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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721691/nonoperative-treatment-of-pcl-injuries-goals-of-rehabilitation-and-the-natural-history-of-conservative-care
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REVIEW
Dean Wang, Jessica Graziano, Riley J Williams, Kristofer J Jones
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the current practices of nonoperative management of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries, the natural history of conservative care, and the latest PCL rehabilitation strategies. RECENT FINDINGS: PCL injuries often occur as part of a multiligamentous knee injury and occasionally occur in isolation. Although patients may be able to tolerate or compensate for a PCL-deficient knee, long-term outcomes after conservative care demonstrate a high rate of arthrosis in the medial and patellofemoral compartments resulting from altered knee kinematics and loads...
May 2, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695970/sport-specific-assessment-of-the-effectiveness-of-neuromuscular-training-in-young-athletes
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REVIEW
Erika Zemková, Dušan Hamar
Neuromuscular training in young athletes improves performance and decreases the risk of injuries during sports activities. These effects are primarily ascribed to the enhancement of muscle strength and power but also balance, speed and agility. However, most studies have failed to demonstrate significant improvement in these abilities. This is probably due to the fact that traditional tests do not reflect training methods (e.g., plyometric training vs. isometric or isokinetic strength testing, dynamic balance training vs...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575090/gait-mechanics-and-tibiofemoral-loading-in-men-of-the-acl-sports-randomized-control-trial
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Jacob J Capin, Ashutosh Khandha, Ryan Zarzycki, Amelia J H Arundale, Melissa L Ziegler, Kurt Manal, Thomas S Buchanan, Lynn Snyder-Mackler
The risk for post-traumatic osteoarthritis is elevated after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), and may be especially high among individuals with aberrant walking mechanics, such as medial tibiofemoral joint underloading 6 months postoperatively. Rehabilitation training programs have been proposed as one strategy to address aberrant gait mechanics. We developed the anterior cruciate ligament specialized post-operative return-to-sports (ACL-SPORTS) randomized control trial to test the effect of 10 post-operative training sessions consisting of strength, agility, plyometric, and secondary prevention exercises (SAPP) or SAPP plus perturbation (SAPP + PERT) training on gait mechanics after ACLR...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552503/sprint-cycling-training-improves-intermittent-run-performance
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Hardaway Chun-Kwan Chan, Weeraya Ka-Yan Ho, Patrick Shu-Hang Yung
Background/Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of sprint cycling training on the intermittent run performance, sprinting speed, and change of direction (COD) ability of recreational intermittent sports athletes. Methods: Sixteen participants participated in the study. The experimental group (EG, n = 8) received a total of 12 sessions of sprint cycling training in a 4-week period and the control group (CG, n = 8) received no training. Both EG and CG were instructed to maintain their daily activity during the 4-week period...
January 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541136/physical-and-physiological-demands-of-futsal
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REVIEW
Naser Naser, Ajmol Ali, Paul Macadam
Futsal, the 5-a-side version of soccer (i.e. 1 goalkeeper and 4 outfield players), was introduced in 1930 and continues to grow in popularity around the world. Competitive games comprise of two 20-min periods of high-intensity and intermittent activities requiring substantial physical, tactical, and technical efforts from the players. A greater understanding of the physical and skill requirements will aid the development of futsal and enable practitioners to undertake appropriate training regimes for the demands of the sport...
December 2017: Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521175/back-to-the-future-in-support-of-a-renewed-emphasis-on-generic-agility-training-within-sports-specific-developmental-pathways
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Andreas Liefeith, John Kiely, Dave Collins, Jim Richards
Perhaps as a consequence of increased specialism in training and support, the focus on engendering and maintaining agility as a generic quality has diminished within many contemporary sports performance programmes. Reflecting this, we outline a rationale suggesting that such a decreased focus represents an oversight which may be detrimental to maximising the potential of performers. We present an evidence-based argument that both generic and specific elements of agility performance should be consistently emphasised within long-term performance-training programmes...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518691/the-functional-movement-screen-and-modified-star-excursion-balance-test-as-predictors-of-t-test-agility-performance-in-university-rugby-union-and-netball-players
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Ross Armstrong, Matt Greig
OBJECTIVES: Agility is a functional requirement of many sports, challenging stability, and commonly cited as a mechanism of injury. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and modified Star Excursion Balance Test (mSEBT) have equivocally been associated with agility performance. The aim of the current study was to establish a hierarchical ordering of FMS and mSEBT elements in predicting T-test agility performance. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study design. SETTING: University...
