• Nicola Maffulli: Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

    Nicola Maffulli is Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine and Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary and City General Hospital, Stoke on Trent in Staffordshire, UK. He is one of the most pre-eminent sports medicine and orthopaedic consultants in the UK. Professor Maffulli has had … Read more

    Christopher Harner: Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Christopher D. Harner, M.D. is the Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Harner is also Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine, Fellowship Director, and Medical Director at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine. Dr. Harner specializes in sports medicine, especially knee, ligament … Read more

    Gary Lewin: Chartered Physiotherapist

    Gary Lewin is one of the most recognisable faces in the Premiership. The longest-serving Chartered Physiotherapist in the Premiership, and Chief Physiotherapist for both the Arsenal and England squads. PhysioRoom.com caught up with Gary, who kindly took time out of his hectic schedule, to talk to us about his work at the top, the game … Read more

    Donald Shelbourne Biography – Orthopedic Surgeon

    Dr K Donald Shelbourne, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at The Shelbourne Clinic at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a pioneer of orthopaedic surgery and his techniques have revolutionized the treatment of ACL injuries. In years gone by, the ACL injury may have spelt the end of a soccer career but, today, those … Read more

    Colin Natali: Injury Expert

    Colin Natali is a Consultant Spinal, Trauma and General Orthopaedic Surgeon, appointed to the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel in December 1996. Colin also consults privately at the London Independent Hospital, The London Clinic, Harley Street, The Cromwell Hospital, and back2normal back and neck clinic, in London. His special interests include minimally invasive surgical procedures and … Read more

    Achilles Paratendinopathy Rehabilitation

    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

    Achilles Tendinopathy in Depth AKA: Achilles Tendonitis

    Achilles Tendinopathy Achilles tendinopathy is the term used to describe all of the possible issues with an Achilles tendon including inflammation (tendinitis) or degeneration (tendinopathy). It is now believed that the Achilles tendon is not simply inflamed; instead, the tendon has become thickened and stiffens up. Although this might sound alarming, degeneration (wear and tear) … Read more

    Lee Herrington Biography – Chartered Physiotherapist

    Lee Herrington qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1990 from Manchester University, in the UK, having previously completed a degree in Human Biology from Loughborough University. In 1996, he was awarded an MSc in Sports Injury and Therapy from Manchester Metropolitan University. He has also been certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (of … Read more