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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217422/exploration-of-score-agreement-on-a-modified-upper-quarter-y-balance-test-kit-as-compared-to-the-upper-quarter-y-balance-test
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Josh Cramer, Miguel Quintero, Alex Rhinehart, Caitlin Rutherford, Alan Nasypany, James May, Russell T Baker
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Physical performance measures (PPMs) such as The Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) and the Y-Balance Test (YBT) are functional movement tests used to assess participants' dynamic balance, which can be a vital component in physical exams to identify predisposing factors for risk of injury. The YBT is a functional assessment tool for the upper and lower body. It evolved from the SEBT, which has been previously used in research as a lower body functional assessment. It is comprised of fewer movement directions, which help limit fatigue...
February 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138766/-evidence-based-therapy-for-tendinopathy-of-the-knee-joint-which-forms-of-therapy-are-scientifically-proven
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H Horstmann, J D Clausen, C Krettek, T S Weber-Spickschen
Tendinopathy in the region of the knee joint is a common pathological disorder. People active in sports, in particular, have a high probability of suffering from tendinopathy. Despite its high clinical relevance, the level of evidence of therapy options for tendinopathy in the knee region differs greatly. This review gives an overview of current evidence levels for therapy options in tendinopathy of the quadriceps, patellar and pes anserinus insertion tendons as well as of the distal iliotibial tract tendon...
January 30, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092968/effect-of-suture-caliber-and-number-of-core-strands-on-repair-of-acute-achilles-ruptures
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Jonathon D Backus, Daniel Cole Marchetti, Erik L Slette, Kimi D Dahl, Travis Lee Turnbull, Thomas O Clanton
BACKGROUND: Controversy exists regarding the ideal Achilles rupture treatment; however, operative treatment is considered for athletes and active patients. The ideal repair construct is evolving, and the effect of suture caliber or number of core strands has not been studied. METHODS: Simulated mid-substance Achilles ruptures were performed in 24 cadavers. Specimens were randomized to three 6-core-strand style repair constructs: (1) 4 No. 2 sutures and two 2-mm tapes (2T); (2) 2 No...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992287/evaluating-postural-control-and-ankle-laxity-between-taping-and-high-top-cleats-in-high-school-football-players
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Douglas A Pizac, Charles B Swanik, Joseph J Glutting, Thomas W Kaminski
CONTEXT: Lateral ankle sprains are the most common injuries in high school sports. While ankle taping is a preferred method of external prophylactic support, its restrictive properties decline during exercise. The Under Armour® Highlight cleat is marketed on the premise that it provides added support without the need for additional ankle taping. OBJECTIVE: To determine if differences in ankle joint laxity and postural control exist between football players wearing the Under Armour® Highlight cleat (Baltimore, MD) as compared to a low/mid-top cleat with ankle tape...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900181/modified-balance-error-scoring-system-m-bess-test-scores-in-athletes-wearing-protective-equipment-and-cleats
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Aftab Mohammad Azad, Saad Al Juma, Junaid Ahmad Bhatti, J Scott Delaney
BACKGROUND: Balance testing is an important part of the initial concussion assessment. There is no research on the differences in Modified Balance Error Scoring System (M-BESS) scores when tested in real world as compared to control conditions. OBJECTIVE: To assess the difference in M-BESS scores in athletes wearing their protective equipment and cleats on different surfaces as compared to control conditions. METHODS: This cross-sectional study examined university North American football and soccer athletes...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886837/therapy-and-rehabilitation-for-upper-extremity-injuries-in-athletes
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REVIEW
Michael S Gart, Thomas A Wiedrich
The approach to rehabilitation of upper extremity injuries in athletes differs from traditional rehabilitation protocols. In general, athletes have higher functional demands and wish to return to competitive sport in a timely manner. Comprehensive rehabilitation must therefore be balanced with a timely and safe return to sport. Several rehabilitation programs and adjunctive therapies are available to hasten convalescence while minimizing the athlete's risks of reinjury. Here, we review techniques for soft tissue mobilization and strength training in athletic populations...
February 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886831/finger-injuries-in-football-and-rugby
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REVIEW
Kate E Elzinga, Kevin C Chung
Football and rugby athletes are at increased risk of finger injuries given the full-contact nature of these sports. Some players may return to play early with protective taping, splinting, and casting. Others require a longer rehabilitation period and prolonged time away from the field. The treating hand surgeon must weigh the benefits of early return to play for the current season and future playing career against the risks of reinjury and long-term morbidity, including post-traumatic arthritis and decreased range of motion and strength...
