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International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999731/clinical-commentary-on-midfoot-and-forefoot-involvement-in-lateral-ankle-sprains-and-chronic-ankle-instability-part-2-clinical-considerations
#1
John J Fraser, Mark A Feger, Jay Hertel
Lateral ankle sprains (LAS) and chronic ankle instability (CAI) are common musculoskeletal injuries that are a result of inversion injury during sport. The midfoot and forefoot is frequently injured during a LAS, is often overlooked during clinical examination, and maybe contributory to the development of CAI. The purpose of part two of this clinical commentary and current concept review is to increase clinician's awareness of the contribution of midfoot and forefoot impairment to functional limitation and disability of individuals who experience LAS and CAI and to facilitate future research in this area...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999730/post-operative-rehabilitation-of-grade-iii-medial-collateral-ligament-injuries-evidence-based-rehabilitation-and-return-to-play
#2
Catherine A Logan, Luke T O'Brien, Robert F LaPrade
: The medial collateral ligament is the most commonly injured ligament of the knee, with injury generally sustained in the athletic population as a result of valgus contact with or without tibial external rotation. The capacity of the medial collateral ligament to heal has been demonstrated in both laboratory and clinical studies; however, complete ruptures heal less consistently and may result in persistent instability. When operative intervention is deemed necessary, anatomical medial knee reconstruction is recommended...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999729/a-non-operative-approach-to-the-management-of-chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-in-a-triathlete-a-case-report
#3
Cristiana Kahl Collins, Brad Gilden
BACKGROUND & PURPOSE: Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS) causes significant exercise related pain secondary to increased intra-compartmental pressure (ICP) in the lower extremities. CECS is most often treated with surgery with minimal information available on non-operative approaches to care. This case report presents a case of CECS successfully managed with physical therapy. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 34-year-old competitive triathlete experienced bilateral anterior and posterior lower leg pain measured with a numerical pain rating scale of 7/10 at two miles of running...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999728/from-acute-achilles-tendon-rupture-to-return-to-play-a-case-report-evaluating-recovery-of-tendon-structure-mechanical-properties-clinical-and-functional-outcomes
#4
Jennifer A Zellers, Daniel H Cortes, Karin Grävare Silbernage L
INTRODUCTION: Achilles tendon rupture results in significant functional deficits regardless of treatment strategy (surgical versus non-surgical intervention). Recovery post-rupture is highly variable, making comprehensive patient assessment critical. Assessment tools may change along the course of recovery as the patient progresses - for instance, moving from a seated heel-rise to standing heel-rise to jump testing. However, tools that serve as biomarkers for early recovery may be particularly useful in informing clinical decision-making...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999727/an-intervention-based-clinical-reasoning-framework-to-guide-the-management-of-thoracic-pain-in-a-dancer-a-case-report
#5
Michael Masaracchio, Kaitlin Kirker, Cristiana Kahl Collins, William Hanney, Xinliang Liu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: As a result of the anatomical proximity of the thoracic spine to the cervical, lumbar, and shoulder regions, dysfunction in the thoracic spine can influence pain, mobility, and stability across these areas. Currently, a paucity of evidence exists addressing treatment of individuals with primary thoracic pain, especially in young, athletic patients. Furthermore, current research discussing clinical reasoning frameworks focus on the differential diagnostic process...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999726/acute-tearing-of-the-oblique-abdominal-wall-insertion-onto-the-iliac-crest-in-an-australian-football-player-a-case-report
#6
Myles Murphy, Marshall Stockden, Bill Breidahl
BACKGROUND: Tears of the abdominal obliques have previously been reported in the vicinity of the lower ribs but they have not been reported in the vicinity of the iliac crest. The purpose of this case report is to describe the mechanism of injury and diagnosis of a distal abdominal oblique tear and subsequent rehabilitation programming. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 21-year-old male Australian football player experienced acute right-sided abdominal pain during a game while performing a commonly executed rotation skill...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999725/modifying-marching-technique-in-military-service-members-with-chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-a-case-series
#7
Pieter H Helmhout, Maj Angela Diebal-Lee, Laurens R Poelsma, Chris C Harts, Ltc Wes O Zimmermann
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The long-term effectiveness of both operative and non-operative management approaches for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the lower legs (CECS) is moderate at best. Positive outcomes have recently been reported on modifying running technique in individuals with CECS. The purpose of this case series was to evaluate a training program aimed at changing marching technique in individuals with CECS, based on principles that aim to eliminate heel strike and decrease impact during foot strike...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999724/the-reliability-of-faber-test-hip-range-of-motion-measurements
