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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908066/validity-of-hip-worn-inertial-measurement-unit-compared-to-jump-mat-for-jump-height-measurement-in-adolescents
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T Rantalainen, K D Hesketh, C Rodda, R L Duckham
Jump tests assess lower body power production capacity, and can be used to evaluate athletic ability and development during growth. Wearable inertial measurement units (IMU) seem to offer a feasible alternative to laboratory-based equipment for jump height assessments. Concurrent validity of these devices for jump height assessments has only been established in adults. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the concurrent validity of IMU-based jump height estimate compared to contact mat-based jump height estimate in adolescents...
June 16, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29904508/students-tackle-quantitative-literacy-in-their-science-communication-with-real-world-football-activity
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Jacob J Adler
Undergraduate introductory biology students struggle when communicating quantitative data. This activity provides students with a real-world research experience to improve their quantitative literacy in science communication. Students were provided with a national sports media report that described a professional football athlete requiring 9,000 calories daily. Students were then asked to determine whether, based on their own research and calculations, the reporter had correctly calculated the total calories coming from the reported foods...
2018: Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education: JMBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29902070/determining-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-the-sport-concussion-assessment-tool-3-scat3-components-in-university-athletes
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Rachel I Downey, Michael G Hutchison, Paul Comper
OBJECTIVE: To examine the clinical utility of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool-3 (SCAT3) in university athletes with concussion in the absence and presence of baseline data over time. METHODS: Athletes with concussion (n = 23) and uninjured controls (n = 22) were prospectively evaluated at three time-points (baseline, 3-5 days, 3 weeks post-injury) with the SCAT3 components: (1) Post-Concussion Symptom Scale (PCSS); (2) Standardized Assessment of Concussion (SAC); and (3) modified Balance Error Scoring System (m-BESS)...
June 14, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29901414/longitudinal-clinical-and-neuroimaging-evaluation-of-symptomatic-concussion-in-10-14-year-old-youth-athletes
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Christine L MacDonald, Jason Barber, Jason Wright, David Coppel, Nina De Lacy, Steve Ottinger, Suzanne Peck, Chris Panks, Samantha Sun, Kody Zalewski, Nancy Temkin
This study longitudinally assessed 10-14-year-old patients with sports and recreational concussion (n=22) who remained symptomatic 3-4 weeks post-injury compared to typically developing controls (n=24). Examination by multimodal MRI and multidomain clinical outcome measures was completed at 1-month and 6-months post-injury. Concussion patients showed evidence of improvement by 6-month follow up in domains of cognitive function while measures of psychological health were less resolved with patients exhibiting sustained symptoms of depression, behavior impairment, and concussion symptoms...
June 14, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29886782/acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-tissue-characterization-of-the-anterior-talofibular-ligament-a-promising-non-invasive-approach-in-ankle-imaging
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Thilo Hotfiel, Rafael Heiss, Rolf Janka, Raimund Forst, Martine Raithel, Christoph Lutter, Kolja Gelse, Milena Pachowsky, Tobias Golditz
OBJECTIVES: The anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) is the most frequently injured ligament during inversion strains of the ankle. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography and to determine the in vivo mechanical properties of the ATFL in healthy athletes. METHODS: Fifty-one healthy athletes (32 female, 28 male; 29 ±2 years) were recruited from the medical and sports faculty. ARFI values, represented as shear wave velocities (SWV) as well as conventional ultrasound were obtained for the ATFL in neutral ankle position...
June 9, 2018: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29868695/students-perception-of-peer-and-faculty-debriefing-facilitators-following-simulation-based-education
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Jennifer Doherty-Restrepo, Michelle Odai, Meisha Harris, Tiffany Yam, Kelly Potteiger, Alicia Montalvo
CONTEXT: Debriefing (discussion led by a facilitator) in simulation-based education enhances dual learning for facilitators and students. Debriefing guides students to critically reflect on their performance in a simulation setting, thus allowing improvement in cognitive and clinical skills. Research has examined the effectiveness of simulation-based education on knowledge, skills, and confidence; however, less research has examined students' perception of debriefing. OBJECTIVE: To compare peer- and faculty-facilitated debriefing on students' confidence and perceptions of simulation effectiveness...
