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Teresa E Flaxman, Tine Alkjær, Erik B Simonsen, Michael R Krogsgaard, Daniel L Benoit
INTRODUCTION: Knee muscles are commonly labelled as flexors or extensors and aptly stabilize the knee against sagittal plane loads. However, how these muscles stabilize the knee against adduction-abduction and rotational loads remains unclear. Our study sought to: (1) classify muscle roles as they relate to joint stability by quantifying the relationship between individual muscle activation patterns and internal net joint moments in all three loading planes, and (2) determine if these roles change with increasing force levels...
October 14, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Shannon Jordan, Justin Karcher, Rebecca Rogers, Kathleen Kennedy, Anne Lawrence, Jenny Adams
PURPOSE: Updated cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and return-to-work guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) now include specificity of training for industrial athletes (exercise training that involves the muscle groups, movements, and energy systems that these patients use during occupational tasks). However, many CR facilities do not apply this principle, relying instead on the traditional protocol that consists primarily of aerobic exercise. This study was conducted to measure the metabolic cost of typical farming tasks and to compare 2 methods of calculating training intensities...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
Tabata Cristina do Carmo Almeida, Luiz Vinicius de Alcantara Sousa, Diego Monteiro de Melo Lucena, Francisco Winter Dos Santos Figueiredo, Vitor Engrácia Valenti, Laércio da Silva Paiva, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Fernando Adami
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the evolution of patients subject to physical treatment based on guidelines of functional rehabilitation after surgery anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. METHODS: This is a prospective study of 177 patients with anterior cruciate ligament injury, who underwent surgery and physical therapy guideline conducted in an orthopedic clinic in São Paulo, southeastern Brazil. The clinical evolution of patients was made according to Lysholm and IKDC questionnaire on the 1st day after surgery with 30, 90 and 180 days of treatment...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Jo Gibson, Jim Kerss, Chris Morgan, Peter Brownson
BACKGROUND: Advances in arthroscopic surgery have resulted in biomechanically stronger repairs that might allow for accelerated rehabilitation protocols and hence faster return to play. Evidence for such regimes in the shoulder, particularly in elite athletes, is lacking. METHODS: This prospective single surgeon (PB) series included 34 professional footballers undergoing an accelerated rehabilitation programme following arthroscopic soft tissue stabilization subsequent to traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation...
October 2016: Shoulder & Elbow
Lyn Watson, Sarah Warby, Simon Balster, Ross Lenssen, Tania Pizzari
BACKGROUND: The most commonly recommended initial treatment for multidirectional instability is a rehabilitation program. Although there is evidence to support the effect of conservative management on this condition, the published literature provides little information on the exercise parameters of such programs. In addition, current published rehabilitation programs for multidirectional instability do not focus on scapula stability or exercise drills into functional and sports-specific positions, which are often important aspects to consider in this patient population...
