Sprained Ankle? These Five Tools Will Help You Recover Faster

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries among athletes and active individuals, and, if boot camp fitness is your training modality of choice, you maybe particularly susceptible. Listed below are five great tools that will help you recover faster and get back on your feet before you know it. 1. Canes and Crutches… Read More

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What Are the Warning Signs & Symptoms of an Injury?

Do You Know the Signs of an Injury? Most fitness-related injuries have certain warning signs and symptoms that go beyond those that accompany daily wear and tear. It is, therefore, important for any active individual to always be evaluating their aches and pains, looking for symptoms that indicate more serious problems. Generally, symptoms include bruising… Read More

What is The Incidence of Military Training-related Injuries in Chinese New Recruits?

Research Paper Title The incidence of military training-related injuries in Chinese new recruits: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Background Training-related injuries are the main reason for disability, long-term rehabilitation, functional impairment and premature discharge from military service. The aim of this study was to identify the incidence of injuries in the training of Chinese new… Read More

Running Shoes: Linking Cushioning, Loading Rates & Risk of Injury

Verbatim from the REPS UK magazine (2017, p.7), as I thought they wrote a witty article (and I couldn’t be bothered completely re-writing the whole thing): “‘It’s the ultimate advancement in energy,’ brags Under Armour about its Charged Cushioning (r) ‘absorbing the impact of your foot strike.’ Nike’s breathless boasting cuts to the chase, declaring… Read More

Surgery, Rotator Cuff Tears & Ultrasonography

The rotator cuff gives the shoulder joint its wonderful versatility, but also most of its problems! It is often a tough call deciding which cuff problems need surgery and which will get better naturally. However, if surgery is contemplated, simple scanning of the shoulder by an experienced ultrasonographer is a good predictor of which rotator… Read More

Running Injuries & Illness 01

History and Examination In order to establish a diagnosis for any musculoskeletal injury, it is vital to understand the exact mechanism and circumstances of the injury process. By knowing the direction of forces acting upon a particular body part, it is possible to focus further history and examination towards developing a diagnosis (from an exerciser’s… Read More