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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543123/crossover-effects-of-unilateral-static-stretching-and-foam-rolling-on-contralateral-hamstring-flexibility-and-strength
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Benjamin S Killen, Krista L Zelizney, Xin Ye
CONTEXT: Static stretching (SS) and self-administered foam rolling (SAFR) are both effective techniques often used in rehabilitation settings to improve one's range-of-motion (ROM). However, their effects on non-intervened contralateral limb's performance remain equivocal. OBJECTIVE: To examine the acute effects of unilateral hamstrings SS and SAFR on the contralateral hip flexion passive ROM and the strength performance. DESIGN: Randomized crossover trial...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29481457/effect-of-a-hamstring-flexibility-program-performed-concurrently-during-an-elite-canoeist-competition-season
#2
T Álvarez-Yates, O García-García
The aim of this study was to determine de acute effect of an 8-weeks specific hamstring flexibility training on junior canoeist during the competition season. Sixteen canoeists participated, divided into 3 groups: 5 in Experimental Group 1 (EG1), 5 in Experimental Group 2 (EG2) and 6 in a Control Group (CG). The EG1 underwent a supervised program consisted by Simple Static Stretching, Dynamic Static Stretching and P.N.F. while the EG2 performed a program without P.N.F. and no supervision. Two measurements were performed to analyze the effect on the knee joint ROM and trunk flexion; neuromuscular and contractile properties in Biceps Femoris (BF) and Semitendinosus (ST) muscles; maximum power and average speed in lower limbs...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396987/the-effects-of-flexibility-training-on-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-in-young-men-with-limited-hamstrings-flexibility
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Clarissa M Brusco, Anthony J Blazevich, Regis Radaelli, Cintia E Botton, Eduardo L Cadore, Bruno M Baroni, Gabriel S Trajano, Ronei S Pinto
Adaptations to 6 weeks of supervised hamstring stretching training and its potential impact on symptoms of eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) were studied in 10 young, untrained men with limited hamstrings flexibility. Participants performed unilateral flexibility training (experimental leg; EL) on an isokinetic dynamometer while the contralateral limb acted as control (CL). Hip range of motion (ROM), passive, isometric and concentric torques, active optimum angle, and biceps femoris and semitendinosus muscle thickness and ultrasound echo intensity were assessed both before and after the training...
February 3, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390001/acute-effects-of-different-dynamic-exercises-on-hamstring-strain-risk-factors
#4
Che Hsiu Chen, Ye Xin, Kuang Wu Lee, Ming Ju Lin, Jiu Jenq Lin
The purpose of the study was to examine the acute effects of different dynamic exercise interventions on hamstring muscle performance. Thirty-six young men with poor hamstring flexibility were randomly assigned to three intervention groups: jogging combined with dynamic open kinetic chain stretching (DS), jogging combined with dynamic closed kinetic chain stretching (lunge with eccentric hamstring windmills, LEC), and jogging only (CON) groups. Hamstring flexibility, muscle stiffness (area under the curve, AUC), joint position sense (JPS), maximal eccentric strength (ECC), and angle of peak torque (APT) were recorded before and immediately after the exercise interventions...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364033/the-effects-of-cupping-on-hamstring-flexibility-in-collegiate-soccer-players
#5
Jeffrey G Williams, Hannah I Gard, Jeana M Gregory, Amy Gibson, Jennifer Austin
CONTEXT: Collegiate soccer players suffer hamstring injuries due to inflexibility and repetitive motions involving intense hamstring lengthening and contraction during sport. Although a popular intervention for muscular injury, there exists limited evidence of the effects of therapeutic cupping on hamstring flexibility. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of cupping therapy on hamstring flexibility in collegiate soccer players. DESIGN: Cohort design...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363053/is-platelet-rich-plasma-prp-effective-in-the-treatment-of-acute-muscle-injuries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alberto Grassi, Francesca Napoli, Iacopo Romandini, Kristian Samuelsson, Stefano Zaffagnini, Christian Candrian, Giuseppe Filardo
BACKGROUND: Muscle lesions account for one-third of sport-related injuries, thus representing a substantial problem for both players and their teams. The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections is rapidly growing in clinical practice, prompted by an unmet clinical need with a large commercial market. However, after early reports of positive preliminary experience, higher quality studies recently questioned the real benefit provided by PRP injections to promote muscle healing and return to sport...
April 2018: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334292/safety-and-effectiveness-of-fascial-therapy-in-adult-patients-with-hemophilic-arthropathy-a-pilot-study
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Elena Donoso-Úbeda, Javier Meroño-Gallut, José Antonio López-Pina, Rubén Cuesta-Barriuso
BACKGROUND: The primary clinical manifestations of hemophilia are muscle and joint bleeding. Recurrent bleeding leads to a degenerative process known as hemophilic arthropathy. Fascial therapy is one of the most used physiotherapy techniques today to improve joint dysfunctions and chronic pain. OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficacy of fascial therapy treatment in patients with hemophilic arthropathy of ankle and knee. DESIGN: Non-randomized, controlled clinical trial...
