Clinical Question: Can text message be used for epidemiologic data collection and accurate injury reporting in recreational and club sport participation? Clinical Bottom Line: Text message may be advantageous for injury surveillance in recreational exercise and club sport participation. This novel method may provide a more complete understanding of injury rates as this tool allows for more immediate recall of injury exposures and incidences. Further, data suggest that injuries are reported more often via text message compared to those reported to health care personnel.
Nicole J. Chimera, Monica R. Lininger and Meghan Warren
Anna C. Gutierrez and Monica R. Lininger
Injuries to the ankle joint in soccer athletes are extremely common. Twenty-two female collegiate soccer athletes performed ankle corrective exercises for 3 months to attempt to establish and maintain optimal ankle joint function. The corrective exercises were devised to improve ankle range of motion (ROM) and Star-Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) scores. Statistically significant improvements were seen in ankle ROM and in the SEBT for the posteromedial, posterolateral, and composite reach portions of the test; the anterior reach direction failed to show significant changes. These results have clinical implications which suggest that corrective exercises may promote optimal ankle joint function and potentially reduce the risk of injury to the ankle.