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New Gluteal Tendinopathy Podcast with Karen Litzy

On Friday I had the pleasure of chatting to the brilliant Karen Litzy and recording for her Health, Wealthy and Smart Podcast. Our topic of conversation was Gluteal Tendinopathy, covering a range of areas; Subjective assessment and key questions Objective evaluation and tests to guide rehab Training load management Exploring beliefs and the impact of […]

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Gluteal tendinopathy, is targeted loading or education the key?

Thanks to the hard work of some excellent research teams we’ve seen several key gluteal tendinopathy (GT) studies arrive almost at the same time! In this series we’ve already discussed the LEAP Trial and interesting research suggesting psychological factors may be important in GT. Today’s blog examines a new randomised controlled trial (RCT) just published […]

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Gluteal tendinopathy, are psychological factors more important than strength?

Following on from the excellent LEAP Trial in Gluteal Tendinopathy which found exercise led to a roughly 80% success rate at 8 weeks we have intriguing research from the same group. For a long time in tendinopathy it’s been assumed that strength and tendon capacity are key. We might assume then that differences in strength […]

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Managing hamstring injury in track and field by Stuart Butler

It’s a great pleasure to welcome England Athletics Physio and Medical Lead Stuart Butler to the blog today. He’s kindly written us a great overview of hamstring injury management based on his extensive experience, recent research and learning from the leading hamstring injury specialists on his travels. Follow Stuart on Twitter via @physiobutler. For more […]

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Gluteal Tendinopathy: New study is a LEAP forward!

Gluteal tendinopathy is a common and frequently disabling condition. Research suggest it affects 1 in 4 women over 50 and has similar effects on quality if life as severe hip arthritis. Current management of tendinopathy centres around education and progressive loading exercises but there have been no high quality studies of this approach in gluteal […]

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Recovery and injury case study – Scott’s sacrum

Throughout this recovery series we’ve talked about the importance of balancing training load with adequate recovery to optimise performance and reduce risk of injury. Today we’ll look a case study of what can happen if you’re ‘under-recovered’ from top runner Scott Newton. Now Scott isn’t just an athlete he’s also an excellent physio with a […]

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