• David Wales Injury Expert

    David Wales MSc BSc (Hons) MCSP HCP David Wales is a clinical specialist physiotherapist, based in London, who specialises in sports injury treatment and rehabilitation. David played football for England Under 18’s and was a professional player with Sunderland AFC before sustaining a career-ending fractured Femur and becoming a physiotherapist. He completed his graduate degree … Read more

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Reviewing Injuries

    Tendonopathy Kader et al reviewed almost 350 articles to provide an interesting review of the anatomy, pathology and management of Achilles tendon problems in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The article is comprehensive and provides essential reading for all clinicians who specialise in Sports Medicine. It also provides interesting information for those people, sporting … Read more

    Blood Doping

    Despite numerous positive tests for performance enhancing drugs in Italy and Spain, there has not yet been a positive test in the English Premier League. Although performance enhancing drugs have never been part of the culture of English football, some notable figures have their suspicions. FIFA Medical Committee chairman, Michel D’Hooghe, commented “EPO is now … 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

    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

    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