April 2011

Elite Tennis Physiotherapy

Are you interested in the world of elite tennis physiotherapy? If you manage athletes who play tennis and/or would like to move to the level of elite tennis physiotherapy then you will be interested in what ATP physiotherapist Paul Ness has to say in this interview. He has been kind enough to take the time to answer the following questions so you guys can learn what it takes and give some advice about how to get where he is!

In this episode of the podcast I interview Karim Khan. Karim Khan is an Associate Professor from the University of British Columbia, and is the editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine. He has worked with a number of sports at an elite level, as a sports physician, and is well published on the topic of Achilles tendinopathy management. In the interview we discuss

Patellar dislocation accounts for 2 – 3% of all knee injuries, however, is the second most common cause of knee haemarthrosis (Aglietti et al., 2001). Patellar dislocation is most commonly associated with sports injuries, and therefore, is encountered commonly by the sports physiotherapist. In recent times there has been controversy on the most appropriate forms of management following primary (or first time) patellar dislocation. This post discusses evidence based management of primary patellar dislocations.

Do you work to return your injured athletes to play as quickly as possible? Hang on, before you say ‘Duh, of course I do!’, I want you to think about your previous season as a sports physiotherapist. Did anything ever impact on how quickly you allowed an injured player to return to play? This post discusses the impact that the team losing can have on RTP planning.

What situation do you most dread during game day coverage? I know what my most dreaded situation is – seeing one of my guys stay down after a tackle, laying motionless on the ground. I think at that point you know, as the sports physio, it is GAME TIME! The decisions that you make over the next few moments have the potential to impact the rest of that player’s life. Pretty heavy huh! So you would want to make sure that what you do when you get out there is evidence based wouldn’t you? This article gives you that knowledge…

Our Sponsores: Clinical Edge

In this episode of the podcast I interview Ryan Kendrick. Ryan is an APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, and is the inventor of both posture pals and dynamic tape. He has worked with various sports at an elite level, including elite tennis and Commonwealth Games athletes, and has drawn on this experience when developing his physiotherapy products. A great episode with some real clinical implications for you.