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Does Central Control Mechanism is same for Eccentric and Concentric Muscle Contractions?

Comparing to the research in determining the mechanical and peripheral neural characteristics of two types of muscle contractions (i.e., eccentric (EC) and concentric muscle contractions (CC)) which has been ongoing for over 60 years, the study of central neural control underlying voluntary EC and CC has just started a decade ago.

Published 08 Dec, 2017

Research Article

Intensive Care Unit Treated Traumatic Brain Injury from Leisure-Time Sport Injuries: A Retrospective Single Center Descriptive Report

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality. Few previous studies have looked at TBIs acquired from leisure-time sport activities.

Published 04 Dec, 2017

Case Report

Oxandrolone Case Study

In 2015 a 21-year-old athlete was excluded from all sport events for 6 months, when it was discovered that he had used oxandrolone.

Published 03 Nov, 2017


Motor Control and Learning for Motor Recovery and Rehabilitation

Traditionally, motor control is defined as the way our central nervous system produces purposeful and coordinated movements to achieve certain goals, and motor learning is the process to acquire and automatize a motor skill through practice [1].

Published 18 Oct, 2017

Case Report

Atypical Presentation of a Pubic Ramus Stress Fracture in an Avid Runner

Stress fracture is a common pathology affecting the athletic population, which is especially prevalent in runners, females and army recruits.

Published 29 Aug, 2017


Redefining the Boundaries of Weightlifting

According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, almost 36% of U.S. citizens over the age of 20 are obese.

Published 21 Aug, 2017

Research Article

Mouthpiece Use during Heavy Resistance Exercise Affects Serum Cortisol and Lactate

Background: Recent reports suggest that the use of non-contact mouthpieces may be beneficial at improving aerobic and anaerobic exercise performance.

Published 07 Jul, 2017

Research Article

Advantages and Limitations of New Sports Prosthetic Components Developed for Running in Lower Limb Amputees

Until some years ago, running in lower limb amputees was basically restricted by the inadequate dimensions of available prosthetic components that usually did not allow for the adequate dynamics necessary for running at lower speeds.

Published 19 May, 2017

Review Article

Standardized Annual Dental Exams for Athletes

There are many dental emergencies that can cause pain and missed work. When it comes to an athlete’s performance a dental emergency can be crucial to the athlete and especially to his or her team.

Published 29 Apr, 2017

Research Article

Some Thinking Triggered by a Young Patient with Severe Cervical Spinal Cord Compression

Cervical spondylosis is currently one of the very common clinical diseases. According to our observation, more and more young people suffer from cervical spondylosis on account of their bad daily habits.

Published 23 Feb, 2017

Case Report

Clinical Reasoning and Utilization of a Literature Review during the Management of Patellofemoral Syndrome: A Case Report

Introduction: Evidenced based practice is grounded upon the integration of current literature and clinical practice.

Published 20 Feb, 2017


Physical Activity as Medicine

Asthma, the largest cause of school absenteeism; an accelerating rate of young athletes impacted by mTBI (concussion); and children in large numbers dropping out of sports; these are the factors that inspire my research teams.

Published 16 Feb, 2017

Research Article

How does Vector Magnitude Obtained from Wrist Worn Actigraphy Relate to Kinetic and Spatiotemporal Measures of Wheelchair Propulsion Technique at Different Speeds

Our study examined associations between wheelchair propulsion technique and vector magnitude (VM) obtained from a wrist worn triaxial accelerometer.

Published 30 Jan, 2017

Research Article

The Effects of Acute Bilateral and Unilateral Set Protocols on Muscle Power and Rate of Force Development

Post activation potentiation (PAP) is used to improve the force generating capacity of skeletal muscles.

Published 05 Jan, 2017


Exercise Training and Hypertension: Ready for Prime-Time?

A sedentary lifestyle has been characterized as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease [1].

Published 02 Jan, 2017


Recovery of Locomotor Functions: One Footstep at a Time

A variety of central nervous system (CNS) and non-CNS conditions leads to mobility impairment. In most cases, recovery and health benefits will critically depend upon regaining at least some mobility.

Published 27 Dec, 2016

Review Article

Exercise Associated Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps associated with exercise are common. Also common are myths about why cramps occur and how to treat them.

Published 19 Dec, 2016

Review Article

The Enigmatic Influence of Video-Internet Gaming: Liabilities and Assets over the Lifespan

Against an ever-increasing background of sedentary lifestyles and the over-indulgence of unsuitable food/drink intake, the advent of video/internet games may be viewed as commodity defined by opposing assets and liabilities.

Published 25 Nov, 2016

Review Article

How often do we Visualize Knee Anterolateral ligament and Its Injury on 1.5-T Standard MRI?

The residual rotatory instability after ACL reconstruction surgery is still a matter of concern among surgeons, although ACL reconstruction provides satisfactory clinical results.

Published 21 Nov, 2016

Review Article

Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Elderly Patients

Cardiac rehabilitation for elderly patient is a growing needs because as people age the prevalence of cardiovascular disease increase.

Published 14 Nov, 2016

Review Article

Advances in Understanding Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Medial tibial stress syndrome occurs across many types of sports that involve running. It is a common injury with an unclear etiology.

Published 20 Oct, 2016

Case Report

Acute Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Balance and Flexibility with and without Shoes

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of acute whole-body vibration (WBV) on static and dynamic balance and flexibility.

Published 07 Oct, 2016

Research Article

Awareness of Physical Activity Health Benefits can Influence Participation and Dose

Educational level is one of several factors associated with health behavior and better health. The purpose of this study was to determine if one’s awareness of physical activity (PA) health benefits, independent of educational level, was associated with their participation in leisure-time PA and PA “dose” (MET• min/week).

Published 27 Sep, 2016

Research Article

Biomechanical Effects of a Partial Undersurface Medial Meniscal Tear

Numerous studies have shown the biomechanical properties of the meniscus can be restored with repair.

Published 02 Sep, 2016

Research Article

Aerobic Exercise Supplemented with Muscular Endurance Training Improves Onset of Blood Lactate Accumulation

Muscular endurance training increases muscular endurance; but its ability to improve metabolic and cardio respiratory performance remains unclear.

Published 01 Sep, 2016


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