BRINGING SCIENCE TO TREATMENT

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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

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...

in Email Newsletters

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

COVID-19 and athletes – an update III

in Email Newsletters, Other

Fall sports hang in the balance as we enter the last quarter of 2020. While some institutions and programs resumed their sports programs, as usual, this year, others delayed or canceled entire seasons. Athletes, coaches, trainers, and administrators try to make decisions based on the information available. Their primary aim is keeping athletes safe, but... MORE

The effect of hip position during Nordic hamstring exercises

in Email Newsletters, Leg injuries

Athletes who play field sports that require repetitive sprinting are susceptible to suffering a hamstring strain. For the various elite football and rugby codes, a protracted hamstring injury can sideline a player for a significant amount of time, impacts team performance, and results in monetary losses. Therefore, hamstring strain prevention is a salient topic in... MORE

Acute to chronic workload ratio: fact or fiction?

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In 2016, an important study was published describing the Training-Injury Prevention Paradox. This theory explained how athletes accustomed to high training loads appear to experience fewer injuries than athletes training at lower workloads. The authors argued that most sports injuries are not caused by training per se, but by an inappropriate training program that includes... MORE

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