Tendons

Effectiveness of progressive tendon-loading exercise therapy in patients with patellar tendinopathy: a randomised clinical trial.

Hott A, Brox JI, Pripp AH, Breda SJ, Oei EHG, Zwerver J, et al. British Journal of Sports Medicine Abstract Objective: To compare the effectiveness of progressive tendon-loading exercises (PTLE) with eccentric exercise therapy (EET) in patients with patellar tendinopathy (PT). Methods: In a stratified, investigator-blinded, block-randomised trial, 76 patients with clinically diagnosed and ultrasound-confirmed PT were randomly assigned in a 1:1 …

injury prevention

Evaluating the Implementation of Injury Prevention Strategies in Rugby Union and League: A Systematic Review using the RE-AIM Framework

Barden, C., Bekker, S., Brown, J. C., Stokes, K. A., & McKay, C. D. (2020).. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 1–10. ABSTRACT Rugby (union and league) has come under intense scrutiny due to its injury risk. Various interventions have been introduced to protect players from injury, with many deemed efficacious and advocated for use across various worldwide contexts. However, their …

Elite training

More than a Metric: How Training Load is Used in Elite Sport for Athlete Management.

West, S. W., Clubb, J., Torres-Ronda, L., Howells, D., Leng, E., Vescovi, J. D., et al. (2020). International Journal of Sports Medicine, 12(EFirst), 2–7.  ABSTRACT Training load monitoring is a core aspect of modern-day sport science practice. Collecting, cleaning, analysing, interpreting, and disseminating load data is usually undertaken with a view to improve player performance and/or manage injury risk. To …

Exercise

World Health Organization 2020 guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

Bull, F. C., Al-Ansari, S. S., Biddle, S., Borodulin, K., Buman, M. P., Cardon, G., et al. (2020). British Journal of Sports Medicine, 54(24), 1451–1462. ABSTRACT Objectives: To describe new WHO 2020 guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Methods: The guidelines were developed in accordance with WHO protocols. An expert Guideline Development Group reviewed evidence to assess associations between …

muscle

Muscle-strengthening Exercise Epidemiology: a New Frontier in Chronic Disease Prevention

Bennie, J. A., Shakespear-Druery, J., & Cocker, K. (2020). 1–8. Sports Medicine-Open Abstract This current opinion provides an overview of the emerging discipline of muscle-strengthening exercise epidemiology. First, we define muscle-strengthening exercise, and discuss its recent addition into the global physical activity guidelines, which were historically mainly focused on aerobic physical activity (walking, running, cycling etc.). Second, we provide an …

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 …

The relationships between rugby union, and health and well-being: a scoping review

Objective: To scope the relationships between rugby union, and health and well-being. Design: Scoping review. Data sources: Published and unpublished reports of any age, identified by searching electronic databases, platforms and reference lists. Methods: A three-step search strategy identified relevant published primary, secondary studies and grey literature, which were screened using a priori inclusion criteria. Data were extracted using a …