Lateral Ankle Sprains and Chronic Ankle Instability

Lindsay Harris

Lateral Ankle Sprains (LAS) account for 85% of sports related injuries having a major impact financially both on the medical system, and the elite athlete as they spend time off the track and field. Despite this huge statistic only 50% of people who sustain this injury seek medical attention. Chronic Ankle Instability occurs in up

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The Gift in the COVID-19 Storm A Focus on the Mental Wellness Challenge & Ethics

Kim Ballantine

Compassion fatigue, stress and burnout are described as occupational hazards for those in the helping professions. High patient numbers, long hours, complex ethical decision making, exhaustion, to name a few, have all contributed to the ongoing challenges helping professionals face. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the strain, further stretching burnt out health care workers to

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Simply the Thorax Article

Tanya Bell-Jenje

Better known as the big bit above the abdomen in a beetle, good quality research pertaining to the thoracic spine is in short supply, with most proposed managements and exercises being more prevalent on various social media platforms than in randomized controlled trials. Often described as a ‘Cinderella’ region (Heneghan et al, 2018) due to

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Inflammation: The Root Cause of Chronic Disease

Francesca Esposito

It is now well recognised that a link exists between chronic, low-grade inflammation and a wide range of medical conditions and health issues, including cancer, type 2 diabetes, depression, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune conditions, arthritis, and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Inflammation that persists in the long term causes damage to cells and tissues and can

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The SIJ Simplified

Fiona Lamberti

SIJ and simplified are two words that you most definitely don’t think could ever occur in the same sentence. In fact, we could say that it’s a paradox, if ever there was one. The Pelvic girdle is a complex area of the body, of which the SIJ is only one part. Pain and/or dysfunction in

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