Dr. Catherine Logan was featured in Runner’s World’s article, ‘How Tracking Your Period Can Lower Your Injury Risk’. Here is an excerpt from the article, ‘A recent study in Frontiers in Physiology following elite English soccer players found the athletes were almost twice as likely to sustain muscle and tendon injuries mid-cycle, near ovulation, compared to at other times. Whereas other research has similarly shown mid-cycle to be a riskier time for getting hurt, those studies focused solely on ACL injuries. The only other paper to look closely at all types of injuries found athletes to be at a higher risk of getting hurt while getting their periods, a notion that’s commonly cited, but has some methodological faults. That study didn’t clearly define the cycle’s phases or differentiate between different types of injury.’
The Athletic Shoulder (ASH) Test may be appropriate to monitor neuromuscular performance of the shoulder joint in sports involving contact and overhead actions & to help assist in determination of return to sport.
The decision to choose an ACL graft can be overwhelming. This week, we will focus on the pros and cons of the major graft options & share new resources that we put together for The Sports Docs Podcast on this topic.
Glute Activation During Squats with Dr. Catherine Logan Squatting with an elastic band around the forefoot elicited the greatest myoelectric activity of the gluteal and TFL muscles.
Epidemiology of injuries in men's professional lacrosse among 158 athletes in a single season
Muscle overload is the main cause of hamstring muscle strain. This can happen when the muscle is stretched beyond its capacity or challenged with a sudden load.
In summary, the final RTP decision requires multiple assessments performed over time that include both quantitative and qualitative movement studies. These tests are in addition to screening for psychological readiness, of course.