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Note to Forwards: The Natural Curve of the Spine Leave a comment Read more »

Note to Forwards: The Natural Curve of the Spine

Standing in the middle of a training field recently, working with correcting the mechanics, rather than the technique, of a kicker with the aim of preventing abnormal wear and tear of the lower joints, I struggled not to be distracted by the forwards. I love…


RFU Introducing New Standards for Management of Concussion Leave a comment Read more »

RFU Introducing New Standards for Management of Concussion

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is putting in place new standards relating to the management of concussion and extending the reach of its concussion education initiatives. The return to play pathway for players who have sustained a concussion is dependent on the player’s age and…


Post Activity Stretching: Are You Doing It Right? Leave a comment Read more »

Post Activity Stretching: Are You Doing It Right?

A player hobbled in to the clinic just after Christmas with discomfort in his calf area. He had been suffering ‘niggles’ for many seasons but, untreated, it had progressed to chronic pain. So much so, that he could no longer support his own weight. A…


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…


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