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SCAPULAR VS GLENOHUMERAL DYSFUNCTION: WHICH IS THE CHICKEN AND WHICH IS THE EGG?

Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain (RCRSP) is an umbrella term for a wide variety of previously described shoulder pathologies such as subacromial impingement, rotator cuff tendinopathy, posterior impingement, biceps tendinopathy and bursal pathology. A common presentation is pain and/or weakness in the region of the shoulder, usually the mid-deltoid region, with the worst movement being … Continue reading

November 20, 2020 Back, Neck, Shoulder, Elbow

VISA-G Questionnaire

This is the clinical and research version of the VISA-G It is a reliable and valid disability score for gluteal tendinopathy. “Development and Validation of the VISA tendinopathy questionnaire for greater trochanteric pain syndrome, the VISA-G.&#… Continue reading

February 12, 2020 Hip

CALF PAIN- DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

Posterior Calf pain in runners is a recurring problem. In this article, we look at possible differential diagnoses for posterior calf pain and discuss a few treatment options. “Extremely tight calves can force you to slow down and stretch mid-run! Read on to understand what is happening in your legs, and make an appointment with … Continue reading

October 22, 2018 Ankles & others

ARE YOU A HEAVY BREATHER?

When you are riding at pace, are you breathless and wheezing like a fish out of water? Do you suffer from back or neck pain or both? Read on to find out why. First we need to understand the role of the diaphragm in breathing, core stability and as a source of pain. Practitioners often … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 Posture

THE ‘SWAY BACK’ POSTURE: IDENTIFICATION, CORRECTION AND ITS EFFECT ON INJURIES AND SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Posture and Postural Types are a source of constant debate, with some authors saying there is no relationship between abnormal posture and pain and dysfunction. Others, however (Kendall, 1992; Sahrmann 2002), have addressed & identified postural dysfunctions and how these change loading on weight bearing joints and affect the biomechanics and kinematics of the adolescent … Continue reading

January 20, 2018 Posture

The association between loss of ankle dorsiflexion range of movement, and hip adduction and internal rotation during a step down test

A pattern of excessive hip adduction and internal rotation with medial deviation of the knee has been associated with numerous musculo-skeletal dysfunctions. Research into the role that ankle dorsiflexion (DF) range of motion (ROM) play in lower limb kinematics is lacking. The objective of this cross-sectional, observational study was to investigate the relationship between ankle … Continue reading

December 20, 2017 Ankles & others

YOUR ANKLES MATTER

Reduced flexibility in cyclists predisposes to hip and knee injuries. In recent years, a wealth of valuable research has been done into hip biomechanics. It is well known that the weakness of certain hip muscles, particularly the hip extensors, abductors and lateral rotators (such as Gluteus Maximus and Medius), and the tightness of other hip … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 Ankles & others

DON’T BACK DOWN

Cyclists are vulnerable to lower back pain, but you can protect yourself by working on your core strength. The flexed posture that cyclists have to sustain, while pumping their legs through the down and upstroke, results in progressive overload of the lumbar discs, facets and ligaments, as well as fatigue of the back muscles. All … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 Back, Neck, Shoulder, Elbow

HOT UNDER THE COLLAR

Visualise a cyclist crashing and you’re bound to picture an outstretched arm trying to cushion the blow. The shock from the impact travels up the arm to the collarbone strut. No wonder then, that fractures to the clavicle or injuries to the acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) and the surrounding ligaments are among the most common traumas seen … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 Back, Neck, Shoulder, Elbow
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