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Concussion: "Minor Traumatic Brain Injury" Leave a comment Read more »

Concussion: “Minor Traumatic Brain Injury”

The interactive infographic Ellaine posted on concussion last month reminded me of an interview that was given by Ben Utecht who once played for the Indianapolis Colts and was later the Cincinnati Bengals’ tight end. During his playing career he suffered five known incidents of…


Knee Injuries: Runner's Knee Leave a comment Read more »

Knee Injuries: Runner’s Knee

As a follow on from last month’s article discussing Jumper’s Knee (Patella Tendonitis) this month’s article covers another chronic injury that can blight the rugby knee. Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (“ITBFS”) As its common name suggests, this condition is found in runners (but can also…


An Interactive Look at Concussions in Sport Leave a comment Read more »

An Interactive Look at Concussions in Sport

The interactive infographic below is focussed on US sports, but still provides some invaluable information about concussions. Some important notes to take away include the following: The majority of concussions do not involve a loss of consciousness. Stop playing even if you don’t lose consciousness;…


Knee Injuries: Jumpers Knee Leave a comment Read more »

Knee Injuries: Jumpers Knee

The knee is another joint that can break a playing career. As you can see (right) the structures are many, with each causing their own set of issues. Injuries fall into two categories; acute and chronic. Acute injuries usually occur suddenly as a result of…


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The ACL Injury: Road to Recovery

Knee injuries seem to be more and more common in rugby these days; Jamie Roberts and Quade Cooper are just a few high-profile members of the ‘ACL’ club. I am a less well-known member. I started experiencing knee problems from the age of 14 (I…


Ankle Injury Treatment & Prevention Leave a comment Read more »

Ankle Injury Treatment & Prevention

Welcome to the Sports Injury Blog. My name is Liz Ward and my job is sports injury management. As a performance analyst, making good use of kinesiology, biomechanics and video analysis as well as a soft tissue therapist, my preference is prehabilitation, but I am…


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