• 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

    Mike Banks

    We caught up with the man in the Physio Room at Chelsea FC. Mike Banks is one of the longest serving and most respected physios in football. He’s worked with the likes of Glenn Hoddle, Ruud Gullitt, Luca Vialli and now Claudio Ranier over the past few years, during Chelsea’s most successful period since their … Read more

    Dave Hancock

    Dave Hancock joined Leeds United from Blackburn Rovers’ Youth Academy in 2000. Leeds’ injury crisis kept Dave busy during the 2001/02 season, with Michael Bridges, Lucas Radebe, Oliver Dacourt and Harry Kewell all suffering serious injuries. Both Dave and Leeds’ new coach will be hoping for quieter times ahead. Name: Dave Hancock Born: 1970 Where did you … Read more

    Kevin Stone Biography – Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Kevin R. Stone, M.D. is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Chairman of The Stone Foundation for Sports Medicine and Arthritis Research at The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, California. The Foundation conducts research in advanced surgical techniques for orthopaedic sports medicine. These efforts have led to improvements in cartilage replacement and regeneration, cruciate ligament repair and … Read more

    Susan Walker – specialist Bowen therapist (MBTPA)

    Susan Walker, who is very well known and respected in the local community, has been in private practice for more than 25 years. Prior to this she was instrumental in setting up the physiotherapy services at the Fylde Coast Hospital. Susan worked for Preston Health Authority for 5 years following graduation from the Glasgow School … 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

    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

    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