Month: February 2012

The Cigarette Butt Stretches

The cigarette butt stretches are used to stretch the hip rotators. There is a version for the internal rotators and a version for the external rotators. This article will discuss which muscles they stretch, why to use the stretches and how to do the stretches. It is believed this is the first article written on these stretches. The cigarette butt stretches are especially useful due to their simplicity. If you are stiff internally rotating then you do the stretch in to internal rotation and vice versa for external rotation. The internal rotators are the tensor fascia latae, anterior fibres of...

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Femoral Anterior Glide Syndrome

What is it?   Femoral anterior glide syndrome of the hip is a term coined and popularised by Shirley Sahrmann (2002). The diagnosis asserts that the femur is most susceptible to moving anteriorly. This is what Sahrmann (2002) refers to as the directional susceptibility to movement, or more simply the path of least resistance. A central tenant of her working philosophy is that it is these structures that have less relative stiffness that are most likely to get injured both acutely and chronically. Sahrmann (2002) asserts that femoral anterior glide syndrome most commonly occurs in concert with...

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Super quick review of Physical Therapy in Sport August 2011

Female athelete triad syndrome in the high school athelete. Thein-Nissenbaum & Carr   Triad = bone health-menstrual irregularities- poor nutrition Poorer nutrition increases injury risk 2-3x in young females Each component is associated with increased injury risk   Uninvolved versus target muscle contraction during contract-relax proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching Azevedo et al. Biceps contraction as effective as hamstring contraction in contract relax stretch of hamstring ? Mechanism   Immediate effects of quantified hamstring stretching: Hold relax proprioceptive...

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Super quick review of Physical Therapy in Sport November 2009

Variables associated with active spondylolysis Gregg et al. <20yo males more likely to develop spondylolysis than females or >20’s. Most likely due to participation in rotation and jumping sports. E.g. Cricket, gymnastics Single leg hyperextension test was not valid (p=0.47).   The Influence of Mulligan ankle taping during balance performance in subjects with unilateral chronic ankle instability Hopper et al. It’s ineffective. Previously shown to be effective in preventing recurrent injuries. ? Works at end range to stop injury, but not inner range to improve proprioception. The relationship...

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Super quick review of Physical Therapy in Sport August 2010

Neck strength recovery following a single bout of specific strengthening exercise Netto et al Neck strength returned to previous level at 3 days post training. Neck strength surpassed previous level at 5 days post training. In females recovery may be delayed. Correlation of three different knee joint position sense measures Kiran et al. Isokinetic dynamometer, electrogoniometer and two dimensional (2D) video analysis showed at least a fair correlation in both standing and sitting. 2D video analysis or electrogoniometer may be best for standing, however in sitting 2D video analysis may be...

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