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  1. Participation in sport has many health benefits, and is popular amongst children. However participation decreases with age. While the membership records of peak sports organisations have improved markedly in r...

    Authors: Rochelle M. Eime, Jack T. Harvey, Melanie J. Charity, Meghan M. Casey, Hans Westerbeek and Warren R. Payne
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:6
  2. Achilles tendinopathy is a painful musculoskeletal condition that is common among athletes, and which limits training capacity and competitive performance. The lack of biomarkers for tendinopathy limits resear...

    Authors: James E. Gaida, Håkan Alfredson, Sture Forsgren and Jill L. Cook
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:5
  3. The ability to generate muscle strength is a pre-requisite for all human movement. Decreased quadriceps muscle strength is frequently observed in older adults and is associated with a decreased performance and...

    Authors: K. W. Douma, G. R. H. Regterschot, W.P. Krijnen, G. E. C. Slager, C. P. van der Schans and W. Zijlstra
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:4
  4. Time spent sedentary appears to be associated with several health outcomes in adults, but findings are inconsistent in children. Further, the assessment of sedentary time represents a major challenge. The obje...

    Authors: Jarle Stålesen, Frøydis Nordgård Vik, Bjørge Herman Hansen and Sveinung Berntsen
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:2
  5. It has previously been shown that conditioning activities consisting of repetitive hops have the potential to induce better drop jump (DJ) performance in recreationally active individuals. In the present pilot...

    Authors: Jakob Kümmel, Julian Bergmann, Olaf Prieske, Andreas Kramer, Urs Granacher and Markus Gruber
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:1
  6. Cervical and lumbar range of motion limitations are usually associated with musculoskeletal pain in the neck and lower back, and are a major health problem among nurses. Physical exercise has been evaluated as...

    Authors: Tiina Freimann, Eda Merisalu and Mati Pääsuke
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:31
  7. Recent research suggests that the Feeling Scale (FS) can be used as a method of exercise intensity regulation to maintain a positive affective response during exercise. However, research to date has been carri...

    Authors: Charlotte C. Hamlyn-Williams, Gavin Tempest, Sarah Coombs and Gaynor Parfitt
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:30
  8. For many patients clinical prescription of walking will be beneficial to health and accelerometers can be used to monitor their walking intensity, frequency and duration over many days. Walking intensity shoul...

    Authors: Anthony Barnett, Ester Cerin, Corneel Vandelanotte, Aya Matsumoto and David Jenkins
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:29
  9. The purpose of this paper was to examine differences in ball release speed and throwing kinematics between male and female team-handball players in a standing throw with run-up. Other research has shown that t...

    Authors: Ben Serrien, Ron Clijsen, Jonathan Blondeel, Maggy Goossens and Jean-Pierre Baeyens
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:27
  10. Optimization of the genetic potential for bone accrual in early life may prevent future fractures. Possible modification factors include lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Measured leve...

    Authors: Tore Christoffersen, Anne Winther, Ole Andreas Nilsen, Luai Awad Ahmed, Anne-Sofie Furberg, Guri Grimnes, Elaine Dennison and Nina Emaus
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:26
  11. The ability to perform visually-guided motor tasks requires the transformation of visual information into programmed motor outputs. When the guiding visual information does not align spatially with the motor o...

    Authors: Jeffrey A. Brown, Marc Dalecki, Cindy Hughes, Alison K. Macpherson and Lauren E. Sergio
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:25
  12. Activity trackers can potentially stimulate users to increase their physical activity behavior. The aim of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of ten consumer activity trackers for measuring...

    Authors: Thea J. M. Kooiman, Manon L. Dontje, Siska R. Sprenger, Wim P. Krijnen, Cees P. van der Schans and Martijn de Groot
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:24
  13. With the advent of smartphones together with their downloadable applications (apps), there is increasing opportunities for doctors, including orthopaedic sports surgeons, to integrate such technology into clin...

    Authors: Seng Juong Wong, Greg A. Robertson, Katie L. Connor, Richard R. Brady and Alexander M. Wood
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:23

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:28

  14. Children and adolescents with a chronic disease or physical disability have lower fitness levels compared to their non-disabled peers. Low physical fitness is associated with reduced physical activity, increas...

