How Can We Optimise the ‘Mid-Stage’ Training & Testing Process After ACL Reconstruction?

Research Paper Title Optimising the ‘Mid-Stage’ Training and Testing Process After ACL Reconstruction. Background Outcomes following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction need improving, with poor return-to-sport rates and high risk of secondary re-injury. There is a need to improve rehabilitation strategies after ACL reconstruction, if we can support enhanced patient outcomes. This paper discusses how… Read More

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ACL Reconstruction & ‘Mid-Stage Training & Testing

Research Paper Optimising the ‘Mid-Stage’ Training and Testing Process After ACL Reconstruction. Background Outcomes following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction need improving, with poor return-to-sport rates and high risk of secondary re-injury. There is a need to improve rehabilitation strategies after ACL reconstruction, if we can support enhanced patient outcomes. This paper discusses how to… Read More

7 Exercises for Soldiers to Help with Rehab Shoulder Injuries

Movements that you make with your shoulder are affected by 15 muscles and eight ligaments. When you want to rehabilitate (rehab) a shoulder injury, you need to concentrate not only on strength but on balance and flexibility. Below are seven (7) exercises for military personnel to help rehab those shoulder injuries and get them back… Read More

Discussing Skeletal Muscle Disuse Atrophy & the Rehabilitative Role of Protein in Recovery From Musculoskeletal Injury

Research Paper Title Skeletal Muscle Disuse Atrophy and the Rehabilitative Role of Protein in Recovery From Musculoskeletal Injury. Background Muscle atrophy and weakness occur as a consequence of disuse after musculoskeletal injury (MSI). The slow recovery and persistence of these deficits even after physical rehabilitation efforts indicate that interventions designed to attenuate muscle atrophy and… Read More

Does Hip Arthroscopy as part of a Structured Evidence-based Multidisciplinary Care Pathway produce Significant & Continued Symptomatic, Functional & Vocational Improvements?

Research Paper Title Prospective 12-month functional and vocational outcomes of hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement as part of an evidence-based hip pain rehabilitation pathway in an active military population. Background Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is common with an estimated prevalence of 10-15% among young active individuals. The natural history of the disorder is progression to early… Read More

How Virtual Reality is Revolutionising Recovery for Injured Soldiers

Can you imagine being put into a life-size video game to help you recover from an injury? That is exactly what is happening to patients at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Stanford Hall. A new £1.8 million piece of kit called the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (Caren) analyses how patients use their muscles and… Read More

Surgical Tips for Performing Open Fasciotomies for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Leg

Research Paper Title Surgical Tips for Performing Open Fasciotomies for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Leg. Abstract Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) of the leg is a debilitating condition that has previously been characterised in athletes and military personnel. The results of surgical management in these patient populations have previously been published with inconsistencies… Read More