By Alex McVeighIs your warm-up doing enough? The goal of warm-ups traditionally has been to prepare the body for sports.However, recently at elite levels teams are using warm-ups as an opportunity to build strength, enhance performance and decrease injury risk.Recent research from FIFA has shown that warm-ups that include hip, [...]
With the Adelaide Fringe in full swing, many of us have been out and about to watch amazing acts from across the globe. From acrobatics to circus and physical theatre, it’s hard to believe the tricks performed on stage. The skill and specific strength required to complete these stunts [...]
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Article in Posture 20(3):280-90 · January 2005 Steven W. Saunders, David Rath, Paul W. Hodges Despite the importance of the deep intrinsic spinal muscles for trunk control, few studies have investigated their activity during human locomotion or how this may change with speed and mode of locomotion. Furthermore, it has not [...]
Changes in three dimensional lumbo-pelvic kinematics and trunk muscle activity with speed and mode of locomotion
Article in Clinical Biomechanics 20(8):784-93 · November 2005 Steven W. Saunders, Anthony Schache, David Rath, Paul W. Hodges Control of the trunk is critical for locomotor efficiency. However, investigations of trunk muscle activity and three-dimensional lumbo-pelvic kinematics during walking and running remain scarce. Gait parameters and three-dimensional lumbo-pelvic kinematics were [...]
Sonoelastography of the Achilles Tendon: Prevalence and Prognostic Value Among Asymptomatic Elite Australian Rules Football Players
Clinical journal of sport medicine: official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine 26(4) · October 2015 Chin Chin Ooi, Michal E. Schneider, Peter Malliaris, Donna Jones, Steven W. Saunders, Andrew McMahon, David Connell Objective: To investigate the prevalence of sonographic abnormalities at the mid-Achilles tendon among a [...]