January 15, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124077/can-a-clinical-examination-demonstrate-intramuscular-tendon-involvement-in-acute-hamstring-injuries
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Michel D Crema, Ali Guermazi, Gustaaf Reurink, Frank W Roemer, Mario Maas, Adam Weir, Maarten H Moen, Gert J Goudswaard, Johannes L Tol
Background: Involvement of the intramuscular (central) tendon in acute hamstring injuries, as detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), may prolong recovery times. To date, it is unclear whether hamstring injuries exhibiting intramuscular tendon involvement can be identified though routine clinical examinations that assess flexibility and strength. Purpose: To test whether MRI-detected intramuscular tendon involvement could be identified by a clinical assessment of muscle strength and flexibility...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114505/examining-and-comparing-the-health-and-performance-indices-of-university-undergraduate-students-according-to-year-of-study-and-gender
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Monday Omoniyi Moses, Francis Osei, Eric Juniour Appiah, Agnes Obour, Lady Gwendoline Akwa, Biggie Baffour-Awuah, Benjamin Asamoah, Peter Akwasi Sarpong, Caleb Adams, Rosario D'Onofrio
This study examined and compared, based on year of study and gender, the health and performance indices of university undergraduate students. Eighty-nine students (mean±standard deviation age, 22.47±2.22 years) were randomly selected for assessment prior to second semester examination of 2015/2016 academic year. body mass index, resting metabolic rate, visceral fat, skeletal muscle mass, body fat, systolic & diastolic blood pressure, resting heart rate, upper & lower body endurance, handgrip strength, and lower back and hamstring flexibility were assessed...
August 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072027/effect-of-stretching-based-rehabilitation-on-pain-flexibility-and-muscle-strength-in-dancers-with-hamstring-injury-a-single-blind-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
#10
Giwon Kim, Hyangsun Kim, Woo K Kim, Junesun Kim
BACKGROUND: Hamstring injuries commonly occur in mainstream sports and occupations that involve physical activity. We evaluated the effect of a stretching-based rehabilitation program on pain, flexibility, and strength in dancers with hamstring injuries. METHODS: Sixteen Korean traditional dancers with unilateral hamstring injuries were included and randomly assigned to a rehabilitation or control group. The rehabilitation group received stretching-based rehabilitation for 8 weeks, which comprised simple static stretches and basic range of motion (ROM) exercises, such as static and active stretching, concentric and eccentric ROM training, and trunk stabilization exercises...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054803/comparison-of-short-term-effects-of-mobilization-with-movement-and-kinesiotaping-on-pain-function-and-balance-in-patellofemoral-pain
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Serdar Demirci, Gizem Irem Kinikli, Michael J Callaghan, Volga Bayrakci Tunay
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the short-term effects of Mobilization with movement (MWM) and Kinesiotaping (KT) on patients with patellofemoral pain (PFP) respect to pain, function and balance. METHODS: Thirty-five female patients diagnosed with unilateral PFP were assigned into 2 groups. The first group (n = 18) received two techniques of MWM intervention (Straight Leg-Raise with Traction and Tibial Gliding) while KT was applied to the other group (n = 17)...
December 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032593/association-analysis-of-the-actn3-r577x-polymorphism-with-passive-muscle-stiffness-and-muscle-strain-injury
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Naokazu Miyamoto, Eri Miyamoto-Mikami, Kosuke Hirata, Noriko Kimura, Noriyuki Fuku
Passive muscle stiffness is considered to be a major factor affecting joint flexibility and is thought to relate to the occurrence of muscle strain injury. In skinned muscle fiber experiments, the R577X polymorphism of the α-actinin-3 gene (ACTN3) has been associated with passive muscle stiffness. Our primary purpose was to clarify whether the ACTN3 R577X polymorphism influences passive stiffness of human muscle in vivo. We also examined whether the ACTN3 R577X polymorphism is associated with the occurrence of hamstring strain injury...
