Throwing Injuries In Children

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE. With my training, I'm interested in biomechanics to avoid injuries. I read « Sport Medicine Media Guide » and I learned some good stuff. In baseball, especially at the beginning of the season, there is an increase in elbow problems amoung young players. The most common elbow problem is the medial apophysitis named « Little Leaguer…

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Shoulder Instability Or Dislocations

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE. With my training, I'm interested in biomechanics to avoid injuries. I read « Sport Medicine Media Guide » and I learned some good stuff. Shoulder is the most mobile joint of the body. This allows you to lift your arm, rotate your arm and lift your arm over your head. It's possible to have a…

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Overuse Injuries

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE. With my training, I'm interested in biomechanics to avoid injuries. I read « Sport Medicine Media Guide » and I learned some good stuff. There are 2 types of injuries : Acute injuries and overuse injuries. Acute injuries are usually caused by a single traumatic event. Here are some examples : Wrist fractures Ankle sprains Shoulder dislocations…

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Meniscal Tears

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE. With my training, I'm interested in biomechanics to avoid injuries. I read « Sport Medicine Media Guide » and I learned some good stuff. Meniscus tear Meniscal tear is one of the most common knee injuries in athletes. This is caused after a contact injury or a traumatic twist. The meniscus is a wedge-shaped cartilage…

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Articular Cartilage Injuries

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE. With my training, I'm interessted in biomechanics to avoid injuries. I read « Sport Medicine Media Guide » and I learned some good stuff. Definition Articular cartilage is difficult to understand because there are 3 types of cartilages in the body : articular of hyaline cartilage (covers joint surfaces), fibrocartilage (knee meniscus, vertebral disk) and elastic…

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Acromioclavicular Joint Injury

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE. With my training, I'm interested in biomechanics to avoid injuries. I read « Sport Medicine Media Guide » and I learned some good stuff. Acromioclavicular joint is a joint between the clavicle and the scapula. Acromion is a continuation of the scapular spine and hooks over anteriorly. It articulate with the clavicle (collar bone )…

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Ankle Sprain

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE. With my training, I'm interested in biomechanics to avoid injuries. I read « Sport Medicine Media Guide » and I learned some good stuff. A sprain is a stretch injury of the ligament that supports the ankle. This sprain often happens to the ligament outside the ankle when the foot is twisted inward (inverted). It's…

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE. With my training, I'm interested in biomechanics to avoid injuries. I read « Sport Medicine Media Guide » and I learned some good stuff. Knee is the largest and most complex joint of the body. There are 4 primary ligaments (with their muscles and tendons) and secondary ligaments for the knee to function properly. Here…

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Machine Trunk Rotation

What's up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE ! I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Attention Torso's rotation in the machine are proscribed for people suffering from lower back or having already had a herniated disc, as they might aggravate or reappear this lumbar pathology. Standing on the turntable with your hands on the…

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Individual Variations In Hip Mobility

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Without taking into account the individual differences in muscle elasticity and ligament laxity, it's bone shape of the hip joint that determines the main variation in hip mobility. It's mainly in the amplitude of hip abduction that bone configuration plays an important role. Examples An almost…

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Cable Back Kicks

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. Standing in front of the machine with your hands on the handle. Your pelvis tilted forward. You're standing on one leg and the other connected to the low pulley : Tilt your pelvis forward Bring your leg back The extension of the hip is limited by the…

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Knee Instability

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff. When the knee extended, external and internal lateral ligaments stretched and prevent rotation of the joint. Standing on one foot, knee wedged in extension, which means that there is no need for muscle action to stabilize the joint. When the knee flexed, external and internal lateral…

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