February 2016

New invention could help prevent hamstring injury

Eight English Premier League football teams are investing in a new device that can help predict and prevent hamstring injuries in elite athletes. The NordBord Hamstring Testing System, developed at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), measures the strength of athletes´ hamstrings during a hamstring exercise known as the Nordic curl. “We´ve shown with our research […]

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FINAL PREPARATION FOR SOUTH AFRICA HOT CHILLEE CAPE ROULEUR BY ADRIAN FAIRBANK

Things were going really well over the last few months of 2015, and I felt great. However in the last sportive of the year I developed a nasty patellofemoral pain. This was so much more than the muscle aches I was used to, and had the deep-seated persistence of something more sinister. Identifiable by a pain occurring

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STUDY FINDS PROTEIN THAT TRIGGERS JUVENILE ARTHRITIS

Researchers in the United States have identified a protein that triggers juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), the most common form of childhood arthritis. Arthritis is often associated with older people, but it can also affect children. Figures from the NHS show that about 15,000 children and young people in the UK are affected by arthritis. Symptoms

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WHAT DOES “I ‘VE DAMAGED MY CARTILAGE MEAN?” BY JONATHAN BELL

I never know quite whether to tell strangers I meet at parties what I do. It doesn’t take some long to get a blow-by-blow account of their knee problem. It often starts with “I have damaged my cartilage and had keyhole surgery etc etc.” There seems to be some confusion as to what exactly “cartilage

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New technology could revolutionise treatment of tendon injuries

New intelligent technology developed by scientists in Australia and New Zealand could help personalise the treatment and rehabilitation of muscle and tendon injuries. The biomedically engineered system developed at Griffith University and the University of Auckland works in real time to provide feedback on the stresses and strains that affect a specific muscle or tendon,

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CHANGES IN TISSUE FLUID FLOW MAY SIGNAL ONSET OF OSTEOARTHRITIS

New research could lead to earlier confirmation of osteoarthritis by identifying changes in tissue fluid flow. A diagnosis of osteoarthritis is usually only confirmed after the patient develops irreversible symptoms such as joint pain or joint stiffness. But a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that changes in the flow of interstitial

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Our Winter 2012 newsletter features an article about the Wimbledon Clinics ski injury clinic which offers rapid appointments every Tuesday for those injured on the slopes.

The quadriceps muscles on the front of the thigh are large muscles and an important powerhouse to the strength of your leg and the generation of pedal turn and thus forward motion. Called ‘Quadriceps’ because this muscle belly has four (Quad) heads (Ceph-). Three of them are down at the knee and make up the

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High-impact exercise during skeletal growth linked to greater bone mass in middle-aged men

Research published in the American Journal of Men´s Health shows that bone-loading exercise during adolescence and young adulthood, when the skeleton is still growing, helps build bone density. Studying factors that protect against osteoporosis for men, a University of Missouri researcher analysed data from the physical histories of 203 males aged 30-65 years. The sports

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