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!
In a rare win for surgery vs conservative management, this new 10 year RCT favors the knife over physio!
A nice new systematic review from Peter Malliaras's group, with first author Jack Dix sheds some light on this oft argued topic..
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!
An interesting new study investigates changes in hip joint loads with progression of degenerative joint disease
This new pilot has implications for the management of many MSK injuries. Comparing rest, to corticosteroid infiltration and finally load management on a tendinopathic condition, it promises some interesting outcomes. Stay tuned, the write up is due soon!
Seems there has been quite a rush on literature recently questioning either the efficacy of orthotic therapy, or.. whether there are better, cheaper options. Is this another potential nail in the coffin?
So, whilst "ride" is embedded in the running footwear industry's vernacular, it has always been a somewhat fluffy term without any clear definition. My friend and mentor, the maestro of footwear biomechanics, Professor Benno Nigg has now set this straight.
This is excellent new information from Andy Cresswell's group at the University of Queensland!
More evidence, if you needed it, of just how important it is to consider previous, even old injury as a contributor to new injury in a different location.
This is worth a read in the context of the current 'pronation is dead' debate!
The effect of shoe-worn insoles on biomechanical variables in people with medial knee osteoarthritis has been studied extensively. The majority of research has focused specifically on the effect of lateral wedge insoles at the knee. But does it have an effect, how large is the effect, and is it systematic? Read on..