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Mary Lynn Manduca and Stephen J. Straub

normal concentration of platelets in an injured area to promote healing and decrease recovery time. 3 Despite the proposed benefits, the effect of PRP on hamstring injuries is unclear. Focused Clinical Question Does the combination of PRP injection and rehabilitation decreased recovery time of acute

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Steven Nagib and Shelley W. Linens

, including dizziness, persisting greater than 10 days, is diagnosed with postconcussion syndrome (PCS). 2 Prolonged dizziness can also increase risk of falls, automobile accidents, interrupted workdays, dysfunctional gait, and a delay in return to activity and sport. 1 Vestibular rehabilitation therapy

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Ian McGinnis, Justin Cobb, Ryan Tierney and Anne Russ

within 1 month. 8 For dizziness and imbalance caused by concussion that do not resolve spontaneously within this time frame, vestibular rehabilitation is thought to bring about symptom resolution. The cause of these symptoms must be determined as either central or peripheral. Central causes include

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Aaron Nelson, Nathan Koslakiewicz and Thomas Gus Almonroeder

second injury involves the previously uninjured knee. It appears that there is an urgent need to improve rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction. Athletes who have undergone an ACL reconstruction often demonstrate greater interlimb knee joint kinetic (ie, joint moments and power) asymmetry during

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Matthew Booth, Jacob Powell, Patrick O. McKeon and Jennifer M. Medina McKeon

Key Points ▸ Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) appears to have a moderate-to-strong effect on reducing symptoms of dizziness and balance deficits in patients with concussions. ▸ Recognition of vestibular symptoms in a concussed patient is strongly recommended, and an active, symptom-based VRT

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Nicole Cascia, Tim L. Uhl and Carolyn M. Hettrich

among surgeons on how to treat partial tears. 7 The decision to treat these partial tears with surgery may be due to published studies that have reported improved outcomes and RTP rates. 5 , 8 Nonoperative treatment of UCL injuries has progressed with both preventive and rehabilitative strategies and

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Rosa M. Rodriguez, Ashley Marroquin and Nicole Cosby

psychological factors during physical rehabilitation for an athlete to rebuild confidence and overcome fear of reinjury. Currently, most physiotherapy and rehabilitation research has primarily focused on the physical treatment without focusing on the psychological aspects of recovery following an injury. 5 , 7

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Damien Moore, Tania Pizzari, Jodie McClelland and Adam I. Semciw

fine-wire electromyography (EMG) for the anterior, middle, and posterior GMed segments during 6 common rehabilitation exercises. This may assist clinicians with prescribing targeted rehabilitation programs to prevent, manage, or treat segmental GMed dysfunction that is evident in pathology. 4 , 5

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Keith Baar

. The player was placed on a program that combined gelatin ingestion and stress relaxation loading as part of a rehabilitation protocol. Of note, even with an extensive playing and training schedule, the protocol significantly decreased MRI reactivity, increased the thickness of the midsubstance of the

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Cameron J. Powden, Matthew C. Hoch and Johanna M. Hoch

Context The evaluation of change in patient status throughout and after the cessation of orthopedic rehabilitation is a vital component of health care and is often captured from the patient’s perspective by patient-based outcomes. Patient-based outcomes are used to assess the effect of the health