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Athletic groin pain remains a common field-based team sports time-loss injury. The existing cross-sectional studies in this area of research vary considerably in presenting diagnosis. None of the studies had a complete series of prospectively-gathered standardized clinical examination, MRI and patient-reported outcome measures (PROM). The authors of present study aimed to describe clinical presentation, physical…

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I review this paper in my Research Review this week, although the study itself doesn’t prescribe interventions – we have been using Posterior chain strength in all our rehabilitation programs over the past 24 months with great effect – Compound lifts where possible – certainly not isometric or body weight holds or mobility work! Female…

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Introduction The presentation of an acute  groin pain is common after recreational and competitive multidirectional sport and usually managed self managed with the excellent POLICE guidelines[1] and self limiting. More significant tears of muscles at Grade 2 or 3 level are potentially more serious, in terms of time out of sport, and need more in…

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I have written two pieces for the Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal on Running kinematics and the injured population, of course there is no perfect way to run, but certainly those new or experienced runners with leg pain can benefit from a running kinematics approach. I talk about the diagnosis of Biomechanical Overload syndrome rather than…

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I recently came across this paper The influence of varying hip angle and pelvis position on muscle recruitment patterns of the hip abductor muscles during the clam exercise discussing the optimum pelvis position to load Gluteus Medius during the ubiquitous clam exercise. This has to be my least favourite exercise and widely ‘prescribed’ for weeks on end…

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So many of my patients attend to start our low back pain program and although they are aware of the role of strength training – are still taken aback when we show them the trap bar deadlift. These patients have often been told they cannot lift, or avoid load and rest and as such are…

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