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Chiropractic, manual therapy, sport

William J Moreau, Dustin C Nabhan, Taylor Walden
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to describe the knowledge base and clinical practices regarding concussion by sports-certified doctors of chiropractic. METHODS: A 21-item survey was distributed to the 312 attendees of the 2014 American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians Sports Sciences Symposium. Results were measured by frequency analysis and descriptive statistics for all surveys completed by sports-certified chiropractors. RESULTS: Seventy-six surveys were returned by sports-certified doctors of chiropractic...
September 2015: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
John M van Ochten, Marienke van Middelkoop, Duncan Meuffels, Sita M A Bierma-Zeinstra
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. Objective To determine the effectiveness of treatments for patients with chronic complaints after ankle sprain. BACKGROUND: Though most people recover completely after a lateral inversion ankle injury, a considerable percentage have persistent complaints. Currently, it is still unclear which treatment options are best for these patients. METHODS: Major databases, including PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, and PEDro, were searched for randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials conducted from 1966 to October 2012...
November 2014: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Bart N Green, Claire D Johnson, Jonathon Todd Egan, Michael Rosenthal, Erin A Griffith, Marion Willard Evans
OBJECTIVE: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is associated with difficult-to-treat infections and high levels of morbidity. Manual practitioners work in environments where MRSA is a common acquired infection. The purpose of this review is to provide a practical overview of MRSA as it applies to the manual therapy professions (eg, physical and occupational therapy, athletic training, chiropractic, osteopathy, massage, sports medicine) and to discuss how to identify and prevent MRSA infections in manual therapy work environments...
March 2012: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Wayne Hoskins, Henry Pollard
BACKGROUND: There is little literature describing the use of manual therapy performed on athletes. It was our purpose to document the usage of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention within a RCT by identifying the type, amount, frequency, location and reason for treatment provided. This information is useful for the uptake of the intervention into clinical settings and to allow clinicians to better understand a role that sports chiropractors offer. METHODS: All treatment rendered to 29 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers in the sports chiropractic intervention group of an 8 month RCT investigating hamstring and lower-limb injury prevention was recorded...
August 9, 2010: Chiropractic & Osteopathy
Wayne Hoskins, Henry Pollard
BACKGROUND: Hamstring injuries are the most common injury in Australian Rules football. It was the aims to investigate whether a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention protocol provided in addition to the current best practice management could prevent the occurrence of and weeks missed due to hamstring and other lower-limb injuries at the semi-elite level of Australian football. METHODS: Sixty male subjects were assessed for eligibility with 59 meeting entry requirements and randomly allocated to an intervention (n = 29) or control group (n = 30), being matched for age and hamstring injury history...
April 8, 2010: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Henry Pollard, Patrick Sim, Andrew McHardy
BACKGROUND: Injury to the ankle joint is the most common peripheral joint injury. The sports that most commonly produce high ankle injury rates in their participating athletes include: basketball, netball, and the various codes of football. OBJECTIVE: To provide an up to date understanding of manual therapy relevant to lateral ligament injury of the ankle. A discussion of the types of ligament injury and common complicating factors that present with lateral ankle pain is presented along with a review of relevant anatomy, assessment and treatment...
July 2002: Australasian Chiropractic & Osteopathy: Journal of the Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia
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