I am delighted to talk with Dr Eanna Falvey and Enda King on the background behind our series of papers published in British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Eanna is a Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine at the Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin and Senior Lecturer in Sports Medicine at University College, Cork. A former Irish Amateur Heavyweight boxer he has been team doctor for the Irish Mens Rugby Team for over 6 years and two World Cups and as doctor to the British and Irish Lions. He has over 29 original publications, a PhD in Sports Medicine and is author of Clinical Sports Anatomy, McGraw Hill.
Enda King is a chartered physiotherapist and former Gaelic footballer, who is Head of Performance at the Sports Surgery clinic and has just completed his PhD in the Biomechanics of ACL Rehabilitation with Dr Siobhan Strike at University of Roehampton, London and is in current great demand for the rehabilitation of elite athletes around the world using 3D biomechanics as a tool to guide that process
In an evening discussion around the three papers published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine we start with anatomy, move to imaging and terminology and diagnostic sensitivity of tests, before moving onto the role of 3D biomechanics, how clusters have shaped our understanding and where they might go in the future before moving on to the success of the rehabilitation program and the various progression tools and use of HAGOS as a primary outcome measure.
Links to Papers below - all Open Access
"Athletic groin pain (part 1): a prospective anatomical diagnosis of 382 patients—clinical findings, MRI findings and patient-reported outcome measures at baseline" https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/50/7/423.long
"Athletic groin pain (part 2): a prospective cohort study on the biomechanical evaluation of change of direction identifies three clusters of movement patterns." https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/51/5/460.long
"Clinical and biomechanical outcomes of rehabilitation targeting intersegmental control in athletic groin pain: prospective cohort of 205 patients." https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/52/16/1054.long
You can follow Eanna on twitter @FalveyEanna and Enda King @Enda_King and our clinic @sscsportsmed @sscsantry
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Disclosure: I am a co-author of the paper