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A collection of resources including ebooks, podcasts and videos that cover a range of training and physio topics.

What are Shin Splints?

Shin Splints is a common usage term for pain felt along the inner or outer border of the tibia (the shin bone). As it is not a diagnosis, it only describes the symptoms and not the actual cause of the problem. The cause is inflammation or irritation to the muscles and sometimes the bone where…
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Weight Training for children and adolescents – Is it safe?

Anecdotally weight training for children and adolescents (youth) has not been considered safe. This can be backed by Emergency Centre data which showed that over 100,000 children (5-18years) presented to emergency departments in the USA during 2000 – 2004.(1) Many more may have been injured but not serious enough to go to Accident and Emergency.…
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Return To Sport Decision Making

The safe return to sport for an athlete is a decision based individually and dependant on multiple factors including their health status, the injury sustained, the injury management received, as well as many other factors. In assessing the athlete and these factors, one is only every going to manage risk when considering return to sport/play…
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Fit vs Fat – Some Thoughts

In a recent editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine1, Steven Blair, a professor in Exercise science and Epidemiology states there is now ‘over whelming evidence that regular physical activity important and wide ranging health benefits’. He goes on to state that physical inactivity is one of the most important health issues of this…
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Effect of Compression Garments in Sport’s Performance

Compression Garments have been used medically for many years in the treatment of Deep Vein Thromboses (DVT’s) and other venous problems. The graduated compression has been shown to reduce venous pooling and discomfort and has a positive effect on oedema (Ali, Caine et al. 2007). Over recent years the sports community have used this concept…
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Concussion Guidelines

On the 4 Nov in a game against Everton the Spurs keeper was involved in a clash with an Everton player. When he got up he was obviously disorientated and initially wobbly on his feet. On the coaches decision and against medical advice he continued playing that game. The keeper stated he didn’t remember the…
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