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  1. Adequate levels of regular physical activity (PA) are crucial for health and well-being. Pediatric burn injuries can have major physiological consequences in both the short and long term. The question is wheth...

    Authors: Moniek Akkerman, Leonora J. Mouton, Laurien M. Disseldorp, Anuschka S. Niemeijer, Marco van Brussel, Lucas H. V. van der Woude and Marianne K. Nieuwenhuis

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2018 10:4

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Exercise adherence in already low-active older adults with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI) remains low. Perceptual regulation and exergaming may facilitate future exercise behaviour by improving th...

    Authors: Liam McAuliffe, Gaynor C. Parfitt, Roger G. Eston, Caitlin Gray, Hannah A. D. Keage and Ashleigh E. Smith

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2018 10:2

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Measuring physical activity (PA) and sedentary time (ST) by self-report or device as well as assessing related health factors may alter those behaviors. Thus, in intervention trials assessments may bias interv...

    Authors: Lisa Voigt, Sophie Baumann, Antje Ullrich, Franziska Weymar, Ulrich John and Sabina Ulbricht

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2018 10:1

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Despite debate regarding their effectiveness, many different post-exercise recovery strategies are used by athletes. This study compared five post-exercise recovery strategies (cold water immersion, contrast w...

    Authors: Fiona Crowther, Rebecca Sealey, Melissa Crowe, Andrew Edwards and Shona Halson

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:25

    Content type: Research article

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  5. This systematic review was conducted with the first objective aimed at providing an overview of the physiological characteristics commonly evaluated in rugby and the corresponding tests used to measure each co...

    Authors: Matthew Chiwaridzo, Sander Oorschot, Jermaine M. Dambi, Gillian D. Ferguson, Emmanuel Bonney, Tapfuma Mudawarima, Cathrine Tadyanemhandu and Bouwien C. M. Smits-Engelsman

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:24

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Anthropometric models remain appropriate alternatives to estimate body composition of peripubertal populations. However, these traditional models do not consider other body components that undergo major change...

    Authors: Dalmo Machado, Analiza Silva, Luis Gobbo, Paula Elias, Francisco J. A. de Paula and Nilo Ramos

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:23

    Content type: Research article

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  7. It has previously been shown that isotonic strength training can improve driver performance among golfers, though few studies have investigated effects of strength training on swing kinematics together with dr...

    Authors: James Parker, Charlie Lagerhem, John Hellström and M. Charlotte Olsson

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:21

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The presence of pain during movement typically results in changes in technique. However, the physical properties of water, such as flotation, means that water-based exercise may not only reduce compensatory mo...

    Authors: Anna C. Severin, Brendan J. Burkett, Mark R. McKean, Aaron N. Wiegand and Mark G. L. Sayers

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:20

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Physical activity (PA) promotion in healthcare is an important strategy for increasing PA levels. Physiotherapists are well-positioned to promote PA, however no studies have investigated PA promotion by physio...

    Authors: Nicole Freene, Sophie Cools and Bernie Bissett

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:19

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Soccer is one of the most widely played sports in the world. However, soccer players have an increased risk of lower limb injury. These injuries may be caused by both modifiable and non-modifiable factors, jus...

    Authors: David Sadigursky, Juliana Almeida Braid, Diogo Neiva Lemos De Lira, Bruno Almeida Barreto Machado, Rogério Jamil Fernandes Carneiro and Paulo Oliveira Colavolpe

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:18

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Physical fitness is a crucial variable in people with severe mental illness as these people could be more independent and improve their job opportunities. The present study compared the physical fitness of phy...

    Authors: David Perez-Cruzado, Antonio I. Cuesta-Vargas, Elisa Vera-Garcia and Fermín Mayoral-Cleries

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:17

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is characterized by musculoskeletal disorders and high occurrence of sports injuries. The present study was aimed to analyze some internal factors, as well as to describe occurrence and cha...

