; however, the aetiology remains uncertain. This excellent new study characterises the effect of physical activity on morphological hip development during adolescence.

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Articles26th of April 2018

Am I aching more? Is it Vitamin D?

Vitamin D deficiency is probably more common than once suspected. It’s tough to get enough from food alone, and many people don’t get enough from sun either. Paul Ingraham at Pain Science has just written an interesting blog on the topic..


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