Acute Effects of Hip Mobilization With Movement Technique on Pain and Biomechanics in Females With Patellofemoral Pain: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Hip mobilization was ineffective to reduce pain in people with PFP. Hip MWM may contribute to dynamic lower limb realignment in females with PFP by decreasing hip internal rotation during squats. Therefore, hip MWM could be potentially useful as a complementary intervention for patients with PFP. PMID: 31141424 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Temporal Patterns of Knee Extensor Isokinetic Torque Strength in Male and Female Athletes Following Comparison of Anterior Thigh and Knee Cooling, Over a Rewarming Period.
Authors: Alexander J, Rhodes D Abstract CONTEXT: The effect of local cooling on muscle strength presents conflicting debates, with literature undecided as to the potential implications for injury, when returning to play following cryotherapy application. OBJECTIVE: To investigate concentric muscle strength following local cooling over the anterior thigh compared to the knee joint in males and females and the temporal pattern over a 30-minute rewarming period. Design Repeated measures cross-over. METHOD: Twelve healthy participants randomly assigned to receive one location of cooling intervention, directly o...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Russian and Low-Frequency Currents Training Programs Induced Neuromuscular Adaptations in Soccer Players: Randomized Controlled Trial.
Authors: Modesto KAG, de Oliveira PFA, Fonseca HG, Azevedo KP, Guzzoni V, Bottaro MF, Babault N, Durigan JLQ Abstract CONTEXT: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is widely used to induce muscular strength increase, however, no study has compared Russian current (RC) with Pulsed current (PC) effects after a training program. OBJECTIVES: We studied the effects of different neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) currents, Russian current (RC) and Pulsed current (PC) on the neuromuscular system after a six-week training period. DESIGN: Blinded randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Laboratory. ...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Lack of Consensus on Return to Sport Criteria Following Lateral Ankle Sprain: A Systematic Review of Expert Opinions.
CONCLUSIONS: Given consensus and partial agreement results, RTS decisions following LAS should be based on sport specific movement, static balance, patient reported outcomes, range of motion, and strength. Future research needs to determine assessments and cut-off thresholds within these domains to minimize recurrent LAS risk. PMID: 31141438 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Adaptations of the Upper Body to Plyometric Training in Cricket Players of Different Age Groups: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Though adolescent subjects were found to be more adaptive than adult subjects, experimental subjects showed significantly greater neuromuscular adaptations to medicine ball plyometric training than controls. These findings emphasize the need for coaches and athletic trainers to inculcate medicine ball plyometric exercises in training regimes of cricket players so as to improve their upper body performance. PMID: 31141445 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Swimmers With Low Back Pain Indicate Greater Lumber Extension During Dolphin Kick and Psoas Major Tightness.
CONCLUSION: The higher elastic modulus of the psoas major and greater lumbar extension during a DK may be related to the LBP in swimmers. PMID: 31141446 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Ankle Sprains Risk Factors in a Sample of French Firefighters: A Preliminary Prospective Study.
CONCLUSIONS.: These findings originally provide evidence that intrinsic factors mainly contrib-ute to ankle sprains, although psychosocial work environment assessment could also charac-terize firefighters at risk. PMID: 31094607 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Effect of Rest Duration Between Static Stretching on Passive Stiffness of Medial Gastrocnemius Muscle in vivo.
CONCLUSION: In terms of decreasing the shear elastic modulus, clinicians and coaches should not focus on the rest duration when SS intervention is performed. PMID: 31094610 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Is There Any Relationship Between Preoperative and Early Postoperative Maximal Isometric Strength in Patients Who Underwent ACL Reconstruction With Patellar Tendon?
Authors: Mariani PP, Laudani L, Rocchi J, Giombini A, Macaluso A Abstract CONTEXT: All rehabilitative programs before ACL reconstructive surgery, which are focused on recovery of proprioception and muscular strength, are defined as prehabilitation. While it has shown that prehabilitation positively affects the overall outcome after ACL reconstruction, it is still controversial whether enhancing preoperatively quadriceps strength has some beneficial effect on postoperative strength, mainly during the first period. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is any relationship between pre- and early postoperative quad...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Does Anxiety Affect Neuropsychological Assessment in Collegiate Athletes.
Authors: Tomczyk CP, Shaver G, Hunt TN Abstract CLINICAL SCENARIO: Anxiety is a mental disorder that affects a large portion of the population, and may be problematic when evaluating brain injuries such as concussion. The reliance of cognitive testing in concussion protocols call for the examination of potential cognitive alterations commonly seen in athletes with anxiety. FOCUSED CLINICAL QUESTION: Does anxiety affect neuropsychological assessments in healthy college athletes? SUMMARY OF KEY FINDINGS: Three studies were included: one cross-sectional study and two prospective cohort studies. One study exami...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Longitudinal Quadriceps Strength Recovery After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Hamstring Autograft: Patients Stratified by Preoperative Quadriceps Strength Deficit.
Authors: Ueda Y, Matsushita T, Shibata Y, Takiguchi K, Kida A, Araki D, Kanzaki N, Hoshino Y, Ono R, Sakai Y, Kuroda R Abstract CONTEXT: Some studies have discussed postoperative quadriceps strength recovery after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). However, the effect of preoperative quadriceps strength deficit on longitudinal postoperative quadriceps strength recovery after ACLR with hamstring autograft is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To reveal the longitudinal postoperative quadriceps strength recovery after ACLR with hamstring autograft among patient groups stratified by preoperative quadriceps strengt...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

