Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, Islington, London

15.03.16 Phd Work on Chronic Groin Pain in Athletes

One of our physiotherapists has successfully defended her PhD thesis on the biomechanics of groin pain in athletes.

In her research, Paulina Kloskowska carried out extensive studies on a large number of professional and amateur athletes, in order to investigate the biomechanical differences between the injured and uninjured group. She found that there are a number of muscle strength, flexibility and activation imbalances in injured groups, which are characteristic of patients suffering from chronic groin pain, and need to be addressed in the rehabilitation process. Additionally, she found that athletes with pain move differently! 

These movement differences have never before been studied and as a consequence, Paulina is regularly invited to national and international conferences to give lectures about her new approach.

In her research she provides clear guidelines for further treatment of chronic groin pain, which makes her work very useful for physiotherapists.

"Just wanted to say a big thank you for straightening out my back, didn't believe it was possible and now I feel great, you're a star!"


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