#8
Jennifer J Bagwell, Lauren Bauer, Marissa Gradoz, Terry L Grindstaff
BACKGROUND: The Flexion ABduction External Rotation (FABER) test is typically used as a provocation special test, but has also been used as a measurement of combined hip range of motion (ROM). It is thought that limited ROM with this measurement may be indicative of hip pathology. To date, normative data, reliability, and minimal detectable change (MDC) of such measurements have not been established. PURPOSE: To determine normative FABER height, assess inter- and intra-rater reliability and MDC for FABER, and compare traditional FABER measurements to methods which account for differences in thigh length...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999723/measuring-sport-specific-physical-abilities-in-male-gymnasts-the-men-s-gymnastics-functional-measurement-tool
#9
Mark D Sleeper, Lisa K Kenyon, James M Elliott, M Samuel Cheng
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: Despite the availability of various field-tests for many competitive sports, a reliable and valid test specifically developed for use in men's gymnastics has not yet been developed. The Men's Gymnastics Functional Measurement Tool (MGFMT) was designed to assess sport-specific physical abilities in male competitive gymnasts. The purpose of this study was to develop the MGFMT by establishing a scoring system for individual test items and to initiate the process of establishing test-retest reliability and construct validity...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999722/effect-of-different-foam-rolling-volumes-on-knee-extension-fatigue
#10
Estêvão Rios Monteiro, Victor Gonçalves Corrêa Neto
BACKGROUND: Foam rolling (FR) is a common intervention utilized for the purpose of acutely increasing range-of-motion without subsequent decreases in performance. FR is characterized as an active technique which subject performs upon themselves. Thus, it is believed that the accumulated fatigue can influence whether the task can be continued. PURPOSE: To analyze the effect of different foam rolling volumes on fatigue of the knee extensors. METHODS: Twenty-five recreationally active females (age 27...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999721/improvements-in-knee-extension-strength-are-associated-with-improvements-in-self-reported-hip-function-following-arthroscopy-for-femoroacetabular-impingement-syndrome
#11
Chelseana C Davis, Thomas J Ellis, Ajit K Amesur, Timothy E Hewett, Stephanie Di Stasi
BACKGROUND: Recovery of strength is critical for return to sport, and is a known predictor of functional outcomes in post-surgical orthopedic populations. Muscle weakness is a known impairment in patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) but whether improvements in muscle strength after arthroscopy are associated with improved hip function is unknown. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: To examine the relationships between changes in hip and thigh muscle strength and self-reported function in athletes undergoing arthroscopy for FAIS...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999720/changes-in-dynamic-balance-and-hip-strength-after-an-eight-week-conditioning-program-in-ncaa-division-i-female-soccer-football-athletes
#12
Brandon M Ness, Brett A Comstock, William E Schweinle
BACKGROUND: Lower extremity injury commonly affects female soccer athletes. Decreased dynamic balance and hip strength are identified risk factors for lower extremity injury. Little is known about how these factors adapt to a training stimulus in this population. PURPOSE: To retrospectively investigate changes in lower extremity dynamic balance and isometric hip strength in Division I collegiate female soccer athletes after participating in an eight-week strength and conditioning program...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999719/immediate-effects-of-deep-trunk-muscle-training-on-swimming-start-performance
#13
Satoshi Iizuka, Atsushi Imai, Keisuke Koizumi, Keisuke Okuno, Koji Kaneoka
BACKGROUND: In recent years, deep trunk muscle training has been adopted in various sports, including swimming. This is performed both in everyday training and as part of the warm-up routine before competitive races. It is suggested that trunk stabilization exercises are effective in preventing injury, and aid in improving performance. However, conclusive evidence of the same is yet to be obtained. The time of start phase of swimming is a factor that can significantly influence competition performance in a swimming race...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999718/the-effects-of-instrument-assisted-soft-tissue-mobilization-on-lower-extremity-muscle-performance-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
Nicole MacDonald, Russell Baker, Scott W Cheatham
BACKGROUND: Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a non-invasive therapeutic technique used to theoretically aid in scar tissue breakdown and absorption, fascial mobilization, and improved tissue healing. Researchers have hypothesized that utilizing IASTM will improve muscular efficiency and performance; yet previous Investigations has been focused on treating injury. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this investigation was to explore the effects of IASTM on muscle performance to assess if typical treatment application affected measures of muscular performance...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999717/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-comparing-cardiopulmonary-exercise-test-values-obtained-from-the-arm-cycle-and-the-leg-cycle-respectively-in-healthy-adults
