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Sergio Jiménez-Rubio, Archit Navandar, Jesús Rivilla-García, Víctor Paredes-Hernández and Miguel-Ángel Gómez-Ruano

to evaluate the change that an intervention program can bring in performance parameters. According to this rationale, the aim of this study was twofold as follows: (1) to determine the changes in match-based physical performance parameters in professional soccer players before and after sustaining a

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Charles Goulet and Isabelle Rogowski

30/1. This ranking corresponds to International Tennis Number 8, indicating players who are able to judge where the ball is going and can sustain a short rally of slow pace (2004, ). Players and parents gave their written informed consent

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Emily R. Hunt, Cassandra N. Parise and Timothy A. Butterfield

Clinical Question What are the effects of nonoperative treatment on isokinetic muscle strength, the single-leg hop test, and the iKDC-2000 in patients who have sustained an ACL rupture? Search Strategy In November 2018, we performed a comprehensive computerized search using the following terms (Figure  1

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Wayne Brown and Matt Greig

The epidemiology and etiology of ankle sprain injuries in soccer have been well described. Retrospective analysis of epidemiological data identified an English Premier League player sustaining a high lateral ankle sprain. GPS data collated during the training session in which the injury was sustained, and subsequent rehabilitation sessions, were analyzed to quantify uniaxial PlayerLoad metrics. The injured player revealed a 3:1 asymmetrical loading pattern in the mediolateral plane and multiaxial high loading events which might present the inciting event to injury. The high magnitude, asymmetrical and multiplanar loading is consistent with lateral ankle sprain etiology.

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Assuman Nuhu and Matthew Kutz

Epidemiological research on soccer injuries during African soccer competition is sparse. This study was conducted among 12 teams in the Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) challenge cup tournament. Fifty-seven injuries were reported (2.7 injuries per match), or 82.25 injuries per 1,000 match hours. The ankle was most often injured (23%). The majority (81%) of injuries occurred as a result of traumatic contact, with the most injuries occurring in the last 30 min of the match. A majority (84%) of athletes who sustained injuries continued to play. African medical personnel should be trained to handle the unique constraints and variety of injuries sustained during soccer competition.

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Christopher M. Bouvette, Gerard A. Malanga, William P. Cooney, Michael J. Stuart and Richard W. Miller

Athletes who sustain metacarpal injuries such as nondisplaced and minimally displaced fractures or metacarpophalangeal dislocation have benefited from the use of a newly developed Plastizote hand/wrist orthotic device. This orthosis allows appropriate immobilization as well as early, safe, and effective return to contact sports during the healing process. Three case reports are presented along with applications and methods for fabricating this lightweight splint.

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Álvaro Cuñado-González, Aitor Martín-Pintado-Zugasti and Ángel L. Rodríguez-Fernández

and may also explain the different results between studies obtained regarding injury characteristics and associated factors. The volleyball prevalence of injuries in this study is lower than other team sports, such as soccer. 28 – 30 Elite professional European soccer players sustained a mean of 2

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Sergio Jiménez-Rubio, Archit Navandar, Jesús Rivilla-García and Victor Paredes-Hernández

kicking are among the principal causes of sustaining a hamstring injury in professional soccer. 4 , 6 Previous research suggests that there is an association between an increased risk of injury or reinjury and hip and knee biomechanical anomalies during maximal or submaximal sprinting, 7 or during

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Monna Arvinen-Barrow, Nathan Maresh and Jennifer Earl-Boehm

contacted and met with the potential participant, explained the nature and purpose of the study, and addressed any arising questions prior to obtaining consent. Participants Two student-athletes from the university’s women’s soccer team met the inclusion criteria for this study: (1) they had sustained an

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Jennifer Bricker Bone and Mary D. Fry


To determine whether athletes’ perceptions of social support from their certified athletic trainers (ATCs) were related to their beliefs about the rehabilitation process.


Division I athletes (N = 57) completed a survey including measures of social support and beliefs about rehabilitation.


Division I college athletes (35 men, 22 women) who had sustained an injury that caused them to miss no less than 5 consecutive days.


The Social Support Survey (SSS) and the Sports Injury Rehabilitation Beliefs Survey (SIRBS).


Results revealed significant correlations between the SSS and the SIRBS scales only for athletes who had sustained severe injuries. Multiple-regression analyses revealed that the SSS scales were significant predictors of each of the SIRBS scales.


Results suggest that when severely injured athletes perceive that their ATCs provide strong social support, they are more likely to believe in their rehabilitation programs.