BRINGING SCIENCE TO TREATMENT

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Concerns and consensus on youth runners

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Running for sport is just as popular among young people as it is with adults. Up to 40% of children participate in running as a sport in some parts of the world(1). For youth in the US, running is the second most popular activity(1). As the popularity of running grows, so do the numbers of... MORE

Fun-sized: Concepts for reducing youth injuries

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Bio-banding and altering training parameters play a role in preventing injury in very young athletes. Tracy Ward explains the developmental basis for these strategies and how to incorporate them into your youth training and rehab programs. Image by Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay  Three processes characterize youth development from birth to adulthood(1): Growth refers to the changes in body composition,... MORE

Rate of force development and return to sport following...

in Improve, Knee injuries, Power development

Successfully returning an athlete to sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) poses an ongoing challenge for rehabilitation professionals. Jessica Montgomery discusses the role the rate of force development plays in return to sport and injury prevention and the  modifications needed for younger athletes. 2012 South West England’s Holly Molesworth in action during the rugby... MORE

Measuring readiness for return to running

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Paper Title: Construct Validity and Responsiveness of the University of Wisconsin Running Injury and Recovery Index Publication:  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2020;50(12):702-710. doi:10.2519/jospt.2020.9698. https://doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2020.9698 Publication date: December 2020 Introduction Running related injuries (RRIs) may require runners to reduce their running volume as well as cause functional limitations, psychological consequences, and financial burdens due to... MORE

Back in action: causes and remedies for low back...

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Lots of factors may contribute to back pain in runners. Tracy Ward explores the causes of nagging non-specific low back pain and outlines a rehabilitation program to get runners back on track. Running is one of the most popular sporting activities worldwide. Still, it carries a high injury risk in both amateur and professional athletes,... MORE

How to assess running kinematics without a fancy 3D...

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In any given year, nearly 80% of runners will report a running-related injury (RRI). Hip weakness and faulty kinematics are frequently implicated in injuries such as iliotibial band syndrome and medial tibial stress syndrome. However, without a high-tech running lab, clinicians have few resources to analyze running form. Therefore, a group of researchers from Montana... MORE

Improving compliance with injury prevention programs

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Lack of compliance with injury prevention programs impacts their effectiveness. Jason Tee outlines how to improve buy-in and keep athletes off the injured list.   Athletes want to spend their time training effectively. They often fail to see the benefit of injury prevention activities when they don’t contribute to improved performance. The importance of injury... MORE

Why you should plan rehab programs for athletes differently

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There are two reasons why clinicians should consider rehabilitating athletes differently than other individuals. Firstly, athletes are already highly trained with muscular adaptations for their sport. Secondly, they desire to return to a level of performance beyond community-based activity. Therefore, they start with a baseline of strength beyond most individuals, and they need to return... MORE

Treating dancers as athletes: considerations for dance-related injuries

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Dance is both an art form and an athletic endeavor. Alejandro Piris Niño explores how specificity of training can enhance the rehabilitation of dance-related injuries and describes how an injury prevention program for dancers might differ from that of typical athletes.   Introduction The appraisal “dancers are the athletes of God,” attributed to Albert Einstein,... MORE

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