May 2018: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431556/the-fit-matters-influence-of-accelerometer-fitting-and-training-drill-demands-on-load-measures-in-rugby-league-players
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Blake D McLean, Cloe Cummins, Greta Conlan, Grant Duthie, Aaron J Coutts
PURPOSE: Determine the relationship between drill type and accelerometer-derived loads during various team sport activities, and examine the influence of unit fitting on these loads. METHODS: Sixteen rugby league players were fitted with microtechnology devices in either manufacturer vests or playing jerseys before completing standardised running, agility and tackling drills. Two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) accelerometer loads (BodyLoadTM ) per km were compared across drills and fittings (i...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420813/sport-psychology-for-the-soldier-athlete-a-paradigm-shift
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Vanessa M Meyer
Background: Competitive athletes train body and mind in preparation for competition with mental fortitude often providing the "winning edge." Similarly, the current-day warfighter faces significant physical and psychological challenges and must be prepared to respond to life-threatening danger with mental and physical agility. Sport Psychology for the Soldier Athlete recognizes the soldier as an elite athlete and provides training required to perform at the highest caliber. Through this curriculum, mental skills coaching in goal setting, imagery, positive self-talk, and heart rate control is integrated into routine physical fitness training...
February 6, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389695/anthropometric-and-athletic-performance-combine-test-results-among-positions-within-grade-levels-of-high-school-aged-american-football-players
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Todd J Leutzinger, Zachary M Gillen, Amelia M Miramonti, Brianna D McKay, Alegra I Mendez, Joel T Cramer
Leutzinger, TJ, Gillen, ZM, Miramonti, AM, McKay, BD, Mendez, AI, and Cramer, JT. Anthropometric and athletic performance combine test results among positions within grade levels of high school-aged American football players. J Strength Cond Res 32(5): 1288-1296, 2018-The purpose of this study was to investigate differences among player positions at 3 grade levels in elite, collegiate-prospective American football players. Participants' data (n = 7,160) were analyzed for this study (mean height [Ht] ± SD = 178 ± 7 cm, mass [Bm] = 86 ± 19 kg)...
May 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314903/national-athletic-trainers-association-position-statement-prevention-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Darin A Padua, Lindsay J DiStefano, Timothy E Hewett, William E Garrett, Stephen W Marshall, Grace M Golden, Sandra J Shultz, Susan M Sigward
OBJECTIVE:   To provide certified athletic trainers, physicians, and other health care and fitness professionals with recommendations based on current evidence regarding the prevention of noncontact and indirect-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in athletes and physically active individuals. BACKGROUND:   Preventing ACL injuries during sport and physical activity may dramatically decrease medical costs and long-term disability. Implementing ACL injury-prevention training programs may improve an individual's neuromuscular control and lower extremity biomechanics and thereby reduce the risk of injury...
January 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284906/may-heading-in-soccer-result-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Gorazd Bunc, Janez Ravnik, Tomaz Velnar
Background: Globally, soccer is the most popular team sport, unifying many fans all around the world. The epidemiological studies so far have confirmed that head playing and hitting the ball with head may cause minor head injuries, which exert their effects in a cumulative way. Methods: Literature search for this review was conducted and data about traumatic brain injury collected from various sources. Results: The consequences of head injury are evident as chronic changes in cognition, including disturbances in concentration and slowing of mental and physical agility...
October 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248350/effectiveness-of-kinesiology-tape-on-sports-performance-abilities-in-athletes-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jennifer C Reneker, Lisa Latham, Ryan McGlawn, Matthew R Reneker
OBJECTIVE: Establish the effectiveness of kinesiology tape (KT) on sports performance abilities compared to that of other tapes or no tape with consideration to the application methodology, timeframe, and outcome measurement. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and PEDro databases were systematically searched. The following inclusion criteria were applied: 1) participants were healthy athletes, 2) compared any brand of dynamic KT to other types of tape (sham or therapeutic) and/or no tape, 3) measured some construct of functional sports performance, 4) involved randomization...
October 9, 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181250/the-efficacy-of-angle-matched-isokinetic-knee-flexor-and-extensor-strength-parameters-in-predicting-agility-test-performance
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Matt Greig, James Naylor
Background: Agility is a fundamental performance element in many sports, but poses a high risk of injury. Hierarchical modelling has shown that eccentric hamstring strength is the primary determinant of agility performance. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between knee flexor and extensor strength parameters and a battery of agility tests. Study Design: Controlled laboratory study. Methods: Nineteen recreational intermittent games players completed an agility battery and isokinetic testing of the eccentric knee flexors (eccH) and concentric knee extensors (conQ) at 60, 180 and 300°·s-1 ...
