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Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Effect of lag screw on stability of first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis with medial plate
John Williams, Handling Editor
Sporting tournaments and changed birth rates 9 months later: a systematic review
"An interesting approach to biology and social neuroendocrinology."
Manuel Jimenez, Handling Editor
Spatiotemporal variables comparison between drop jump and horizontal drop jump in elite jumpers and sprinters
"This study demonstrates the specific characteristics of jump performance between elite jumpers and sprinters."
Yung-Sheng Chen, Handling Editor
Adherence to the WHO recommendation of three weekly days of vigorous intensity activities in children: an accelerometry study of vigorous physical activity bouts
"This study will have wide impact as there is limited research available on vigorous physical activity/exercise in children according to the WHO guidelines."
Mike Climstein, Handling Editor
Relationship between perceptual and mechanical markers of fatigue during bench press and bench pull exercises: impact of inter-set rest period length
"Monitoring training fatigue and its implications in training volume has been of great interest in the field. Exploring different tools, their effectiveness and interactions could improve training prescription. More accessible and practical measurements could encourage professionals to apply them in real-life settings."
Victor Coswig, Handling Editor
Fall risk prediction ability in rehabilitation professionals: structural equation modeling using time pressure test data for Kiken-Yochi Training
"This study aimed to identify fall risk prediction factors. Kiken Yochi (translation is "hazard prediction") training, is a Japanese activity used to recognize and predict hazards. This paper will be of interest to clinicians and exercise physiologists dealing with patients who are falling or at falls risk."
Mike Climstein, Handling Editor
Age- and sex-related differences in upper-body joint and endpoint kinematics during a drinking task in healthy adults
"This study assessed the impact of age and gender on joint and endpoint kinematics duringthe daily activity of drinking from a glass. The study suggested that age affects joint kinematics during drinking, and gender differences influence upper-body motions. The findings from this research will aid clinicians in assessments and also therapists (occupational, physio, exercise physiologists) in suggesting suitable at-home exercises."
Mike Climstein, Handling Editor
Contributions of each of the four swimming strokes to elite 200-400 individual medley swimming performance in short and long course competitions
"This article uses a novel methodology in the domain increasing our understanding of the structure of performance in short and long course. It has implications for training programming and analysis."
Hugo Kerhervé, Handling Editor
Increased game frequency period crossing Ramadan intermittent fasting decreases fat mass, sleep duration, and recovery in male professional basketball players
"This is a very interesting study on the effects of intermittent fasting due to Ramadan in basketball players. The researchers found detrimental changes in body composition, and sleep/recovery which may be detrimental to performance and health. These findings will appeal to sports dieticians/nutritionists, physiologists, and coaches who can adapt dietary and training to minimize the detrimental effects of intermittent fasting in athletes during Ramadan. "
Mike Climstein, Handling Editor
Comparison of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization and proprioceptive neuromuscular stretching on hamstring flexibility in patients with knee osteoarthritis
"This article explores the use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) compared with proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) for improving hamstring flexibility in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The findings suggest that this approach may be more effective than PNF for improving flexibility, reducing pain and enhancing general health among KOA patients."
Andrew Lavender, Handling Editor
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