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 …

Applied Sport Science for Male Age-Grade Rugby Union in England, 1–20.

Abstract Rugby union (RU) is a skill-collision team sport played at junior and senior levels worldwide. Within England, age-grade rugby governs the participation and talent development of youth players. The RU player development pathway has recently been questioned, regarding player performance and well-being, which sport science research can address. The purpose of this review was to summarise and critically appraise …

How does surgery compare to sham surgery or physiotherapy as a treatment for tendinopathy? A systematic review of randomised trials.

Abstract Purpose To assess the effectiveness of surgery on all tendinopathies by comparing it to no treatment, sham surgery and exercise-based therapies for both mid-term (12 months) and long-term (> 12 months) outcomes. Methods Our literature search included EMBASE, Medline, CINAHL and Scopus. A combined assessment of internal validity, external validity and precision of each eligible study yielded its overall study quality. …

What does best practice care for musculoskeletal pain look like? Eleven consistent recommendations from high-quality clinical practice guidelines: systematic review.

Abstract Objectives To identify common recommendations for high-quality care for the most common musculoskeletal (MSK) pain sites encountered by clinicians in emergency and primary care (spinal (lumbar, thoracic and cervical), hip/knee (including osteoarthritis [OA] and shoulder) from contemporary, high-quality clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). Design Systematic review, critical appraisal and narrative synthesis of MSK pain CPG recommendations. Eligibility criteria Included MSK pain CPGs were …

Immediate effect of kinesiology tape on ankle stability

Abstract Background Lateral ankle sprain is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, particularly among the sporting population. Due to such prevalence, many interventions have been tried to prevent initial, or further, ankle sprains. Current research shows that the use of traditional athletic tape can reduce the incidence of sprain recurrence, but this may be at a cost to athletic …