TSP007: Preventing Groin Injuries with Jeff Boyle

In This Episode

In this episode of the podcast I interview Jeff Boyle. Dr Jeffrey Boyle is the Principal Physiotherapist at the Fremantle Dockers Football Club. Jeff is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists  in 2009) as well as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Additionally Jeff is an Adjunct Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Western Australia. In the interview we discuss:

  • His career pathway
  • Working with the AFL
  • A day in the life of an AFL Physiotherapist
  • The muscle imbalances that contribute to groin pathology
  • Clinical tips of assessment and treatment to prevent and manage groin pathology
  • Jeff’s Top 5 tips for successful prevention and management of groin pathology

Jeff discusses some great information that can improve your assessment, management and prevention of the athlete’s groin injuries. I hope that you love it! Enough talk up and just listen!

Click below to play (or click download to save it to your computer!), please allow a short time for loading. Please click here to download through iTunes.

Research Discussed In This Episode

Boyle JJW, Withers K, Singer KP. Prevention of groin injuries in the elite Australian Rules footballer: An eight year clinical perspective. Manuelle Therapie 2008; 12:1-5.

Cusi M, Saunders J, Hungerford B, Wisbey-Roth T, Lucas P, Wilson S. The use of prolotherapy in the sacroiliac joint. Br J Sports Med 2010;44:100-104.

Grimaldi, A. Assessing lateral stability of the hip and pelvis. Manual Therapy 2011: 16(1); 26-32.

Orchard, John and Seward, Hugh. Injury Report 2009: Australian Football League [online]. Sport Health, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2010 Winter: 10-19

Silvis ML, Mosher TJ, Smetana BS. Chinchilli VM, Flemming DJ, Walker EA, Black KP. High Prevalence of pelvic and hip magnetic resonance imaging findings in asymptomatic collegiate and professional hockey players. Am J Sports Med 2011:39(4);715-721.

Stewart S, Stanton W, Wilson S, Hides J. Consistency in size and asymmetry of the psoas major muscle among elite footballers. Br J Sports Med 2010;44:1173-1177.

Thorborg K, Serner A, Petersen J, Moller Madsen T, Magnusson P, Holmich P. Hip adduction and abduction strength profiles in elite soccer players implications for clinical evaluation of hip adductor muscle recovery after injury. Am J Sports Med 2011:39(1):121-126.

Photo Credit: Michael Spencer

Support Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors: Clinical Edge

Additionally, I would like to thank the sponsors of the podcast, who make the production and delivery of the podcast to you possible: Clinical Edge. Clinical Edge delivers online and face-to-face professional development courses for physiotherapists. Kindly, this month they have offered 20% of the first month of an eLearning memberships if you use the coupon code SPORTS. Click here to check it out.

What do you think of this episode? Be sure to let me know in the comments or catch me on Facebook or Twitter

In the past this site has featured some lighter, colloquial blog posts. These articles discuss issues related to the greater physiotherapy community. Thus, I present a few mantras I have heard, adapted or made up for the physios to live by in the coming year.

Radial tunnel syndrome is rare, it is challenging to differentially diagnose and can be a monster to manage. If you have a recalcitrant case of tennis elbow then this post will interest you! This article discusses the best available evidence for assessment and management of radial tunnel syndrome.