Injury Patterns in the Circus Art

The performing arts often entail a staggering display of acrobatic expertise which can place the musculoskeletal system under an intense amount of physical stress and increase the risk of injury.

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Postoperative Rehabilitative Care For Hallux Valgus

Designing rehabilitative programmes for a patient following a corrective first metatarsal osteotomy involves the consideration of changes to physiological gait patterns caused by alteration to the angular values of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint.

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Biomechanical Inefficiencies in Post Polio Patients

Gait modifications and disabilities are common in survivors of the infectious disease poliomyelitis; the calf muscles and stability of the ankle and knee are the most frequently compromised in the lower extremity of these individuals.

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Core Stability – How It Affects The Lower Extremity

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

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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The Effects of Smoking on the Lower Limbs

The large-scale consumption of tobacco causes an increase in smoking-related mortality; the World Health Organization reports that tobacco kills more than 7 million people each year

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Risk Factors for Foot Ulcerations

The prevention of first and recurrent foot ulcers especially in patients with diabetes mellitus is essential to protect the individual from a host of foot complications and lower limb amputations.

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Collagen and Flexible Flat Feet

Collagen refers to fibrous, triple helical glycoproteins that represent the building blocks of several structures of the body such as the skin, tendons, cartilage and the bones.

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Postural Disorders in Adolescents

Habitual patterns of adolescents such as standing stance while using a smartphone or sitting posture while watching television for long hours need to be addressed to inculcate positive behaviour that would not hinder normal structural growth.

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Lower Extremity Functional Testing

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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