• Golf Fitness – Golf Injuries on the PGA Tour

    Kam Bhabra is a specialist sports physiotherapist who has worked with Champions League soccer players and PGA Tour Golf Professionals. For the past 5 years he has been physiotherapist and conditioning specialist for PGA Tour Pros – Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, Ben Curtis, Frederik Jacobson and Brian Davis. PhysioRoom.com caught up with him to find … Read more

    Surgery and Rehabilitation For ACL Injuries

    Donald Shelbourne pioneered the contralateral ACL reconstruction for torn anterior cruciate ligaments and developed the accelerated ACL reconstruction rehabilitation protocol. Here he outlines the changes that have taken place in the surgical treatment and rehabilitation of ACL injuries over the past 20 years, and explains what the latest thoughts on this injury are today. What … Read more

    The Lumbar Spine in Recurrent ‘Hamstring’ Problems

    John Orchard is a sports physician and sports injury researcher based in Sydney, Australia. He is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales and a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Dr Orchard is Medical Director for the Sydney Roosters Rugby League Football Club. He is Injury Survey Co-ordinator for … Read more

    Musculo-Tendinous Units

    In a survey of injuries at a professional football club, it was reported that 26.8% of all injuries involved muscles and tendons (Lewin,1989). Muscles and their tendon attachments combine to form what are known as musculo-tendinous units. These musculo-tendinous units provide the force which is necessary for movement. Football is a dynamic sport which requires … Read more

    Pitchside Interviews

    Bob Ward is the chief physiotherapist at Middlesbrough Football Club. In his time at Boro’, the club have developed a state of the art training facility, complete with a fully up to date medical department. Probably more than any other physiotherapist he has had to deal with the comings and goings of numerous foreign players, … Read more

    Prevention & Treatment of 5 Most Common Football Injuries

    Photo Credit: Marcel Strauss Football or ‘Soccer’ is the world’s most popular sport. There are over 240 million registered players worldwide and many more recreational football players. Most football injuries affect the lower extremities, which are defined as the groin and pelvis, hip and thigh, knee, calf, foot and ankle. Research shows that most football … Read more

    Fifth Metatarsal Fractures and Surgery

    Dr Mark S. Myerson, M.D. is the renowned Orthopedic and Medical Director for The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr Myerson is one of the world’s foremost experts on foot and ankle reconstruction and injury. He has pioneered surgical techniques that have revolutionized the diagnosis, treatment and recovery … Read more

    Ask The Experts

    Bad Knees asks: “I work as a firefighter and have chronic Patellar Tendonitis. I’m a 34 year old weekend warrior as well (basketball mostly, biking, running, etc). My knees hurt from just daily activities. I take NSAIDs and haved applied ice 1 – 2 times each day for about 2 weeks with no relief. I … Read more

    Core Strengthening Programme

    What is the Core Strengthening Programme? The Core Strengthening Programme is an exercise programme that aims to improve stabilisation and support to the spine. This is achieved by re-training specific trunk muscles, which may be under used. Faulty movement patterns occur as larger muscles have to try and stabilise the core, compromising their functional role … Read more