2017 was a great year for me personally and professionally and led to me scheduling several courses across the country for 2018 and releasing my first book. Along the way, I had to privilege of having several successful articles published…

Clinical Predication Rules

Always a popular resource, this year I added additional CPRs and updated the content to include the stage in development and any supporting/refuting evidence. As we have become aware, CPRs can be over and under valued without looking at the breadth of evidence available. This update was necessary to give clinicians all the information needed to make an informed clinical decision and it seems like everyone found it useful…

Lateral Hip Pain? Time to Stop Blaming the Poor Bursa…

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (more commonly known as trochanteric bursitis), is an area that is very under-studied and misunderstood. This article tried to synthesize the available literature to determine the pathological structure in this injury (Hint: It’s not the trochanteric bursa).

Femoroacetabular Impingement: Morphology Does Not Equal Pathology

As healthcare providers, we LOVE to blame faulty morphology, pathological tissue, and biomechanics for painful conditions… Can we do this and more specifically, are morphological changes responsible for hip pain associated with Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome?

Functional Testing

Once again, the Functional Testing resource has always been popular, but it also went through some updates this year with the addition of data pertinent to each test and the addition to several additional hop tests to adequately evaluate the readiness of your athlete to return to sport. The resource gives information regarding normative data, reliability, and injury prediction capacity.

Early Sport Specialization…

We all want to be the best at what we do, this often means we focus on that one task, skill, or sport almost exclusively. Early sport specialization has become more and more prominent in youth athletics, but does this lead to better athletes and from a sports medicine standpoint, how does this impact injury risk?

Thanks again for all of the support over the past year and I thoroughly look forward to growing next year and hopefully meeting some of you during my travels. Happy new year!

About the Author John Snyder, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

I am a Physical Therapist, a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist, a Strength & Conditioning Specialist, an Educator, and a Research Junkie. My goal is to provide resources for orthopedic and sports medicine clinicians to keep up to date with the current literature and allow them to translate it to their practice.

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