Last week I blogged about individual performances in team sports following ACL reconstruction. As you may remember, there were examples of player’s careers thriving after ACL reconstruction, but unfortunately for some athletes, it was the start of a decline in performance and premature end to their careers. This time however, I’m going to turn my attention to total team injury rates and overall team performance. Before I get in to the nitty gritty, I want to pause for a secon
I’ve written quite a bit in the past about ACL injury; at-risk age groups, risk factors, when is it safe to return to sport following ACL surgery and ACL prevention programs – just to name a few (see blog for past posts - http://www.mickhughes.physio/#!blog/a7skm) . This time however, I’m turning my attention to sport performances upon return to sport. It has been previously reported that 80% of people will return to some form of sport, 65% will return to the same sporting le
It was only a few years ago that the world was struck down with "Nintendo Wii-itis". Now with the world wide phenomenon Pokémon Go app growing in popularity by the day, I think it's only a matter of time before GP clinics and physiotherapy practices around the world are going to see an influx of Pokémon Go-related soft tissue injuries. Not to mention lower limb ligament sprains and head injuries from reckless and careless walking.
I'm not sure if the app developers intentio
It’s a little bit ironic that I write this blog about the negative effects of poor sleep quality on injury, illness and sports performance when I barely scrape together 6 hours sleep a night due to my darling 18-month old daughter’s sleeping habits. The only difference is that the level of my sporting prowess is limited to taking my dog for a brisk 45minute walk around the park each day, and bending over each morning to tie up my shoelaces. For elite athletes however, sleep i