October 2016: Shoulder & Elbow
Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Soofia Naghdi, Hadi Karimi, Zahra Fakhari, Scott Hasson
CONTEXT: Whole body vibration (WBV) is a type of weight-bearing exercise used in the field of sport and rehabilitation. There is no study on the effects of WBV on muscle recovery after a fatiguing activity. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of a single whole body vibration (WBV) session on lower extremity fatigue. DESIGN: Randomized controlled pilot study. SETTING: University Physiotherapy Clinic. SUBJECTS: A total of 13 healthy young men volunteered to participate in this study...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Noriaki Maeda, Yukio Urabe, Junpei Sasadai, Akira Miyamoto, Masahito Murakami, Junichi Kato
CONTEXT: Whole-body vibration (WBV) stimulus equipment has been used as a new training method for health promotion. Its use of in its clinical has expanded to the field of sports and rehabilitation for disabled patients. WBV training is rapidly gaining popularity in health and fitness centers as an alternative method for improving muscle performance. Acute positive effects of WBV have been shown on lower extremity muscle power and the ability of vertical jump, however there have not been any studies focusing on the long-term effects of WBV for trunk muscle and dynamic balance...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Timothy F Tyler, Brandon M Schmitt, Stephen J Nicholas, Malachy McHugh
CONTEXT: Hamstring strain injuries have a high recurrence rate. OBJECTIVE: To determine if a protocol emphasizing eccentric strength training with the hamstrings in a lengthened position resulted in a low recurrence rate. DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort study Setting: Sports medicine physical therapy clinic. PARTICIPANTS: 50 athletes with hamstring strain injury (age 36±16 yo; 30 men, 20 women; 3 G1, 43 G2, 4 G3; 25 recurrent injuries) followed a 3-phase rehabilitation protocol emphasizing eccentric strengthening with the hamstrings in a lengthened position...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Kathryn A Webster, Brian G Pietrosimone, Phillip A Gribble
CONTEXT:  Ankle instability is a common condition in physically active individuals. It often occurs during a jump landing or lateral motion, particularly when participants are fatigued. OBJECTIVE:  To compare muscle activation during a lateral hop prefatigue and postfatigue in individuals with or without chronic ankle instability (CAI). DESIGN:  Cross-sectional study. SETTING:  Sports medicine research laboratory...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
Stasinopoulos Dimitrios
Lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) is a common musculoskeletal/sports injury. A plethora of physiotherapy techniques has been proposed in the management of LET. The exercise programme is the most common treatment in the management of LET. The optimal protocol of exercise programme is still unknown. The effectiveness of the exercise programme is low when it is applied as monotherapy. Therefore, exercise programme is combined with other physiotherapy modalities such as soft tissue techniques, external support, acupuncture, manual therapy and electrotherapy, in the treatment of LET...
August 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
David M Walton, Dan Krebs, Dianna Moulden, Peter Wade, Lenerdene Levesque, James Elliott, Joy C MacDermid
Study Design Observational cohort. Background Outcomes for acute musculoskeletal injuries are currently suboptimal, with an estimated 10% to 50% of injured individuals reporting persistent problems. An early risk-targeted intervention may hold value for improving outcomes. Objectives To describe the development and preliminary concurrent and longitudinal validation of the Traumatic Injuries Distress Scale (TIDS), a new tool intended to provide the magnitude and nature of risk for persistent problems following acute musculoskeletal injuries...
October 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Nazan Canbulat, Tunc Oktenoglu, Yaprak Ataker, Mehdi Sasani, Omur Ercelen, Onder Cerezci, Tuncer Suzer, Ali Fahir Ozer
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of the rehabilitation protocol on the patients with lumbar degenerative disk disease after posterior transpedicular dynamic stabilization (PTDS) surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients (N:50) with single level lumbar degenerative disk disease were recruited for this study. Patients had PTDS surgery with hinged screws. A rehabilitation program was applied for all patients. Phase 1 was the preoperative evaluation phase. Phase 2 (active rest phase) was the first 6 weeks after surgery...
December 28, 2015: Turkish Neurosurgery
Ana A S Santos, Anne K F Silva, Franciele M Vanderlei, Diego G D Christofaro, Aline F L Gonçalves, Luiz C M Vanderlei
BACKGROUND: Cardiac risk stratification is related to the risk of the occurrence of events induced by exercise. Despite the existence of several protocols to calculate risk stratification, studies indicating that there is similarity between these protocols are still unknown. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the agreement between the existing protocols on cardiac risk rating in cardiac patients. METHOD: The records of 50 patients from a cardiac rehabilitation program were analyzed, from which the following information was extracted: age, sex, weight, height, clinical diagnosis, medical history, risk factors, associated diseases, and the results from the most recent laboratory and complementary tests performed...
