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September 2021

Better Than Aging Gracefully Is Aging Flexibly Through Feet & Ankles

The question is, where does it all begin? Our body’s biomechanical function starts at the foot level and as we age, if ignored, this relationship typically takes a turn for the worst. Foot and ankle training is perhaps the single most neglected component of strength and performance, especially in older adults. 

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September 2021

Options for Knee Pain

Adults with knee osteoarthritis who had physical therapy, steroid injections in the painful joint, or saw non-surgical specialists were less likely than others to undergo knee surgery, a study of 988,570 Medicare beneficiaries found. The researchers say that while surgery is highly… Continue reading

September 2021

The Essential Role of Human Adipose Tissue

Human adipose tissue serves multiple roles in the human body. Human adipose-derived stromal cells (ADSCs) are an increasingly popular cell source for biologic therapies in orthopedics and a major focus of research. ADSCs are multipotent and can be harvested from adipose tissue… Continue reading

September 2021

Are Those Study Findings Biased?

Clinical research—the trials and their findings—has become more transparent since the development in the early 2000s of clinical trial registries. These trials allow the public to follow trial progress on a registry website including recruitment, changes to the original protocol… Continue reading

September 2021

Pediatric Obesity and Sport

In a narrative review of 28 papers on pediatric obesity and sports participation, researchers from the Wake Forest (NC) School of Medicine identified 5 categories: Increased incidence of musculoskeletal injury in obese children, hypothesized to be a result of changes in… Continue reading

September 2021

Foot Orthosis Improves Tibialis Posterior Activity

Foot orthoses (FOs) are used to treat clinical conditions by altering the external forces applied to the foot and thereafter the forces of muscles and tendons. However, whether specific geometric design features of FOs affect muscle activation is unknown. The aim of this study was to… Continue reading

September 2021

DASH Diet Helps Lower Serum Urate Levels

Researchers from Boston wanted to understand the effects of dietary patterns on serum urate levels. In a 3-arm, parallel-design, randomized trial, participants with high blood pressure (BP) were assigned to one of 3 diets: control (typical American diet); the high-fiber fruit and… Continue reading

September 2021

Can Beer Detract From Benefits of HIIT?

With high intensity interval training (HIIT) continuing to gain momentum across age groups as a regular part of physical activity, Spanish researchers noted that beer consumption was also part of this group’s practice, and they wondered about its impact. They designed a study… Continue reading

September 2021

Fear of Falling Prevalence Among Seniors Varies Widely

In a retrospective, cross-sectional study, researchers from the Division of Geriatrics at the Istanbul Medical School in Turkey wanted to determine the prevalence of fear of falling (FOF) and its associated impact on physical performance, functionality, and sarcopenia, as… Continue reading

September 2021

Toe-Out Gait Decreases Medial Knee Load

Both toe-out (TO) and toe-in (TI) gaits decrease knee load during walking and stair ascent. However, few reports have focused on stair descent, which requires a higher load compared with walking. In this study from the Division of Rehabilitation at the Hyogo (Japan) University… Continue reading

September 2021

Strength & Balance Exercises Improve Function in DPN

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) contributes to reduced functional status, and lower balance confidence and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in individuals with diabetes. In turn, functional status and balance confidence partially mediate the association between HRQoL and… Continue reading

September 2021

Hearing Loss = ↓Balance, ↓Walking, ↓Endurance

Hearing impairment affects nearly 2/3 of adults over age 70 and is a known risk factor for a variety of adverse outcomes. In this 8-year study of 2,956 community-dwelling seniors in the United States, hearing loss was linked to balance problems, slower walking, weaker endurance… Continue reading

September 2021

Falls in Older Adults: Where, When

Researchers from China did a cross-sectional study of older adults with cerebrovascular disease who had had a fall with a fracture during a 2-year period. They found 768 patients with 815 fractures; 80-84 years was the group most commonly involved. Continue reading

September 2021

The Future of Bike Fit

With cycling’s growing popularity—as a recreational hobby, an athletic pursuit, and a commuting alternative—making sure the bike fits the rider is key to preventing future injuries. With the pandemic, the past year has seen people of all ages and fitness levels seeking outdoor activities and alternatives to driving and public transport, resulting in a renewed popularity of cycling for health…

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September 2021

Study Examines Moisture-Management Dressing For Venous Leg Ulcers

Use of an antimicrobial moisture management dressing paired with a gellable fiber technology under a two-layer compression system in the treatment of heavily exudating VLUs improves clinical outcomes and cost savings. Chronic venous insufficiency is the 7th most…

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September 2021

Recent Advances in the Application of Blood Flow Restriction for Health and Performance

With benefits similar to traditional training practices but with less work, BFR exercise is gaining ground in rehabilitation settings as well as athletic training rooms. The intentional manipulation of blood flow during exercise, commonly referred to as blood flow restriction (BFR) exercise, has piqued the interest of scientists and practitioners alike over the past two decades.

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September 2021

Plantar Flexor Activation in Multi- and Single-Joint Resistance Exercises

These authors hypothesize that calf raises would elicit superior activation of soleus, lateral, and medial gastrocnemius muscles in comparison to leg press.

By Paulo Gentil, Daniel Souza, Murillo Santana, Rafael Ribeiro Alves, Mário Hebling Campos, Ronei Pinto, and Martim Bottaro Continue reading

September 2021

How to Strengthen Your Ankle After a Sprain

Ankle sprain is one of the most common ankle injuries. Every day in the U.S., 25,000 people sprain their ankle. And more than 1 million people visit emergency rooms each year because of ankle injuries. The most common ankle injuries are sprains and fractures, which involve ligaments, tendons, and bones in the ankle.

By Nathan Lloyd, MSc Continue reading

September 2021

Delta Hospitalization Risk Twice That of Alpha

A study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases adds evidence to what many experts already suspected: people infected with the highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant are twice as likely to be hospitalized as those infected with the Alpha variant. Continue reading

September 2021

School Transmission Tracked

A case study published August 27 in the US CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) shows how quickly the highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant can spread within a classroom of children too young to be vaccinated. The outbreak involved an unvaccinated… Continue reading

September 2021

Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19 Shows No Benefit

COVID-19 convalescent plasma is blood plasma collected from patients who have recovered from the virus. It’s sometimes known as “survivor’s plasma.” Treating COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma infusions was thought to help fight the virus. Continue reading

September 2021

2/3 COVID Hospitalizations Due to 4 Conditions

Data has shown that individuals with common metabolic and cardiac disorders (eg, type 2 diabetes and obesity, hypertension or heart failure) face an increased risk of hospitalization for COVID-19. Now, researchers from Tufts University have built a statistical model that… Continue reading

September 2021

STRENGTH, BALANCE, STRETCHING, PLYOMETRICS, ETC. WHICH EXERCISE ELEMENT COMBINATIONS ARE THE MOST EFFECTIVE TO PREVENT LOWER EXTREMITY INJURIES IN TEAM-SPORT ATHLETES?

Source: https://ylmsportscience.com/category/proprioception/. Category proprioception; scroll to 22 Dec 2019 date

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September 2021

Medline Launches Free Online Wound Care Courses

Medline has launched a new series of chronic wound care courses designed to enhance clinical knowledge of chronic wounds. Created by Medline clinical volunteers as part of the company’s Global Health Initiative, the 4-course series is available in both English and Spanish… Continue reading

September 2021

Self-Powered Implantable Device Stimulates Fast Bone Healing

The latest invention by Xudong Wang, PhD, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, makes electrostimulation a more convenient option than it currently is to speed up healing of broken bones. His thin, flexible device is self-powered… Continue reading