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Exercise Parameters for Postconcussion Symptom Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review

Kannan Singaravelu Jaganathan, Karen A. Sullivan, Sally Kinmond, Sara Berndt, Steve Street, Catherine Haden, Jaimi Greenslade, Katie McMahon, Gary Mitchell, and Graham Kerr

, and face considerable burden through lower life satisfaction, 5 reduced productivity 6 , 7 and increased health care costs, 8 highlighting the need to find more effective and efficient ways to address such symptoms. 9 , 10 Effective rehabilitation for PCS I is necessary, but, as yet, there is no

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The Use of Imagery to Improve Self-Efficacy of Rehabilitation Capabilities in Athletes Following a Sport-Related Injury: A Critically Appraised Topic

K. Michelle Singleton and Jamie McAllister-Deitrick

significantly impact the injury rehabilitation process and return to play. 1 A common component associated with motivation, performance, and recovery is self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is described as someone’s belief in one’s performance capabilities involving a specific task. 3 , 4 In injury rehabilitation

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Perspectives of Nigerian Athletes About Physiotherapy Services in Sports Injury Management: Implications for Rehabilitation

Adesola C. Odole, Olawale T. Agbomeji, Ogochukwu K.K. Onyeso, Joshua O. Ojo, and Nse A. Odunaiya

physiotherapists, coaches, sports physicians, sports trainers, sports psychologists, sports nutritionists, and sports team managers. 10 Sports physiotherapists have demonstrated advance competencies in the promotion of safe physical activity participation, provision of advice, adaptation of rehabilitation and

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Rehabilitation for Functional Ankle Instability

Diane Madras and J. Bradley Barr


The article presents a focused review of the literature surrounding training methods for addressing the proprioceptive loss and subsequent balance problems that result from inversion ankle sprains.

Data Sources:

The authors searched the MEDLINE and CINAHL databases for the period 1985 through December 2001 using the key words ankle, ankle sprain, and rehabilitation.

Study Selection:

Any study investigating a rehabilitation or prevention program for the proprioceptive or balance aspects of ankle instability was included.

Data Synthesis:

Key components of the training regimen used in each study are described, and major findings are summarized.


Based on the literature reviewed, there is evidence to suggest that training programs for individuals with ankle instability that include ankle-disk or wobble-board activities help improve single-leg-stance balance and might decrease the likelihood of future sprains.

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Rehabilitation Programs for the PCL-Injured and Reconstructed Knee

Kevin E. Wilk, James R. Andrews, William G. Clancy Jr., Heber C. Crockett, and James W. O'Mara Jr.

Treatment of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries has changed considerably in recent years. This article discusses current rehabilitation for PCL disruptions in athletes. The treatment of PCL injuries varies somewhat based on the chronicity (acute vs. chronic) of injury and associated pathologies. The authors provide their treatment algorithm for the acute and chronic PCL-injured-knee patient. Nonoperative rehabilitation is discussed with a focus on immediate motion, quadriceps muscle strengthening, and functional rehabilitation. A discussion of the biomechanics of exercise is provided, with a focus on tibiofemoral shear forces and PCL strains. Surgical treatment is also discussed, with the current surgical approach being either the two-tunnel or the one-tunnel patellar tendon autograft procedure. The rehabilitation program after surgery is based on the healing constraints, surgical technique, biomechanics of the PCL during functional activities, and exercise. With the new changes in surgical technique and in the rehabilitation process, the authors believe that the outcome after PCL reconstruction will be enhanced.

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Rehabilitation Adherence in Sport Injury: Sport Physiotherapists’ Perceptions

Ailsa Niven


Athlete’s adherence behavior can influence the outcome of a rehabilitation program.


To draw on sport physiotherapists’ expert knowledge to increase understanding of adherence issues in practice and identify factors that influence adherence and strategies that can be used to enhance adherence.


An interview design with inductive content analysis.


Nine (6 women and 3 men) experienced sports physiotherapists.


Under-adherence and over-adherence were issues in practice for some practitioners, and adherence was viewed as important for successful recovery from injury. Three higher order themes emerged relating to the influence of athlete characteristics, situational characteristics, and characteristics of the injury and rehabilitation on both facilitating and preventing rehabilitation adherence. Strategies to improve adherence in practice emerged from the data and broadly addressed the key determinants of adherence.


Adherence to rehabilitation is influenced by a number of factors and strategies to enhance adherence are identified.

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Rehabilitation Following Proximal Rectus Femoris Repair: A Case Report

Kelly L. Adler, P. Christopher Cook, and Brian D. Giordano

Injury to the rectus femoris (RF) myotendinous complex is the most common location of quadriceps injury, due to combined loads of stretch and eccentric muscular activation. To our knowledge, open proximal RF repair has been reported, but a thorough description of postoperative rehabilitation and functional progression of athletic activity has not been described. This case report outlines the rehabilitation of a 30-year-old female following open proximal RF repair after 15 months of failed conservative treatment. Six months postoperatively she returned to competitive recreational soccer with no complaints.

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Mental Toughness as a Determinant of Beliefs, Pain, and Adherence in Sport Injury Rehabilitation

Andrew R. Levy, Remco C.J. Polman, Peter J. Clough, David C. Marchant, and Keith Earle


To investigate the relationship between mental toughness, sport injury beliefs, pain, and adherence toward a sport injury rehabilitation program.


A prospective design was employed that evaluated adherence over the entire rehabilitation period.


70 patients undertaking a sport injury rehabilitation program for a tendonitis related injury.

Main Outcome Measures:

Adherence was measured using self report measures of clinic and home based rehabilitation alongside attendance.


No association was found between mental toughness and coping appraisals, although high mentally tough individuals displayed more positive threat appraisals and were better able to cope with pain than their less mentally tough counterparts. Greater attendance at rehabilitation sessions was displayed by more mentally tough individuals; however, more positive behavior during clinic rehabilitation was characterized by low mental toughness.


Despite the 0benefits of being mentally tough, sports medicine providers need to be aware that a high degree of mental toughness may have negative consequences upon rehabilitation behavior and subsequently recovery outcomes.

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Rehabilitation Following a Traumatic Dislocation of the Talus: A Case Study

Kelly Copperthite Ranalli

Total talar dislocations without associated fractures are extremely rare traumatic events that are described sparingly in research and are currently without a standardized treatment protocol. This report highlights rehabilitation for this injury following a fall from a great height with eventual return to prior level of function and with minimal complications.

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Barriers to Physical Activity Following Rehabilitation: Perspectives of Older Adults with Chronic Disease

Laura Desveaux, Roger Goldstein, Sunita Mathur, and Dina Brooks

Nonadherence to exercise is a main cause of reduced function for older adults with chronic disease following completion of rehabilitation. This quantitative study used a questionnaire to evaluate the barriers and facilitators to community-based exercise following rehabilitation, from the perspectives of older adults with chronic diseases and their healthcare professionals (HCPs). Questionnaires were administered one-on-one to 83 older adults and 35 HCPs. Those with chronic disease perceived cost (43%), travel time (43%), and physical symptoms (39%) as primary barriers to program participation, with similar perceptions across all chronic conditions. Access to a case manager (82%), a supported transition following rehabilitation (78%), and a condition-specific program (78%) were the primary facilitators. Significant between group differences were found between HCPs and older adults with chronic disease across all barriers (p < .001), with a greater number of HCPs perceiving barriers to exercise participation. There were no between-group differences in the perception of factors that facilitate participation in exercise.