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How does one transform “the biggest public health problem of the 21st century” into the biggest opportunity?

How does one transform “the biggest public health problem of the 21st century” into the biggest opportunity? | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it
How does one transform “the biggest public health problem of the 21st century” into the biggest opportunity? Physical inactivity is estimated to cost the United States about $75 billion in medical ...
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Are single-bundle and double-bundle ACL reconstructions equally successful?

Are single-bundle and double-bundle ACL reconstructions equally successful? | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it
Are double-bundle ACL reconstructions better at getting athletes and active people back to sports and exercise than the traditional single-bundle procedures?
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Frequent soccer heading associated with brain injury | Sports Medicine

Frequent soccer heading associated with brain injury | Sports Medicine | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it
Sports Medicine | Brain abnormalities and diminished neurocognitive function, similar to that among patients with traumatic brain injury, were associated with soccer players who repeatedly headed the ball in a recent study.
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Injury, Rehabilitation and Psychology - The Sport In Mind

Injury, Rehabilitation and Psychology - The Sport In Mind | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it

Whether its recreational or professional, injury is a common occurrence at all levels of sport and exercise. Evidence has shown that physical factors such as over-training, equipment and playing conditions are the major contributors towards an athlete’s injuries.

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Funding for exercise research, is it a priority? ~ Dr. Steven N. Blair

Funding for exercise research, is it a priority? ~ Dr. Steven N. Blair | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it

We have a serious problem in exercise science and sports medicine.  This is lack of attention by funding agencies, at least in the United States, to research in these areas. 

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Dr. William Dexter Becomes President of American College of Sports Medicine

Dr. William Dexter Becomes President of American College of Sports Medicine | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it

Taking the president’s gavel at the conclusion of the 60th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, the incoming president cued up his agenda for the coming year.

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Return to active lifestyle not guaranteed by osteochondral allograft surgeries

Return to active lifestyle not guaranteed by osteochondral allograft surgeries | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it
Osteochondral allograft transfer surgeries have been thought to be good salvage operations for bone and cartilage defects in the knee. A new study suggests that returning to an active lifestyle might still be difficult for patients.
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Best foot forward: “AposTherapy – ‘con’ or convert?”

Best foot forward: “AposTherapy – ‘con’ or convert?” | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it

In clinic last week my orthopaedic colleague whispered to me, “So tell me more about this AposTherapy? That’s the third patient this week to quiz me about it”.

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New £250k physiotherapy hub proves fun for all

New £250k physiotherapy hub proves fun for all | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it
A NEW physiotherapy hub at Humberston Park Special School is already proving a big hit with pupils – allowing them to reach their full potential whilst having fun.As reported, the £250,000...
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Physiotherapy provides key to better recovery, study finds

Physiotherapy provides key to better recovery, study finds | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it

A STUDY by local researchers has highlighted the need for early mobilisation of patients in Intensive car units.

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Triathlete Decay: Are your teeth slowing you down?

Triathlete Decay: Are your teeth slowing you down? | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it

Teeth will not help you to win a triathlon, but they can help you to lose one. If a tooth which constantly aches disturbs your preparation, or a tooth which is acutely sensitive each time you hydrate stops you hydrating, there is a good chance you will not perform at your peak.

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Demand overwhelms physiotherapist | Local | News | Bancroft This Week

Demand overwhelms physiotherapist | Local | News | Bancroft This Week | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it
News, Local, Provincial, Canada, World, Sports, High School Sports, Local Hockey, Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Curling, Other Sports, Entertainment, Local, Movies, Music, Television, Celebrities, Life, Health, Food, Travel,...
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To Load and Explode – golf, fitness and physiotherapy

To Load and Explode – golf, fitness and physiotherapy | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine monthly blog series
By Tom Curran MCSP (@physiotom) and Lorraine
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Rob White's curator insight, October 6, 2014 12:01 PM

Even though this article is specific to golf, it has great stuff about explosive rotational force.

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A English Premier League Doctor’s Kitbag – The Magician’s Hat

A English Premier League Doctor’s Kitbag – The Magician’s Hat | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it

A recent student selected component in my studies allowed me to shadow the club doctor of Sunderland AFC, a Premier League football team. I gained an insight into the role of a football doctor, seeing the typical illnesses and injuries doctor’s face on a daily basis, and what medications are carried into combat with them.

