BRINGING SCIENCE TO TREATMENT

Email Newsletters

Don’t jump the gun on percussive massage

in Email Newsletters

Percussion massage guns are gaining popularity among professional and recreational athletes and creeping into rehab clinics. Marketers claim that they improve performance, aid in recovery, promote relaxation, break up scar tissue, speed up healing, and more. However, a literature search reveals only two articles concerning the efficacy or use of these devices. The first is... MORE

Rugby’s effect on spine health

in Email Newsletters, Neck and back injuries

Athletes who play rugby, especially at an elite level, are at greater risk of all types of musculoskeletal injuries(1). These injuries often lead to pain or dysfunction long after the games are over, especially in retired players over 50 years old. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common complaint, and often the onset of pain from OA... MORE

Measuring readiness for return to running

in Email Newsletters, Tools and technology

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

Representation in sports research: are girls just one of...

in Email Newsletters, Other

The inauguration of the United States’ first female vice president marks another example of the windows of opportunity opening to women in all aspects of society. One hallmark moment for female athletes was Title IX’s inclusion as part of the Education Amendments passed in the US in 1972. This amendment prohibited discrimination on the basis... MORE

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

in Email Newsletters, Improve

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

A consensus on surgical versus conservative management of ACL...

in Email Newsletters, Knee injuries

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries remain one of the most common sports injuries(1). While sports injury science has made strides toward understanding the causes of injury and prevention strategies, many young athletes still suffer from ACL tears and ruptures. In 2019, sports professionals from various disciplines gathered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to reach a consensus on the... MORE

Getting pushy with ACL rehab

in Email Newsletters, Knee injuries

Paper Title: A Secondary Injury Prevention Program May Decrease Contralateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Female Athletes: 2-Year Injury Rates in the ACL-SPORTS Randomized Controlled Trial Publication: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.2020 Sep;50(9):523-530. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2020.9407. Publication Date: Epub 2020 Aug 1 INTRODUCTION: Rehab of athletes after ACL reconstruction surgery (ACL-r) often includes quad strengthening, plyometrics,... MORE

Why you should plan rehab programs for athletes differently

in Email Newsletters, Improve

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

The role of neuromuscular function in ACL recovery

in Email Newsletters, Knee injuries

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears remain one of the most common sports injuries. These injuries typically happen in young athletes dooming them to an 80% chance of developing osteoarthritis (OA) as soon as 10 years after the injury(1,2). Thus, ACL injuries can contribute to life-long disability, with nearly half of those injured never returning to... MORE

Follow us