- How To Come From Behind How To Come From Behind
Odds are, you won't always be in front during events or races, and you'll probably be passed more than once during competitions. The ability to come from behind in these situations is essential if you want to perform your best in all circum [...]
- What is Proprioception? What is Proprioception?
Proprioceptors are specialized sensory receptors on nerve endings found in muscles, tendons, joints, and the inner ear that relay information about our own body position and movement in space. These receptors detect subtle changes in moveme [...]
- Use It or Lose It Use It or Lose It
It's called a lot of things: detraining, deconditioning, losing fitness, getting soft, etc... but losing fitness when you stop training is one of the 5 principles of conditioning. The principle of use/disuse...Read Full Post
- Tips for Keeping the Weight Off Tips for Keeping the Weight Off
Many people have great success with short-term routines that help them gain fitness, lose fat and build muscle. But it's not that unusual for those same people to find themselves back where they started within a few months. Maintain fitness [...]
- Are You Getting Enough Sleep? Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
The link between a lack of sleep and a whole host of health problems is becoming more evident. Researchers are finding that sleep deprivation disrupts the body's regulating system, such as the immune system and the metabolic system, which c [...]
Med Page Today
- AAN: More Proof of Effects of Pro Fighting on Brain AAN: More Proof of Effects of Pro Fighting on Brain
SAN DIEGO -- The volumes of important regions of the brain and the functional connections between them were decreased in amateur and professional fighters with the most experience, MRI scans showed.
- AAN: Treat Concussed Athletes Individually AAN: Treat Concussed Athletes Individually
SAN DIEGO -- Although athletes with suspected concussions should be benched immediately, their return to play may be handled flexibly according to symptoms and risk of further injury, a new guideline indicated.
- Metal Ions Point to MoM Hip Failure Metal Ions Point to MoM Hip Failure
Cobalt ion levels in blood were significantly higher in patients later needing revision of two types of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacement, supporting proposals to use metal ion testing for screening.
- Hip Implants More Likely to Fail in Women Hip Implants More Likely to Fail in Women
Failure rates for hip implants were 29% higher for women than men in a large U.S. registry study after controlling for a variety of factors including device type, researchers said.
- Price Shopping Hit or Miss for Hip Surgery Price Shopping Hit or Miss for Hip Surgery
Most hospitals asked to provide the total price for hip replacement were unable to do so, although it was usually possible to gauge the cost by also contacting orthopedic surgeons separately.
Medical News Today
- Behaviors That Can Lead To Arm Pain And Tiredness And The Most Significant Baseball-Throwing Injuries In Youth Baseball Behaviors That Can Lead To Arm Pain And Tiredness And The Most Significant Baseball-Throwing Injuries In Youth Baseball
After three years of research, a multicenter, national research study led by Beaumont orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Joseph Guettler, M.D., may have some answers as to why youth baseball pitching injuries continue to ris [...]
- Exploding The Myth About Running Injuries Exploding The Myth About Running Injuries
If you are healthy and plan to start running for the first time, it is perfectly all right to put on a pair of completely ordinary 'neutral' running shoes without any special support. Even though your feet overpronate when you run - i.e. ro [...]
- Brain Abnormalities In People With Concussions Similar To Those With Alzheimer's Brain Abnormalities In People With Concussions Similar To Those With Alzheimer's
The layout of white matter brain abnormalities in people after traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) are similar to those found in early Alzheimer's, according to new research...
- Research Opens Door To New Treatments To Improve ACL Tear Recovery For Athletes Research Opens Door To New Treatments To Improve ACL Tear Recovery For Athletes
Striking the likes of Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose and Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez, tears in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are one of the most rampant and serious knee injuries among athletes...
- Muscle Strength And Walking Performance In Ankylosing Spondylitis Improved By Swiss Ball Muscle Strength And Walking Performance In Ankylosing Spondylitis Improved By Swiss Ball
A new study presented at EULAR 2013, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, demonstrates that progressive muscle strengthening using a Swiss ball is effective in improving muscle strength and walking performance in p [...]
