Injury Prevention and Variation of Movement
Photo credit: Ian Muir via Flickr

Injury Prevention and Variation of Movement

Photo credit: Ian Muir via Flickr
Photo credit: Ian Muir via Flickr

There is a lot of talk in the media about preventing injuries during sports. A lot of that talk revolves around “fixing faulty mechanics” and “moving the right way” in order to prevent injuries, specifically the dreaded tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Many of the people saying these things are sports medicine professionals, but are they right? As I have written before, mechanics definitely play a role in ACL injuries, but it’s more complicated than that. So let’s look at what we actually know and how we as a profession are getting confused: (more…)

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Using the Force to Understand Injuries
Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Wounded Knee, South Dakota Vachon, John, 1914-1975, photographer. Library of Congress, FSA-OWI http://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wounded_Knee.jpg

Using the Force to Understand Injuries

There has been a lot of talk lately about how mechanics can play a role in injuries. This is especially true in lower extremity injuries such as patellofemoral pain and…

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