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Monoem Haddad, Johnny Padulo and Karim Chamari

Despite various contributing factors, session rating of perceived exertion has the potential to affect a large proportion of the global sporting and clinical communities since it is an inexpensive and simple tool that is highly practical and accurately measures an athlete’s outcome of training or competition. Its simplicity can help optimize performance and reduce negative outcomes of hard training in elite athletes.

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Daniel E. Lidstone, Justin A. Stewart, Reed Gurchiek, Alan R. Needle, Herman van Werkhoven and Jeffrey M. McBride

Heavy load carriage has been identified as a main contributing factor to the high incidence of overuse injuries in soldiers 1 , 2 and significant increases in peak or maximal vertical ground reaction force (VGRF MAX ) and maximal vertical loading rate (VLR MAX ). 3 , 4 Furthermore, previous

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Mary Jo Kane and Nicole LaVoi

the current investigation. This is not to suggest that attributions linked to the “failings” of women were not seen as contributing factors. This issue will be addressed momentarily. Discussion The purpose of our study was to determine if the attributions offered by intercollegiate athletic

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Hyunjae Jeon, Melanie L. McGrath, Neal Grandgenett and Adam B. Rosen

of activities of daily living, reduction in physical activity, and early cessation of athletic careers which highlights the importance of determining the contributing factors associated with PT. 5 Patellar tendinopathy is commonly characterized by persistent anterior knee pain concentrated on the

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Kelsey M. Rynkiewicz, Lauren A. Fry and Lindsay J. DiStefano

accuracy and management of CECS can be improved if the contributing factors of the problem are known, allowing for more focused interventions. 4 Unfortunately, research is lacking on the type of patient most likely to experience CECS and the common risk factors. 5 Therefore, the purpose of this paper is

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Nicole J. Chimera and Mallorie Larson

ROM, SEN, and AHI on dynamic balance. Conclusion This study demonstrates that foot characteristics may play a role in YBT-LQ CS. Altered SEN, weight-bearing dorsiflexion, and perhaps arch height, appear to be contributing factors to YBT-LQ CS. Future research could expand on these findings by focusing

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Xin Fu, Patrick Shu-hang Yung, Chun Cheong Ma and Hio Teng Leong

proposed as one of the contributing factors for rotator cuff tendinopathy. 19 , 23 , 24 Several systematic reviews on changes in scapular kinematics have been carried out in specific shoulder pathologies such as subacromial impingement syndrome and different shoulder musculoskeletal disorders 25 , 26

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Michael P. Reiman, P. Cody Weisbach and Paul E. Glynn

Low back pain (LBP) is a multifactorial dysfunction, with one of the potential contributing factors being the hip joint. Currently, research investigating the examination and conservative treatment of LBP has focused primarily on the lumbar spine. The objective of this clinical commentary is to discuss the potential link between hip impairments and LBP using current best evidence and the concept of regional interdependence as tools to guide decision making and offer ideas for future research.

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Michael W. Metzler

This thematic article is based upon personal reflections and tangible evidence that the emphasis in sport pedagogy has shifted away from doing research on instruction and toward doing research on teachers. Several contributing factors to this trend are discussed along with implications for continued change in the patterns of sport pedagogy. Suggestions are made that could alter these patterns and address how to conduct research on teaching that is both meaningful to practice and valued in the academy. Finally, there is a call to question the role of traditional sport disciplines and subdisciplines in the conduct of professional practice and the conceptualization of sport pedagogy.

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Amy M. Gibson, Gary W. Cohen, Kelly K. Boyce, Megan N. Houston and Cailee E. Welch Bacon

Clinical Question: What personal and environmental characteristics are associated with burnout in athletic trainers, as measured by the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and Athletic Training Burnout Inventory (ATBI)? Clinical Bottom Line: There is strong evidence suggesting that personal and environmental factors are associated with burnout in athletic trainers, as measured by the MBI and ATBI. While it is difficult to identify a single contributing factor that increases the athletic trainer’s perception of burnout, athletic trainers should be aware of the characteristics associated with the condition and take appropriate action to reduce the risk of burnout.