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Dorien Borms, Ann Cools
This study aimed to provide an age, gender and sport-based normative database for three functional shoulder tests: Y Balance Test - Upper Quarter (YBT-UQ), Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Stability Test (CKCUEST), and Seated Medicine Ball Throw (SMBT). A second aim was to discuss gender, age and sports differences. Finally, correlation between tests was evaluated. Overhead athletes (106 male, 100 female) between 18 and 50 years old and from three different sports (volleyball, tennis, handball) performed all functional tests...
March 21, 2018: International Journal of Sports Medicine
Jaime Fernandez-Fernandez, Urs Granacher, David Sanz-Rivas, Jose Manuel Sarabia Marín, Jose Luis Hernandez-Davo, Manuel Moya
Fernandez-Fernandez, J, Granacher, U, Sanz-Rivas, D, Sarabia Marín, JM, Hernandez-Davo, JL, and Moya, M. Sequencing effects of neuromuscular training on physical fitness in youth elite tennis players. J Strength Cond Res 32(3): 849-856, 2018-The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of a 5-week neuromuscular training (NMT) implemented before or after a tennis session in prepubertal players on selected components of physical fitness. Sixteen high-level tennis players with a mean age of 12.9 ± 0.4 years participated in this study, and were assigned to either a training group performing NMT before tennis-specific training (BT; n = 8) or a group that conducted NMT after tennis-specific training (AT; n = 8)...
March 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Mohamed A Imam, James Holton, Saman Horriat, Ahmed S Negida, Florian Grubhofer, Rohit Gupta, Ali Narvani, Martyn Snow
Tendon pathologies are a group of musculoskeletal conditions frequently seen in clinical practice. They can be broadly classified into traumatic, degenerative and overuse-related tendinopathies. Rotator cuff tears, Achilles tendinopathy and tennis elbow are common examples of these conditions. Conventional treatments have shown inconsistent outcomes and might fail to provide satisfactory clinical improvement. With the growing trend towards the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in other branches of medicine, there is an increasing interest in treating tendon pathologies using the bone marrow MSC...
2017: SICOT-J
Judy C Chepeha, David J Magee, Martin Bouliane, David Sheps, Lauren Beaupre
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a posterior shoulder stretch was effective in increasing internal rotation (IR) and horizontal adduction (HAd) range of motion (ROM) in overhead athletes identified as having reduced mobility. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial (parallel design). SETTING: University-based sports medicine clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-seven university-level athletes in volleyball, swimming, and tennis, with IR ROM deficits ≥15°, were randomized into intervention or control groups...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Jacqueline Pasulka, Neeru Jayanthi, Ashley McCann, Lara R Dugas, Cynthia LaBella
OBJECTIVES: Current trends among young athletes towards earlier specialization age and year-round training on multiple teams has raised concern for increased injury risk. Our previous analyses showed higher risk for injury in highly specialized young athletes. The goal of this research was to determine whether sports specialization and injury patterns vary by sports type. METHODS: In this clinical case-control study, injured athletes (aged 7-18 years) were recruited from sports medicine clinics and compared to similarly aged uninjured athletes recruited from primary care clinics...
April 10, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
Tamara Kramer, Barbara C H Huijgen, Marije T Elferink-Gemser, Chris Visscher
Predicting current and future tennis performance can lead to improving the development of junior tennis players. The aim of this study is to investigate whether age, maturation, or physical fitness in junior elite tennis players in U13 can explain current and future tennis performance. The value of current tennis performance for future tennis performance is also investigated. A total of 86 junior elite tennis players (boys, n = 44; girls, n = 42) U13 (aged: 12.5 ± 0.3 years), and followed to U16, took part in this study...
March 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
Kevin Shee, Fady M Ghali, Elias S Hyams
OBJECTIVE: Robotic surgical skill development is central to training in urology as well as in other surgical disciplines. Here, we describe a pilot study assessing the relationships between robotic surgery simulator performance and 3 categories of activities, namely, videogames, musical instruments, and athletics. DESIGN: A questionnaire was administered to preclinical medical students for general demographic information and prior experiences in surgery, videogames, musical instruments, and athletics...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
Ping-Chung Leung, Erik Chun-Hay Ko, Wing-Sum Siu, Ellie Suet-Yee Pang, Clara Bik-San Lau
Topical medicinal patches have been popular for the treatment of minor injuries like sprains and avulsions. Other inflammatory conditions like chronic musculo-tendinous pain and or fasciitis are also taken care of by local ointments or rubs. In the oriental communities, medicinal herbs frequently form the major components of the patches. In spite of the lack of scientific evidence of efficacy, the popularity of such traditional application persists for centuries. In this era of evidence-based clinical treatment, there is an urgent need to look into this traditional practice...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Alexander Ulbricht, Jaime Fernandez-Fernandez, Alberto Mendez-Villanueva, Alexander Ferrauti
The impact of fitness characteristics on tennis performance in adolescent players is not clearly understood. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to test whether physical characteristics are related to players' competitive level (i.e., national youth ranking). A secondary aim was to compare adolescent tennis players by performance level (i.e., regional selected players and the national team). A total of 902 male and female junior players (aged, 11-16 years) in Germany were evaluated using a physical testing battery: grip strength; countermovement jump; 10 and 20-m sprint; tennis-specific sprint; overhead, forehand, and backhand medicine ball throws (MBT); serve velocity and tennis-specific endurance test (hit and turn tennis test)...
