Tag Archive for: Rehabilitation

GAINcast Episode 274: Lessons learned

We take a look at some current events and current happenings in our own training to reflect on some lessons learned on this week’s GAINcast. To start with we debrief the USWNT’s disappointing performance at the World Cup, before sharing lessons on how to best draw parallels from past experiences to working with new sports, including some examples from new sports we’ve been introduced to in the last year.

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GAINcast Episode 273: The ACL

The start of the recent women’s World Cup in soccer has turned focus to the rash of ACL injuries in the sport, and the particular impact it has had on female players. On this week’s GAINcast Vern looks at the structure of the knee, risk factors for injuries, and what coaches can do to help reverse trends for women and men.

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January/February 2023 in review: injuries

To kick off the year we looked at injuries as our January and February site theme: understanding them, how to reduce them, and how to come back from them. In total, we put together 1 new video lesson, 1 training module, 2 podcasts, and 3 articles from 8 different contributors on the theme.You can find links to all new resources below, plus dozens of other videos, podcasts, and articles on the topic from our archive.

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How runners can train in the water

Swimming and athletics are the two most classic Olympic sports. In some ways the sports are similar, displaying different types of movement in their purest form. But in other ways they are complete opposites. For example a key component of sprinting is how the body navigates gravity and contact with the ground. Both of those play little role in swimming. As a result, the sports do not influence each other very much when it comes to physical preparation. That’s a shame, as there is a thing or two that runners could benefit from by jumping in the water.

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Traumatic brain injury: lessons learned the hard way

When people are asked what sports are at high risk for concussions, the first answers are typically American football, boxing, or even slap fighting. Rarely is mountain biking mentioned, but it is about time the sport takes concussions seriously. In gravity mountain biking disciplines like downhill, athletes are speeding down uneven terrain at over 70 kmh. There’s a reason we wear a helmet.

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GAINcast Episode 261: Building and rebuilding the amateur athlete (with Donie Fox)

We often talk about developing elite athletes, but the amateur sporting world is even bigger and more demanding in many ways. On this week’s GAINcast coach and physiotherapist Donie Fox joins us to discuss how his team have implemented athletic development structure into their local GAA club. In addition we discuss the differences between building and rebuilding athletes, and how the mental side of physiotherapy is the real difference maker.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 279: The long road back (with Tuomas Seppänen)

In 2016 Tuomas Seppänen was on the verge of a breakthrough when everything went wrong. It took him years to build but now, at age 36, he is throwing better than ever. On this week’s podcast he joins us to discuss his long road back to the top, including overcoming vertigo, rehabilitating injury, adjusting his training, dealing with the pandemic, balancing work, and much more.

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Sports Science Quarterly – Q2 2022

Every quarter we take a deep dive into the latest research in sports science. In this edition we look at coaching coaches, hamstring injuries, 100-meter race profiling, leadership, sports psychology, and more.

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January 2022 in review: the hamstring

Our site theme last month was the hamstring. With all of our year-end posts we did not dedicate as many new resources to the topic as we would in a normal month, but it’s about quality not quantity. Our article on a systems approach to the hamstring was one of our most popular of the last year. Below are all of our new and archived content on the topic.

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A survival guide to hamstring injuries

Many strength or athletic development coaches aren’t lucky enough to have a physiotherapist working alongside them. That means when an athlete gets injured, someone else has to step up to help. Whether qualified or not, a little knowledge can go a long ways in assisting athletes through sensitive injuries. As both a physiotherapist and a coach, below I hope I can share some things coaches can look for and how they might look to tailor training when it comes to hamstring strains. injuries

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