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The Nocebo Effect and Pediatric Concussion

Michael W. Kirkwood, David R. Howell, Brian L. Brooks, Julie C. Wilson, and William P. Meehan III

underlying physiology and pathology. 5 At its most extreme, the phenomenon can be seen in cases of so-called “voodoo death,” in which somebody is told they are cursed and will die and then actually dies. 6 Nocebo and Pediatric Concussion Concussion, a brain injury at the mild end of the TBI spectrum, is

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Concurrent Validity of Lower Limb Muscle Strength by Handheld Dynamometry in Children 7 to 11 Years Old

Ryan Mahaffey, Megan Le Warne, Stewart C. Morrison, Wendy I. Drechsler, and Nicola Theis

span. 2 Typically, children exhibit a linear increase in muscle strength between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, which is associated with gains in body size and improvements in movement skill aptitude. 2 , 3 A review by Smith et al 3 reported inverse associations between pediatric muscle function

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Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury and Exercise Medicine: A Narrative Review

Bhanu Sharma and Brian W. Timmons

is on a pace to become the third leading cause of mortality and disability worldwide by 2020 ( 64 ), careful consideration needs to be given to the effects of TBI across the life span. Among others, the pediatric brain injury population is one with unique and unmet needs, particularly in relation to

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Physical Activity in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Scoping Review

Lee Hill, Noushin Roofigari, Maria Faraz, Jelena Popov, Michal Moshkovich, Melanie Figueiredo, Emily Hartung, Meryem Talbo, Marie-Laure Lalanne-Mistrih, Mary Sherlock, Mary Zachos, Brian W. Timmons, Joyce Obeid, and Nikhil Pai

, 21 , 36 , 43 , 45 , 53 , 58 ). While results were generally positive, studies varied in their methods. Long-term outcomes were not measured ( 25 , 72 ). To date, only a single systematic review has investigated the role of PA in pediatric IBD ( 12 ); however, this review primarily focused on

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Pedometer Efficacy for Clinical Care in Pediatric Cardiology

Angelica Blais, Patricia E. Longmuir, and Jane Lougheed

pediatric patients, but especially for children with heart disease. 1 Accurate information about patients’ current activity behaviors enables individualized, targeted physical activity counseling. 1 Although research-grade accelerometers are considered the gold standard for activity measures, 2 they are

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Readability of the Disablement in the Physically Active Scale in Pediatric Athletes: A Preliminary Investigation

Ashley N. Marshall and Kenneth C. Lam

Participation in pediatric athletics has steadily risen over the past decade. 1 As a result, clinicians must be prepared to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in this population in order to provide comprehensive and whole person health care. The Disablement in the Physically Active

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Preliminary Baseline Vestibular Ocular Motor Screening Scores in Pediatric Soccer Athletes

Morgan Anderson, Christopher P. Tomczyk, Aaron J. Zynda, Alyssa Pollard-McGrandy, Megan C. Loftin, and Tracey Covassin

An estimated 1.1 to 1.9 million sport-related concussions (SRCs) occur annually in the United States in the pediatric population. 1 The growing participation in youth soccer has been correlated with an increase in SRC rates with a reported incidence of 8.48 per 10,000 athlete exposures. 2 , 3

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Current Attitudes and Beliefs in Interdisciplinary Return to Play Management for Pediatric Concussion: A Survey

Devashish Tiwari, Erica Kosienski, Chandra Kumar, Rachel Schechter, Caitlin Sheridan, and Lynette Winshman

rules around RTP, and confidence in implementation of RTP protocols. 16 – 20 Particularly, for pediatric concussion (specifically 5–18 y of age), there is little evidence on current practices. 3 This disparity among PTs and ATs in terms of knowledge, awareness, and interdisciplinary communication

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Flexibility, Position, and Strength of the Shoulder Complex in Pediatric and Adult Amateur Tennis Athletes

Germanna M. Barbosa, Larissa P. Ribeiro, Ana B. Nasser, Gretchen D. Oliver, and Paula R. Camargo

rehabilitation programs to this population. The primary objective was to generate a bilateral descriptive profile of shoulder flexibility, scapular and clavicular position, and muscle strength variables in pediatric and adult amateur tennis athletes. The secondary objectives were to compare these shoulder

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Sex-Related Differences in Shoulder Complex Joint Dynamics Variability During Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Propulsion

Joshua M. Leonardis, Alyssa J. Schnorenberg, Lawrence C. Vogel, Gerald F. Harris, and Brooke A. Slavens

to 100% present with shoulder pathologies like rotator cuff tendinopathies. 3 , 4 Pediatric manual wheelchair users who experience shoulder pain or pathologies will live with those conditions far longer than manual wheelchair users with adult-onset disabilities. An examination of pediatric manual