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What Is Blood Flow Restriction and Is It Safe?

There is a lot of talk about a newer treatment being utilized in strengthening and in rehab settings called Blood Flow Restriction (BFR). Essentially, BFR is taking a device such as a cuff or wrap and placing it around a limb to occlude partial blood blow to the affected area. When placing the cuff around the […]
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BEAR in Mind: There’s a New ACL Repair Technique on the Block

Bridge-Enhanced Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair: Two-year results of a first-in-human studyMurray MM, Kalish LA, Fleming BC, Proffen BL, Ecklund K, Kramer DE, Yen YM, & Micheli LJ.  Ortho J Sports Med. 2019; 7(3).  DOI: 10.1177/2325967118824356  https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2325967118824356Take Home Message: Bridge-enhanced anterior cruciate ligament repair is producing similar outcomes to hamstring autograft reconstruction up to 2 years post-surgery. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgical reconstruction techniques are evolving to improve short- and long-term outcomes for patients after surgery.  A newer approach that is getting a lot of attention is the bridge-enhanced anterior cruciate ligament repair(BEAR). To perform a BEAR, a surgeon repairs the ACL with sutures and a scaffold to promote optimal alignment and healing.  Before large clinical trials can be performed with this new procedure it is critical to have initial results to ensure it is safe and potentially beneficial. Hence, the authors conducted an observational cohort study of 10 participants who received a BEAR and 10 who received a hamstring autograft ACL reconstruction to assess physical exam findings, patient-reported outcomes, and adverse events at one and two years after surgery.Read more »…

How to Prepare for a Morning Workout

There is nothing like a morning workout to get you going and ready to take on the day.  We all have busy lives and getting that workout in before everything else can help you check one very important task off your to-do list while helping you prepare for everything the day has in store for […]
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An Evaluation of Patient-Reported Outcome Measure Usage in Secondary School ATs

The Use of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Perceptions, Practices, and Barriers.Coulombe BJ, Games KE, Eberman LE; J Athl Train. 2019 Feb;54(2):142-151. doi:10.4085/1062-6050-86-17. Epub 2018 Aug 10.Full Text Freely AvailableTake Home Message: Many secondary school athletic trainers viewed patient-reported outcomes as beneficial; however, skip using them because of time constraints (e.g., time to fill-out, score, or analyze).A clinician can use patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures to assess how a patient perceives their symptoms, function, and rehabilitation progress. PROs are an essential way to inform how patient-centered care is provided after an injury. Unfortunately, clinicians, especially secondary school athletic trainers, may skip using PROs for many reasons. Understanding how and why a secondary school athletic trainer uses PROs may lead to strategies to promote the use of PROs. Hence, the authors used a web-based survey to evaluate the views that exist regarding the application, benefits, and problems associated with implementing PROs in the clinical practice of secondary school athletic trainers.Read more »…

Pressure to See More Patients and Switching from Inpatient to Outpatient

On this episode of the #AskMikeReinold show we talk about career advice on dealing with management that may be pressuring you to see more patients or treat a certain way, and on how to switch from inpatient to outpatient physical therapy.
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It’s Not Boys Being Boys on College Campus: Males in Fraternities and Sports More Likely to Commit Sexual Assaults Than Their Peers

Is campus rape primarily a serial or one-time problem? Evidence from a multicampus studyFoubert JD, Clark-Taylor A, Wall AF. Violence Against Women. 2019, 1-16. DOI: 10.1177/1077801219833820https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1077801219833820Warning: This post includes sensitive information on sexual assault in the athletic community.Take Home Message: Nine in 10 alcohol-involved sexual assaults on college campuses are committed by serial perpetrators. Men in fraternities and athletics are more likely to commit this crime than other college-aged men.Social activities that include alcohol are often seen as a right of passage for many college-aged students. Unfortunately, alcohol use, especially high-risk drinking behaviors, plays a major role in sexual violence. Furthermore, male student-athletes and fraternity members are more likely to commit sexual assault against women than their peers. To develop an efficient strategy to address alcohol-involved sexual assault on college campuses it is critical to understand how prevalent it is and who is involved on today’s campuses. Hence, the authors aimed to use data from the Core Alcohol and Other Drug Survey, which captured data from 49 community and 4-year colleges in a Midwestern state to address 5 questions:Read more »…

Exceptional Patient Care and the Psychology of Rehabilitation

Important aspects of rehabilitation from an injury are invisible and too often neglected. One example is the additional oxygen we need during exercise; it is invisible and virtually undetectable until we don’t have enough of it. In a similar way, some practitioners can miss the importance of the psychological aspects of rehabilitation. There is a […]
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Mental Health in Elite Athletes: International Olympic Committee Consensus Statement (2019)

Mental health in elite athletes: International Olympic Committee consensus statement (2019)Reardon CL, Hainline B, Aron CM, Baron D, Baum AL, Bindra A, Budgett R, Campriani N, Castaldelli-Maia JM, Currie A, Derevensky JL, Glick ID, Gorczynski P, Gouttebarge V, Grandner MA, Han DH, McDuff D, Mountjoy M, Polat A, Purcell R, Putukian M, Rice S, Sills A, Stull T, Swartz L, Zhu LJ, Engebretsen L. Br J Sports Med. 2019 Jun;53(11):667-699. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2019-100715.Full Text is Freely Available“To advance a more standardised, evidence based approach to mental health symptoms and disorders in elite athletes, an International Olympic Committee Consensus Work Group critically evaluated the current state of science and provided recommendations.” After a brief introduction and methods, the authors describe the general prevalence of mental health symptoms and disorders in elite athletes, general approaches to the management of mental health symptoms and disorders in elite athletes (e.g., psychotherapy, pharmacological treatment), specific mental health symptoms and disorders in elite athletes, major stressors and key environmental factors that influence elite athlete mental health, and special considerations for mental health in Paralympic athletes. View 194 other recent position statements, consensus statements, guidelines, and recommendations related to sports medicine.Additional Readings:3 Systematic Reviews included with the StatementEditorial: Breaking…

Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport (CCMHS) Position Statement: Principles of Mental Health in Competitive and High-Performance Sport

Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport (CCMHS) Position Statement: Principles of Mental Health in Competitive and High-Performance Sport.Van Slingerland KJ, Durand-Bush N, Bradley L, Goldfield G, Archambault R, Smith D, Edwards C, Delenardo S, Taylor S, Werthner P, Kenttä G. Clin J Sport Med. 2019 May;29(3):173-180. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000665.Full Text is Freely AvailableThe Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport released a position statement on “mental health in competitive and high-performance sport in Canada, presenting solutions to current challenges and laying a foundation for a unified address of mental health by the Canadian sport community.” The document includes a glossary of key terms, review of literature, methodology, and 6 principles, which include multiple secondary comments that offer greater guidance.View 193 other recent position statements, consensus statements, guidelines, and recommendations related to sports medicine….

Get Outside and Enjoy Healthy Outdoor Summer Activities

As temperatures begin to rise in Phoenix, Arizona, don’t be shy about getting outdoors and enjoying everything this beautiful place has to offer! There are an array of activities such as hiking, mountain biking, running, brisk walks at night, canoeing, fishing or playing your favorite sport.  Don’t let the heat beat you. The days are […]
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