Rehabilitation of Basketball Injuries

  Basketball was created by James Naismith in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts as a means to occupy students at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) during the winter months. He developed a scoring method of shooting the ball into peach baskets suspended from the balconies [1]. From these humble origins, basketball has evolved into one of the most popular sports in the United States, and indeed the world [2,3]. It is an especially popular high school sport. Unfortunately, one consequence of the high level of participation is that the injury…

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The low-level laser therapy on muscle injury recovery: literature review

Abstract The muscle injury recovery process is slow and often changes the original mechanical properties of the damaged muscle. The goal of rehabilitation is to recover the muscle as fast as possible offering the lowest risk of injury recurrence. Among the available therapeutic resources, the low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has proven to be effective both in reducing the deleterious effects of the acute inflammatory response, as in the stimulation of the events involved in the repair phase of the muscle recovery process. Descriptors: Muscles/injuries; Physical therapy; Laser therapy, low-level; Rehabilitation…

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Τhe most common injuries to teachers (Health and safety tips)

Employers should undertake a risk management process in order to protect workers by preventing or minimising the risk of injuries in their workplace. Below are some health and safety tips to reduce the risk of injury in teaching. Employers should work with their employees to ensure the most effective solutions are put in place.   Τhe most common injuries to teachers (Health and safety tips)

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Looking back at 100 years of physiotherapy education in Australia

It’s not whether we have learned from history—we have— but our awareness of what we have learned. John Woods Physiotherapy education in Australia has evolved, like the education of many other health care professions, from an apprenticeship often involving hospital-based training to the current day where it is a well recognised, highdemand degree program situated in the tertiary education sector (Higgs et al 1999). This remarkable transition has occurred in just 100 years. During this time, professional educational programs, many of which are intimately linked to the wider development of…

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Acute and Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability in the Athlete

Abstract Ankle sprain injuries are the most common injury sustained during sporting activities. Three-quarters of ankle injuries involve the lateral ligamentous complex, comprised of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL), the calcaneofibular ligament (CFL), and the posterior talofibular ligament (PTFL). The most common mechanism of injury in lateral ankle sprains occurs with forced plantar flexion and inversion of the ankle as the body’s center of gravity rolls over the ankle. The ATFL followed by the CFL are the most commonly injured ligaments. Eighty percent of acute ankle sprains make a full…

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Η άσκηση ως μέσο προαγωγής της λειτουργικής ικανότητας και της ποιότητας ζωής σε ασθενείς με σκλήρυνση κατά πλάκας

      Η σκλήρυνση κατά πλάκας (ΣΚΠ) ή πολλαπλή σκλήρυνση αποτελεί μια χρονία πάθηση, πιθανόν αυτοάνοσης αιτιολογίας, στην οποία το ανοσοποιητικό σύστημα επιτίθεται και καταστρέφει τη μυελίνη των νευραξόνων του κεντρικού νευρικού συστήματος. Με τη σειρά της, η απομυελίνωση αυτή επιφέρει σπαστικότητα, ατονία, μειωμένη ικανότητα ισορροπίας και αταξία με διάχυτο το αίσθημα κόπωσης. Τα συμπτώματα της νόσου μπορεί να περιλαμβάνουν ακράτεια, σεξουαλική δυσλειτουργία, πόνο, μείωση της λειτουργικής ικανότητας του ασθενούς, διπλωπία ή και τύφλωση μέχρι και συναισθηματικές διαταραχές, με άμεση επίπτωση και στην ποιότητα ζωής. Υπάρχουν ισχυρές επιστημονικές ενδείξεις ότι οι…

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CHIROPRACTIC AND PILATES THERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF ADULT SCOLIOSIS

ABSTRACT Objective: To describe the use of Pilates therapy and sacro-occipital technique in the management of a 39-year-old woman with scoliosis who had undergone spinal fusion many years earlier. Clinical Features: The patient had progressive severe low back pain that had worsened over the years after her surgery and had prevented her from activities such as carrying her son or equipment necessary for her job as a photographer. Intervention and Outcome: The patient was provided a series of Pilates exercises used to overcome her chronic habituation and muscle weakness. Although…

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Interaction Between Alcohol and Exercise

Alcohol use, particularly excessive alcohol consumption is one of the most serious health risks in the world. A relationship between sport, exercise and alcohol consumption is clear and long-standing. Alcohol continues to be the most frequently consumed drug among athletes and habitual exercisers and alcohol-related problems appear to be more common in these individuals. Alcohol use is directly linked to the rate of injury sustained in sport events and appears to evoke detrimental effects on exercise performance capacity. The model of alcohol consumption in human experimental studies has either been…

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Manual Physical Therapy and Exercise Versus Electrophysical Agents and Exercise in the Management of Plantar Heel Pain

Manual Physical Therapy and Exercise Versus Electrophysical Agents and Exercise in the Management of Plantar Heel Pain:A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial   Study disign: Randomized clinical trial. Objective: To compare the effectiveness of 2 different conservative management approaches in the treatment of plantar heel pain. Background: There is insufficient evidence to establish the optimal physical therapy management strategies for patients with heel pain, and little evidence of long-term effects. Methods: Patients with a primary report of plantar heel pain underwent a standard evaluation and completed a number of patient self-report…

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Foot and Ankle Injuries in Dance

Nancy J. Kadel, MD Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, Box 356500, 1959 Northeast Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195, USA ‘‘The instrument through which the dance speaks is also the instrument through which life is lived.the human body.’’ Martha Graham, 1979 Dance is an art that combines athleticism with artistry. The demands placed on dancers’ lower extremities leave them at risk for musculoskeletal injuries. Previous studies have reported injury incidence rates of 67% to 95% among professional ballet dancers and 17% to 24% in modern dancers [1–6].…

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