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Athletics Therapy - October 2013 Archives


No running for the well-heeled (10/31/2013)

If you often find yourself running after a bus, escaping a burning building or taking part in competitive athletics in high-heeled footwear, you may be storing up knee problems for later in life, according to a study published this month in the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology. ...> Full Article


Can the 'right' helmet prevent concussions? (10/30/2013)

While many football helmet and mouth guard manufacturers claim that their equipment will lessen impact forces and reduce concussion risk, neither a specific brand nor a higher cost were associated with fewer concussions in adolescent athletes, according to an abstract presented Monday, Oct. 28 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando. ...> Full Article


Sports specialization, hours spent in organized sports may predict young athlete injury (10/29/2013)

Athletes ages eight to 18 who spend twice as many hours per week in organized sports than in free play, and especially in a single sport, are more likely to be injured, according to an abstract presented Monday, Oct. 28 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando. ...> Full Article


Brain scans show unusual activity in retired American football players (10/18/2013)

A new study has discovered profound abnormalities in brain activity in a group of retired American football players. Although the former players in the study were not diagnosed with any neurological condition, brain imaging tests revealed unusual activity that correlated with how many times they had left the field with a head injury during their careers. ...> Full Article


From football to flies: Lessons about traumatic brain injury (10/17/2013)

Faced with news of suicides and brain damage in former professional football players, geneticist Barry Ganetzky bemoaned the lack of model systems for studying the insidious and often delayed consequences linked to head injuries. ...> Full Article


Study finds age doesn't impact concussion symptoms (10/16/2013)

Recent scientific findings have raised the fear that young athletes may fare worse after sustaining a sports-related concussion than older athletes. Researchers in the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center compared symptoms associated with concussion in middle- and high-school aged athletes with those in college-age athletes and found no significant differences between the two age groups. ...> Full Article


Trauma-related psychophysiologic reactivity identified as best predictor of PTSD diagnosis (10/15/2013)

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and several other institutions including the National Center for PSTD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Suffolk University, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, have determined that psychophysiologic reactivity to trauma-related, script-driven imagery procedures is a promising biological predictor of a post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis. ...> Full Article


Cartilage damage could be repaired (10/14/2013)

Cartilage damage could be repairedA team of EPFL scientists has developed a smart hydrogel material that could promote cartilage regeneration. Their method consists in releasing medication at the right place and at the right time. In the future, damage to cartilage following injuries may no longer have to be irreversible. ...> Full Article


Football players suffer more injuries when their team is ahead (10/11/2013)

Male football players are at a greater risk of injury five minutes after a card has been given or after a goal has been scored. The frequency of player injuries also increases when their own team is in the lead. These are the findings of researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, who, in collaboration with Fifa, have analyzed injuries over the last three World Cup tournaments. ...> Full Article


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