#15
Rasmus Tolstrup Larsen, Jan Christensen, Lars Hermann Tang, Camilla Keller, Patrick Doherty, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler, Rod S Taylor, Henning Langberg
INTRODUCTION: The cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) assesses maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) and is commonly performed on a leg cycle ergometer (LC). However, some individuals would rather perform the CPET on an arm cycle ergometer (AC). OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to undertake a systematic review and meta-analysis of the difference in VO2max achieved by AC compared to LC in healthy adults and to explore factors that may be predictive of this difference...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904801/midfoot-and-forefoot-involvement-in-lateral-ankle-sprains-and-chronic-ankle-instability-part-1-anatomy-and-biomechanics
#16
John J Fraser, Mark A Feger, Jay Hertel
: The modern human foot is the culmination of more than five million years of evolution. The ankle-foot complex absorbs forces during loading, accommodates uneven surfaces, and acts as a lever for efficient propulsion. The ankle-foot complex has six independent functional segments that should be understood for proper assessment and treatment of foot and ankle injuries: the shank, rearfoot, midfoot, lateral forefoot, and the medial forefoot. The compliance of the individual segments of the foot is dependent on velocity, task, and active and passive coupling mechanisms within each of the foot segments...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904800/cervical-contribution-to-functional-shoulder-impingement-two-case-reports
#17
Steven Pheasant
BACKGROUND: Subacromial impingement is a common condition among overhead athletes. The cause of subacromial impingement can be multifactorial and often involves impaired rotator cuff function. CASE DESCRIPTION: The following cases outline the presentation, examination and intervention of two overhead athletes, a high school football quarterback and a collegiate swimmer, each presenting with signs and symptoms of subacromial impingement. The unique feature in each case was the manifestation of the cervical spine as the apparent source of rotator cuff weakness, which contributed to functional subacromial impingement although other overt signs of cervical or associated nerve root involvement were absent...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904799/a-clinical-guide-to-the-assessment-and-treatment-of-breathing-pattern-disorders-in-the-physically-active-part-2-a-case-series
#18
Jena Hansen-Honeycutt, Erin B Chapman, Alan Nasypany, Russell T Baker, Jim May
INTRODUCTION: Breathing pattern disorders (BPDs) are characterized by persistent, suboptimal breathing strategies that may result in additional musculoskeletal pain and/or dysfunction. The purpose of this case series was to examine the effects of Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT) and breathing exercise interventions in physically active individuals that presented with a primary complaint of musculoskeletal pain, a BPD, and startle reflexes. SUBJECTS: The assessment techniques described in Part 1 of this series were used to identify three student athletes (aged 16-22) who presented with musculoskeletal pain of the low back, mid back, and knee, BPDs, and startle reflexes...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904798/functional-outcomes-after-distal-biceps-brachii-repair-a-case-series
#19
Christine L Redmond, Tim Morris, Charissa Otto, Tanisha Zerella, John G Semmler, Taaibos Human, Joideep Phadnis, Gregory I Bain
OBJECTIVES: To investigate outcomes after surgical repair of distal biceps tendon rupture and the influence of arm dominance on isokinetic flexion and supination results. BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: While relatively uncommon, rupture of the distal biceps tendon can result in significant strength deficits, for which surgical repair is recommended. The purpose of this study was to assess patient reported functional outcomes and muscle performance following surgery. METHODS: A sample of 23 participants (22 males, 1 female), who had previously undergone surgical repair of the distal biceps tendon, were re-examined at a minimum of one year after surgery...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904797/preseason-jump-and-hop-measures-in-male-collegiate-basketball-players-an-epidemiologic-report
#20
Jason Brumitt, Amy Engilis, Dale Isaak, Amy Briggs, Alma Mattocks
BACKGROUND: Injuries are inherent in basketball with lower extremity (LE) injury rates reported as high as 11.6 per 1000 athletic exposures (AEs); many of these injuries result in time loss from sport participation. A recent trend in sports medicine research has been the attempt to identify athletes who may be at risk for injury based on measures of preseason fitness. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: The purpose of this prospective cohort study was to determine if the standing long jump (SLJ) and/or the single-leg hop (SLH) for distance functional performance tests (FPT) are associated with non-contact time loss lower quadrant (LQ, defined as lower extremities or low back) injury in collegiate male basketball players...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
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