• Reducing the Occurrence of Injuries

    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

    How to Get Back into Exercise Following an Injury

    By Katie Knapton, MSCP HCPC founder of PFO. How quickly you can get back into exercise after you have been injured depends on the severity and nature of the injury. If it is a very recent injury the best advice is to protect and optimally loading (so as much pressure/weight as is comfortable), along with ice, compression … Read more

    Knee Injury Rehabilitation Guide

    The current thoughts on ACL rehabilitation are based on the so-called accelerated programme, first used in the early nineties by American surgeon Donald Shelbourne. Shelbourne and his colleagues astutely noticed that those patients who did not adhere to the ‘softly softly’ program used then, actually got better more quickly than those who did and, furthermore, … Read more

    A Guide To Women’s Health

    Women’s sports participation, as in men, produces numerous health advantages including improved cardiovascular fitness, better weight control, increased self esteem and improved bone density. However just like sporting males, there is a risk of sports injury in sporting females. Female U.S college athletes have been reported to have twice the rate of injury in soccer … Read more

    Ankle Plyometrics

    Background Plyometric drills decrease the reaction time of the nervous system in response to external stimuli. This allows the muscles to contract faster to prevent falling or twisting an ankle. The technique was first used during the 1960s and ’70s by eastern European athletes, who organised hopping and jumping techniques into specific plyometric drills. As … Read more

    Dislocated Shoulder Exercises

    The exercises that follow provide a rehabilitation programme for an anterior dislocation shoulder injury. The information is intended as a guide and refers to those people who have dislocated their shoulder for the first time. The rate of progression is dependent upon the healing process, which is affected by the age of the patient. It … Read more

    Using Proprioception For Rehabilitation

    Proprioception refers to the body’s ability to sense movement within joints and joint position. This ability enables us to know where our limbs are in space without having to look. It is important in all everyday movements but especially so in complicated sporting movements, where precise coordination is essential. This coordinated movement is a result … Read more

    ACL Surgery: Hamstring Tendon vs Patella Tendon Grafts

    Hamstring vs. Patella Graft

    Lee Herrington qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1990 from Manchester University, United Kingdom, 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. Lee is the lead clinician at the Knee-Rehab UK knee rehabilitation clinic and, amongst … Read more