Free‐Weight Resistance Training in Youth Athletes: A Narrative Review.

McQuilliam, S. J., Clark, D. R., Erskine, R. M., & Brownlee, T. E. (2020). Abstract Generating high levels of muscular strength and power are important for success in sport and may have long-term implications for sporting careers in youth athletes. Importantly, maturation may confound the neuromuscular adaptations to resistance training when attempting to differentiate between training- vs. growth-induced strength and …

Sports Injury Forecasting and Complexity: A Synergetic Approach.

Fonseca, S. T., Souza, T. R., Verhagen, E., van Emmerik, R., Bittencourt, N. F. N., Mendonça, L. D. M., et al. (2020) Abstract The understanding that sports injury is the result of the interaction among many factors and that specific profiles could increase the risk of the occurrence of a given injury was a significant step in establishing programs for …

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) position statement on disordered eating in high performance sport.

Wells KR, Jeacocke NA, Appaneal R, et al. Br J Sports Med Epub ahead of print: 2020 Abstract Identification, evaluation and management of disordered eating (DE) is complex. DE exists along the spectrum from optimised nutrition through to clinical eating disorders (EDs). Individual athletes can move back and forth along the spectrum of eating behaviour at any point in time …

My hip is damaged’: a qualitative investigation of people seeking care for persistent hip pain

I R de Oliveira B, Smith AJ, O’Sullivan PPB, et al ‘ – British Journal of Sports Medicine 2020; 54:858-865. Abstract Objectives Clinicians who use the biopsychosocial approach to manage musculoskeletal pain disorders aim to understand how patients make sense of their symptoms. Treatment includes targeting the negative beliefs and coping responses that can lead to progressive pain and disability. We aimed …

Cumulative Sport‐Related Injuries and Longer Term Impact in Retired Male Elite‐ and Amateur‐Level Rugby Code Athletes and Non‐contact Athletes: A Retrospective Study.

Hind, K., Konerth, N., Entwistle, I., Theadom, A., Lewis, G., King, D., et al. (2020).  Abstract Background – Rugby union and rugby league are popular team contact sports, but they bring a high risk of injury. Although previous studies have reported injury occurrence across one or several seasons, none have explored the total number of injuries sustained across an entire career. …

Improving function in people with hip-related pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of physiotherapist-led interventions for hip-related pain

ABSTRACT – Kemp JL, Mosler AB, Hart H, et al. Objective To report the effectiveness of physiotherapist-led interventions in improving pain and function in young and middle-aged adults with hip- related pain. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Data sources A comprehensive, reproducible search strategy was performed on five databases in May 2019. Reference lists and grey literature were also searched. …

How should clinicians rehabilitate patients after ACL reconstruction? A systematic review of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) with a focus on quality appraisal

Abstract Hott A, Brox JI, Pripp AH, Objectives To summarise recommendations and appraise the quality of international clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction. Design Systematic review of CPGs (PROSPERO number: CRD42017020407). Data sources Pubmed, EMBASE, Cochrane, SPORTDiscus, PEDro and grey literature databases were searched up to 30 September 2018. Eligibility criteria English-language CPGs on rehabilitation following ACL …

From the safety net to the injury prevention web: applying systems thinking to unravel injury prevention challenges and opportunities in Cirque du Soleil

Abstract Hott A, Brox JI, Pripp AH, Objective We undertook this qualitative study within an international circus company—Cirque du Soleil—to explore the narrative of artists and the artistic team in regards to injuries and their prevention and to describe the prevention of injuries from a systems thinking lens. Methods Focus groups (FG) with artists and semistructured individual interviews with the …

Patellofemoral pain: One year results of a randomized trial comparing hip exercise, knee exercise, or free activity

Abstract Hott A, Brox JI, Pripp AH, Objective Extended follow‐up of a randomized trial comparing hip‐focused exercise, knee‐focused exercise, and free physical activity in patellofemoral pain (PFP). Methods A single‐blind randomized controlled trial included 112 patients aged 16‐40 years (mean 27.6 years) with a clinical diagnosis of PFP ≥3 months (mean 39 months) and pain ≥3/10 on a Visual Analog Scale. Patients were randomized …

Young Athletes Who Return to Sport Before 9 Months After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Have a Rate of New Injury 7 Times That of Those Who Delay Return.

Abstract Objective To investigate the association between sustaining a second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and (1) time to return to sport, (2) symmetrical muscle function, and (3) symmetrical quadriceps strength at the time of return to sport in young athletes after primary ACL reconstruction. Design Prospective cohort study. Methods Patient demographics and results from 5 tests of muscle function …