February 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814867/the-effect-of-kinesiology-tape-on-knee-proprioception-in-healthy-subjects
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Rui Torres, Raquel Trindade, Rui Soles Gonçalves
BACKGROUND: Kinesiology tape can improve athletic performance; however, due to cutaneous stimulation its application can have an influence on proprioception. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of kinesiology tape on knee proprioception applied to quadriceps, namely in the joint position sense (JPS) and in the threshold to detect passive movement (TTDPM), both immediately after and 24 h after its application. METHODS: Thirty young healthy participants were randomly divided into experimental and control group...
October 2016: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27690754/the-location-of-the-tibial-accelerometer-does-influence-impact-acceleration-parameters-during-running
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Angel Gabriel Lucas-Cuevas, Alberto Encarnación-Martínez, Andrés Camacho-García, Salvador Llana-Belloch, Pedro Pérez-Soriano
Tibial accelerations have been associated with a number of running injuries. However, studies attaching the tibial accelerometer on the proximal section are as numerous as those attaching the accelerometer on the distal section. This study aimed to investigate whether accelerometer location influences acceleration parameters commonly reported in running literature. To fulfil this purpose, 30 athletes ran at 2.22, 2.78 and 3.33 m · s(-1) with three accelerometers attached with double-sided tape and tightened to the participants' tolerance on the forehead, the proximal section of the tibia and the distal section of the tibia...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686616/optimizing-ankle-performance-when-taped-effects-of-kinesiology-and-athletic-taping-on-proprioception-in-full-weight-bearing-stance
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Zhi Long, Renwei Wang, Jia Han, Gordon Waddington, Roger Adams, Judith Anson
OBJECTIVES: To explore the effects of kinesiology taping (KT) and athletic taping (AT) on ankle proprioception when tested in functional, full weight-bearing stance. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy university students participated. Proprioception was measured using the Active Movement Extent Discrimination Apparatus (AMEDA). The three testing conditions: no-taping, KT, AT, and foot tested were randomly assigned...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525176/a-new-clinical-muscle-function-test-for-assessment-of-hip-external-rotation-strength-augustsson-strength-test
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Jesper Augustsson
INTRODUCTION: Dynamic clinical tests of hip strength applicable on patients, non-athletes and athletes alike, are lacking. The aim of this study was therefore to develop and evaluate the reliability of a dynamic muscle function test of hip external rotation strength, using a novel device. A second aim was to determine if gender differences exist in absolute and relative hip strength using the new test. METHODS: Fifty-three healthy sport science students (34 women and 19 men) were tested for hip external rotation strength using a device that consisted of a strap connected in series with an elastic resistance band loop, and a measuring tape connected in parallel with the elastic resistance band...
August 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27442336/immediate-effects-of-sports-taping-applied-on-the-lead-knee-of-low-and-high-handicapped-golfers-during-golf-swing
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Tae-Gyu Kim, Eun-Kuk Kim, Jong-Chul Park
Elite golf athletes suffer from various musculoskeletal injuries due to repeated golf swings. Repetitive varus moment during golf swing has been suggested as a possible cause of injuries to the lead knee. The aim of this study was to objectively and quantitatively evaluate the immediate effects of sports taping on the lead knee of elite golfers to restrict varus moment. Thirty-one elite golfers were assigned to the low (LHG, n = 15) or high handicapped group (HHG, n = 16). By using 3-dimensional motion analysis, the lead knee position on the frontal plane with and without rigid taping (RT), elastic taping (ET), and placebo taping (PT) was identified in four separate phases by the five events of golf swing: the peak of the back swing (E1), parallel to the ground during downswing (E2), ball impact (E3), parallel to the ground during follow-through (E4), and finish (E5)...
July 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27391411/acute-effects-of-scapular-kinesiotaping-on-shoulder-rotator-strength-range-of-motion-and-acromiohumeral-distance-in-asymptomatic-overhead-athletes
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Gulcan Harput, Hande Guney, Ugur Toprak, Filiz Colakoglu, Gul Baltaci
BACKGROUND: There is limited information in the literature that shows whether scapular taping has an effect on the acromiohumeral distance (AHD) and shoulder functions. The aim of this study was to investigate the acute effects of scapular kinesiotaping on shoulder internal rotation (IR) and external rotation (ER) strength, IR and ER range of motion (ROM) and AHD in asymptomatic overhead athletes. METHODS: Forty-one volleyball athletes [24 men, 17 women; (Mean±SD) age: 16...
