injury & rehabilitation

Weight Training and Type 2 Diabetes

Weight Training and Type 2 Diabetes

The link between aerobic fitness and diabetes prevention or management has been well established. Most Diabetes associations recommend getting at least 150 min /week of moderate intensity aerobic exercise. Grontved et al 2012 took a look at weight training and its effects. Over the course of the survey they determined that men who weight trained(…)

Eccentric hamstring training: an emerging paradigm in lower limb injury prevention

Eccentric hamstring training: an emerging paradigm in lower limb injury prevention

The hamstring muscles are uniquely prone to injury in field athletes, where high intensity running and sprinting often lead to strains and occasionally tears. While the aetiology of hamstring injuries is complex, thigh injuries were highlighted in The UEFA Injury Study 2011 accounting for 17% of all injuries, with subsequent lay-off time of 18-24 days. Cases of(…)

High intensity cardiac rehabilitation

High intensity cardiac rehabilitation

We’ve discussed high intensity aerobic and anaerobic training for the athletic and general populations previously. Would the same apply to the rehabilitative population? Yes! Guiard et al. (2012) completed a literature review, that demonstrated patients were more compliant with and received greater benefits from high intensity interval training compared to moderate intensity continuous exercise. Among the(…)

Return-to-play following ACL surgery, rate of force development and strength requirements

Return-to-play following ACL surgery, rate of force development and strength requirements

ACL injuries are common in field and court sports, however there are a limited number of accepted indicators that determine readiness to return to play sport following ACL surgery. A new study published in The Journal of Orthopaedic Sports and Physical Therapy  has evaluated the readiness to return to play based on measures of maximal voluntary isometric(…)