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Athletics Therapy - January 2014 Archives


Plyometric training can lead to a significant increase in the performance of sportspeople (1/30/2014)

Plyometric training can lead to a significant increase in the performance of sportspeopleRodrigo Ramírez-Campillo, lecturer in physical education and Ph.D. holder in health sciences, has shown in his Ph.D. thesis how plyometric training -- exercises involving jumping, sprinting and throwing -- done by young football players can significantly increase their physical performance and thus, potentially, their competitive performance as well. ...> Full Article


Study casts doubt on theory that retired NFL players suffer CTE (1/28/2014)

The media have widely reported that a debilitating neurological condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a well-established disease in retired athletes who played football and other contact sports. But a study by a Loyola University Medical Center neuropsychologist has found little evidence that CTE actually exists. ...> Full Article


IU School of Medicine researchers awarded $300,000 grant to study concussions (1/26/2014)

IU School of Medicine researchers awarded $300,000 grant to study concussionsResearchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine will use advanced neuroimaging techniques to study area high-school athletes to learn how concussions affect blood flow in the brain. ...> Full Article


Athletes' performance declines following contract years, researchers show (1/25/2014)

Athletes' performance declines following contract years, researchers showKen Sheldon, professor of psychological sciences in the College of Arts & Science at the University of Missouri determined that the contract year performance boost is real, but they caution team managers and coaches that it might be followed by a post-contract performance crash -- a two-year pattern they call the "contract year syndrome." ...> Full Article


Not safe at home (1/24/2014)

Tag plays at home plate have the highest injury rate in professional baseball, occurring 4.3 times more often than other base-running plays, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. ...> Full Article


NHL teams pay more than $650 million to injured players over 3 years (1/23/2014)

Most successful businesses would not accept spending $218 million on lost time, but that's the amount NHL owners pay out every year to players who miss games due to injury, according to new research. More than 63 per cent of the 1,307 NHL players that laced up skates during the 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 regular seasons, missed at least one game due to a hockey-related injury. ...> Full Article


Middle-school girls continue to play soccer with concussion symptoms (1/22/2014)

Concussions are common among middle-school girls who play soccer, and most continue to play with symptoms, according to a study by John W. O' Kane, M.D., of the University of Washington Sports Medicine Clinic, Seattle, and colleagues. ...> Full Article


Study: Athlete's first reaction in victory is dominance (1/12/2014)

Study: Athlete's first reaction in victory is dominanceAfter victory, an athlete's instinctive reaction is one that displays dominance over his or her vanquished opponent. The body language appears to be innate and stems from an evolutionary need to establish order in society. Researchers have also found that the intensity of the body language correlates with the importance the athlete's culture places on power and status. ...> Full Article


On-field blood test can diagnose sports concussions (1/11/2014)

A brain protein, S100B, which may soon be detected by a simple finger-stick blood test, accurately distinguishes a sports-related concussion from sports exertion, according to a study of college athletes in Rochester, NY, and Munich, Germany, and published in PLOS ONE by Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., professor at the University of Rochester. ...> Full Article


Discovery brings scientists 1 step closer to understanding tendon injury (1/10/2014)

Discovery brings scientists 1 step closer to understanding tendon injuryResearch led by Queen Mary University of London has discovered a specific mechanism that is crucial to effective tendon function, which could reveal why older people are more prone to tendon injury. ...> Full Article


To keep their eye on the ball, batters mostly use their heads (1/9/2014)

Baseball players at bat follow coaches' advice to "keep your eye on the ball" -- but head movements play a surprisingly important role in tracking pitches, suggests a study in Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. ...> Full Article


Men's and women's soccer: Physical or technical? (1/6/2014)

When the sports performance of elite men and women soccer players is compared using absolute criteria, the differences are significant. This is one of the conclusions of the study by the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, conducted in collaboration with other universities in Europe. ...> Full Article


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