April 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Seng Juong Wong, Greg A Robertson, Katie L Connor, Richard R Brady, Alexander M Wood
BACKGROUND: With the advent of smartphones together with their downloadable applications (apps), there is increasing opportunities for doctors, including orthopaedic sports surgeons, to integrate such technology into clinical practice. However, the clinical reliability of these medical apps remains questionable. We reviewed available apps themed specifically towards Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and related conditions and assessed the level of medical professional involvement in their design and content, along with a review of these apps...
2015: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nikša Đurović, Dražan Dizdar, Nebojša Zagorac
Hierarchies are present everywhere (physics, medicine, nature, human needs, etc.) and tennis is no exception. Is counterpuncher's goal just to chase down every ball and force the opponents into long rallies? The aim of this first empirical study is integrate theory and practice about overall quality evaluation and accurately analyze offensive and defensive tennis priorities for counterpunchers. Weight of each criterion was obtained using AHP technique in Expert Choice software. The results indicate that this model is able to provide important training variables in order to control and manipulate training process...
July 2015: Collegium Antropologicum
Jaime Fernandez-Fernandez, Eduardo Saez de Villarreal, David Sanz-Rivas, Manuel Moya
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of an 8-week (conducted biweekly for a total of 16 sessions) plyometric training program (PT) (e.g., upper- and lower-body exercises) combined with regular tennis training on physical qualities in young tennis players. DESIGN: Sixty tennis players between the ages of 12 and 13 years (age 12.5 ± 0.3 years, weight 44.2 ± 7.0 kg, height 156.6 ± 7.1 cm) were allocated to either the control group (standard in-season regimen) (CG; n = 30) or the experimental group, which received an additional PT (TG; n = 30) for 30-60 min as a substitute for some tennis training within the usual 90-min practice...
February 2016: Pediatric Exercise Science
Adam Capon, James Gillespie, Margaret Rolfe, Wayne Smith
Societies are constantly challenged to develop policies around the introduction of new technologies, which by their very nature contain great uncertainty. This uncertainty gives prominence to varying viewpoints which are value laden and have the ability to drastically shift policy. The issue of nanotechnologies is a prime example. The labelling of products that contain new technologies has been one policy tool governments have used to address concerns around uncertainty. Our study develops evidence regarding opinions on the labelling of products made by nanotechnologies...
2015: Journal of Nanoparticle Research: An Interdisciplinary Forum for Nanoscale Science and Technology
Wen-Dien Chang, Ping-Tung Lai, Yung-An Tsou
Lateral epicondylalgia is a common orthopedic disorder. In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is often used for treating lateral epicondylalgia. Laser acupuncture, compared with manual acupuncture, has more advantages because it is painless, aseptic and safe. However, the analgesic effect of manual acupuncture and laser acupuncture on lateral epicondylalgia has rarely been explored. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the analgesic effect of laser acupuncture and manual acupuncture for the treatment of lateral epicondylalgia...
2014: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
Joshua S Sole, Steve J Wisniewski, Karen L Newcomer, Eugene Maida, Jay Smith
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of structural abnormalities and instability affecting the extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) tendons of asymptomatic recreational tennis players by the use of high-resolution ultrasonography. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING: Academic sports medicine center. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-six asymptomatic, recreational male and female tennis players. METHODS: A single, experienced operator completed bilateral static and dynamic ultrasound examinations of the ECU tendons of 26 asymptomatic, long-term, recreational tennis players ages 26-61 years (11 male, 15 female, average 24...
March 2015: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Meghan Warren, Craig A Smith, Nicole J Chimera
CONTEXT: The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) evaluates performance in 7 fundamental movement patterns using a 4-point scale. Previous studies have reported increased injury risk with a composite score (CS) of 14/21 or less; these studies were limited to specific sports and injury definition. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between FMS CS and movement pattern scores and acute noncontact and overuse musculoskeletal injuries in division I college athletes. An exploratory objective was to assess the association between injury and FMS movement pattern asymmetry...
May 2015: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Andrea Stracciolini, Rebecca Casciano, Hilary Levey Friedman, William P Meehan, Lyle J Micheli
OBJECTIVE: To examine male-female differences in pediatric overuse sports injuries. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional epidemiological study. SETTING: Tertiary level sports medicine division in a large academic pediatric medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Five percent probability sample of patients 5 to 17 years seen from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009. About 3813 charts reviewed. Final study cohort included 1614 patients...
January 2015: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Sim Kwoh Fung, Kenneth Sundaraj, Nizam Uddin Ahamed, Lam Chee Kiang, Sivadev Nadarajah, Arun Sahayadhas, Md Asraf Ali, Md Anamul Islam, Rajkumar Palaniappan
Sports video tracking is a research topic that has attained increasing attention due to its high commercial potential. A number of sports, including tennis, soccer, gymnastics, running, golf, badminton and cricket have been utilised to display the novel ideas in sports motion tracking. The main challenge associated with this research concerns the extraction of a highly complex articulated motion from a video scene. Our research focuses on the development of a markerless human motion tracking system that tracks the major body parts of an athlete straight from a sports broadcast video...
April 2014: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Todd S Ellenbecker, Kathleen A Stroia
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April 2014: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Babette M Pluim
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April 2014: British Journal of Sports Medicine
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