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Lower Limb Injuries In Fencing

Lower Limb Injuries in Fencing

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics October 21, 2018

There are various injuries of the lower extremity that can occur in the sport of fencing because of, for instance, quick ‘propulsion’ and ‘dodge’ offense/defense movements and other risk factors. 

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The Epidemiology of Marathon Running Injuries

The Epidemiology of Marathon Running Injuries

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics August 12, 2018

Gaining a better understanding of the epidemiology of common running injuries can help in the formulation of appropriate preventive strategies. Such strategies can minimise the incidences of injuries while helping the athlete achieve the most out of their performance.

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Lower Limb Injuries in Field Hockey

Lower Limb Injuries in Field Hockey

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics July 22, 2018

The rapid succession of movements and sudden changes in direction increases the predisposition of hockey players to injuries affecting the lower limbs. There are many other factors that can also contribute to the development of such injuries – playing position, playing surface, foot postural disparities etc.

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Lacrosse-related Musculoskeletal Injuries

Lacrosse-related Musculoskeletal Injuries

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics June 17, 2018

Lacrosse continues to witness an immense surge in popularity causing an expansion in participation rates over the years. Since the sport attracts players with varying levels of skill and experience, it is not surprising to find a change in injury patterns that makes it necessary for clinicians to keep themselves constantly updated.

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Running Injuries of The Foot and Ankle

Running Injuries of the Foot and Ankle

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics March 25, 2018

There is a high incidence of lower extremity injuries incurred by runners as a result of repetitive and cumulative trauma to the musculoskeletal system, particularly the lower leg. With the average runner striking the ground about 600 times per kilometre, there is potential for developing overuse injuries. 

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A Biomechanical Analysis of Skateboarding Injuries

A Biomechanical Analysis of Skateboarding Injuries

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics February 04, 2018

Skateboarding is a popular recreational activity that involves the use of skateboards to navigate through challenging obstacles that are constructed in the form of elaborate ramps and other skate structures.

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Lower Limb Injuries in Mixed Martial Arts

Lower Limb Injuries in Mixed Martial Arts

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics December 24, 2017

Mixed martial arts (MMA) refers to a fast-paced combat sport that incorporates a broad range of fighting styles such as boxing, Muay Thai, karate, jiu-jitsu, taekwondo, etc. between two martial art experts in competitive events.

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Preventing Rugby Injuries of the Lower Extremity

Preventing Rugby Injuries of the Lower Extremity

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics December 03, 2017

Rugby is a field-based contact sport which has increasing participation rates in over 100 countries worldwide. At various levels of competition, there can be around 7-15 players on two opposing sides, depending on the league and country.

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Capillary Microcirculation

Importance of the Recovery Period in Training

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics November 19, 2017

With intense training and competition schedules that last up to several weeks, it is possible for an athlete to gradually experience a decline in performance because of the high level of stress that is consistently placed on the musculoskeletal system.

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Preventing Lower Limb Injuries in Wrestling

Preventing Lower Limb Injuries in Wrestling

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics November 05, 2017

One of the oldest sports in the world, wrestling involves a combination of different grappling techniques performed by two competitors with the purpose of overpowering and pinning the opponent against a mat.

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High-intensity Interval Training

Benefits of High-intensity Interval Training

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics October 22, 2017

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) represents a fitness strategy that incorporates short, intense bouts of exercises with brief recovery periods to improve overall health-related outcomes in adult populations.

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Common Foot Injuries in Figure Skating

Common Foot Injuries in Figure Skating

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics October 01, 2017

Figure skating is a competitive sport which requires high levels of expertise and skill in order to execute complex foot maneuvers such as jump landings with much finesse and ease.

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The Biomechanics Behind Baseball

The Biomechanics Behind Baseball

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics July 16, 2017

A detailed biomechanical description of baseball helps in understanding the pathomechanics of injuries sustained on the field and in developing measures to protect the player from significant loss of training time.

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Core Stability – How It Affects The Lower Extremity

Core Stability – How It Affects The Lower Extremity

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics June 14, 2017

The inclusion of core stabilisation exercises in training and preventative programmes is essential to protect an individual from injury and improve athletic performance.

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Lower Limb Injuries in Weight Training Sports

The Epidemiology of Lower Limb Injuries in Weight Training Sports

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics June 11, 2017

Weight or strength training is commonly integrated into most workout routines with the purpose of increasing muscular strength, building endurance and elevating muscular hypertrophy.

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Musculoskeletal Injuries in Volleyball

Musculoskeletal Injuries in Volleyball

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics May 21, 2017

Although the only major team sport to involve no body contact, volleyball entails long hours of intensive training sessions and competition that can result in significant changes to the musculoskeletal system, thereby placing the players at a higher risk for injuries.

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Lower Limb Injuries In Cricket

Lower Limb Injuries In Cricket

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics May 14, 2017

With increasing physical demands being placed on cricket players, adequate preparation before a game is necessary to build up strength and stamina in individuals for enduring long hours on the field and for the prevention of injury. 

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Tennis Injuries of the Lower Extremity

Tennis Injuries of the Lower Extremity

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics April 30, 2017

The physiological demands of tennis place an intense amount of load on the joints of tennis players, making them susceptible to a wide range of injuries of both the upper and lower extremity.

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Lower Extremity Functional Testing

Lower Extremity Functional Testing

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics April 26, 2017

Lower extremity functional tests (LEFT) comprise of a series of tests used to assess an athlete’s capability to return to sport following rehabilitation; such tests can also be used as a means of screening an individual for risk of future injury and for optimising performance.

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Orthotic Use for Triathletes

Orthotic Use for Triathletes

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics April 23, 2017

A triathlon incorporates three of the most popular sports disciplines – swimming, running and cycling – increasing the probability of triathletes developing overuse injuries that are commonly associated with the three sports.

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