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ITB Syndrome: Are Foam Rollers Any Good?

The Iliotibial Band (ITB) is a thick, fibrous band of fascia that originates at the pelvis and inserts on the outer knee. ITB syndrome is a common knee injury that affects runners. It is popular belief that ‘rolling out’ tight ITB may help improve…
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The Posterior Chain: Clinical Importance & Exercises

The posterior chain describes the muscles of the posterior (i.e., back) lower torso and extremities (i.e., arms and legs). These are large, long-chain muscles that are supportive for the posterior aspect of the body, and provide much of the “powerhouse” movements to…
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a common musculoskeletal condition in young athletic populations, accounting for 25% of knee injuries seen in clinical practise. Indeed, the incidence of PFPS is around 22/1,000 person-years, and is 2.23 times more common in females…
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Shoulder instability

Clinical Considerations for Shoulder Instability

Shoulder instability is a relatively common condition seen in orthopaedic and sports medicine settings. The shoulder joint is inherently predisposed to instability because of its bony architecture: like a golf ball on a tee. The incidence of traumatic shoulder instability…
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Tendinopathy: Evidence-Based Management Strategies

Tendon injuries can be acute (sudden) or chronic (longstanding), and caused by intrinsic or extrinsic factors, either alone or in combination. Tendinopathy is a common cause of disability and accounts for a significant proportion of overuse injuries in sports. Conservative…
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The Role of Gluteal Muscles in Low Back Pain

Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders in developed countries. Underactive gluteal muscles (i.e., weak, long and do not function correctly) are suggested to be a causative factor for LBP, and indeed there has been…
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