    Authors: Maremka Zwinkels, Olaf Verschuren, Kristel Lankhorst, Karin van der Ende-Kastelijn, Janke de Groot, Frank Backx, Anne Visser-Meily and Tim Takken
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:22
  15. Massage is often applied with the intention of improving flexibility or reducing stiffness in musculotendinous tissue. There is, however, a lack of supporting evidence that such mechanical effects occur. The p...

    Authors: Daniel Thomson, Amitabh Gupta, Jesica Arundell and Jack Crosbie
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:21
  16. Ice swimming for 1 mile and 1 km is a new discipline in open-water swimming since 2009. This study examined female and male performances in swimming 1 mile (‘Ice Mile’) and 1 km (‘1 km Ice event’) in water of ...

    Authors: Beat Knechtle, Thomas Rosemann and Christoph A. Rüst
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:20
  17. Disability due to acute low back pain (ALBP) runs parallel with distress and physical inactivity. If low back pain persists, this may lead to long-term sick leave and chronic back pain. This prospective random...

    Authors: Patricia Olaya-Contreras, Jorma Styf, Daniel Arvidsson, Karin Frennered and Tommy Hansson
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:19
  18. Using raw acceleration data to assess the intensity of physical activity enables direct comparisons between studies using different accelerometer brands. Mean amplitude deviation (MAD in mg) calculated from re...

    Authors: Minna Aittasalo, Henri Vähä-Ypyä, Tommi Vasankari, Pauliina Husu, Anne-Mari Jussila and Harri Sievänen
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:18
  19. Aging may cause various functional abilities gradually deteriorate. With changes in social forms, the trend of functional fitness decline will change accordingly. Therefore, this study endeavored to identify t...

    Authors: Yin-Shin Lee, Li-Ying Chang, Wei-Hsuan Chung, Tsung-Ching Lin and Tzyy-Yuang Shiang
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:17
  20. Exercise intensity is arguably the most critical component of the exercise prescription model. It has been suggested that a threshold based model for establishing exercise intensity might better identify the l...

    Authors: Ali E. Wolpern, Dara J. Burgos, Jeffrey M. Janot and Lance C. Dalleck
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:16
  21. Physical activity and sedentary behaviour are independently associated with health outcomes, where physical activity (PA) is associated with health benefits and sedentary behaviour is associated with health ri...

    Authors: Ellen L de Hollander, Eline Scheepers, Harm J van Wijnen, Pieter JV van Wesemael, Albertine J Schuit, Wanda Wendel-Vos and Elise EMM van Kempen
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:15
  22. The Nike + Fuelband is a commercially available, wrist-worn accelerometer used to track physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE) during exercise. However, validation studies assessing the accuracy of this d...

    Authors: Wesley J. Tucker, Dharini M. Bhammar, Brandon J. Sawyer, Matthew P. Buman and Glenn A. Gaesser
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:14
  23. While measures of asymmetry may provide a means of identifying individuals predisposed to injury, normative asymmetry values for challenging sport specific movements in elite athletes are currently lacking in ...

    Authors: Brendan Marshall, Andrew Franklyn-Miller, Kieran Moran, Enda King, Chris Richter, Shane Gore, Siobhán Strike and Éanna Falvey
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:13
  24. The organized sports sector has received increased attention as a setting to promote health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) to the general population. For significant public health impact, it is important t...

    Authors: Linda Ooms, Cindy Veenhof, Nicolette Schipper-van Veldhoven and Dinny H. de Bakker
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:12
  25. Although it is well known that oral pathogens can enter the systemic circulation and cause disease, it is largely unknown if poor oral health increases the risk of sports injuries. The purpose of this study is...

    Authors: Henny Solleveld, Arnold Goedhart and Luc Vanden Bossche
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:11
  26. Compression garments (CG) are commonly used by athletes to improve motor performance and recovery during or following exercise. Numerous studies have investigated the effect of CG on physiological and physical...

    Authors: Amitabh Gupta, Joshua John Bryers and Peter James Clothier
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:10
  27. Ultrasound imaging is a valuable tool in exercise and sport science research, and has been used to visualize and track real-time movement of muscles and tendons, estimate hydration status in body tissues, and ...

    Authors: David C Nieman, R Andrew Shanely, Kevin A Zwetsloot, Mary Pat Meaney and Gerald E Farris
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:9

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