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Compensatory Movements Observed in Hip Pain

20th December 2013

Femoroacteabular impingement and movement impairments

Glut function changes in runners with achilles tendinopathy

4th November 2013

Changes seen in the gluts of runners with achilles tendinopathy

EMG study on 3 weight-bearing exercises

27th October 2013

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

27th October 2013

New research shows different movement behavior with load and speed

The Value of Eccentric Training

2nd October 2013

Free access paper on neuromuscular adaptation from Int J Sports Med

More evidence / motor control retraining and effect

1st October 2013

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

25th July 2013

Injury risk: Different in team and individual youth sport

Elite Athletes and The Performance Matrix

18th July 2013

Pain management is just not enough

Single leg squats are good for gluts

11th July 2013

Asymetrical exercise to target the gluts

Movement faults in novice runners

3rd July 2013

New paper online identifying uncontrolled hip flexion

Therapeutic Exercise helps neck pain

17th May 2013

Latest review in Physical Therapy

Adding to the hamstring puzzle

2nd May 2013

Movement assesssment results correlate with a history of hamstring injury

Hamstring injuries

24th April 2013

Is a new approach needed?

Improving core control can improve throwing velocity

14th April 2013

Training in female handball players

Identifying uncontrolled movement

25th March 2013

The pressure biofeedback unit is useful for evaluating uncontrolled movement in the low back

Movement Screening; a film or a photo?

13th March 2013

Read the Ultra-FIT article written by our very own Performance Matrix tutor and consultant Lincoln Blandford.

Gluts control and knee pain are linked

23rd February 2013

Deficits in glut med associated with patellofemoral pain syndrome

Scapular focused management of shoulder pain

15th February 2013

Effect of scapular-focused motor control training in people with shoulder impingement 

Core stability vs Core Control

31st January 2013

2 articles questioning the effectiveness of core stability training. Are we missing the key?

Reliability of movement control tests

24th January 2013

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

24th January 2013

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?

17th January 2013

What happens to the motor brain in young adults with recurrent low back pain?

Movement control and low back pain in dancers

13th January 2013

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!


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