Does a greater training load increase the risk of injury and illness in ultramarathon runners?: A prospective, descriptive, longitudinal design

N Craddock, K Buchholtz & TL Burgess Background: Ultramarathon running has become extremely popular over the years. Despite the numerous health benefits of running, there are also many negative effects of running, such as increased risk of musculoskeletal injury and illness. Monitoring of an athlete’s training load has become extremely important in terms of injury prevention. Currently, the relationship between training loads …

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sport Mental Health Assessment Tool 1 (SMHAT-1) and Sport Mental Health Recognition Tool 1 (SMHRT-1): towards better support of athletes’ mental health.

Gouttebarge, V., Bindra, A., Blauwet, C., Campriani, N., Currie, A., Engebretsen, L., et al. (2020). British Journal of Sports Medicine ABSTRACT Objectives To develop an assessment and recognition tool to identify elite athletes at risk for mental health symptoms and disorders. Methods We conducted narrative and systematic reviews about mental health symptoms and disorders in active and former elite athletes. …

Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for a degenerative meniscus tear: a 5-year follow-up of the placebo-surgery controlled FIDELITY

Raine Sihvonen et al. (2020). (Finnish Degenerative Meniscus Lesion Study) trial,  Br J Sports Med  Abstract Objectives  To assess the long-term effects of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) on the development of radiographic knee osteoarthritis, and on knee symptoms and function, at 5 years follow-up. Design  Multicentre, randomised, participant- and outcome assessor-blinded, placebo-surgery controlled trial. Setting  Orthopaedic departments in five public …

Systematic review of the acute and chronic effects of high-intensity interval training on executive function across the lifespan.

Hsieh, S.-S., Chueh, T.-Y., Huang, C.-J., Kao, S.-C., Hillman, C. H., Chang, Y.-K., & Hung, T.-M. (2020). Journal of Sports Sciences, 00(00), 1–13.  ABSTRACT Research regarding the effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on executive function has grown exponentially in recent years. However, there has been no comprehensive review of the current state of literature. Therefore, the aim of this …

Addressing negative psychosocial factors linked to severe injury in professional rugby players: An introduction to a group psychotherapy approach

TM Hall, JA Botha & JS Patricios Background: Negative psychosocial sequelae of severe rugby injury (SRI) in professional rugby players are well documented. Unaddressed, these issues can leave players vulnerable to persistent common mental disorders (CMD) and negatively affect injury recovery processes. Objective: To introduce a psychotherapeutic group intervention aimed at addressing negative psychosocial sequelae linked to SRI in professional rugby player …

Exercise‐Based Strategies to Prevent Muscle Injury in Male Elite Footballers

Exercise‐Based Strategies to Prevent Muscle Injury in Male Elite Footballers: An Expert‐Led Delphi Survey of 21 Practitioners Belonging to 18 Teams from the Big‐5 European Leagues. McCall, A., Pruna, R., Van der Horst, N., Dupont, G., Buchheit, M., Coutts, A. J., et al. (2020). Abstract Purpose To define based on expert opinion and practical experience using a systematic and scientific …