Matt Wallden

Matt Wallden
Matt Wallden Elite Health & Performance

CHEK Faculty, MSc Ost Med, BSc (Hons) Ost Med, ND, DO, JBMT Editorial Board

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Introduction
Primarily I write discursive editorial pieces for Elsevier's JBMT Rehabilitation Section; where I select two relevant new papers for publication and develop a theme around their topics of investigation. My aim is to provide unique insight with applied information which can be utilised clinically. Key research interests are: holistic approaches to sports injuries, rehabilitation, strength & conditioning, the psyche, TMJ, barefoot biomechanics, evolution, allostatic load, central sensitivity, hamstring strain and anything related to decreasing pain and optimising performance.

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We would like to thank Thomson et al. (2018) for their feedback on what some may indeed consider an ambitious and challenging title to write to. Also, we would like to express gratitude for the expansion on our discussion, the useful references, and the oppor- tunity to clarify points that were unclear. To frame this dialogue appropriately, it is k...
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In The Ghost in the Machine e Is Musculoskeletal Medicine Lacking Soul? we equated the ghost with the unconscious processes of the body and discussed how a recognition of the complexity of the human experience (from physiology, through psychology, to sociology) is important in successfully managing musculoskeletal health. We also reviewed how some...
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In recent times there have been, concurrently, increasing volumes of research questioning whether biomechanics have any relevance at all to musculoskeletal medicine; and a blossoming field of Pain Science identifying that perception of, and context for, pain is often more important than the tissues generating the pain in the first instance. From th...
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There is arguably no other muscle in the human body that is so central literally and figuratively to our physical, biochemical and emotional health as the diaphragm. From its most obvious role in respiration, to its less obvious roles in postural stability, spinal decompression, fluid dynamics, visceral health and emotional regulation, the diaphrag...
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This practical paper is a continuation of previous papers presented in this section discussing over-pronation. The focus of this article is the way that the body has evolved to handle pronation forces in a descending manner from trunk to foot. It was written to accompany the “Toe-tal Function” editorial in the 20:2 edition of JBMT, but didn't make...
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In this editorial, what is understood of the definition and function of the human core is discussed; presented in the context of evolution and holistic human modeling. It appears likely from this understanding of neural phenomena such as central sensitization, neural facilitation/inhibition, tonic and phasic motoneuron excitatory thresholds and vis...
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One of the central skills integral to effective Bodywork and Movement Therapies is pattern recognition. The ability to be able identify key patterns of data and piece them together using skill, knowledge, intuition and reasoning is what can separate great results from mediocre results. One such pattern that has been observed by movement therapists...
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The advice that would flow from the discussions above suggest that to minimize the risk of cumulative trauma based injury, always complement work with sufficient rest. To optimize repair after damage, always ensure sufficient hydration, sleep and nutrition. To optimize treatment interventions, consider whether they are “hard” or “soft” intervention...
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"Functional footwear" is just one of many of the useful tools that are available both to the bodyworker and movement therapist; as well as to their patient base. To be able to advise on which of these tools may be most appropriate for clients/patients, based on their needs, has relevance to the effectiveness and integrity of any healthcare practice...
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Purpose: It has been reported that hamstring strain in athletes is commonly followed by subsequent hamstring strains (Am. J. Sports Med. 30(2) (2002) 199). The current management of these injuries is oftentimes unsuccessful and may plague the athlete throughout their sporting career. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that hamstring s...
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The CHEK Report is seeking high quality articles for use in our quarterly publication. Share your expertise with an international readership commit-ted towards health and well-being. Submission Guidelines: • Submit full manuscript for reprint consideration. Query letters are recommended prior to working on a new article for the CHEK Report. • Appro...
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In January 2001 the Football Association produced an audit of injuries in professional football (1). The relevant details of injuries sustained are as follows: • 87% of injuries were to the lower limb. Of these, 23% were thigh injuries, 17% were knee injuries, 10% were groin injuries and 30% were ankle, calf and foot injuries. • 69% of all injuries...
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