The Association Between Non-Contact Injuries and the Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio in Elite Level Athletes: A Critically Appraised Topic.
Authors: Myers NL, Mexicano G, Aguilar KV Abstract CLINICAL SCENARIO: Workload monitoring and management of an athlete is viewed by many as an essential training component to determine if an athlete is adapting to a training program and to minimize injury risk. While training workload may be measured a variety of different ways, session rate of perceived exertion (sRPE) is often used in the literature due to its clinical ease. In recent years, sports scientists have been investigating sRPE as a measure of internal workload and its relationship to injury in elite level athletes using a metric known as the acute:chro...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Does an Accelerated Program Give Equivalent Results in Both Elite Athletes and Non - Athletes?
Authors: Feyzioğlu Ö, Öztürk Ö, Sirmen B, Muğrabi S Abstract CONTEXT: Although many researchers have investigated the functional outcomes of different accelerated rehabilitation programs after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), the functional results of the same accelerated rehabilitation program following ACLR applied for both elite athletes and non-athletes have not yet been investigated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of the same accelerated anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rehabilitation program on pain and functionality of elite athletes and...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Effect of Graft Type on Thigh Circumference, Knee Range of Motion, and Lower Extremity Strength in Pediatric and Adolescent Males following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
CONCLUSION: Adolescent male ACLR patients with BTB and HS autografts demonstrated significant deficits in quadriceps and hamstring strength, respectively, at 6-9 months post-operatively. Minimal lower extremity strength deficits were demonstrated in pediatric male ACLR patients undergoing ITB harvest. KEY WORDS: Autograft, young ACL reconstruction, return to play, pediatrics. PMID: 31094620 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

The Beighton Score and Injury in Dancers: A Prospective Cohort Study.
CONCLUSIONS: The Beighton score can be utilised to identify dancers who may develop injury. Clinicians should consider the role of lumbar flexion in total Beighton score when identifying those dancers at risk of injury. Different injury thresholds in female and male dancers may aid injury management. PMID: 31094621 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Rehabilitation Utilizing Controlled Aerobic Activity in Patients with a Concussion: A Critically Appraised Topic.
Authors: Prince J, Schussler E, McCann R Abstract CLINICAL SCENARIO: An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions occur in sport and recreational activities annually.1 A sport related concussion (SRC) is contemporarily defined as a traumatic brain injury induced by biomechanical forces.2 Symptoms of concussion are caused by the metabolic cascade that includes excitatory neurotransmitter release, abnormal ion fluxes, increased glucose metabolism, lactic acid accumulation, elevated cerebral blood flow, energy deficit, and inflammation.3-5 These changes in the brain are responsible for the hallmark symptoms of a concus...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Reliability of Knee Flexion-Extension Lyapunov Exponent in people with and Without Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency.
CONCLUSIONS: While knee flexion-extension LyE demonstrates good intrasession reliability, its low intersession reliability indicates that changes of these measurements between different days should be interpreted with caution. PMID: 31094623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Association Between the Functional Movement Screen Scores and Injuries in Male College Basketball Players.
CONCLUSIONS: DS and HS scores may be associated with injuries in basketball players. Further research should be conducted to confirm that these two scores can predict the incidence of injuries in basketball players. PMID: 31094624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Athletes Play Through Pain - What Does That Mean for Rehabilitation Specialists?
CONCLUSION: When sub-elite athletes, striving to be the best in their sport continue to train with the pain of an injury, performance is affected in the short term and long-term consequences are also possible. Our study provides some insight into the contrasting forces that athletes balance as they decide to continue or to stop. PMID: 31094625 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Influence of Shoulder Position on Functional Control Ratio During Isokinetic Assessment.
Authors: Chen B, Zhao Y, Cao X, Hu G, Chen LB, Niu W Abstract CONTEXT: One of the possible mechanisms leading to secondary impingement syndrome may be the strength imbalance of shoulder rotators which is known as functional control ratio (FCR). The FCR is a ratio dividing the eccentric peak torque of the external rotators by the concentric peak torque of the internal rotators. Previous studies have focused on the reproducibility and reliability of isokinetic assessment but there is little information on the influence of variable shoulder positions on FCR. OBJECTIVE: To compare shoulder FCR across three differen...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

