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Mandy Marchak: Overcoming Shoulder Injury Leave a comment Read more »

Mandy Marchak: Overcoming Shoulder Injury

I have truly missed blogging. I have wanted to start writing again, but honestly, for the amount of things that I have to talk about, I didn’t have a clue what to say. I mean, I knew I wanted to write about my injury and…


Pre-Exercise Stretching for Rugby Players Leave a comment Read more »

Pre-Exercise Stretching for Rugby Players

This is a subject that crops up in my clinic on a regular basis. I am regularly asked questions like “Should I stretch to reduce injury?” and “What is best – static [active or passive], dynamic, ballistic or PNF?” As you can imagine, the answers…


The Sports Concussion Programme Leave a comment Read more »

The Sports Concussion Programme

Keeping the concussion discussion active and continuing on from last year’s article, I wanted to promote an excellent resource, easily accessible to everybody. It really is a link that I would love to see on every club and school website, encouraging all players, coaches and…


Concussions Across Sport: Advice to Players Leave a comment Read more »

Concussions Across Sport: Advice to Players

Professional football has had an increase in the number of head injuries resulting in concussions, following three recent high-profile incidents involving English Premier League players, resulting in FIFPro’s medical advisor, Dr. Vincent Gouttebage, putting professional football and its concussion policies under the microscope. Tottenham Hotspur’s…


Fiona Pocock: Importance of Positive Attitude to Physical Recovery Leave a comment Read more »

Fiona Pocock: Importance of Positive Attitude to Physical Recovery

It has been a while since my last blog on my lessening knee injury and quite a lot has happened. Most of all, my attitude towards my knee has changed and I now no longer see it as an unwanted, stress-inducing part of me. This…


ACL Injuries: Guide to Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention Leave a comment Read more »

ACL Injuries: Guide to Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Everywhere I go these days I appear to come up against an ACL injury. This involves the Anterior Cruciate Ligament; one of the short ligaments that cross (hence ‘cruciate’) inside the knee inhibiting forward movement of the tibia (shin bone). It is also one of…


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