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Association Between Concussion and Lower Extremity Injuries in Collegiate Athletes

Association Between Concussion and Lower Extremity Injuries in Collegiate Athletes http://sph.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/09/01/1941738116666509.abstract   Concussions have been associated with elevated musculoskeletal injury risk; however, the influence of unreported and unrecognized concussions has not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between concussion and lower extremity musculoskeletal injury rates across a diverse array […]

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Ankle Injury Prevention Programs for Soccer Athletes

Ankle Injury Prevention Programs for Soccer Athletes Are Protective: A Level-I Meta-Analysis. Grimm NL, Jacobs JC, Kim J, Amendola A, & Shea KG. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2016, 98:1436-43. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.15.00933. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27605687   The sport of soccer, while already popular worldwide, continues to grow. As the participation in the sport grows, so does […]

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Likelihood of ACL graft rupture: not meeting six clinical discharge criteria before return to sport is associated with a four times greater risk of rupture

Likelihood of ACL graft rupture: not meeting six clinical discharge criteria before return to sport is associated with a four times greater risk of rupture Kyritsis P, Bahr R, Landreau P, Miladi R, & Witvrouw E. Br J Sp Med. Published Online First: May 23, 2016. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-095908 http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2016/05/23/bjsports-2015-095908.short?rss=1   Clinicians are often faced with […]

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Stabilization exercise compared to general exercises or manual therapy for the management of low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Neto MG, Lopes JM, Conceição CS, Araujo A, Brasileiro A, Sousa C, Carvalho VO, & Archanjo FL. Physical Therapy in Sport. 2016; Epub ahead of print Accepted August 9, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2016.08.004 http://www.physicaltherapyinsport.com/article/S1466-853X(16)30071-2/fulltext?rss=yes   Article Highlights: Stabilization exercises improved pain and disability compared with general exercises. Stabilization exercises does not provide greater benefit than manual […]

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The Warwick Agreement

The Warwick Agreement on femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI syndrome): an international consensus statement.   Griffin DR, Dickenson EJ, O’Donnell J, Agricola R, Awan T, Beck M, Clohisy JC, Dijkstra HP, Falvey E, Gimpel M, Hinman RS, Hölmich P, Kassarjian A, Martin HD, Martin R, Mather RC, Philippon MJ, Reiman MP, Takla A, Thorborg K, Walker […]

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The ONE Thing You Need to Know in Running

Title: Preventing Running Injuries – One Thing You Need to Knowk     I’m asked daily what is the most important thing to do in a runner’s training to prevent injury. Is it the right shoe, the stretching, the strengthening, good running form, the correct training progression and so on and so on? The easy […]

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Dr Michael Voight Continues Role on Scientific Advisory Board

Advances in Clinical Education Faculty Member Dr. Michael Voight will continue his role on the Performance Health Academy’s Scientific Advisory Committee for 2016. Dr. Voight has been a member of this distinguished group for 4 years now and has produced a variety of research to further advance TheraBand, Biofreeze, and Cramer Sports Medicine products.   […]

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What is the SFMA Certification and Who Should Get Certified

We receive a lot of questions regarding the SFMA Certification and who it is most appropriate for. The Selective Functional Movement Assessment is an algorithmic Extension-for-web-low-resapproach to the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic impairments and movement dysfunction. What Clinicians Should Get SFMA Certified? It was designed to enhance the practice of all health care providers […]

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ACL Reconstruction Techniques: Single VS Double Bundle

BLOG: Tab Blackburn Single-Bundle Versus Double Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Comparative 2 Year Follow-up. Mayr HO, etal, Arthroscopy Vol 32 No 1 January 2016 pp34-42 Arthroscopy had a nice systematic review of single-bundle (SB) vs double-bundle (DB) ACL reconstruction techniques by Mascarenhas etal in the June 2015 issue. As in the article listed […]

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Are Your Athletes Really Ready to Return to Play?