The Effects of Blood Flow Restriction on Muscle Activation and Hypoxia in Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability.
Authors: Killinger B, Lauver JD, Donovan L, Goetschius J Abstract CONTEXT: Muscle dysfunction is common in patients with chronic ankle instability (CAI). Blood flow restriction (BFR) may enhance muscle responses during exercise and provide an opportunity to enhance muscle adaptations to ankle rehabilitation exercises; however, there is no evidence examining the effect of BFR on muscle function in CAI patients. OBJECTIVE: Examine the effects of BFR on muscle activation and oxygen saturation during submaximal ankle eversion and dorsiflexion exercises in individuals with CAI. DESIGN: Crossover study design. ...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of Taping and Balance Exercises on Knee and Lower Extremity Function in Amateur Soccer Players: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Authors: Espí-López GV, Serra-Añó P, Cobo-Pascual D, Zarzoso M, Suso-Martí L, Cuenca-Martínez F, Inglés M Abstract CONTEXT: Knee injury prevention is a critical aspect in sport rehabilitation sciences and taping is a widely used technique in this field. Nevertheless, the role and effectiveness of a long-term application of Kinesio Taping on knee function, disability and injury prevention remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of Kinesio Taping, alone or in combination with balance exercises, on dynamic and static knee balance and flexibility. DES...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Musculoskeletal Injury and Objectively Measured Physical Activity Levels: A Critically Appraised Topic.
Authors: Barchek AR, Baez SE, Hoch MC, Hoch JM Abstract CLINICAL SCENARIO: Physical activity is vital for human health. Musculoskeletal injury may inhibit adults from participating in physical activity, and this amount may be less than adults without a history of musculoskeletal injury. CLINICAL QUESTION: Do individuals with a history of ankle or knee musculoskeletal injury participate in less objectively measured physical activity compared to healthy controls? SUMMARY OF KEY FINDINGS: Four studies were included. Two studies concluded patients who have undergone an ACL reconstruction (ACLR) spent less time ...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Technical Report: Quantification of the Rockfloss ® Floss Band Stretch Force at Different Elongation Lengths.
Technical Report: Quantification of the Rockfloss® Floss Band Stretch Force at Different Elongation Lengths. J Sport Rehabil. 2019 May 16;:1-13 Authors: Cheatham SW, Baker R Abstract CONTEXT: Floss bands are a popular intervention used by sports medicine professionals to enhance myofascial function and mobility. The bands are often wrapped around a region of the body in an overlapping fashion (e.g. 50%) and then tensioned by stretching the band to a desired length (e.g. 50%). To date, no research has investigated the stretch force of the bands at different elongation lengths. OBJECTIVE: The pur...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

The Effect of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation on Joint Position Sense: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: The current study did not find multiple studies with high-methodological quality and similar PNF techniques, outcomes and characteristics of participants. More high-quality studies are required to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the effect of PNF on the JPS. PMID: 31094655 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Reliability and Validity of an Innovative Device for ACL Testing: The Mobil-Aider ™.
Conclusions: At this time, clinical relevance is limited. Given the current results, there is potential for the Mobil-AiderTM to contribute to the assessment of ACL injuries but additional human testing is needed. PMID: 31094662 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - May 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Erratum: Winkelmann et  al (2018).
Erratum: Winkelmann et al (2018). J Sport Rehabil. 2019 Apr 27;:1 Authors: PMID: 31030603 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - April 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Sagittal Spinal Morphotype Assessment in Dressage and Show Jumping Riders.
CONCLUSIONS: It is important to note the high rates of riders with spinal angles out of the normality references. In this sense, it was found that many riders presented a sagittal imbalance for the thoracic and lumbar curves. Therefore, as the sagittal spinal misalignments persist and worsen over time, exercise programs to prevent or rehabilitate these imbalances in young riders will be needed. Furthermore, 'Sagittal Integrative Morphotype' assessment will be an essential tool in order to identify the spinal misalignment. PMID: 31034307 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - April 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

