Academic News, Webinars

Free webinar – Investigating and Preventing Sport-Related Ankle Sprain Injury

As we continue to work with The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) we are happy to announce our latest webinar of the series: Investigating and Preventing Sport-Related Ankle Sprain Injury.

Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017
Time: 3 pm BST
Presenter: 
Dr Daniel Fong, PhD, FISBS, FHKASMSS

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Ankle sprain is common in sports and therefore it is worth investigating and preventing. The webinar will first cover a series of biomechanics studies on ankle inversion sprain mechanism. This involved a forensic motion analysis on video footages of real injury incidents. The second part will present a wearable anti-sprain system to prevent the injury by monitoring the injury hazard by motion sensors and preventing it by stimulating shank muscles for very quick corrective motion. Current attempts to modify the device for prehabilitation will also be presented. Continue reading

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Academic News, Books

The psychology of sport injury

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Psychology of Sport Injury provides a thorough explanation of the elements and effects of sport injuries.

It takes a contemporary approach to preventing, treating and rehabilitating sport injuries, taking into account the physical, psychological and social factors.

This essential guide also includes evidence-based examples and demonstrates applications you may face working with athletes.

 

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Physical activity could help prevent lingering damage of concussion

A new Canadian study has suggested that strict rest may not be the best medicine for children with concussions. This new research has challenged the idea that physical activity should be avoided until symptoms disappear.

The researchers surveyed around 2,400 children aged 5 to 18, who had recently been treated for concussions. Most of these were sport-related injuries and most children had experienced at least one concussion symptom in the first week.

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Fitness News, PE News

Call to ban tackling in school rugby

Health experts are calling on the Government to ban tackling in school rugby.

In an open letter to MPs, chief medical officers and children’s commissioners, some 70 doctors and health experts argue that schools should move towards non-contact rugby.

The signatories say studies show the risk of injuries to teenagers is “high and injuries are often serious”.

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New study into concussion in sport

A new study, Concussion in Sport, seeks to establish whether retired sportsmen and sportswomen have an increased incidence, or suffer an earlier onset, of neuro-degenerative disorders.

The initial screening process will focus on retired jockeys and former champion jockeys Richard Dunwoody, Sir Tony McCoy, Peter Scudamore, John Francome and Stan Mellor have volunteered for screening.

Funding and support for the project, which will subsequently extend to all sports in which concussion is a recognised risk, has come from a range of sources, including the Injured Jockeys’ Fund (IJF), racehorse owners Godolphin and American football’s NFL, as well as private backers.

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Academic News, Books

The examination and evaluation of musculoskeletal injuries

This new edition guides students and practising athletic trainers and rehabilitation professionals through the examination and evaluation of musculoskeletal injuries both on and off the field.

The text presents injury examination strategies in on-site, acute and clinical settings.

You will learn to obtain an accurate injury history from the patient, inspect the injury and related areas, test motion control, palpate both bone and soft tissues, and examine function  in order to gauge the player’s readiness to return to play.

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The principles of safe dance practice

Every dancer of every age, ability and style should be able to engage fully in the act of dancing and be encouraged to achieve their potential without risk of harm to body or mind.

Practical information on all aspects of safe practice that is not too simplistic or complex has not always been easy to find – but that is all about to change.

Safe Dance Practice takes a multidisciplinary approach to the components of dancing safely, integrating principles without compromising dancers’ artistic creativity and expression.

With nearly 60 years of collective experience in the dance profession, the authors translate extensive research and evidence-based practice in order to present the essential principles of safe practice.

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Squatting in skinny jeans can be harmful

A 35-year-old Australian woman had to be cut out of a pair of ‘skinny jeans’ after her calves ballooned in size, according to a report in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

The woman had been helping a family member move house which involved many hours of squatting while emptying cupboards.

She had been wearing ‘skinny jeans’ and recalled that her jeans had felt increasingly tight and uncomfortable during the day.

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