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AQR Sport's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:16 PM

We are excited to be part of a Sports First Aid Kit.

Kate Williams's curator insight, October 19, 2014 5:44 PM

In Athletic Training you need a big Medical kit for all sorts of injuries in the different sports you deal with.

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Injury, Rehabilitation and Psychology - The Sport In Mind

Injury, Rehabilitation and Psychology - The Sport In Mind | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it

Whether its recreational or professional, injury is a common occurrence at all levels of sport and exercise.

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FitOldDog's curator insight, January 7, 2014 12:25 PM

Injury is the big buggaboo for the older athlete - remember, my mantra, "The best defense against sports injury is your mind."

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American College of Sports Medicine Study Suggests Some Caffeinated Energy Shots Are Ineffective

American College of Sports Medicine Study Suggests Some Caffeinated Energy Shots Are Ineffective | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it
A new study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine showed that caffeinated energy shots differ in their ability to provide energy.
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Rob White's curator insight, October 6, 2014 11:32 AM

Finally! It's about time someone discredited this stuff

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JOHN DOHERTY: Timing a key to concussion recovery

JOHN DOHERTY: Timing a key to concussion recovery | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it

Over the past five years, there has been a steady increase among players, parents, coaches, and medical professionals in the understanding of the need to sit in the immediate aftermath of concussion. Despite the improved appreciation for the initial gravity of the situation, the question from victims remains the same.

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Toward Understanding Normal Craniocervical Rotation Occurring During the Rotation Stress Test for the Alar Ligaments.

Toward Understanding Normal Craniocervical Rotation Occurring During the Rotation Stress Test for the Alar Ligaments. | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it

The rotation stress test is suggested for checking alar ligament integrity. Although some authors, in the literature regarding the rotation stress test, accept that rotation will occur during testing, estimates of range occurring with a normal test response vary between 20 and 40 degrees.

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Motor control exercises reduces pain and disability in chronic and recurrent low back pain.

Motor control exercises reduces pain and disability in chronic and recurrent low back pain. | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it

A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials was used to determine the short-term, intermediate, and long-term effectiveness of MCE, with regard to pain and disability, in patients with chronic and recurrent low-back pain using.

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Neurological examination of the peripheral nervous system to diagnose lumbar spinal disc herniation with suspected radiculopathy.

Neurological examination of the peripheral nervous system to diagnose lumbar spinal disc herniation with suspected radiculopathy. | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it

Disc herniation is a common low back pain (LBP) disorder, and a number of clinical test procedures are routinely used in its diagnosis. 

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Multifidus and Paraspinal Muscle Group Cross-Sectional Areas of Patients With Low Back Pain and Controls.

Multifidus and Paraspinal Muscle Group Cross-Sectional Areas of Patients With Low Back Pain and Controls. | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it

A number of studies have examined differences in paraspinal muscle morphology between LBP patients and controls. However, inconsistencies in the results of some of these studies may limit generalizations. The purpose of this project was to systematically review studies evaluating paraspinal muscle morphology in LBP patients and controls, with a focus on the effects of blinding. 

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Lumbopelvic Neuromuscular Training and Injury Rehabilitation.

Lumbopelvic Neuromuscular Training and Injury Rehabilitation. | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it

This systematic review evaluates the evidence for lumbopelvic neuromuscular training (LNMT) in individuals after musculoskeletal (MSK) injury. A total of 2312 articles were initially identified, twenty-nine articles met the inclusion criteria for review and were divided into categories of lower extremity (LE), lumbar, and upper extremity (UE).  

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Abdominal 'Stitch' 101

Abdominal 'Stitch' 101 | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it

I was recently at a dinner party with some of my most dear friends… conversation was flowing over red wine and slow cooked lamb (which was unbelievable I might add).

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Health Professionals Gather at UVA Sports Medicine Conference

Health Professionals Gather at UVA Sports Medicine Conference | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it
Dozens of health care professionals met this week at UVA's annual sports medicine conference.
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Changing the culture of youth sports: The #socialortho tweetchat

Changing the culture of youth sports: The #socialortho tweetchat | Sports medicine and physiotherapy | Scoop.it
In the latest #socialortho tweetchat, physicians, surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers and many other sports experts discussed the current culture of youth sports and ways we can all make a difference.
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Sheena Jones's comment, June 16, 2013 6:06 AM
ITs really changing