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The large incidence of concussion and the potential for prolonged adverse effects associated with premature return-to-play has been well established. [1] Concussion is currently one of the most prominent medical concerns in contact sport at all ages and levels of competition. [2] Currently, the best treatment for concussion appears to be prevention but this has...
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It is well established that hamstring muscle strains are prevalent in football and demonstrate high risk of reoccurrence. [1] The burden of hamstring strains is responsible for a number missed training sessions and matches during the football season. Injury rates and player availability have been directly linked to team performance and end of season standings....
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Risk stratification and athlete monitoring: optimising training load and minimising the risk of injury and illness How much is too much has been the burning question for many years. What is the proposed or safest workload that will optimise performance and decrease the risk of injury and illness? It is becoming more over the years...
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Give us a brief overview of where you work now, and what you’ve been doing since graduating? Qualifications, courses, previous jobs, any life adventures (travelling, marriage etc.) I’m currently working at Prime Human Performance Institute, a high-performance sports medical facility situated in Durban. I’ve also been involved in domestic franchise cricket since 2016 as the...
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*Daniel is a young passionate and driven Cricket Coach. He’s completed a BSc. Hons in High Performance Sport. He has been a cricket coach for Cricket Namibia in a number of capacities, from junior national team, to Strength and Conditioning Consulting and Performance Analysis for the Men’s National Team. He is passionate about coaching cricket and...
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As 2017 rushes towards its end, we look back at another crazy year that almost only left a blurry line behind as it sped past.  To reflect on 2017 and everything that happened in it from a professional point of view, I have decided to get this site going with its very first blog post. ...
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My masters journey thus far has highlighted the apparent lack of between scientific research and ‘real world’ clinical practice. All too often we as physiotherapists base our therapeutic decisions on anecdotal evidence and habit however, in an age where scientific information is freely available the adage of ‘this is just how it has always been...
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It’s 2018. Sports Medicine is evolving daily. Research is filtering into practice quicker and quicker thanks to the internet, social media and infographics! In the spectrum of managing injuries and sporting performance (in SA) we have, Sports Physios, Biokineticists, Sports Doctors, Chiropractors, Sport Scientists, Strength & Conditioning Coaches, and Sporting coaches – we’re all here,...
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“Why do you give your patients exercises without booking them into follow up sessions? Surely that’s bad for business” A comment made by a friend who works outside of the healthcare industry – on some level they’re 100% right. For me to stay in business as a physiotherapist, one view might be that I need...
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We’re back with part 2 of our interview with Chris – it’s stimulated some interesting thought and conversation regarding stretching in our community and as always – we’d love to have you weigh in again… This time around we’ve asked our fellow professionals for questions regarding stretching and posed them to Chris. This entry follows...
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