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Shoulder Pain - What Investigations Should You Order?

Dr Brendon Aubrey - Tuesday, December 11, 2018
By Dr Brendon Aubrey – Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar One of the most common presentations in Sport and Exercise Medicine is the patient with shoulder pain. This is because shoulder pain affects people of all ages and activity levels, from elite athletes to sedentary individuals. Presentations vary from acute trauma to repetitive, overuse injuries, and everyth ..

Neuromuscular Training & Why is it important?

Chris Ball - Thursday, February 23, 2017
Why your brain is the reason you need knee surgery! Many sport injuries are caused by an athlete’s loss of protective mechanisms rather than due to trauma. Patients come to me often perplexed at how they suffered a serious ligament injury and say “no one even touched me”. The reality is that’s exactly how the vast majority of injuries occur. Watch this video compilatio ..

Radiation Exposure - Should I get the Scan? Part 2

Chris Ball - Thursday, February 23, 2017
Should I get that scan? Getting a scan sounds simple and straightforward but it is actually a more complex decision than most people would be aware. Using my own experience working in sports medicine, I order many scans. I am requested to order more than are required from my perspective while patients refuse others I consider necessary. There are a several important issues to consider when ha ..

Ice Baths

Chris Ball - Thursday, September 15, 2016
The use of ice for injury and training recovery. In the last decade there has emerged quite a lot of controversy regarding the use of ice for both injury management and recovery from training. Ice (cryotherapy) is a low cost treatment which is extremely popular to the point of being standard practice in medical and sport conditioning fields. It is used for:- • injury first aid  ..

Injured athletes dilemma

Chris Ball - Monday, September 14, 2015
Injured athletes dilemma Most athletes have extraordinary high levels of discipline for training when they are healthy but many come unstuck when they are injured. I think that part of the problem is the lack of an appropriate and well considered plan which provides adequate time for injury recovery. This needs to be balanced by a requirement to maintain a reasonable level of ..

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