At The “Core” of Cycling Mechanics

Cyclists frequently present to SPC with a complaint of pain, typically in their knees or back during long rides. For some, the solution is as simple as an appropriate bike fit. For others, resolution of the problem may take a little more work. Core Strengthening has been adopted by the athletic community and health professionals…

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Tendinosis

Tendinitis has been proven to be a misnomer for several reasons. There is a lack of inflammatory cells. Now Tendinosis is used which has a profound effect on how the condition is treated. Histopathology of Tendinosis A typical healthy tendon is composed of primarily type 1 collagen with minimal amounts of type III collagen interspersed…

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Reliability of Posterior Capsule Tightness Tests

The relationship between posterior capsule tightness and shoulder dysfunction has long been recognized clinically but never been quantified. The posterior capsule plays a significant role in controlling normal shoulder joint arthrokinematics. Research has documented that a tight PC will affect normal shoulder range of motion. PC structure includes muscles, ligaments, nerves and soft tissue. Other…

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Intrinsic Risk Factors for Inversion Sprains

Intrinsic risk factors are related to the individual characteristics of a person. Extrinsic risk factors relate to environmental variables such as level of play, exercise load, amount and standard of training, position played, equipment, playing field, rules, foul play etc. Even though ankle sprains are so common, the cause of this injury is still unknown.…

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Shin Pain Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Majority of people have probably heard of this injury referred to as “shin splints.” However, the term shin splint is used to describe various overuse injuries affecting both the soft tissue and bone. One specific type of shin splint (MTSS) is limited to the lower third of the inside of the tibia (lower leg). The…

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Tips on Buying Proper Footwear

Proper shoe fit for both activity and everyday wear is poorly understood and certainly poorly done. This dilemma is as much the consumer’s fault as it is the manufacturer’s. When buying footwear, the following should be considered: 1. Determine length and width of the foot, and fit the forefoot width first. Both feet should be…

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Overtraining Syndrome

The bottom line in sports conditioning and fi tness training is adaptive body stress. Athletes must put their bodies under a certain amount of stress to increase physical capabilities. Where the stress loads are appropriate, then the athlete’s body adapts to the demands placed upon it. The adaptation to maximal loading of the cardiovascular and…

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Muscular Balance, Core Stability and Injury Prevention

Endurance athletes do sustain some acute injuries, such as ankle sprains and fractures, but most injuries can be classified as “overuse.” An overuse injury can be defined as any injury of the musculoskeletal system that results from the combined fatigue effect over a period of time beyond the capabilities of the body to regenerate itself.…

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