July 8, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27315222/athletic-training-services-during-daily-patient-encounters-a-report-from-the-athletic-training-practice-based-research-network
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Kenneth C Lam, Alison R Snyder Valier, Barton E Anderson, Tamara C Valovich McLeod
CONTEXT: Athletic training services such as taping, wrapping, and stretching are common during routine care but rarely captured in traditional patient documentation. These clinical data are vital when determining appropriate medical coverage and demonstrating the value and worth of athletic trainers (ATs). OBJECTIVE: To analyze clinical data from daily encounter forms within the Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network (AT-PBRN). DESIGN: Descriptive study...
June 2, 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27190476/comparison-of-body-composition-heart-rate-variability-aerobic-and-anaerobic-performance-between-competitive-cyclists-and-triathletes
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Erşan Arslan, Dicle Aras
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to compare the body composition, heart rate variability, and aerobic and anaerobic performance between competitive cyclists and triathletes. [Subjects] Six cyclists and eight triathletes with experience in competitions voluntarily participated in this study. [Methods] The subjects' body composition was measured with an anthropometric tape and skinfold caliper. Maximal oxygen consumption and maximum heart rate were determined using the incremental treadmill test. Heart rate variability was measured by 7 min electrocardiographic recording...
April 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27029956/the-effect-of-quadriceps-femoris-muscle-kinesio-taping-on-physical-fitness-indices-in-non-injured-athletes
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Nasim Mostaghim, Maryam K Jahromi, Zahra R Shirazzi, Mohsen Salesi
BACKGROUND: Evaluating the effect of kinesio taping of quadriceps femoris muscle on some physical fitness indices including maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC), vertical jump, agility and sprint in healthy collegiate athletes. METHODS: Forty-four (23 male and 21 female) healthy collegiate athletes voluntarily participated in this study. The MVIC of quadriceps muscle (N) of the dominant leg was assessed by digital Dynamometer. vertical jump, agility and sprint was assessed using Sargent vertical jump, shuttle run agility and 30-yard sprint tests, respectively...
December 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26991563/ulnar-collateral-ligament-repair-an-old-idea-with-a-new-wrinkle
#17
Jeffrey R Dugas
At our practice, we have successfully treated thousands of overhead athletes with the modified Jobe technique of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) repair. We used this technique regardless of the amount and location of the pathology encountered at the time of surgery. We asked whether the availability of modern anchor and suture technology, vast clinical experience with these injuries and their outcomes, and even biologic additives could be applied to some of these patients to achieve an equal or superior outcome in less time...
March 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26967719/assessing-performance-stability-and-cleat-comfort-support-in-collegiate-club-soccer-players-using-prophylactic-ankle-taping-and-bracing
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Sean M Stryker, Andrea M Di Trani, Charles Buz Swanik, Joseph J Glutting, Thomas W Kaminski
Soccer athletes at all levels of play are keenly aware of their equipment needs including cleat wear, and want to be protected from injury but without impeding on-field performance. Ankle injury is a common disorder that is prevalent in the sport of soccer and recent improvements in ankle prophylaxis interventions have proven effective. The aim of this study was to determine if the use of elastic taping or a neoprene sleeve alters performance, stability, and cleat comfort/support in soccer players compared to wearing a soccer cleat without any external support...
2016: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26957761/effect-of-kinesio-taping-on-the-isokinetic-muscle-function-in-football-athletes-with-a-knee-injury
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SoonKwon Hong, JeMyung Shim, SungJoong Kim, Seung Namkoong, HyoLyun Roh
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to determine the difference in isokinetic muscle function in football athletes with a knee injury with and without kinesio taping. [Subjects] The subjects for this study were 10 football athletes (males) with a knee injury. [Methods] Measurements were performed by using Cybex dynamometer under uniform motion before and after the application of kinesio tape to the quadriceps and hamstring muscle. Maximal concentric knee extension and flexion at three angular velocities (60°/s, 120°/s, and 180°/s) were measured...
January 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26898963/kinesio-taping-fundamentals-for-the-equine-athlete
#20
REVIEW
Sybille Molle
The Kinesio taping method was developed in Japan for use in humans in 1979. The use of complementary therapies is becoming common in equine athletes and the discovery of Kinesio taping potential brought it into the animal world. Kinesio taping can be used to treat a wide range of clinical conditions, from tendon injuries to neurologic disorders and from muscle contractures to postural insufficiencies. Its use in veterinary medicine is promising, but relies heavily on evidence-based clinical reports. Further scientific research is needed to fully understand the real effectiveness of application...
April 2016: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice
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