July 2016: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Marion Fournier, Rémi Radel, Karim Tifratene, Christian Pradier, Alain Fuch, Philippe Mossé, Jean-Jacques Domerego, Jocelyn Gal, Fabienne d'Arripe-Longueville
BACKGROUND: Although the benefits of supervised physical activity programs in cardiac rehabilitation have been well documented, the amount of physical activity often drops quickly after the end of the supervised period. This trial (registered as ISRCTN77313697 ) will evaluate the effectiveness of an experimental intervention based on habit formation theory applied to physical activity maintenance. METHODS/DESIGN: Cardiovascular patients (N = 56) will be individually randomized into two groups...
2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Katherinne F Moura, Renan L Monteiro, Paulo R G Lucareli, Thiago Y Fukuda
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Scapular dyskinesis has been associated with several shoulder injuries. Recent literature has suggested that a greater activation of the scapular muscles can play an important role in reducing subacromial impingement in patients with shoulder pain. Thus, the purpose of this case series was to describe a rehabilitation program that emphasizes scapular dyskinesis correction for those with clinical evidence of subacromial pain syndrome...
August 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Joseph L Yellin, Peter D Fabricant, Alex Gornitzky, Elliot M Greenberg, Sara Conrad, Julie Ann Dyke, Theodore J Ganley
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are increasingly prevalent in the pediatric population. ACL rehabilitation is an essential component of recovery following injury and reconstruction, yet there are few explicit descriptions of pediatric-specific ACL rehabilitation protocols in the literature, especially in the context of varying treatment interventions. Our aim was to systematically review the literature on rehabilitation following ACL tears in children in order to describe common principles among different treatment options and areas of future research...
January 19, 2016: JBJS Rev
C Kajetanek, M Thaunat, T Guimaraes, O Carnesecchi, M Daggett, B Sonnery-Cottet
Sinding-Larsen-Johansson (SLJ) syndrome is a type of osteochondrosis of the distal pole of the patella most often caused by repeated microtrauma. Here, we describe the case of a professional athlete with painful SLJ syndrome treated arthroscopically. A 29-year-old male professional handball player presented with anterior knee pain that persisted after 4 months of an eccentric rehabilitation protocol and platelet-rich plasma injections. Despite this conservative treatment, the patient could not participate in his sport...
September 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Alli Gokeler, Wouter Welling, Stefano Zaffagnini, Romain Seil, Darin Padua
PURPOSE: There is a lack of consensus regarding the appropriate criteria for releasing patients to return to sports (RTS) after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). A test battery was developed to support decision-making. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients (22 males and 6 females) with a mean age of 25.4 ± 8.2 years participated and were 6.5 ± 1.0 months post-ACLR. All patients followed the same rehabilitation protocol. The test battery used consisted of the following: isokinetic test, 3 hop tests and the jump-landing task assessed with the LESS...
July 16, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Bekir Eray Kilinc, Adnan Kara, Haluk Celik, Yunus Oc, Savas Camur
To compare the two different anterior cruciate ligament surgery techniques' effect in rehabilitation and activity performance. Fifty-five patients were evaluated. Twenty-seven patients with transtibial technique (TT), 28 with anatomic single-bundle technique (AT) included. Tegner Activity Scale (TAS) was performed at preoperation and follow-up. The returning time of the sport and work was evaluated at follow-up. Single-leg hop test was performed at follow-up. Outcomes were compared between the two groups. The determined length difference between the operated knee and the intact knee was compared between the two groups...
June 2016: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
Mathew J Failla, David S Logerstedt, Hege Grindem, Michael J Axe, May Arna Risberg, Lars Engebretsen, Laura J Huston, Kurt P Spindler, Lynn Snyder-Mackler
BACKGROUND: Rehabilitation before anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) is effective at improving postoperative outcomes at least in the short term. Less is known about the effects of preoperative rehabilitation on functional outcomes and return-to-sport (RTS) rates 2 years after reconstruction. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to compare functional outcomes 2 years after ACLR in a cohort that underwent additional preoperative rehabilitation, including progressive strengthening and neuromuscular training after impairments were resolved, compared with a nonexperimental cohort...
October 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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