• The female athlete triad

    The female athlete triad is a condition that occurs in females who participate in sports, particularly cheerleading, gymnastics, figure skating, dancing and distance running. The female athlete triad is defined as amenorrhea (absence of menstrual period), disordered eating, and osteoporosis (decreased bone density). Pressure to succeed, which can be exacerbated by coaches and pushy parents, … Read more

    Paul Karabardak’s Wrist Arthritis

    Do you suffer from arthritis? Find out how Paul Karabardak is looking after his injury and what others with arthritis should do to treat the complaint. The Injury British Paralympic Table Tennis player Paul Karabardak developed progressive wrist arthritis after a series of falls while training for the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. Describing the injury, Karabardak … Read more

    Steve Hardwick

    Everton’s Chief Physiotherapist, Steve Hardwick, is the man who has helped both Paul Gascoigne and Duncan Ferguson regain their fitness for Premiership action. He can also take credit for resolving much of Everton’s injury crisis’ over recent times. A former physiotherapist with the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, he is used to clearing the decks! … Read more

    Marc Bernier Injury Expert

    Marc Bernier is a senior physical therapist and strength and conditioning specialist at Champion Sports Medicine and Rehab Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Marc has specialized in the development of functional rehabilitation, conditioning and performance enhancement programs for the soccer athlete, and has had articles published in several publications, including the U.S. Youth Soccer Magazine, Athletic … Read more

    Contribution Factors To Spondylolysis

    Female gymnasts have an incidence of spondylolysis which is four times higher than in non-sporting females of a similar age. It is thought that sex hormones during puberty can have an adverse effect on bone health. Obviously, these changes can affect young female footballers as well. Alterations to bone quality can be further accentuated by … Read more

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    Dr Lawrence Lemak Injury Expert

    Dr Lawrence Lemak M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine consultant at the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center (ASMOC), Birmingham, Alabama, and has played an integral role in sports medicine and arthroscopy research as one of the founders and member of the Board of Directors of the American Sports Medicine Institute. Dr Lemak … 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