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Medial Tibial Stress Injuries

Medial Tibial Stress Injuries

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics April 19, 2017

Medial Tibial Stress injuries refer to overuse injuries commonly found in athletes and military personnel who experience pain along the posteromedial border of the tibia over a length that is either equal to or more than 5cm.

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Cycling Injuries of the Lower Extremity

Cycling Injuries of the Lower Extremity

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics March 12, 2017

Although considered to be a low-impact sport, the repetitive nature of cycling, coupled with the high reactive forces produced between the foot and the pedal, create an immense amount of pressure on the lower extremity and can predispose a cyclist to musculoskeletal problems.

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 Foot Strike Patterns in Runners

Recognising Foot Strike Patterns in Runners

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics February 12, 2017

Foot strike patterns while running can have implications in the development of a host of conditions of the lower limbs such as plantar fasciitis and patellar tendinopathy; the magnitude and rate of change of the vertical impact forces varies according to the foot strike type. 

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Turf Toe Injuries

Orthotic Intervention for Turf Toe Injuries

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics February 08, 2017

A turf toe injury refers to a sprain of the ligamentous structure of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ).

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Common Basketball Injuries of the Lower Limbs

Common Basketball Injuries of the Lower Limbs

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics February 05, 2017

Basketball injuries of the lower extremity are often associated with sudden spurts of intense movements that are required to overcome an opponent’s position during the game.

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Active Rehabilitation Programmes

Active Rehabilitation Programmes

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics January 22, 2017

Active rehabilitation programmes of the lower limbs are designed with the intent of restoring physical strength and mobility in an individual, most often following a passive care programme if injury or surgery was involved.

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Meniscus Tears In Athletic Performance

How Meniscus Tears Affect an Athlete’s Performance

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics December 14, 2016

Acting as a shock-absorber between the femur and tibia in the knee joint, the meniscus is a C-shaped fibrocartilage that is composed of the anterior horn, the posterior horn and the body.

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Gait Analysis in Sports Performance

Importance of Gait Analysis in Sports Performance

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics November 13, 2016

The objective of using gait analysis for sports activities is to help the athlete achieve the most out of their performance during a game or activity.

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Golf Biomechanics

Golf is More Than Just a Good Swing

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics October 26, 2016

The golf swing is a highly coordinated and complex motion that minimally requires good stance, posture and grip. While studying the foot biomechanics involved during these movements, it is helpful to divide the golf swing into phases - setup, takeaway, downswing, impact and follow-through.

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Sports Taping

Sports Taping a.k.a. Athletic Taping

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics October 23, 2016

The primary function of athletic taping is to provide external support to joints under load, and to stabilise the injured area while allowing functional movement of the affected joint.

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Use of Compression Socks

Examining Compression Socks in Endurance Sports Activity

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics October 02, 2016

Compression socks are commonly used by athletes to quickly recover from intense workouts and to further enhance their performance on the field. Initially developed to treat swelling disorders like lymphedema, compression wear is also used to treat vascular issues such as managing varicose veins and to prevent blood clots in patients after surgery.

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Incline and Decline Activity

Incline and Decline Activity on Lower Limb Muscle Function in Sports Performance

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics September 25, 2016

There are significant changes that take place in the kinetic forces of the body, particularly of the lower extremity, during sloped running. This makes the understanding of adaptive gait-control mechanisms and their relationship with injuries, imperative to formulate successful training and injury-management programs.

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Plant And Twist Injuries In Football

Plant and Twist Injuries in Football

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics September 14, 2016

As a high-impact sport that requires speed, agility, power and strength, football players are often engaged in quick movements and changes in direction, increasing the potential for lower extremity injuries.

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Fit Feet For CrossFit

Fit Feet for CrossFit

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics August 24, 2016

CrossFit represents an integration of varied exercises such as weightlifting, running, swimming and plyometrics, which are performed at high intensity and incorporated into daily workout routines.

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Improving Sports Performance with a Healthy Foot Posture

Improving Sports Performance with a Healthy Foot Posture

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics June 29, 2016

Proper foot alignment and biomechanics are the foundation of any athlete's best performance potential. Since the level of stress placed on the feet and knees tends to be higher during sports, athletes are at a higher risk of developing chronic conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis and Patellofemoral. 

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Cycling And Foot Biomechanics

Cycling and Foot Biomechanics

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics June 15, 2016

Cycling as a sport is enjoyed by many. However, the repetitive nature of the sport can put cyclists at risk for chronic injuries such as IT Band Syndrome, Achilles Tendonitis and Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome.

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