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Knee Injuries

Knee Injuries Let’s take a snapshot of each common injury and discuss them individually and then look ways of preventing them. i) Cartilage (Meniscus) injury Found in your knee fixed to the top of the shin bone (tibia), the cartilage helps to stabilise the knee and help with cushioning when you land. They are commonly…
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The Value of Biomechanics

The Value of Biomechanics There are a variety of factors that need to be considered when you exercise to make sure it’s performed properly, safely and for maximum benefit. Some of these factors are common knowledge; warm up and cool down, use correct technique, don’t over train, use the right equipment, progress your training sensibly…
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Abdominal Injuries

Abdominal Injuries There are many different causes of abdominal pain, but despite being quite common, there is little written about abdominal pain from a musculoskeletal perspective. Here we discuss some of the more common musculoskeletal disorders. i) Incipient (Sportsman’s) Hernia The various muscles of the abdominal wall are penetrated by the inguinal canal, which contains…
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Martin Haines

Martin Haines Martin Haines is a Biomechanics Coach and Chartered Physiotherapist. He has worked at the highest level in Professional Football, International Rugby, McLaren Formula 1 Racing and with Olympic athletes. In the field of elite sport, Martin is currently engaged as Advisor to the European Tour Medical Advisory Board and the Tessa Sanderson High…
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