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Articles19th of April 2018

The role of imaging in tibial stress injury.

Stress fractures are frequently encountered injuries in the discipline of sports medicine, accounting for between 1 and 20% of all visits to the sports medicine clinic. Tibial stress fractures account for half of all stress fractures and are especially common in athletes who are involved in repetitive impact sports that are often of high intensity. this paper looks imaging techniques and where they fit in. One major gap, but still a worthwhile read.

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Latest News10th of April 2018

I will be keeping an eye on this one!

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!

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Latest News9th of April 2018

More bad news for orthotic therapy?

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?

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Latest News26th of March 2018

Benno Nigg's research group defines 'Ride

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.

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Latest News21st of March 2018

A really important new tendon study!

This is excellent new information from Andy Cresswell's group at the University of Queensland!

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Latest News27th of February 2018

Look up, look down, for the injury in the middle!

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.

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Latest News11th of February 2018

Pronation.. there might be life in the old girl yet!

This is worth a read in the context of the current 'pronation is dead' debate!

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Articles8th of February 2018

Musculoskeletal injuries and Children. Important new information.

This just-released article provides some really important new information on the epidemiology of MSK injury in children.

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Articles2nd of February 2018

KT tape settles lawsuit claim

Kinesio tape or KT tape was developed by a Japanese chiropractor more than 30 years ago. The adhesive strapping is designed to provide muscle and joint support without restricting movement. Fairly extravagant claims have historically been made for its efficacy, and great controversy continues to dog the product, with scant evidence it actually works.

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Latest News1st of February 2018

Wedges and orthoses - good or bad for Knee arthritis?

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..

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Latest News29th of January 2018

Once more Platelet Rich Plasma fails to stack up to scrutiny.

Another fail for PRP. The promising biological rationale, the positive preclinical findings, and the successful early clinical experience of PRP injections are not confirmed by the recent high-level RCTs.

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Latest News29th of January 2018

Some great stuff over my desk this morning!

Some terrific new papers over my desk this morning.. here is a little sample of some I really have enjoyed!


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