SFMA co-founder and instructor Dr. Mike Voight gave a great presentation on the topic of movement assessment in RTP decision making at the first annual International Sports PT Congress in Bern, Switzerland. Here’s some of the highlights from the presentation. You can view the entire presentation by following the link below. Take Home Messages: Traditionally return to […]

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What is the difference between FMS and SFMA

Many people inquire about the need to take the FMS prior to the SFMA and what exactly the differences are between the FMS and SFMA. The FMS is a Extension-for-web-low-ressimple 7 movement screen intended to be utilized in a healthy population simply for identifying dysfunctional movement and asymmetry within the body. In contrast, the Selective […]

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Rolling for Assessment and Treatment of Neuromuscular Control and Coordination

By: Ashley Campbell PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS The skill of segmental rolling is achieved in the healthy human population by about 4-5 months of age…however most grown adults when asked to roll segmentally are unable to perform this basic task. Establishing Fundamental Rolling for SMCD As a foundational movement pattern, the restoration of rolling becomes […]

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Shoulder Dislocation in Kids 10 – 16

I read with great interest in the September issue of AJSM (link to full text) about acute anterior shoulder dislocations in children 10-16. That’s a group we don’t have much information about. Yes, the literature suggests that if you are younger than 20, you may have up to an 80-85% re-dislocation rate if you return […]

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The SFMA Certification Course is headed to Syracuse, NY

Attention New York healthcare providers… Advances in Clinical Education is proud to offer the SFMA Certification course on Friday and Saturday October 16th and 17th at Crowne Plaza Syracuse, just down the road from Syracuse University. We welcome a variety of providers including but not limited to PT, PTA, DC, ATC, OT, MD, and DO. […]

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Why are Eccentric Exercises Effective for Achilles Tendinopathy?

I really enjoyed reading the latest edition of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. One article that caught my eye was….. Why are Eccentric Exercises Effective for Achilles Tendinopathy? Authors: O’Neill S, Watson PJ, Barry S A couple of years ago I was honored to speak at the Sanford Sports Medicine Symposium in […]

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Early vs Delayed Passive Range of Motion Debate

I smiled the other day when I read the clinical commentary in the AJSM entitled Early Versus Delayed Passive Range of Motion after Rotator Cuff Repair (Kluczynski MA etal Vol 43, No. 8 2015 pages 2057-2063). I’m sure many of you SPTS members have seen and heard Dr George Davis PT and Dr Kevin Wilk […]

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Effects of Biofeedback for Functional Movement in TKA patients: Useful or Not?

I took a look at the latest JOSPT article that was presented on line a head of print. Effects of Weight-Bearing Biofeedback Training on Functional Movement Patterns Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial Cory L. Christiansen, Michael J. Bade, Bradley S. Davidson, Michael R. Dayton, and Jennifer E. Stevens-Lapsley It took a look […]

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Is Full Hyperextension Needed After Knee Surgery?

By: Tab Blackburn PT, ATC When gaining full extension after ACL surgery, it was ingrained in us that the patient should get full ‘hyperextension’…equal to the other side. I always chaffed at that recommendation because I had as many years rehabbing extra-articular ACL reconstructions as intra-articular ACL’s. Hyperextension Leg Stretch with extra-articular ACL’s, zero degree […]

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Source vs. Cause – Why do Our Patients Hurt?

How to Efficiently Evaluate Movement Dysfunction Do you ever get frustrated with your patients who just can’t quite get to 100%? Do you cringe when you see a script for multiple diagnoses? When was the last time you felt 100% confident that your athletes would return to sports without difficulty following a surgical intervention? The […]

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Can Low-intensity Pulsed Ultrasound Improve Rotator Cuff Healing?

From Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field Blog Written by: Stephen Thomas Reviewed by: Kyle Harris Rotator Cuff Injury & Possible Treatment Rotator cuff tears occur frequently and have a high rate of re-tears. It has been very difficult to achieve effective rotator cuff healing, not to mention re-establish the native […]

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