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A review of Wickham J, Pizzari T, Balster S, Ganderton C, Watson L. 2014 The variable role of the upper and lower subscapularis during shoulder motion
Hanging in the Balance (2)
Perceptions, Practice and Movement Analysis in Elite Football
Hanging in the Balance (1)
Will muscle imbalance move on in elite football (part 1)
Jump Landing: how we move matters
New research highlights different movement strategies at the hip and knee
Movement Control Tests
It's not only about low threshold tests
Hamstring recruitment variability
Is different in athletes with a history of hamstring injury
Changes in proximal movement influences knee pain
Latest research from BJSM
The importance of low threshold testing in patellofemoral pain
What the evidence says
Measuring lateral trunk motion in single leg squat and the single leg drop vertical jump
The usefulness, efficacy and clinical relevance
New research looking at effect of movement correction
on lower leg alignment and knee pain
and Evidence for its Multitasking Functional Role
Is it time we moved on?
Observation of single leg squat - kinematics and EMG
What happens in healthy women
Compensatory Movements Observed in Hip Pain
Femoroacteabular impingement and movement impairments
Glut function changes in runners with achilles tendinopathy
Changes seen in the gluts of runners with achilles tendinopathy
EMG study on 3 weight-bearing exercises
EMG measurements support the use of the "wall push" in particular, for targeting the Posterior Gluteus Medius / free access paper
Low demand activities only not enough for Movement Screens
New research shows different movement behavior with load and speed
The Value of Eccentric Training
Free access paper on neuromuscular adaptation from Int J Sports Med
More evidence / motor control retraining and effect
Changes in muscle size predictive of lower limb injury in this study.
Full analysis of all movement faults is the key!
Injury Prevention in Youth Athletes
Injury risk: Different in team and individual youth sport
Elite Athletes and The Performance Matrix
Pain management is just not enough
Single leg squats are good for gluts
Asymetrical exercise to target the gluts
Movement faults in novice runners
New paper online identifying uncontrolled hip flexion
Therapeutic Exercise helps neck pain
Latest review in Physical Therapy
Movement Injury and Reduction of Injury Risk
Article in this months REPs Journal by Lincoln Blandford & Mark Comerford
Adding to the hamstring puzzle
Movement assesssment results correlate with a history of hamstring injury
Is a new approach needed?
Improving core control can improve throwing velocity
Training in female handball players
Identifying uncontrolled movement
The pressure biofeedback unit is useful for evaluating uncontrolled movement in the low back
Movement Screening; a film or a photo?
Read the Ultra-FIT article written by our very own Performance Matrix tutor and consultant Lincoln Blandford.
Gluts control and knee pain are linked
Deficits in glut med associated with patellofemoral pain syndrome
Scapular focused management of shoulder pain
Effect of scapular-focused motor control training in people with shoulder impingement
Core stability vs Core Control
2 articles questioning the effectiveness of core stability training. Are we missing the key?
Reliability of movement control tests
Inter- and intra-observer reliability of clinical movement-control tests for marines Andreas Monnier1, Joachim Heuer, Kjell Norman and Björn O Äng BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012, 13:263 doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-263. Available on-line open access
Clinical tests that emphasize movement control for back and hip had moderate-to-almost-perfect inter-observer reliability, indicating that these tests are reliable as screening tests using several observers with marines.
Week 7 Article review
Localised resistance selectively activates the semispinalis cervicis muscle in patients with neck pain. Schomacher J, Petzke F, Falla D. S Man Ther. 2012
Can we facilitate this muscle?
Does pain change the brain?
What happens to the motor brain in young adults with recurrent low back pain?
Motor Control Impairments in Dancers - the need for movement assessment
Motor control impairments are identified in dancers with a history of low back pain. Dancers who fail tests of motor control are associated with an increased risk of developing lower extremities or lumbar spine injuries in dancers (see abstracts). Movement control assessment and retraining is not only necessary to manage symptoms but also to decrease the risk of onset of symptoms. We are working on a Movement and Performance Screen specifically for dancers - The Dance Matrix - available later this year see performancematrix.com
Movement control and low back pain in dancers
This year we plan to post an article relevant to the assessment and management of uncontrolled movement each week.
For week 1 & 2 see our post on movement control in dancers. 50 more to follow this year!
The Pressure Biofeedback Unit for Testing of Low Back Core Control
These are a series of tests that use a pressure biofeedback unit (PBU) to objectively monitor the ability to maintain a neutral core under different loading challenges and so evaluate CORE CONTROL. They provide information about what load the core can safely strength train with. If core strength is poor, then maximum load strength training may result in tissue overload and increased injury risk.
Follow part 1,2 and 3 on this blog
Measuring core control with the PBU part 2
Part 2 in the series: The Pressure Biofeedback Unit for Evaluating Core Control
Measuring core control with the PBU part 3
Part 3 in the series: The Pressure Biofeedback Unit for Evaluating Core Control
New Publication: Scapular Motor Control Training
This study aimed to quantify the clinical, neurophysiological, and biomechanical effects of a scapular motor control retraining for young individuals with shoulder impingement signs
Changing the way we move
Mark Comerford discusses some of the factors that we look at when trying to identify uncontrolled movement.
Core control analysis helps coaches develop technique improvements
Mark Comerford and Geoff McKinnon explore technique improvement in elite hurdle performance with movement control analysis and retraining.
Incidence and risk for traumatic and overuse injuries in top-level road cyclists
New Publication in Journal of Sport Science available online
Single case study in Sport & Medicine
Cognitive functional therapy intervention including biofeedback for LBP during cycling in Sport & Medicine October 2011 (4) 20 – 25
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