Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, ATC, CSCS

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  • September 28, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
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No Need to Supplement What You Don’t Need

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Dietary intake in young athletes seem to meet most recommendations, therefore supplementing may only be necessary for a few select micronutrients based on age and gender. ... Read more »

  • September 26, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
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Exergaming Brings Postural Control Rehabilitation Up to a Whole New Level

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Exergaming using the XBOX Kinect system has the potential to enhance postural control compared to standard gym-based exercise.... Read more »

  • September 21, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 126 views

Limb Symmetry Indices…It May Not Be as Accurate as We Thought

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Take Home Message: Limb symmetry indices may not be sufficient to identify strength and performance deficits, particularly in patients who have a history of bilateral anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.... Read more »

  • September 14, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 183 views

Stabilization Exercises or Manual Therapy for Low Back Pain

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Stabilization exercises are better than general exercises for people with chronic non-specific low back pain and possibly as effective as manual therapy.... Read more »

  • September 12, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 140 views

Acute Pain Reduced Following 3 Minute Acupressure Treatment

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Three minutes of acupressure was effective in decreasing pain in athletes that sustained an acute musculoskeletal injury; however, it failed to help decrease anxiety levels.... Read more »

  • September 6, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 180 views

ECG Screening Could Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death in College Athletes

by Joshua Baracks in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Electrocardiographic screening is more accurate than patient history or physical examination to screen for potentially fatal cardiac abnormalities among collegiate athletes. ... Read more »

Drezner, J., Owens, D., Prutkin, J., Salerno, J., Harmon, K., Prosise, S., Clark, A., & Asif, I. (2016) Electrocardiographic Screening in National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletes. The American Journal of Cardiology, 118(5), 754-759. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.06.004  

  • August 31, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 239 views

Patients’ Understanding of OA After Knee Injury

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Patients who suffered a knee injury have some understanding of their long-term risks. However, there is an astoundingly low number of patients who recall having conversations with health care professionals about the long-term risks after an injury. ... Read more »

Bennell, K., van Ginckel, A., Kean, C., Nelligan, R., French, S., Stokes, M., Pietrosimone, B., Blackburn, T., Batt, M., Hunter, D.... (2016) Patient Knowledge and Beliefs About Knee Osteoarthritis After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction. Arthritis Care , 68(8), 1180-1185. DOI: 10.1002/acr.22794  

  • August 29, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 238 views

Osteoarthritis May Be Associated With More Than Just Joint Pain

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Former elite athletes with osteoarthritis are more likely to have symptoms of common mental disorders (distress, sleep problems, adverse alcohol use) compared to those without osteoarthritis.... Read more »

Schuring N, Aoki H, Gray J, Kerkhoffs GM, Lambert M, & Gouttebarge V. (2016) Osteoarthritis is associated with symptoms of common mental disorders among former elite athletes. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. PMID: 27488101  

  • August 24, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 237 views

Has There Been Any Change in ACL Injury Rates?

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury affect a small number of athletes. While overall ACL injury rates are decreasing, ACL injuries still affect a disproportionally higher number of women than ... Read more »

  • August 17, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 227 views

Integrating Injury Prevention in Schools!

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

An injury prevention warm-up two to three times a week in a junior high school physical education class decreased injuries and improved overall fitness.... Read more »

  • August 10, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 326 views

Hands off the Hands-free Ultrasound If You Are Looking for Deep Heating Effects

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

A hands-free ultrasound unit at 1 MHz failed to increase the temperature deep in the gastrocnemius after 10 minutes.... Read more »

  • August 3, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 326 views

Quick Clinical Model to Identify Chronic Ankle Instability

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Clinicians may be able to use the single-leg hop test and Star Excursion Balance Test to identify people with chronic ankle instability.... Read more »

  • July 27, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 350 views

We’ll Ask the Question Again? Surgery or Nonoperative Treatment?

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Patients who sustained an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture were more likely to develop secondary meniscal injury and arthritis when compared to a matched cohort. Specifically, those that were treated nonoperatively or with delayed surgery may be more likely to develop secondary meniscal injury, develop arthritis, and be in need of a total knee replacement when compared with those patients treated with early surgery.... Read more »

Sanders, T., Kremers, H., Bryan, A., Fruth, K., Larson, D., Pareek, A., Levy, B., Stuart, M., Dahm, D., & Krych, A. (2016) Is Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Effective in Preventing Secondary Meniscal Tears and Osteoarthritis?. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(7), 1699-1707. DOI: 10.1177/0363546516634325  

  • July 20, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 335 views

After ACL Surgery…Close Enough? NO WAY!

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Patients should attain all objective criteria goals prior to returning to sport. A professional athlete who fails to meet functional criteria for return-to-sport or who has a low hamstring:quadriceps ratio is at greater risk for an anterior cruciate ligament graft rupture.... Read more »

  • July 18, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 307 views

The New Norm When Missing SCAT3 Concussion Baseline Scores

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

A clinician needs to recognize that sex, competitive level, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder or learning disorder may influence SCAT3 scores. A medical professional could use normative conversion tables if they lack baseline scores and may not need to worry about practice effects with the SCAT3, except when retesting an athlete within 7 days.... Read more »

  • July 13, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 298 views

Determinants of Early Structural Changes After Injury

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Among 143 people with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, 40% had worsening osteophytes or cartilage defects during the first 2 years after injury. Males and people with a meniscal tear, medial cartilage defect at baseline, or medial bone marrow lesion at 1-year follow-up may be at risk for these early structural changes.... Read more »

  • June 20, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 273 views

Athletes Are Open to Genetic Testing and Are Willing to Share Results

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Despite a number of concerns many athletes responded with substantial interest and little resistance to the idea of genetic testing for the purpose of risk assessment for prolonged concussion recovery and late onset Alzheimer’s disease.... Read more »

  • June 15, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 305 views

Return to Sport and BMI are Associated with Quality of Life After an ACL Reconstruction

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Lower overall quality of life after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction was associated with higher body mass index (BMI) and not returning to sport.... Read more »

  • June 8, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 339 views

Osteo- Are- We Educated about OA and PTOA?

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Athletic trainers are familiar with osteoarthritis, but less familiar with posttraumatic osteoarthritis. This knowledge seems to come with years of experience in the field. ... Read more »

Pietrosimone BG, Blackburn JT, Golightly YM, Harkey MS, Luc BA, DeFreese JD, Padua DA, Jordan JM, & Bennell KL. (2016) Certified Athletic Trainers' Knowledge and Perceptions of Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis After Knee Injury. Journal of Athletic Training. PMID: 27145097  

  • June 6, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 289 views

Many NCAA Clinicians Fail to Screen Mental Health

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Only 39% of respondents from NCAA institutions indicated that they had a written mental health screening plan. There is a wide variability between mental health screening practices among NCAA institutions.... Read more »

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