June 22, 2016

After spending the last few posts on ACL and PFJ injuries, I am now going to turn my attention to low back pain in the active teenage athlete. It has been documented that between 26% - 50% of the entire pediatric population will experience low back pain by the age of 1...

June 21, 2016

Since I was on the topic of ACL injuries in the adolescent female last week, I thought I might broaden my scope a little and cover some more ground on ACL injury. This time I'm going to look more generally at the rates of ACL injury, how many people actually return bac...

June 21, 2016

Earlier this week I shared a link to a recent paper about generalised knee pain in adolescents. It highlighted the fact that we need to be doing more to help improve pain, quality of life and general health & well-being in this age group. If you missed it, the research...

June 21, 2016

I was talking to a colleague a few weeks ago, who works with volleyball players, and he was telling me that a “positive pain” culture exists with his athletes and the coaching staff. He commented that most members of the team and coaching staff believed that if the ath...

June 19, 2016

I often tell my patients presenting with a hamstring injury, “If you’re going to hurt one thing in your body, you might as well hurt your hamstring”. I often get a bewildered look in return, but the fact is, there is such a large body of research published, and current...

June 5, 2016

So I'm going to temporarily turn my attention from ACL injuries, to resistance training in runners. Or specifically, lack thereof. The reason why I'm doing it is because I'm going to lose it, if I have to hear one more time;

"Why do I always get knee pain when I run? I...

June 1, 2016

This question is one that I get asked often by patients who are planning surgery after rupturing their ACL. Unfortunately for my patients, I don’t have an answer that makes them feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.

My usual response is a long thoughtful sigh, followed by ...

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