• Growth Factors in the Treatment of Muscle Injuries in Soccer

    Introduction Muscle injuries account for around 30% of all injuries in the English Premier League. A muscle strain typically keeps a player out of action for 3 to 4 weeks and clubs employ full time medical staff in order to reduce this down time. Conventionally, this treatment comprises physiotherapy which uses prescribed procedures such as … Read more

    Cooling Down Guide: Improve Sports Recovery

    Over the last few seasons English football teams have introduced the practice of a cool down at the end of a training session or match. This has been influenced by the increase in foreign coaches and players in this country; cool downs have been practised for many years by European teams, most notably the West … Read more

    How to Tape your Knees like Rafael Nadal

    Complete Guide to Patella Tendon Taping How to Tape your Knees like Rafael Nadal Do you suffer from knee pain due to Patella Tendonitis? Champion Rafael Nadal has been plagued by Patella Tendonitis in the past and gets relief by using a Patella Tendon taping technique. How can Patella Tendon taping help Patella Tendonitis? Patella … Read more

    Complete Guide to Taping & Strapping

    Introduction There is a vast array of different taping methods that can be used for problems with different anatomical locations. The exact application of each technique may be different depending on the reasoning process of the person who applied the tape. Because of the scant scientific evidence on this area and because each individual is … Read more

    Iliopsoas Syndrome (Hip Flexor Muscle Strain) Injury Guide


    What is Iliopsoas Syndrome? Pain at the front of the hip may be due to a hip flexor muscle strain. The iliopsoas muscle is most commonly affected. The iliopsoas muscle is comprised of the Iliacus and psoas muscles. The iliopsoas muscle lies in front of the hip joint and sits quite deeply, below the surface … Read more

    Thigh Muscle Strain Injury Guide


    Medically reviewed by Katie Knapton, MSCP HCPC on 29th October 2021 What is a Thigh Muscle Strain Injury? A thigh muscle strain is quite common in sports like football, where kicking is repeatedly practiced. Cycling, rowing and downhill running are some other activities where the quadriceps can become overloaded and susceptible to injury. A Thigh … Read more

    Hamstring Muscle Strain (Pulled Hamstring) Injury Guide


    What is a Hamstring Muscle Strain? A hamstring injury is common in sports and are sometimes known as a ‘pulled hamstring’. The term ‘pulled muscle’ comes from the description of how the injury takes place. Usually, the hamstring muscle is forcibly stretched beyond its limits and the muscle tissue becomes torn. A tear in the … Read more

    Complete Guide to Calf Muscle Strain Injury


    What is a Calf Strain Injury? A calf muscle injury is common in sports. Calf injuries are sometimes known as a ‘pulled calf’. The term ‘pulled muscle’ comes from the description of how the injury takes place. Usually the calf muscle is forcibly stretched beyond its limits and the muscle tissue becomes torn. A tear … Read more

    Guide to the Prevention of Muscle Strains & Injuries

    Muscle Strain Prevention

    In a survey of injuries at a professional football club, it was reported that 26.8% of all injuries involved muscles and tendons (Lewin,1989). Muscles and their tendon attachments combine to form what are known as musculotendinous units. These musculotendinous units provide the force which is necessary for movement. Football is a dynamic sport which requires … Read more