2018: Journal of Allied Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29867674/a-systematic-review-of-commercial-cognitive-training-devices-implications-for-use-in-sport
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David J Harris, Mark R Wilson, Samuel J Vine
Background: Cognitive training (CT) aims to develop a range of skills, like attention and decision-making, through targeted training of core cognitive functions. While CT can target context specific skills, like movement anticipation, much CT is domain general, focusing on core abilities (e.g., selective attention) for transfer to a range of real-world tasks, such as spotting opponents. Commercial CT (CCT) devices are highly appealing for athletes and coaches due to their ease of use and eye-catching marketing claims...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29864102/comparison-of-uninjured-and-concussed-adolecent-athletes-on-the-concussion-balance-test-cobalt
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Shelly Massingale, Amy Alexander, Steven Erickson, Elizabeth McQueary, Richard Gerkin, Haroon Kisana, Briana Silvestri, Sarah Schodrof, Bryce Nalepa, Jamie Pardini
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Dizziness and balance problems are common symptoms following sports-related concussion (SRC). Most sports require high-level balance skills that integrate the sensory inputs used for balance. Thus, a comprehensive assessment of postural control following SRC is recommended as an integral part of evaluation and management of the injury. The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine performance differences between uninjured and concussed athletes on the Concussion Balance Test (COBALT), as well as complete preliminary analyses of criterion-related validity and reliability of COBALT...
June 1, 2018: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29809064/fortune-favors-the-brave-tactical-behaviors-in-the-middle-distance-running-events-at-the-2017-iaaf-world-championships
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Arturo Casado, Andrew Renfree
PURPOSE: To assess tactical and performance factors associated with progression from qualification rounds in the 800 m and 1500 m running events at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. METHODS: Official results were used to access final and intermediate positions and times, as well as performance characteristics of competitors. Shared variance between intermediate positions and rank order lap times (ROSPT) with finishing positions were calculated, along with probability of automatic qualification, for athletes in each available race position at the end of every 400 m lap...
May 29, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749751/visual-motor-control-of-drop-landing-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Dustin R Grooms, Ajit Chaudhari, Stephen J Page, Deborah S Nichols-Larsen, James A Onate
CONTEXT:   Visual feedback is crucial in the control of human movement. When vision is obstructed, alterations in landing neuromuscular control may increase movements that place individuals at risk for injury. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury may further alter the motor-control response to alterations in visual feedback. The development of stroboscopic glasses that disrupt visual feedback without fully obscuring it has enabled researchers to assess visual-motor control during movements that simulate the dynamic demands of athletic activity...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695970/sport-specific-assessment-of-the-effectiveness-of-neuromuscular-training-in-young-athletes
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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/29679247/neuromuscular-and-electromechanical-properties-of-ultra-power-athletes-the-traceurs
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Sidney Grosprêtre, Philippe Gimenez, Alain Martin
PURPOSE: Practising a power-type activity over years can shape the neuromuscular profile of athletes. This study aimed at comparing the neuromuscular profile of a non-trained group (NT, n = 10) to power athletes practising Parkour (= traceurs, group PK, n = 11), an activity consisting of jumping obstacles mostly in an urban landscape. METHODS: Maximal isometric plantar flexion force (MVC) and rate of torque development (RTD) were evaluated, and neuromuscular function of triceps surae muscles was assessed and compared between groups through the analysis of evoked potentials from posterior tibial nerve stimulation...
April 20, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667845/development-of-an-instrument-to-assess-athletic-trainers-attitudes-toward-transgender-patients
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Kristine A Ensign, Brian M Dodge, Debra Herbenick, Carrie L Docherty
CONTEXT:   The unique contexts in which athletic trainers (ATs) work require specific tools in order to understand their attitudes toward diverse patient populations, including sexual and gender minorities. OBJECTIVE:   To develop and validate the Attitudes Toward Transgender Patients (ATTP) instrument for ATs. DESIGN:   Cross-sectional study. SETTING:   Semistructured interviews, paper-based questionnaire, and electronic questionnaire...
April 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662909/development-and-validation-of-a-short-version-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-return-to-sport-after-injury-acl-rsi-scale
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Kate E Webster, Julian A Feller
Background: The Anterior Cruciate Ligament Return to Sport After Injury (ACL-RSI) scale was developed to measure an athlete's psychological readiness to return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction surgery. The scale is being used with increasing frequency in both research and clinical settings. Purpose: To generate and validate a short version of the ACL-RSI scale. Study Design: Cohort study (diagnosis); Level of evidence, 2...
