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.
By Chris Pignanelli, PhD(c)
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.
By Philip J Stotter, CEP
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…
By Happy Freedman
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…
By Windy Cole, DPM, CWSP
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
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
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.
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…
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.
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…
ShortTakes From the Literature
- OPTIONS FOR KNEE PAIN
- THE ESSENTIAL ROLE OF HUMAN ADIPOSE TISSUE
- ARE THOSE STUDY FINDINGS BIASED?
- PEDIATRIC OBESITY AND SPORT
- FOOT ORTHOSIS IMPROVES TIBIALIS POSTERIOR ACTIVITY
- DASH DIET HELPS LOWER SERUM URATE LEVELS
- CAN BEER DETRACT FROM BENEFITS OF HIIT?
- FEAR OF FALLING PREVALENCE AMONG SENIORS VARIES WIDELY
- TOE-OUT GAIT DECREASES MEDIAL KNEE LOAD
- STRENGTH & BALANCE EXERCISES IMPROVE FUNCTION IN DPN
- HEARING LOSS = ↓BALANCE, ↓WALKING, ↓ENDURANCE
- FALLS IN OLDER ADULTS: WHERE, WHEN
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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…
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…
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have identified a drug cocktail that can activate and expand a population of muscle stem cells, which are either resident in the muscle, or are isolated from other tissues, such as the skin.
Engineers from the University of Glasgow Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group have developed a new method for manufacturing electronics, which prints high-performance silicon directly onto flexible materials.
Neuros Medical, Willoughby Hills, OH, has received Breakthrough Device Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of its novel high-frequency nerve block system as an aid in the management of chronic intractable pain of the…
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