INTRODUCTION: There has been much debate recently on the participation of transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) athletes in sport, particularly in relation to fairness, safety and inclusion. The 2021 IOC Framework on Fairness, Inclusion and Non-discri... Read More about A Scoping Review of Transgender Policies in the 15 Most Commonly Played UK Professional Sports.
BACKGROUND: Tennis is a multidirectional high-intensity intermittent sport for male and female individuals played across multiple surfaces. Although several studies have attempted to characterise the physical demands of tennis, a meta-analysis is sti... Read More about Physical Demands of Tennis Across the Different Court Surfaces, Performance Levels and Sexes: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis..
Different Continuous Training Intensities Improve Echocardiographic Parameters, Quality of Life, and Functional Capacity in Heart Failure Patients with Reduced Ejection Fraction. (2023)
Background Multiple comorbidities and physiological changes play a role in a range of heart failure conditions and influence the most effective approach to exercise-based rehabilitation. This research aimed to examine and compare the outcomes of con... Read More about Different Continuous Training Intensities Improve Echocardiographic Parameters, Quality of Life, and Functional Capacity in Heart Failure Patients with Reduced Ejection Fraction..
OBJECTIVE: This scoping review examines how different levels and types of partial foot amputation affect gait and explores how these findings may affect the minimal impairment criteria for wheelchair tennis. METHODS: Four databases (PubMed, Embase, C... Read More about Association between the level of partial foot amputation and gait: a scoping review with implications for the minimum impairment criteria for wheelchair tennis..
'It's All Downhill from Here': A Scoping Review of Sports-Related Concussion (SRC) Protocols in Downhill Mountain Biking (DHI), with Recommendations for SRC Policy in Professional DMB. (2022)
INTRODUCTION: Downhill mountain biking (DHI) is a form of cycling and does not currently have a specific sports-related concussion (SRC) assessment. OBJECTIVE: To review the extent, range and nature of research investigating SRC in DMB, provide a sum... Read More about 'It's All Downhill from Here': A Scoping Review of Sports-Related Concussion (SRC) Protocols in Downhill Mountain Biking (DHI), with Recommendations for SRC Policy in Professional DMB..
Accurate and reliable evaluation of muscle strength in para-athletes is essential for monitoring the effectiveness of strength training and/or rehabilitation programmes, and sport classification. Our aim is to synthesise evidence related to assessing... Read More about Assessment of muscle strength in para-athletes: A systematic review of observational studies..
OBJECTIVE: To summarise the available evidence relating to the diagnosis, epidemiology, burden, outcome assessment and treatment of foot and ankle osteoarthritis (OA) and to develop an agenda to guide future research. METHOD: Members of the Internati... Read More about International Foot and Ankle Osteoarthritis Consortium review and research agenda for diagnosis, epidemiology, burden, outcome assessment and treatments..
Evaluation of the First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) model of primary care: Patient characteristics and outcomes (2021)
Altered biomechanics due to amputation can contribute to substantial limitations, influencing sporting activities. Individuals with lower extremity amputations or congenital lower limb deficiency are encouraged to participate in para-sports. However,... Read More about ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN PARTIAL FOOT AMPUTATION LEVEL, GAIT PARAMETERS, AND MINIMUM IMPAIRMENT CRITERIA IN PARA-SPORT: A RESEARCH STUDY PROTOCOL.
Clinical Prediction Models in Sports Medicine: A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers. (2021)
SYNOPSIS: Participating in sport carries inherent risk of injury. Clinicians execute high-level clinical reasoning and decision making to support athletes to achieve the best outcomes. Accurately diagnosing a problem, estimating prognosis, or selecti... Read More about Clinical Prediction Models in Sports Medicine: A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers..
Soccer players have a high risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, a potentially career-ending event. ACL rupture has been linked with abnormal neuromuscular control in the lower limb. Additionally, heading the ball with the unprotected head... Read More about Ball heading and subclinical concussion in soccer as a risk factor for anterior cruciate ligament injury..
A Cross-Sectional Study of Retired Great British Olympians (Berlin 1936-Sochi 2014): Olympic Career Injuries, Joint Health in Later Life, and Reasons for Retirement from Olympic Sport (2021)
The relationship between Olympic career sport injury and the long-term musculoskeletal health of the elite athlete remains unclear. This study describes the lifetime prevalence of medical attention injuries that occurred during training and/or compet... Read More about A Cross-Sectional Study of Retired Great British Olympians (Berlin 1936-Sochi 2014): Olympic Career Injuries, Joint Health in Later Life, and Reasons for Retirement from Olympic Sport.
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present study was to investigate how an athlete's participation in either an individual or team sport is related to their attitude toward sport psychology consulting and their willingness to consult a sport psychology p... Read More about Differences in the attitudes to sport psychology consulting between individual and team sport athletes..
Due to the importance of glycogen for energy production, research has traditionally recommended sufficient carbohydrate (CHO) availability to maximise exerciseperformance. However, recent evidence has suggested that undertaking some training sessions... Read More about The physiological and ergogenic effects of exercise training with low carbohydrate availability: a review.
Overuse injuries in runners of different abilities—a one-year prospective study (2021)
The aim of this prospective study was to investigate differences in participant characteristics, previous injury, running dynamics during a long-distance run, and training between injured and uninjured runners in runners of different abilities. Cente... Read More about Overuse injuries in runners of different abilities—a one-year prospective study.
Judo Injuries Frequency in Europe's Top-Level Competitions in the Period 2005-2020. (2021)
BACKGROUND: The present study assesses the frequency of injury in Europe's top-level judokas, during top-level competitions, and defines risk factors. METHODS: The members of the EJU Medical Commission collected injury data over the period of 2005 to... Read More about Judo Injuries Frequency in Europe's Top-Level Competitions in the Period 2005-2020..
Use and evaluation of assistive technologies for upper limb function in tetraplegia (2021)
Context More than half of all spinal cord injuries (SCI) occur at the cervical level leading to loss of upper limb function, restricted activity and reduced independence. Several technologies have been developed to assist with upper limb functions in... Read More about Use and evaluation of assistive technologies for upper limb function in tetraplegia.
Sports injuries and secondary joint problems, mainly of the knee, are common, especially in sports associated with high impact activities and/or torsional loading. The consequences can be career ending in elite athletes and reduce exercise activities... Read More about Mesenchymal stromal cell products for intra-articular knee injections for conservative management of osteoarthritis..
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