April 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659298/agreement-between-visual-assessment-and-2-dimensional-analysis-during-jump-landing-among-healthy-female-athletes
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Alon Rabin, Ofira Einstein, Zvi Kozol
CONTEXT:   Altered movement patterns, including increased frontal-plane knee movement and decreased sagittal-plane hip and knee movement, have been associated with several knee disorders. Nevertheless, the ability of clinicians to visually detect such altered movement patterns during high-speed athletic tasks is relatively unknown. OBJECTIVE:   To explore the association between visual assessment and 2-dimensional (2D) analysis of frontal-plane knee movement and sagittal-plane hip and knee movement during a jump-landing task among healthy female athletes...
April 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606024/return-to-sports-and-physical-activities-after-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-of-lisfranc-injuries-in-recreational-athletes
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Allan David Mora, Mark Kao, Terrence Alfred, Gregory Shein, Jeff Ling, David Lunz
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess participation in sport and physical activity following open reduction and internal fixation of a Lisfranc injury in a cohort of recreational athletes. METHODS: This study identified all adult patients aged 55 years or younger who presented with a Lisfranc injury and underwent open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) using a Lisfranc screw combined with bridge plating technique. Sports and physical activity participation was assessed with a new sports-specific, patient-administered questionnaire...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605797/self-reported-sleep-duration-affects-tandem-gait-but-not-steady-state-gait-outcomes-among-healthy-collegiate-athletes
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David R Howell, Brant Berkstresser, Francis Wang, Thomas A Buckley, Rebekah Mannix, Alexandra Stillman, William P Meehan
BACKGROUND: Sleep deficits are associated with motor and cognitive function deficits, even in the absence of a recent concussion. RESEARCH QUESTION: Does the amount of self-reported sleep prior to pre-season concussion testing affect single-task and dual-task instrumented steady-state gait and timed tandem gait test performance? METHODS: One hundred and fourteen healthy collegiate athletes (mean age 18.8 ± 0.7 years; 60% female) reported the amount of sleep they received during the prior night and completed a timed tandem gait test and an instrumented assessment of steady-state gait in both single-task and dual-task conditions...
May 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599871/effects-of-different-post-activation-potentiation-warm-ups-on-repeated-sprint-ability-in-soccer-players-from-different-competitive-levels
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Javier Sanchez-Sanchez, Alejandro Rodriguez, Cristina Petisco, Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo, Cristian Martínez, Fábio Y Nakamura
This study aimed to compare the effects of a traditional warm-up with two post-activation potentiation (PAP) warm-up strategies on the repeated sprint ability (RSA) of soccer players from national (NL) and regional (RL) competitive levels. Sixteen young players (NL, n = 8, age = 20.7 ± 1.4 y, body mass = 68.5 ± 7.0 kg, body height = 177.4 ± 5.2 cm; RL, n = 8, age = 20.8 ± 1.0 y, body mass = 68.7 ± 4.0 kg, body height = 176.6 ± 5.6 cm) were recruited to complete a traditional warm-up (CONTROL), a PAP warm-up incorporating squats with a load (~60% 1RM) that allowed a high speed (1 m/s) of movement and a high number of repetitions (PAP-1), and a PAP warm-up with a load (~90% 1RM) that allowed a moderate speed (0...
March 2018: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584538/reducing-fear-of-reinjury-and-pain-perception-among-athletes-with-first-time-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstructions-by-implementing-imagery-training
#19
Rosa M Rodriguez, Ashley Marroquin, Nicole Cosby
Injuries are an inevitable part of competitive sports as well a recreational activities. Research shows that one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints that accounts for approximately 48 out of 1,000 patients are knee related injuries.1 As noted, approximately nine percent of these knee complaints are related to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.2 , 3 The ACL is commonly injured in contact sports via a non-contact action such as planting, cutting, landing on a hyperextended knee, or pivoting and sudden deceleration...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554515/delayed-effects-of-a-20-min-crushed-ice-application-on-knee-joint-position-sense-assessed-by-a-functional-task-during-a-re-warming-period
#20
Jill Alexander, Jim Richards, Obed Attah, Sam Cheema, Joanna Snook, Chloe Wisdell, Karen May, James Selfe
Delayed effects of a 20-min crushed ice application on knee joint position sense assessed by a functional task during a re-warming period. INTRODUCTION: The effect of cryotherapy on joint positioning presents conflicting debates as to whether individuals are at an increased risk of injury when returning to play following cryotherapy application at the lower limb. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether a 20 min application of crushed ice at the knee affects knee joint kinematics immediately post and up to 20 mins post ice removal, during a small knee bend...
May 2018: Gait & Posture
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