Tag: overuse activity

Getting to the Core of Overuse Lower Extremity Injury Risk Factors

Impaired Core Stability as a Risk Factor for the Development of Lower Extremity Overuse Injuries: A Prospective Cohort StudyDe Blaiser C, De Ridder R, Willems T, Vanden Bossche L, Danneels L, Roosen P. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Apr 29:363546519837724. doi: 10.1177/0363546519837724. [Epub ahead of print] Home Message: A college freshman with dynamic postural control limb imbalances, decreased hip extension strength, or decreased core muscle endurance during bridging exercises is more likely to develop a lower extremity overuse injury.Core stability is important for lower extremity alignment and control, and may relate to lower extremity overuse injuries. However, we lack information on how different tests of core performance are linked to injury risk among recreationally active young adults. Therefore, the authors performed a prospective 1.5-year study among 139 healthy freshmen students enrolled in physical education courses, and evaluated if different measures of core strength, endurance, or control related to future overuse lower extremity injury.Read more »…

Load, Overload, and Recovery in the Athlete: Select Issues for the Team Physician-A Consensus Statement

Load, Overload, and Recovery in the Athlete: Select Issues for the Team Physician-A Consensus Statement. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 Apr;51(4):821-828. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001910.Full Text is Freely AvailableThe American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Sports, Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine collaborated to develop a statement on load, overload, and recovery in the athlete. “This document provides an overview of the concepts of load, overload, and recovery, as well as the musculoskeletal and psychosocial issues related to overload injuries and illnesses that are important for the team physician to understand. In addition, understanding the role of wearable devices, technology, and other tools used to measure load, overload, and recovery is important.” The document also addresses intervention strategies.View 189 other recent position statements, consensus statements, guidelines, and recommendations related to sports medicine….