Super quick review of Physical Therapy in Sport August 2010

Neck strength recovery following a single bout of specific strengthening exercise

Netto et al

  1. Neck strength returned to previous level at 3 days post training.
  2. Neck strength surpassed previous level at 5 days post training.
  3. In females recovery may be delayed.

Correlation of three different knee joint position sense measures

Kiran et al.

  1. Isokinetic dynamometer, electrogoniometer and two dimensional (2D) video analysis showed at least a fair correlation in both standing and sitting.
  2. 2D video analysis or electrogoniometer may be best for standing, however in sitting 2D video analysis may be inappropriate if the camera is >10 degrees from the plane of motion.

Warming-up before sporting activity improves knee position sense

Magalhaes et al

  1. Their programme only improved performance in the closed kinetic chain.
  2. Unsurprisingly their warm up programme didn’t contain

Clinical massage and modified Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation stretching in males with latent myofascial trigger points

Trampas et al

  1. In patients with latent MTrPs the addition of MTrPing further increases range of motion.


Short and mid-term results of a comprehensive treatment programme for longstanding adductor-related groin pain in athletes: A case series

Weir et al

  1. It typically took 21 treatments, approx 20 weeks for return to sport.
  2. 26% had a recurrence between 6.5-21 month follow up.

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