The Impact of Tennis and Golfer's Elbow on Shoulder External Rotators and Abductors Peak Torque.
Authors: Nabil BA, Ameer MA, Abdelmohsen AM, Hanafy AF, Yamani AS, Elhafez NM, Elhafez SM Abstract CONTEXT: Upper limb activities require a repetitive movement of the shoulder external rotator and abductor muscles. The malfunction of the proximal part of the upper limb kinetic chain tends to change the mechanics of the distal part and increase the risk of injuries. OBJECTIVES: To compare the normalized eccentric peak torque (NEPT) of the shoulder external rotator and abductor muscles among healthy athletes and those with tennis elbow and golfer's elbow. DESIGN: An experimental cross-sectional study. SET...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - April 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Comparison of Protonics ™ Knee Brace to Sport Cord on Knee Pain and Function in Patients With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
The objective of this randomized controlled trial was to compare the effect of Protonics™ knee brace vs. sport cord on knee pain and function in patients with PFPS. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Loma Linda University. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-one subjects with patellofemoral pain with a mean age of 28.8±5.0 years and body mass index of 25.6±4.7 kg/m2 participated in the study. INTERVENTION: Subjects were randomized to one of two treatment groups, the Protonics™ knee brace (n=21) or the sport cord (n=20) to complete a series of resistance exercises over the course of 4 we...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - April 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

The Effect of Cryotherapy Application to the Knee Joint on Dynamic Postural Stability.
CONCLUSION: The results of the present study indicate that dynamic postural balance, is unlikely to be adversely affected immediately following cryotherapy application to the knee joint. PMID: 31034322 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - April 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Verbal Instruction Reduces Patellofemoral Joint Loading During Bodyweight Squatting.
CONCLUSION: It appears that verbal instruction regarding knee position influences patellofemoral joint loading during squatting. PMID: 31034323 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - April 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Ability of Isokinetic Dynamometer to Predict 1 Repetition Maximum Isotonic Knee Extension.
Authors: Lesnak JB, Anderson DT, Farmer BE, Katsavelis D, Grindstaff TL Abstract CONTEXT: Resistance training exercise prescription is often based on exercises performed at a percentage of a 1 repetition maximum (1 RM). Following knee injury, there is no consensus when a patient can safely perform 1 RM testing. Resistance training programs require the use of higher loads and loads used in knee injury rehabilitation may be too low to elicit gains in strength and power. A maximum isometric contraction can safely be performed during early stages of knee rehabilitation and has potential to predict an isotonic knee exte...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - April 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Acute Effect of Ankle Kinesio- and Athletic Taping on Ankle Range of Motion During Various Agility Tests in Athletes With Chronic Ankle Sprain.
CONCLUSION: In sports that need linear sprinting, KT seems to be a suitable intervention for the improvement of sports performance, as it provides increased ankle ROM. PMID: 31034326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - April 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Pre- to Post-Season Changes on The BTrackS Force-Plate in a Sample of Collegiate Athletes.
CONCLUSIONS: Significant improvements occurred for COP path length after a competitive season, when assessed using the BTrackS in a sample of collegiate athletes. Further research is warranted to determine the effectiveness of the BTrackS as a reliable, low-cost alternative to force-plate balance systems. Additionally, clinicians may need to update baseline balance assessments more frequently to account for improvements. PMID: 31034328 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - April 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Vertical Ground Reaction Force, Loading Rate and Sound Characteristics During a Single Leg Landing.
CONCLUSIONS: Peak sound magnitude may be more helpful in providing feedback about an individual's normalized vGRF and linear loading rate and sound frequency may be more helpful in providing feedback about instantaneous loading rate. Further refinement in sound measurement techniques may be required before these findings can be applied in a clinical population. PMID: 31034335 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - April 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Postural Stability Under Dual-Task Conditions: Development of a Post-Concussion Assessment for Lower Extremity Injury Risk.
CONCLUSIONS: The addition of a cognitive load to postural stability assessments had moderate to excellent reliability in a healthy population. These results provide initial evidence on the feasibility of dual-task postural stability testing when examining risk of LEMI following RTS in a concussed population. PMID: 31034337 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - April 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Are Hip Physical Examination Findings Predictive of Future Lower Body Injury Rates in Elite Adolescent Female Soccer Athletes at Minimum 5-Year Follow-Up?
CONCLUSIONS: Lower body injuries were common in elite adolescent female soccer athletes, with over one third of injured athletes reporting permanent negative impact of the injury on their playing ability. Baseline hip physical examinations were not associated with future injury rate. PMID: 31034343 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - April 30, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Farewell and Thanks to Dr Carl Mattacola.
Authors: Huxel Bliven KC PMID: 31023138 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - April 27, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

