When it comes to scientific research, anecdotal evidence is lowest on the hierarchy of resources. As a clinician, it is vital to review higher levels of evidence, but sometimes it’s impossible to ignore what you witness. There are numerous publications reporting higher incidence of ACL injury in females compared to males, and there are also studies that outline the outcomes to these athletes.
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Strength training doesn't have to be hard. We've all heard these infomercial type statements below, and although they sounds catchy and great, rarely does it yield the results you're looking for.
Staying seated for a long period of time in a hunched position simply doesn't do the body any good. The whole notion that 'you must undo what you do' definitely applies here.
Treat People, Not Just Their Knees - Guest Blog by Vish Liyanage, Physiotherapist for the Melbourne Victory Women's FC
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When we think of sports performance training, we think of getting faster, jumping higher and getting stronger so we can be better at our sport. Though it is true, we train to get better at our sport, but what can be forgotten is that we also train to prepare for the demands of the upcoming season.
Measuring your workout intensity can sometimes be difficult depending on what activity you are doing. Whether its steady state cardio, high intensity interval training, or strength training, your effort can depend on a number of things.
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The function of the lower limb tendons is to transmit very large forces exerted by the ground and the attaching muscle or muscle groups to the skeleton. This is an integral component for human locomotion and athletes ability to sprint, change direction and jump.
The Pull-Up or other vertical pulling variations are great movements for developing strength in the upper back and arms. Many times, people struggle to perform them or perform them with proper form.
When was the last time you were watching a sporting event on TV and you said to yourself “This athlete just makes the sport looks so seamlessly easy”. How about when you take your child to watch someone perform live and you are sitting up close and all you can say to yourself is “Wow”.
The highest incidences of ACL injuries are seen among athletes involved in sports that require pivoting and jumping, such as basketball, soccer and volleyball - learn how to prevent this devastating injury.
Everyone wants to train hard, but no one wants to spend quality time on recovery.
The biggest mistake made in the general fitness population is to think that you’re not an athlete, or better yet, that you’re not athletic.
There is something you need to know about ‘training like the pros.’ You need to know how to move first. The truth is, you should only be doing loaded movements like a squat and deadlift IF you can move correctly while doing them. And that is a HUGE if. Here are some common questions about the importance of movement and how to correct it.
When it comes to training, there is a constant barrage of new technology that’s supposed to revolutionize how we perform, recover, and stay injury-free. Though many companies claim to do everything from calculate intensity, fatigue, speed, strength, and power, the question seems to have shifted from should I get this to how many do I need. Before you invest your money and time into the latest technology, here are a few things to consider before you swipe your card.
GUEST BLOG BY MATTHEW IBRAHIM: THE MOST UNDERRATED SKILL IN FITNESS AND ATHLETICISM: DECELERATION AND LANDING
Matthew Ibrahim is the Owner of Mobility 101 and the Director of Sports Performance at Boston Physical Therapy & Wellness. He is on a mission to help athletes and clients build stronger, more resilient human movement and performance. Connect with Matthew on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Learn more about Mobility 101 on www.mobility-101.com.
Dustin Jones, PT, DPT, CSCS, RKC is a home health physical therapist with a background in athletic training, fitness, and orthopedics. He works to bridge the gap between fitness and rehab for older adults. He blogs at DustinJonesPT.com and teaches rehab clinicians how to utilize kettlebells on the Hardstyle Kettlebell Channel with Dr. Erson “The Manual Therapist” Religioso III.
Tim Pelot is a Senior S&C Physiologist for the US Olympic Committee. He has spent 7 years with the Olympic Committee and has worked at all 3 US Olympic Training Centers. He currently works in Southern California with the Senior National teams for Indoor Men’s Volleyball, Beach Volleyball (MN & WN), & WNS Waterpolo.