October 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145504/quantifying-performance-on-an-outdoor-agility-drill-using-foot-mounted-inertial-measurement-units
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Antonia M Zaferiou, Lauro Ojeda, Stephen M Cain, Rachel V Vitali, Steven P Davidson, Leia Stirling, Noel C Perkins
Running agility is required for many sports and other physical tasks that demand rapid changes in body direction. Quantifying agility skill remains a challenge because measuring rapid changes of direction and quantifying agility skill from those measurements are difficult to do in ways that replicate real task/game play situations. The objectives of this study were to define and to measure agility performance for a (five-cone) agility drill used within a military obstacle course using data harvested from two foot-mounted inertial measurement units (IMUs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139646/physical-fitness-and-digit-ratio-2d-4d-in-male-students-from-wroc%C3%A5-aw-poland
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Slawomir Koziel, Marek Kociuba Mail, Raja Chakraborty, Zofia Ignasiak
There is sex-difference in humans as regards aerobic efficiency, physical strength and endurance and the sex difference is greatly dependent upon differential concentration of testosterone during different phases of growth and development including the intrauterine phase or prenatal growth. Second-to-fourth digit lengths ratio (2D:4D) is an putative indicator of prenatal testosterone exposure. Lower 2D:4D indicates higher prenatal testosterone exposure and vice versa. Males generally have lower 2D:4D than females...
March 2017: Collegium Antropologicum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116831/clinician-friendly-physical-performance-tests-for-the-knee
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Jerrod J Harrison, Marissa K Yorgey, Alexander J Csiernik, Joseph H Vogler, Kenneth E Games
Reference:  Hegedus EJ, McDonough S, Bleakley C, Cook CE, Baxter GD. Clinician-friendly lower extremity physical performance measures in athletes: a systematic review of measurement properties and correlation with injury. Part 1: the tests for knee function including the hop tests. Br J Sports Med. 2015;49(10):642-648. CLINICAL QUESTION:   Do individual physical performance tests (PPTs) used as measures for lower extremity function have any relationship to injuries in athletes aged 12 years or older? DATA SOURCES:   Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines were used to locate articles...
November 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111630/anthropometric-profile-of-combat-athletes-via-multivariate-analysis
#18
Anna Burdukiewicz, Jadwiga Pietraszewska, Aleksandra Stachoń, Justyna Andrzejewska
BACKGROUND: Athletic success is a complex phenotype influenced by multiple factors, from sport-specific skills to anthropometric characteristics. Considering the latter, the literature has repeatedly indicated that athletes possess distinct physical characteristics depending on the practiced discipline. The aim of the present study was to apply univariate and multivariate methods to assess a wide range of morphometric and somatotypic characteristics in male combat athletes. METHODS: Biometric data were obtained from 206 male university-level practitioners of judo, jiu-jitsu, karate, kickboxing, taekwondo, and wrestling...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075200/neuromuscular-adaptations-to-multimodal-injury-prevention-programs-in-youth-sports-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Oliver Faude, Roland Rössler, Erich J Petushek, Ralf Roth, Lukas Zahner, Lars Donath
Objective: Neuromuscular injury prevention programs (IPP) can reduce injury rate by about 40% in youth sport. Multimodal IPP include, for instance, balance, strength, power, and agility exercises. Our systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the effects of multimodal IPP on neuromuscular performance in youth sports. Methods: We conducted a systematic literature search including selected search terms related to youth sports, injury prevention, and neuromuscular performance. Inclusion criteria were: (i) the study was a (cluster-)randomized controlled trial (RCT), and (ii) investigated healthy participants, up to 20 years of age and involved in organized sport, (iii) an intervention arm performing a multimodal IPP was compared to a control arm following a common training regime, and (iv) neuromuscular performance parameters (e...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072025/does-small-sided-games-training-improve-physical-fitness-and-specific-skills-for-team-sports-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Amri Hammami, Tim J Gabbett, Maamer Slimani, Ezdine Bouhlel
INTRODUCTION: This paper aimed to systematically review and meta-analyse the training effects of small-sided games (SSG) on physical fitness and specific skills related to team sport according to the level of play and the period of the season. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: The search covered the following electronic databases (PubMed, Google Scholar, and ScienceDirect). The publications' search period ranged from 2000 to 2016. The terms (small- sided game, training, skill-based game, aerobic fitness, sprint, agility, jump and team sports) were used either singularly or combined in a systematic sequence...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
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