The Wheel Keeps Turning.
Authors: Mattacola CG PMID: 31014209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - April 26, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Repeated Impacts Diminish the Impact Performance of Equestrian Helmets.
CONCLUSIONS: All riders should wear a certified helmet and replace it after sustaining a head impact. Following an impact, expanded polystyrene liners compress, and their ability to attenuate head acceleration during subsequent impacts to the same location is reduced. Replacing an impacted helmet may reduce a rider's head injury risk. PMID: 30987519 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - April 17, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Recovery Trajectory of Postural Control Impairments Following a Concussion: A Case Study.
CONCLUSIONS:: The findings identified subtle, persistent postural control impairments revealed through the nonlinear analysis of CoP and supports the notion that the consequences of a concussion (i.e., impaired postural control) need to be considered beyond the resolution of behavioral symptoms. PMID: 30860408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - March 14, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of Kinesio Taping in Recovering from Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness: A Cross-Over Study.
Authors: Kirmizigil B, Chauchat JR, Yalciner O, Iyigun G, Angin E, Baltaci G Abstract CONTEXT:: Kinesio taping (KT) is a popular taping technique used in the recovery process; however, in the relevant literature, there is no real consensus on its efficacy. OBJECTIVE:: To investigate whether rectus femoris KT application after DOMS enhances recovery of muscle soreness, edema, and physical performance. PARTICIPANTS:: Twenty-two healthy amateur male athletes participated in this study. DESIGN:: Randomized, crossover study. SETTING:: Human Performance Laboratory of the University. INTERVENTIONS:: Pa...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - March 14, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Self-Myofascial Release of the Superficial Back Line Improves Sit-and-Reach Distance.
CONCLUSIONS:: Self-myofascial release may improve sit-and-reach distance, but one technique of SMR does not seem to be superior to another. PMID: 30860410 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - March 14, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of Short-Foot Exercises on Foot Posture, Pain, Disability and Plantar Pressure in Pes Planus.
CONCLUSIONS:: Six-week short-foot exercises provided a reduction in navicular drop, foot pronation, foot pain and disability, and increment in plantar force of medial midfoot in pes planus. PMID: 30860412 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - March 14, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

The Quantification of Hop Landing Balance Using Trunk Mounted Accelerometry.
CONCLUSION:: The results suggest hop landing balance can be quantified by trunk mounted accelerometry. PMID: 30860413 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - March 14, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Sex-Specific Dependence of Linear and Nonlinear Postural Control Metrics on Anthropometrics During Clinical Balance Tests in Healthy Young Adults.
CONCLUSIONS:: Our findings suggest that men and women differ with respect to certain linear and nonlinear aspects of balance behavior, and that these differences may reflect sex-specific behavioral patterns in addition to effects related to sexual dimorphism. PMID: 30860414 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - March 14, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of the iHandy Level Smartphone Application for Measuring Lumbar Spine Range of Motion and Lordosis: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
CONCLUSION:: This review provided a valuable summary of the research to date examining the psychometric properties of the iHandy Level app for measuring lumbar spine ROM and lordosis. PMID: 30860415 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - March 14, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Acute Effects of Pectoralis Minor Self Mobilization on Shoulder Motion and Posture: A Blinded and Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study in Asymptomatic Individuals.
Authors: Laudner K Abstract CONTEXT:: Tightness of the pectoralis minor is a common characteristic that has been associated with aberrant posture and shoulder pathology. Determining conservative treatment techniques for maintaining and lengthening this muscle are critical. Although some gross stretching techniques have been proven effective, there are currently no empirical data regarding the effectiveness of self-myofascial release for treating tightness of this muscle. OBJECTIVES:: To determine the acute effectiveness of a self-myofascial release with movement technique of the pectoralis minor for improving s...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - March 14, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research

Comparison of Muscle Activity Using Unstable Devices During a Forward Lunge.
Authors: Bouillon LE, Hofener M, O'Donnel A, Milligan A, Obrock C Abstract CONTEXT:: Unstable devices in various forms are used as therapeutic adjuncts for prevention or following an injury. A slip-over-shoe design with inflatable domes (STEPRIGHT® Stability Trainer) was developed to improve balance. It is unknown how this unstable device affects muscle activity during a closed-chain exercise such as the forward lunge. OBJECTIVE:: To compare muscle activity across three surfaces (STEPRIGHT®, BOSU® Balance Trainer, and firm) during a forward lunge. DESIGN:: Within-subject, repeated measures. ...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - March 14, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research