Erica and Susan

Racquet Sports & Back Pain: Why You Should Look At The Foot

Sep 29, 2022 | LOW BACK PAIN | 0 comments

In this episode, Susan and Erica discuss a young squash player with long-standing low back pain. They highlight the importance of injury and movement history and looking at different movement patterns to tease out the driver.

How can you apply your clinical reasoning using a timeline of his injury history coupled with the dominant movement patterning inherent in that sport to figure out where his drivers lie?

Think: What do we know of squash players? What regions of the body are stressed in this sport?

Spoiler alert – There was more than one area.

They also discuss a sound exercise progression giving listeners options for changing context and load.

A glance at this episode:

  • [3:21] The patient’s history 
  • [7:56] Dominant movement patterns in tennis and squash players
  • [13:29] Erica’s differential diagnosis 
  • [27:06] Erica’s treatment plan and progression

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