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A Bakken, S Targett, T Bere, C Eirale, A Farooq, J L Tol, R Whiteley, E Witvrouw, K M Khan, R Bahr
BACKGROUND: The Nine Plus screening battery test (9+) is a functional movement test intended to identify limitations in fundamental movement patterns predisposing athletes to injury. However, the interseason variability is unknown. AIM: To examine the variability of the 9+ test between 2 consecutive seasons in professional male football players. METHODS: Asymptomatic Qatar Star League players (n=220) completed the 9+ at the beginning of the 2013 and 2014 seasons...
September 6, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Silvia Ortega-Cebrian, Nicolleta Luchini, Rodney Whiteley
BACKGROUND: Dry needling (DN) is reported to decrease pain and improve functional movements yet the mechanisms remain unclear. Changes in muscle tone and other mechanical properties after DN could contribute to these findings but have not been investigated. OBJECTIVES: Examine EMG and passive mechanical properties of the quadriceps muscle before and after DN. DESIGN: EMG, MyotonPro and clinical measurements were taken pre and post DN. SETTING: Rehabilitation department at Aspetar Sports Medicine Hospital, Qatar...
September 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
H Paul Dijkstra, Liesel Geertsema, Nejib Benzarti, Elsbeth A L van Dorssen, Cees-Rein van den Hoogenband, Margo Mountjoy
BACKGROUND: One of the primary roles of Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) is to promote athlete health. The planning and delivery of major international event medical services is carried out in collaboration with the Local Organizing Committee Medical Commission (LOCMC). Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital provided the medical services to the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) creating a unique opportunity for collaboration with FINA. AIM: The purpose of this paper is to review the planning and delivery of medical services and athlete health promotion projects during the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) to facilitate the planning of future sporting events of this size and scope...
May 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Steve McMillan
With the 2015 European College of Sports Science (ECSS) meeting in Malmö just around the corner (in time, if not space), I thought I would recap on what was an exciting meeting in Amsterdam last July. As Deputy Editor of a journal that, at the time, was yet to be launched - the 19th ECSS meeting provided the perfect place to make acquaintance with new and potential Editorial Board members and to get a feel for the research landscape. Despite the name, ECSS is an International organisation, and the delegation was truly global...
December 2015: Sports Medicine—Open
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