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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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  • October 31, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
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Repetitive Head Impacts in Mice Suggest Cumulative Affliction

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

Mild repetitive blows resulted in Alzheimer’s disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) like conditions in mice. Additionally, as number of head impacts increased balance coordination declined, and depressive symptoms progressed.... Read more »

  • October 24, 2016
  • 03:05 AM
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The Role of “Roll-Off” During Gait in Patients Recovering from a Lateral Ankle Sprain

by Revay O. Corbett, MS, ATC, PES in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

People with persistent complaints 6 to 12 months after an ankle sprain walk differently than those without persistent complaints.... Read more »

  • October 19, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
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A Winning Combination: Manual Therapy and Exercises for Recurrent Ankle Sprains

by John J. Fraser, PT, MS, OCS in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Patients with chronic ankle instability who received a 4-week supervised rehabilitation program consisting of therapeutic exercise, joint mobilization, and neural mobilizations had greater clinical improvements compared with patients who were treated with therapeutic exercise alone.... Read more »

  • October 17, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
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Comprehensive Services Improve Care for Adolescents with Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms

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

Adolescents with persistent postconcussive symptoms experienced greater improvements in symptoms and quality of life after receiving a collaborative care treatment compared with adolescents who received the standard of care.... Read more »

McCarty CA, Zatzick D, Stein E, Wang J, Hilt R, Rivara FP, & Seattle Sports Concussion Research Collaborative. (2016) Collaborative Care for Adolescents With Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms: A Randomized Trial. Pediatrics. PMID: 27624513  

  • October 12, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 426 views

Cleared for Landing? Pre-Landing Strategies among Athletes with Chronic Ankle Instability

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

Individuals with chronic ankle instability have higher pre-activation of peroneus longus and gluteus maximus compared with controls. A functional fatigue protocol affected both groups similarly.... Read more »

  • October 10, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 431 views

Therapist-Directed Cognitive Rehabilitation Improved Functional Cognitive Outcomes

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

Four treatment strategies for chronic symptoms after a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) improved symptoms; however, those with therapist-directed cognitive rehabilitation demonstrated superior improvements in functional cognitive scores compared with standard of care and computer-based rehabilitation.... Read more »

  • October 6, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 481 views

Ankle Injury Prevention Programs Work

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

Prevention programs focused on reducing the risk of ankle injury are effective for soccer athletes.... Read more »

  • October 5, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 467 views

Want Better Clinical Outcomes? Try to Motivate Your Patient

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

Patients who return to pre-injury activities one year after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction reported being more motivated prior to and during the rehabilitation process to return to these activities than athletes who did not return to pre-injury activities.... Read more »

  • September 28, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 482 views

No Need to Supplement What You Don’t Need

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

Dietary intake in young athletes seem to meet most recommendations, therefore supplementing may only be necessary for a few select micronutrients based on age and gender. ... Read more »

  • September 26, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 532 views

Exergaming Brings Postural Control Rehabilitation Up to a Whole New Level

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

Exergaming using the XBOX Kinect system has the potential to enhance postural control compared to standard gym-based exercise.... Read more »

  • September 21, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 470 views

Limb Symmetry Indices…It May Not Be as Accurate as We Thought

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

Take Home Message: Limb symmetry indices may not be sufficient to identify strength and performance deficits, particularly in patients who have a history of bilateral anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.... Read more »

  • September 14, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 499 views

Stabilization Exercises or Manual Therapy for Low Back Pain

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

Stabilization exercises are better than general exercises for people with chronic non-specific low back pain and possibly as effective as manual therapy.... Read more »

  • September 12, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 451 views

Acute Pain Reduced Following 3 Minute Acupressure Treatment

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

Three minutes of acupressure was effective in decreasing pain in athletes that sustained an acute musculoskeletal injury; however, it failed to help decrease anxiety levels.... Read more »

  • September 6, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 469 views

ECG Screening Could Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death in College Athletes

by Joshua Baracks in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Electrocardiographic screening is more accurate than patient history or physical examination to screen for potentially fatal cardiac abnormalities among collegiate athletes. ... Read more »

Drezner, J., Owens, D., Prutkin, J., Salerno, J., Harmon, K., Prosise, S., Clark, A., & Asif, I. (2016) Electrocardiographic Screening in National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletes. The American Journal of Cardiology, 118(5), 754-759. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.06.004  

  • August 31, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 553 views

Patients’ Understanding of OA After Knee Injury

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

Patients who suffered a knee injury have some understanding of their long-term risks. However, there is an astoundingly low number of patients who recall having conversations with health care professionals about the long-term risks after an injury. ... Read more »

Bennell, K., van Ginckel, A., Kean, C., Nelligan, R., French, S., Stokes, M., Pietrosimone, B., Blackburn, T., Batt, M., Hunter, D.... (2016) Patient Knowledge and Beliefs About Knee Osteoarthritis After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction. Arthritis Care , 68(8), 1180-1185. DOI: 10.1002/acr.22794  

  • August 29, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 531 views

Osteoarthritis May Be Associated With More Than Just Joint Pain

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

Former elite athletes with osteoarthritis are more likely to have symptoms of common mental disorders (distress, sleep problems, adverse alcohol use) compared to those without osteoarthritis.... Read more »

Schuring N, Aoki H, Gray J, Kerkhoffs GM, Lambert M, & Gouttebarge V. (2016) Osteoarthritis is associated with symptoms of common mental disorders among former elite athletes. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. PMID: 27488101  

  • August 24, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 552 views

Has There Been Any Change in ACL Injury Rates?

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

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury affect a small number of athletes. While overall ACL injury rates are decreasing, ACL injuries still affect a disproportionally higher number of women than ... Read more »

  • August 17, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 506 views

Integrating Injury Prevention in Schools!

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

An injury prevention warm-up two to three times a week in a junior high school physical education class decreased injuries and improved overall fitness.... Read more »

  • August 10, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 591 views

Hands off the Hands-free Ultrasound If You Are Looking for Deep Heating Effects

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

A hands-free ultrasound unit at 1 MHz failed to increase the temperature deep in the gastrocnemius after 10 minutes.... Read more »

  • August 3, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 570 views

Quick Clinical Model to Identify Chronic Ankle Instability

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

Clinicians may be able to use the single-leg hop test and Star Excursion Balance Test to identify people with chronic ankle instability.... Read more »

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