October 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019743/injury-prevention-in-male-youth-soccer-current-practices-and-perceptions-of-practitioners-working-at-elite-english-academies
#13
Paul J Read, Pablo Jimenez, Jon L Oliver, Rhodri S Lloyd
Forty-one practitioners inclusive of physiotherapists, sports scientists and strength and conditioning coaches from the academies of elite soccer clubs in the United Kingdom completed an on-line questionnaire which examined their: (1) background information; (2) perceptions of injury occurrence and risk factors; (3) screening and return to play; and (4) approach to designing and delivering injury prevention programmes with a response rate of 55% (41/75). Contact injuries were the most common mechanism reported and players between 13-16 years of age were perceived to be at the greatest risk...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016479/the-effects-of-foam-rolling-as-a-recovery-tool-in-professional-soccer-players
#14
Ezequiel Rey, Alexis Padrón-Cabo, Pablo B Costa, Roberto Barcala-Furelos
Foam rolling (FR) is a common strategy used after training and competition by players. However, no previous studies have assessed the effectiveness of FR as recovery tool in sports populations. The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of FR (20 minutes of foam rolling exercises on quadriceps, hamstrings, adductors, gluteals, and gastrocnemius) and passive recovery (20 minutes sit on a bench) interventions performed immediately after a training session on Total Quality Recovery (TQR), perceived muscle soreness, jump performance, agility, sprint, and flexibility 24 hours after the training...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884093/hamstring-injuries-update-article
#15
Lucio Ernlund, Lucas de Almeida Vieira
Hamstring (HS) muscle injuries are the most common injury in sports. They are correlated to long rehabilitations and have a great tendency to recur. The HS consist of the long head of the biceps femoris, semitendinosus, and semimembranosus. The patient's clinical presentation depends on the characteristics of the lesion, which may vary from strain to avulsions of the proximal insertion. The most recognized risk factor is a previous injury. Magnetic resonance imaging is the method of choice for the injury diagnosis and classification...
June 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759535/relationship-between-physical-fitness-at-the-end-of-pre-season-and-the-in-season-game-performance-in-japanese-female-professional-baseball-players
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Yuya Watanabe, Yosuke Yamada, Tsukasa Yoshida, Tomoyuki Matsui, Kazuya Seo, Yoshikazu Azuma, Machiko Hiramoto, Yuichiro Miura, Hideaki Fukushima, Akito Shimazu, Toshiaki Eto, Homare Saotome, Noriyuki Kida, Toru Morihara
This study examined anthropometric and fitness profiles of Japanese female professional baseball players and investigated the relationship between players' physical fitness and in-season game performance. Fifty-seven players who were registered in the Japan Women's Baseball League (JWBL) participated. Height, weight, grip strength, back strength, knee-extension and -flexion strength, hamstring extensibility, vertical jump height, and horizontal jump distance were measured at pre-season (February and March) in 2013...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647867/the-effects-of-4-weeks-stretching-training-to-the-point-of-pain-on-flexibility-and-muscle-tendon-unit-properties
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Pornpimol Muanjai, David A Jones, Mantas Mickevicius, Danguole Satkunskiene, Audrius Snieckus, Renata Rutkauskaite, Dalia Mickeviciene, Sigitas Kamandulis
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the benefits and possible problems of 4 weeks stretching when taken to the point of pain (POP) and to the point of discomfort (POD). METHODS: Twenty-six physically active women (20 ± 1.1 years) took part in group-based stretching classes of the hamstring muscles, 4 times per week for 4 weeks, one group one stretching to POD, the other to POP. Passive stiffness, joint range of motion (ROM), maximal isometric torque and concentric knee flexion torque, were measured before training and 2 days after the last training session...
August 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507370/a-comparative-study-of-dynamic-soft-tissue-mobilization-vs-passive-stretching-technique-to-improve-the-flexibility-of-hamstrings-in-cricket-players
#18
Mohsin Abbas, Muhammad Salman Bashir, Rabiya Noor
Different therapies are available for correcting the tightness of hamstring muscles. Objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization DSTM technique and Passive Stretching PS to improve the flexibility of tight hamstrings in cricket players. A total of 120 cricket players having tightness of hamstrings were enrolled and randomized into two groups A and B using lottery method. Group-A was treated with DSTM and group-B with PS to improve the flexibility of hamstrings...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487221/neurophysiological-insights-on-flexibility-improvements-through-motor-imagery
#19
Thiago Ferreira Dias Kanthack, Aymeric Guillot, Charalambos Papaxanthis, Théophile Guizard, Christian Collet, Franck Di Rienzo
The efficacy of motor imagery (MI) practice to facilitate muscle stretching remains controversial and the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms unexplored. We evaluated the effects of MI practice during a sit-and-reach task. Healthy participants were randomly assigned to a MI practice (n=15) or Control (n=15) group and completed 2 blocks of 5 sit-and-reach trials. During the first block (B1), participants performed 5 maximal stretching trials of 10s. During the second block (B2), trials were divided into two consecutive parts: i) reproducing the maximum performance of B1 (10s, B2 part 1), and ii) attempting to outperform the maximum performance of B1 (10s, B2 part 2)...
May 6, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476110/restriction-in-lateral-bending-range-of-motion-lumbar-lordosis-and-hamstring-flexibility-predicts-the-development-of-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review-of-prospective-cohort-studies
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Sean G Sadler, Martin J Spink, Alan Ho, Xanne Janse De Jonge, Vivienne H Chuter
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is an increasingly common condition worldwide with significant costs associated with its management. Identification of musculoskeletal risk factors that can be treated clinically before the development of LBP could reduce costs and improve the quality of life of individuals. Therefore the aim was to systematically review prospective cohort studies investigating lower back and / or lower limb musculoskeletal risk factors in the development of LBP. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, and the Cochrane Library were searched from inception to February 2016...
May 5, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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