• Interview With Dave Fevre

    After working as the physiotherapist to the Great Britain Rugby League team for several years, Dave Fevre became the chief physiotherapist at Manchester United FC, during the club’s dominant period of the mid-nineties. After contributing to the success of United’s historic treble winning season in 1999, Dave’s highly sought after skills were secured by Blackburn … Read more

    Olly Barkley’s Sprained Thumb Injury

    The Injury Olly Barkley dislocated his thumb whilst playing in Bath Rugby’s Heineken Cup fixture against Leinster in January 2006. Injuries to the ligaments at the base of the thumb are relatively common in rugby. The Ulnar Collateral and the Radial Collateral ligaments are the most commonly injured. The Treatment Thumb sprains heal well in … Read more

    Case Study: Freddie Ljungberg’s Calf Muscle Strain Injury

      The Injury Freddie Ljungberg suffered a Calf muscle injury during Sweden’s 2-0 Euro 2008 qualifier victory over Spain and was forced to miss several Premiership matches. Calf muscle injuries are common in sports such as football, basketball, and tennis, where there is a lot of running and jumping. The Treatment Freddie Ljungberg’s rehabilitation was … Read more

    Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    Guillan-Barré syndrome (also known as Landry’s paralysis) is a polyneuropathy – a condition characterised by widespread dysfunction of the peripheral nerves. The condition is thought to be the result of an auto-immune response, where the immune system over reacts and attacks normal body tissue, following a viral infection or an allergy. The peripheral nerve tissue … Read more

    Achilles Tendinopathy Rehabilitation (Achilles Tendonitis)

    Eccentric Strengthening An eccentric contraction is defined as a contraction where the muscle is lengthening, as opposed to a concentric contraction where the muscle is shortening, or an isometric contraction where there is no change in the muscle length. There is nothing magical about eccentric muscle strengthening in the role of alleviating tendon problems. The … Read more

    What Is Pilates?

    Pilates (pronounced “pee – la – tays” ) is a technique that was pioneered in the 1930s by Joseph Pilates, a German who was involved in numerous sports. He combined techniques used in martial arts and gymnastics to produce his own training technique. The technique involves mental and physical training and aims to develop deep … Read more

    Knee Arthroscopy

    What is it? The arthroscope is essentially a small camera that uses fibre-optic cables to relay a picture to a screen in the operating theatre. Whereas in the past open surgery would have meant a stay in the hospital, most arthroscopic procedures are carried out as outpatient cases, where the patient doesn’t have to stay … Read more

    Case Study: Anthony Ogogo’s Dislocated Shoulder

    The Injury British boxer Anthony Ogogo missed out on an early opportunity to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics when he aggravated a long-term shoulder injury in a boxing match. After dislocating his shoulder Ogogo revealed he lost the range of mobility in his shoulder, a symptom which many who suffer a dislocation experience. Speaking … Read more

    Hip Arthroscopy and Acetabular Labrum Tears

    Richard N Villar MB BS BSc(Hons) MA MS FRCS, is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in hip and knee conditions. Mr Villar works at Adenbrookes Hospital and The Cambridge Lea Hospital, Cambridge, UK. He has played a major role in the development of hip arthroscopy. His world-renowned expertise in this new technique has meant … Read more

    T J Salih Injury Expert

    T J Salih graduated from the University of East London in 1994 with an Honours Degree in Physiotherapy. After working in the public sector for 3 years, TJ worked for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club for 2 seasons, before moving into the private sector. He is co-founder of back2normal. His interests include sports injuries, intramuscular stimulation, … Read more