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Dai Sugimoto, Benton E. Heyworth, Brandon A. Yates, Dennis E. Kramer, Mininder S. Kocher and Lyle J. Micheli

status, the absence of knee joint effusion, quadriceps muscle strength symmetry, and “good-to-excellent” patient-reported functional outcome measure scores. 7 , 8 One particularly controversial and understudied component of achieving such measures of success is the optimization of “return-to-play

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Aaron Sciascia, Jacob Waldecker and Cale Jacobs

underlying mechanisms for the significantly greater PCS scores demonstrated by the Previously Injured group when compared with the Uninjured group. It remains unknown if the elevated PCS scores for those with a previous injury are related to insufficient rehabilitation, inconsistent return to play criteria

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Karl Fullam, Brian Caulfield, Garrett F. Coughlan, Wayne McNulty, David Campbell and Eamonn Delahunt

return to play. Further advantageous effects of cryotherapy are that it reduces edema, 3 muscle spasms, 4 muscle blood flow, 5 and muscle temperature. 6 These physiological effects combine to reduce injury-induced inflammation. 7 , 8 The application of cryotherapy may also have an immediate negative

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Claire-Marie Roberts and Jacky Forsyth

, 2018 ). In addition to this, it was clear that there is an urgent need for the design and implementation of return-to-play strategies for women after childbirth ( Elliott-Sale, 2018 ; Roberts & Kenttä, 2018 , Smith, 2018 ), no matter what level at which these women exercise or compete. Injury

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Cody R. Butler, Kirsten Allen, Lindsay J. DiStefano and Lindsey K. Lepley

. Current trends of ACL rehabilitation focus on regaining strength and functional movements for return to play goals. Clinicians tend to tailor therapy to patient-centered goals, such as being able to run, play a particular sport, or successfully perform activities of daily living. Unfortunately, 88% of

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Steve Barrett

athletes’ training loads during conditioning sessions and return-to-play activities. The only study to date examining the comparison between RT and PED used a single match split into quarters during an Australian Rules Football game, reporting HSR and SP as poorly valid during RT. 8 However, RT and PED

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Brittany M. Ingram, Melissa C. Kay, Christina B. Vander Vegt and Johna K. Register-Mihalik

return-to-play guidelines as outlined by the Zurich consensus statement on concussion in sport. 10 As stated in the National Athletic Trainer’s Association’s best practice guidelines, 11 athletic trainers should work to educate coaches and parents about concussions including potential mechanisms of

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Margo L. Mountjoy, Louise M. Burke, Trent Stellingwerff and Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen

). This finding is in stark contrast to the recognition that 44% ( n  = 12/27) of the same IFs have sport-specific return–to-play concussion guidelines ( Mountjoy et al., 2018a ). The problems associated with RED-S resemble an iceberg: its true magnitude is largely hidden, and its devastating impact is

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Siobhán O’Connor, Róisín Leahy, Enda Whyte, Paul O’Donovan and Lauren Fortington

attributable to the fact that almost half stated they did not complete any rehabilitation following the concussion, and therefore may not have followed a graded return-to-play protocol. Many of the respondents with concussion (82%) admitted to playing with a concussion, which may have exacerbated symptoms and

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Jeroen de Bruijn, Henk van der Worp, Mark Korte, Astrid de Vries, Rick Nijland and Michel Brink

process have to build up and be thoughtfully managed. The sport-specific phase of the return-to-play process is usually completed in groups and in a sport-specific setting (eg, a soccer field). The group setting enables the physiotherapist to simulate training and match scenarios, thus making the