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Sports Performance Bulletin

Introducing The Sports Medicine Masterclass

Seven top prehab and
rehab techniques for the
sports professional

Practical Advice in a Nutshell

worth $53.97 – but order today and get it for just $9.97 PLUS a FREE 2-month trial to Sports Injury Bulletin
Dear Sports Professional,
Dear Mircea,
Don’t you find that sometimes it’s the simplest things that prove to be the most effective in life?
Take back pain for instance. Did you know that a simple 30 second exercise can determine whether an athlete is likely to suffer from back pain or not?
All you need to do is record how many seconds your athlete or client is able to keep the unsupported upper part of their body horizontal while lying prone (tummy down) with arms folded across their chest and the buttocks and legs fastened to a table with wide canvas straps. In other words, the upper body, cantilevered into open space, has to be kept level via continuous actions of the low-back muscles.
This simple test is a great predictor of an individual’s ability to stay away from back problems.
And it is exactly this sort of practical, effective and time efficient advice that you will find in our new special report – The Sports Medicine Masterclass.
Mark Alexander, a Physiotherapist and author of our best selling report Beating Back Pain, has put together this fantastic new Masterclass, which is ladened with little gems of distilled wisdom and experience.
This brilliant new series will provide sports therapy practitioners like you with a handy, practical guide for some of the most common problems in sports medicine. In this report you will find seven injury modules with comprehensive, science-based workouts to adapt to your practice.
Exercise programs are displayed in single-page nuggets of gold so you can immediately utilise the relevant workout for your client. Sessions are accessible and easy to use and focus on:
  • How to achieve good posture
  • Ice magic for ankle sprains
  • Curing tight calf muscles
  • The six pack quick fix – core stability strengthening
  • The art of balance and coordination
  • How overhead athletes can get their arms under control
  • Hands-on magic for necks and shoulders
The Sports Medicine Masterclass provides the most comprehensive prehab and rehab programme available for sports care professionals today.

Seven top prehab and rehab techniques for the sports professional:

The Six Pack Quick Fix
This is the quickest fix you’ll ever come across for a six-pack. Plus you also receive an incisive commentary on why it might actually matter to have decent strength in abdominis rectus.
Do your athletes collapse at the hips/pelvis towards the end of a run, or drop in the water during swim training? In this masterclass Mark Alexander offers a new way of thinking about the rectus abdominis muscle, and shows you how to exercise it functionally, to help your clients prevent that all-important collapse in form.
Set aside the usual ‘stability activation’ framework for thinking about abdominals – which dumps the rectus in the ‘almost evil’ muscle sin-bin. Instead, consider the abdominals and lumbo-pelvic region functionally. In all those years of focus on transverses Mark believes we have forgotten the functional importance of the rectus for lumbo-pelvic control. In running and walking, the rectus works to hold up the pelvis against gravity, preventing a collapse into anterior tilt and lumbar lordosis. It does the same job in water, holding the swimmer up in good body position, preventing a loss of streamlining and drop in speed. In all these situations, the rectus contracts isometrically – ie, without any change in muscle length. We need to assess and exercise isometrically in a functional position. So you can see how crunches or sit-ups are not going to be useful, either to test isometric endurance, or to strengthen the muscle.
The path to neural posture
In this masterclass you will learn how to execute the three vital principles that will enable your sports client to achieve and maintain a neutral spine, and thereby, good posture.
The three key principles are:
  • stretch the front
  • extend the back
  • strengthen the back
How to cure tight calf muscles
Here you will learn how to assess if there is a potential neural component to a calf problem and then learn one of Mark Alexander’s most effective practical techniques to tackle the problem. Mark has used this successfully with athletes from Olympic level to fun runners.
The art of balance
In this masterclass Mark Alexander explains how and why you can prescribe neuromuscular coordination exercises that are functionally relevant for your client.
After injury, the good therapist aims to rehab their client to maximise both future performance and injury prevention. When it comes to restoring balance, it is not sufficient to think purely about improving a client’s proprioception (their joint position sense and detection of movement). We need also to restore normal neuromuscular coordination. And this is done best when the exercises are directly relevant to the functional and dynamic positions of the client’s activity or sport.
Ice magic for ankle sprains
Mark Alexander explains how to manage a nasty ankle sprain immediately after it happens. The regime outlined has been used in elite sport for years but hasn’t entered into mainstream injury management protocols. The reason for this is simple: it is extremely uncomfortable! But, as Mark explains, it really does work:
“I have seen athletes on crutches after sustaining diagnosed Grade 2 2+ ankle sprains who were able to walk without crutches with only a minimal limp after their first session of this therapy, and who were back training after three to four days (obviously with a lot of tape support). SIB readers will be familiar with what happens after an ankle sprain: internal bleeding, inflammatory processes, pain and swelling. The brain also gets involved, producing muscle inhibition and a reduction in proprioception, which usually forces the injured athlete to limp in an effort to reduce pain. By numbing the ankle and tricking the brain into allowing the ankle to move through a normal range of movement without pain, I believe we can minimise the detrimental effects of ankle sprains.” 
Mark Alexander
How overhead athletes can get their arms under control
In this masterclass we look at how to improve upper-limb neuromuscular coordination in a functional and dynamic way.
Hands-on magic for necks and shoulders
This masterclass shows you a couple of quick, easy and super-effective hands-on techniques that Mark has learned over the years. They produce immediate results and will give your patient a feeling of amazing relief and restoration of movement for neck and shoulder problems.

About the author

Mark Alexander oversees and lectures on the postgraduate sports physiotherapy Masters programme at La Trobe University, Melbourne. From 2007 to 2008, he worked as sports physiotherapist to the gold-medal Australian Olympic triathlon team. He has also worked with the Riverdance Irish dance troupe, London Broncos Rugby League team and the Wasps Rugby Union team in the United Kingdom.
He is one of the world’s top sports physiotherapists and a long-term senior consultant advisor to Sports Injury Bulletin.

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  • Case studies: The rugby player’s angry hip and the football player’s achy groin
  • How to refurbish the gym junkie’s shoulder
  • Tennis trouble: a complicated pain in the neck
  • The complete injury-risk screening toolkit for footballers
  • Shocking treatment: tendons and electrotherapy
  • The banned list: no-go drugs for serious athletes
  • Core workout: exercises every therapist should know
  • Top tips for better client assessment
  • GPS in sport: tracking their rehab from space
  • Soccer kids... and their growing pains
  • The troublesome TFL – deep and mysterious
  • Ankle turns: all the latest research
  • Dodgy shoulders: in the gym with a rubber tube
  • How to cure painful calves
  • Pumping iron: is it really so bad for the kids?
  • Life minus ACL – how to survive and thrive
  • Hamstrings: how to keep them safe and happy
  • Proprioception: we can all say it, but can we train it?
  • Not all hips are equal – and some really hate sport
  • Ruptured ACLs – why do so many still happen?
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