How do we implement Evidence-Based Medicine?

An interesting editorial article published in the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy (ESSKA) June 2017. The article talks about how the obsession about a significant P value in research papers may not be the most accurate way of interpreting research findings and how large high-quality observational studies can provide useful information even…

High-speed running load and related hamstring injury risk

Thanks to IOC World Conference @IOCprev2017 for sharing webcasts of the presentations delivered during the conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport held earlier this year in March in Monaco. This particular presentation is a 12 min presentation with the above title by Anthony Shield. He shares some interesting data on how high-speed…

Higher Drop in Speed during a Repeated Sprint Test in Soccer Players Reporting Former Hamstring Strain Injury

An interesting article investigating rehab deficits of soccer players with previous HSI found a greater drop in speed during a repeated sprint test. This article was published by a group of researchers in Norway in Jan 2017. “Results: Players who reported HSI during the previous two years (16%) had a significantly higher drop in speed…

PFP Management- Essential Resources (Part 2)

Following on from the Best Practice Guide by Barton and colleagues. The other resource to check out is the consensus statements on PFP in 2016. Keep in mind though that the 2016 consensus statements are not very different at all and did not add much to the Best Practice Guide. But here are the links…

PFP Management- Essential Resources (Part 1)

Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a common but complex condition to treat. Here I share the essential resources to help guide treatment for PFP: The first one should be the¬†Best Practice Guide ¬†published by Dr Christian Barton et al in 2015. It is an open access article in BJSM. This paper was innovative in that it…