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

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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...

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

The role of neuromuscular function in ACL recovery

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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

Measuring cardiorespiratory fitness in youth

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Children are pushed at younger ages to specialize in a sport and play at an elite (for their age) level. While kids of the same age remain roughly on the same ability level as children, performance gaps become more noticeable as they approach adolescence. It seems obvious that the bigger kids are for their age,... MORE

Dancing to a different tune in return to sport...

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Dancers are a very elite and specialized kind of athlete. While considered an art form, dance requires a significant amount of athleticism. As such, dancers are prone to athletic injuries, just like other athletes. However, without a personal background in dance, clinicians may be left scratching their heads to determine when dancers are ready to... MORE

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