Female Sports

The relationship between physical fitness attributes and sports injury in female, team ball sport players: a systematic review

Farley, J. B., Barrett, L. M., Keogh, J. W. L., Woods, C. T., & Milne, N. (2020) – Sports Medicine-Open, 6(1), 45. Abstract Background: Understanding the relationships between physical fitness characteristics and sports injury may assist with the development of injury minimisation programs. The purpose of this systematic review was to investigate the association between physical fitness attributes and sports …

adolescents

Relationships between incidental physical activity, exercise, and sports with subsequent mood in adolescents

Koch et al. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2020;30:2234–2250. Abstract Physical activity is beneficial for human physical health and well-being. Accordingly, the association between physical activity and mood in everyday life has been a subject of several Ambulatory Assessment studies. This mechanism has been studied in children, adults, and the elderly, but neglected in adolescents. It is critical to examine …

resistance training

Effects of Resistance Training on Physical Fitness in Healthy Children and Adolescents: An Umbrella Review

Lesinski, M., Herz, M., Schmelcher, A., & Granacher, U. (2020) – Sports Medicine, 50(11), 1901–1928.  Abstract Background: Over the past decades, an exponential growth has occurred with regards to the number of scientific publications including meta-analyses on youth resistance training (RT). Accordingly, it is timely to summarize findings from meta-analyses in the form of an umbrella review. Objectives: To systematically …

sports imjury

Training Load and Its Role in Injury Prevention, Part 2: Conceptual and Methodologic Pitfalls.

Impellizzeri, F. M., McCall, A., Ward, P., Bornn, L., & Coutts, A. J. (2020).  Journal of Athletic Training, 55(9), 893–901.  Abstract In part 2 of this clinical commentary, we highlight the conceptual and methodologic pitfalls evident in current training-load–injury research. These limitations make these studies unsuitable for determining how to use new metrics such as acute workload, chronic workload, and …

Sports injury

Training Load and Its Role in Injury Prevention, Part I: Back to the Future.

Impellizzeri, F. M., Menaspà, P., Coutts, A. J., Kalkhoven, J., & Menaspà, M. J. (2020) – Journal of Athletic Training, 55(9), 885–892.  Abstract The purpose of this 2-part commentary series is to explain why we believe our ability to control injury risk by manipulating training load (TL) in its current state is an illusion and why the foundations of this …

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 …

Member Benefits

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 …