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The mission of SMR is to objectively summarize and describe the clinical relevance of research articles related to basic science, translational research, and clinical research that may be relevant to students and professionals interested in sports medicine. Furthermore, SMR aims to provide a forum for clinicians, researchers, and students in sports medicine-related fields to discuss the clinical relevance of new research.

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  • December 7, 2015
  • 04:40 AM
  • 721 views

Thick Joint Capsules Could Spell Limited Range of Motion

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Thickening of the posterior glenohumeral joint capsule is correlated with lower ranges of glenohumeral internal rotation in collegiate baseball athletes.... Read more »

  • December 3, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 737 views

Kinesiology Tape or Placebo Tape? The Effects of Tape Application on Balance Measurements in Chronic Ankle Instability Subjects

by Kati Major, Nikki Rhodes, Todd Gilmore in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Among individuals with chronic ankle instability, Kinesiology Tape did not improve balance better than a placebo taping.... Read more »

de-la-Torre-Domingo, C., Alguacil-Diego, I., Molina-Rueda, F., López-Román, A., & Fernández-Carnero, J. (2015) Effect of Kinesiology Tape on Measurements of Balance in Subjects With Chronic Ankle Instability: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(12), 2169-2175. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.06.022  

  • December 1, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 632 views

Rotator Cuff Tears and their Linkage to Genetic Testing to Further Predict Tears

by Meredith Bland, Siaura Saville in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Variations in two genes that are associated with cellular apoptosis may help identify individuals at risk for rotator cuff injury. ... Read more »

  • November 30, 2015
  • 04:45 AM
  • 521 views

Athlete Expectation Comparison of US Athletes and European Athletes

by Darrell Thompson & Virginia Lintot in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

The culture of a sport or country of origin may influence an athlete’s expectations towards sports medicine professionals during rehabilitation.... Read more »

Arvinen-Barrow M, Clement D, Hamson-Utley JJ, Kaphof C, Zakrajsek R, Lee SM, Hemmings B, Lintunen T, & Martin SB. (2015) Athletes' Expectations About Sport Injury Rehabilitation: A Cross-Cultural Study. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. PMID: 26353160  

  • November 25, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 590 views

Injury Prevention Warm-Up Has Immediate Benefits

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

An injury prevention program warm-up helped immediately improve landing mechanics in a youth population without compromising performance measures. ... Read more »

  • November 24, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 478 views

Athletic Directors’ Barriers to Hiring Athletic Trainers in High Schools

by Laura McDonald in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Lack of power, budget concerns, misconceptions about the role of an athletic trainer, and rural location emerged as primary barriers to hiring an athletic trainer by an Athletic Director in the public secondary school setting.... Read more »

Mazerolle SM, Raso SR, Pagnotta KD, Stearns RL, & Casa DJ. (2015) Athletic Directors' Barriers to Hiring Athletic Trainers in High Schools. Journal of Athletic Training, 50(10), 1059-68. PMID: 26509776  

  • November 23, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 670 views

TENS to Treat Knee Pain Induced Quadriceps Inhibition?!

by Damian Pulos, Ashley Schuster in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Sensory transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may help reduce knee pain and increase quadriceps function among people with knee pain.... Read more »

  • November 20, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 709 views

Injury Rates Between Female Collegiate and High School Volleyball Differ

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Differences exists between injury patterns of female collegiate and high school athletes.... Read more »

  • November 18, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 554 views

Dental Injuries Surveillance Supports Use of Properly Fitted Mouthguards

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Dental injuries were relatively rare among high school athletes but most of these injuries occurred while an athlete was not wearing a properly fitted mouthguard.... Read more »

  • November 17, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 491 views

Active Shoulder Motion Assessment using Kinect versus Photographic Measurements

by Byron Campbell, Brittany Davis, and Liz Zwicker in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

The Kinect provides a method to objectively measuring active shoulder range of motion.... Read more »

  • November 16, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 529 views

Making a Comeback After Rotator Cuff Repair

by Kyle Lewis, Michelle Moreau in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

If an athlete suffers a rotator cuff tear, whether it is a partial or full thickness tear, their chances of returning to their previous level of play after surgery is favorable at the recreational level but not at the professional level.... Read more »

  • November 13, 2015
  • 04:25 AM
  • 847 views

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Influence of Stimulant Medication on Neurocognitive Test Performance

by Diana Marquez & Gerard Talbot-Paul in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Athletic trainers should be aware of an athlete’s medication at the time of baseline or post-concussion testing because they may influence neurocognitive testing results.... Read more »

  • November 11, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 561 views

Take My Advice, Perform your Home Exercises

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Following removal of immobilization, a patient recovering from an isolated uncomplicated ankle fracture does not benefit more from a supervised exercise program and advice compared with advice alone.... Read more »

  • November 4, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 548 views

FIFA 11 Reduces the Risk of Injuries Amongst Soccer Players

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

The FIFA 11 is effective at reducing injuries in soccer players.... Read more »

  • October 28, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 656 views

Little Value Added to Injury Prediction with Functional Movement Screen

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Based on data from six studies, the Functional Movement Screen fails to predict who is at risk for injury. Unfortunately, the current research is low quality. ... Read more »

  • October 26, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 526 views

Athletes with Previous Injury Report Less Physical Capability at Preseason

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Take Home Message: Athletes that report a previous injury at preseason examination also reported lower physical capabilities related to the knee or upper extremity before the competitive season. Patient-reported joint-specific perceived capability assessments might supplement preseason physical examination and aid in return to play decisions following injury.... Read more »

Sciascia A, Haegele LE, Lucas J, & Uhl TL. (2015) Preseason Perceived Physical Capability and Previous Injury. Journal of Athletic Training, 50(9), 937-43. PMID: 26287492  

  • October 21, 2015
  • 04:30 AM
  • 560 views

Bend it When You Stretch it

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

To maximize tensor fasciae latae stretching, patients should be positioned with their hip adducted and extended and with more than 90º of knee flexion.... Read more »

  • October 14, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 500 views

Say it Again: Injury Prevention Programs WORK!!!!

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Take Home Message: The FIFA11 program was effective at reducing injuries in Division I and II collegiate male soccer players. Compliance may be key, as those with the highest compliance had the lowest injury rates.... Read more »

Silvers-Granelli, H., Mandelbaum, B., Adeniji, O., Insler, S., Bizzini, M., Pohlig, R., Junge, A., Snyder-Mackler, L., & Dvorak, J. (2015) Efficacy of the FIFA 11 Injury Prevention Program in the Collegiate Male Soccer Player. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. DOI: 10.1177/0363546515602009  

  • October 12, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 595 views

BESS Test Can Be A Screen for Concussions and Need for Ankle Rehab

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Take Home Message: Single-leg and tandem stances on a foam surface may be a quick and inexpensive screening tool for athletes who need a preventative ankle rehabilitation program.... Read more »

  • October 7, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 710 views

Strap it or Tape it

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

The use of patellar strap and sports taping were both effective in decreasing pain due to patellar tendinopathy.... Read more »

de Vries, A., Zwerver, J., Diercks, R., Tak, I., van Berkel, S., van Cingel, R., van der Worp, H., & van den Akker-Scheek, I. (2015) Effect of patellar strap and sports tape on pain in patellar tendinopathy: A randomized controlled trial. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine . DOI: 10.1111/sms.12556  

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