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John J. Smith and Daniel J. Baer

Key Points ▸ Preseason football presents a high injury risk due to high exposure to contact. ▸ We identified a decrease in the total number of lower extremity strains and time-loss lower extremity strains, following NCAA football practice rule changes. ▸ Examination of injury records and

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James Geiselman, Rachel Gillespie and Andrew Miller

and occur at a rate of 1.73/1000 athletic exposures (AEs). 3 Roughly 5.8–7% of all wrestling injuries involve the elbow, with the most common injuries diagnosed being sprains (32.9%), strains (16.9%), and fractures (14.4%). 3 , 4 Goodman et al. 1 found collegiate wrestlers had a combined incidence

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Ben T. Stephenson, Sven P. Hoekstra, Keith Tolfrey and Victoria L. Goosey-Tolfrey

finite literature concerning thermoregulation in Paralympic sport has centered on athletes with a spinal cord injury (SCI) due to their high propensity for thermal strain caused by impaired autonomic function and therefore sudomotor and vasomotor control. 2 Research has characterized the

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Mohamed Saifeddin Fessi and Wassim Moalla

changes in load and strain have a large effect on physiological and psychological variables in addition to wellness. 9 – 13 Therefore, sports scientists have recommended the use of shortened psychometric questionnaires for monitoring players’ status and wellness. 5 , 6 , 11 , 13 In this context, the

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Kevin M. Cross, Kelly K. Gurka, Susan Saliba, Mark Conaway and Jay Hertel

differences in general injury rates or patterns exist among sexes or within age groups of adolescents. 3 – 5 , 12 , 14 Muscle strains are among the most common injuries at all levels of soccer. Specifically, thigh strains are among the most common injury among high school soccer players. 6 , 8 , 10 , 12 , 13

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Christopher Byrne and Jason K.W. Lee

During exercise in hot environments, heat stress refers to the thermal load imposed by environmental and metabolic conditions, whereas heat strain refers to the physiological consequences of heat stress. 1 The ability to monitor the heat strain of individuals in the field is an attractive

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Fleur E.C.A. van Rens, Erika Borkoles, Damian Farrow and Remco C.J. Polman

, Smith, & McKnight, 2004 ), a domain specific-holistic approach is central to investigate concerns whether the stressors associated with dual careers of junior elite athletes come at the cost of their wellbeing ( Chen et al., 2015 ; Miller & Kerr, 2002 ). Experiences of Role Strain by Junior Athletes In

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Alvin R. Loosli and June Quick

Although shoulder and knee injuries are the most common injuries in swimmers, thigh/groin strains have recently been identified as a critical area in elite competitive breaststroke swimmers. A survey of high-level collegiate breaststroke swimmers revealed a 33% incidence of this hip flexor adductor injury. A comprehensive treatment and prevention program is detailed in this paper.

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João Breno Ribeiro-Alvares, Maurício Pinto Dornelles, Carolina Gassen Fritsch, Felipe Xavier de Lima-e-Silva, Thales Menezes Medeiros, Lucas Severo-Silveira, Vanessa Bernardes Marques and Bruno Manfredini Baroni

Hamstring strain injury (HSI) is the most prevalent injury in football (soccer), representing 12% of all injuries in high-level players. 1 A professional team can expect 5 to 6 HSIs per season, 2 and these injuries typically have persistent symptoms 3 and high recurrence rates. 2 Players “off

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Michael Girdwood, Liam West, David Connell and Peter Brukner

previously unreported case of a contact-related strain of QF, OE, and inferior gemellus in an amateur ARF athlete. Case Report A male amateur Australian rules footballer (age: 21 y; height: 178 cm; weight: 74 kg) was injured during match play after being tackled and slung into the ground (informed consent