- Sealand Natural Resources announces recent company milestones Sealand Natural Resources announces recent company milestones
Sealand Natural Resources Inc. (OTCBB:SLNR), a new product development company that manufactures, markets and sells functional beverages (Sealand BIRK), today announced recent company milestones as of May 31, 2013.
- PPhilips partners with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help accelerate transition to circular economy PPhilips partners with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help accelerate transition to circular economy
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation today announced that Philips will become a partner for the next three years to help accelerate the transition to the circular economy.
- Grassroots tactics being used in health law's roll-out Grassroots tactics being used in health law's roll-out
An outside group backing the health law plans to air a series of ads this summer supporting the measure. The first ad, part of a million-dollar buy, touts parts of the law that are already in place.
- Marvin Test Solutions to showcase multiple armament test systems at Paris Air Show Marvin Test Solutions to showcase multiple armament test systems at Paris Air Show
Marvin Test Solutions (formerly known as Geotest-Marvin Test Systems), a leading provider of innovative test solutions for military and commercial aerospace industries, is demonstrating its solutions this week at the Paris Air Show in booth [...]
- Study describes molecular bases of resistance to new chemotherapeutic agent in familial breast and ovarian cancers Study describes molecular bases of resistance to new chemotherapeutic agent in familial breast and ovarian cancers
It is estimated that between 5% and 10% of breast and ovarian cancers are familial in origin, which is to say that these tumours are attributable to inherited mutations from the parents in genes such as BRCA1 or BRCA2.
- Children with ACL injuries require special treatment Children with ACL injuries require special treatment
Until a child's bones have fully matured (in girls, typically by age 14; in boys, age 16), an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament -- the primary, stabilizing ligament of the knee joint -- requires special consideration, treatment and c [...]
- Optimized custom-made ski sledges Optimized custom-made ski sledges
At the 2014 Winter Paralympics, competitors will line up wearing optimized sit skis that are adapted to their individual needs.
- Study identifies skiers who can be successfully treated without surgery after an ACL tear Study identifies skiers who can be successfully treated without surgery after an ACL tear
Roughly a quarter of recreational skiers who tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while hitting the slopes can be successfully treated without surgery, according to a new study.
- Steroids help reverse rapid bone loss tied to rib fractures Steroids help reverse rapid bone loss tied to rib fractures
A series of studies found that steroid drugs, known for inducing bone loss with prolonged use, actually help suppress a molecule that’s key to the rapid bone loss process.
- Water tubing-related injuries up 250 percent Water tubing-related injuries up 250 percent
Water tubing, a recreational activity in which participants ride an inner tube which is pulled behind a boat by a tow rope, has grown in popularity in recent years. Unfortunately, the number of injuries related to this activity has also inc [...]
Sports Medicine Australia
- Tasmanian State Conference Tasmanian State Conference
Tasmanian State Conference – August 10, 2013 Grand Chancellor Hotel, 29 Cameron St, Launceston. SMA-TAS Branch has collaborated with ESSA-TAS to develop a great program with broad appeal to a
- ACSMS 2013 Preliminary program now available ACSMS 2013 Preliminary program now available
To view the preliminary program for the 2013 Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport please visit the program page of the conference website. Please note the conference commences
- Preliminary program now available Preliminary program now available
To view the preliminary program please visit the program page of the website. Please note the conference commences late in the afternoon of Tuesday 22 October with the official opening
- Eat fat, love being thin. Eat fat, love being thin.
Professor Karim Khan’s Australian visit is just a few weeks away and as a bit of an entrée we thought we’d let you in on a few of the great
- Preparation reduces winter sports injuries Preparation reduces winter sports injuries
During winter those who are active need to prepare for the cold conditions or risk injuries, warns Sports Medicine Australia. Hospital data shows an increase of more than 30 per