    Authors: Dayana das Graças, Letícia Nakamura, Fernando Sérgio Silva Barbosa, Paula Felippe Martinez, Filipe Abdalla Reis and Silvio Assis de Oliveira-Junior

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:16

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Brachial hemiparesis is one of the most frequent sequelae of stroke, leading to important functional disability given the role of the upper limb in executing activities of daily living (ADL). The Stroke Upper ...

    Authors: João Paulo Branco, Sandra Oliveira, João Páscoa Pinheiro and Pedro L. Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:15

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Overtraining syndrome (OTS), functional (FOR) and non-functional overreaching (NFOR) are conditions diagnosed in athletes with decreased performance and fatigue, triggered by metabolic, immune, hormonal and ot...

    Authors: Flavio A. Cadegiani and Claudio E. Kater

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:14

    Content type: Research article

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  15. To ensure an efficient and targeted adaptation with low injury risk during strength exercises, knowledge of the participant specific internal loading conditions is essential. The goal of this study was to calc...

    Authors: Florian Schellenberg, William R. Taylor and Silvio Lorenzetti

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:13

    Content type: Research article

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  16. This study investigated the perceived influence of a Healthy Welcoming Environment (HWE) on participation in sports clubs among adolescent girls, and how these perceptions changed longitudinally. HWE was defin...

    Authors: M. M. Casey, R. M. Eime, J. T. Harvey, N. A. Sawyer, M. J. Craike, C. M. Symons and W. R. Payne

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:12

    Content type: Research article

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  17. In isometric muscle function, there are subjectively two different modes of performance: one can either hold isometrically – thus resist an impacting force – or push isometrically – therefore work against a st...

    Authors: Laura V. Schaefer and Frank N. Bittmann

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:11

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Back extension (BE) is a strength exercise for training the dorsal trunk and hip muscles. To optimise training recommendations that avoid overloading and possible injury, the aim of this study was to determine...

    Authors: Florian Schellenberg, Nicole Schmid, Ramona Häberle, Nicole Hörterer, William R. Taylor and Silvio Lorenzetti

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:10

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Ventilatory anaerobic threshold (VAT) is frequently used as a measure of exercise tolerance, with the V-slope method being the standard; however, this needs to be visually determined. Over the years, we have o...

    Authors: Hirotaka Nishijima, Kazuo Kondo, Kazuya Yonezawa, Hiroki Hashimoto and Masayuki Sakurai

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:9

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Increasing physical activity (PA) and decreasing sedentary time (ST) have important health effects among breast cancer patients, a growing population group. PA and sedentary behaviors are complex multi-dimensi...

    Authors: Anne-Sophie Mazzoni, Karin Nordin, Sveinung Berntsen, Ingrid Demmelmaier and Helena Igelström

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:8

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire short-form (IPAQ-SF) is frequently used to assess physical activity (PA) level in the general adult population including pregnant women. However, the reliabili...

    Authors: Birgitte Sanda, Ingvild Vistad, Lene Annette Hagen Haakstad, Sveinung Berntsen, Linda Reme Sagedal, Hilde Lohne-Seiler and Monica Klungland Torstveit

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:7

    Content type: Research article

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  22. A variety of recovery strategies are used by athletes, although there is currently no research that investigates perceptions and usage of recovery by different competition levels of team sport athletes.

    Authors: Fiona Crowther, Rebecca Sealey, Melissa Crowe, Andrew Edwards and Shona Halson

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:6

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Authors: Idoia Muñoz, Jokin Garatea, Jokin Garatea, Idoia Muñoz, Silvia Ala, Francisco Cardoso, Hugo Paredes, Margrit Gelautz, Florian Seitner, Christian Kapeller, Nicole Brosch, Zuzana Frydrychova, Iva Buresova, Katerina Bartosova, Sara Huteckova, Sara Huteckova…

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9(Suppl 1):5

    Content type: Meeting abstracts

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  24. Low back pain (LBP) is common in athletes. LBP can be detrimental to athletic performance and health. Factors predisposing to LBP in athletes remain elusive and require further studies. We investigated whether...

    Authors: Sabina Cauci, Francesca Migliozzi, Carlo Simone Trombetta, Ilaria Venuto, Paola Saccheri, Luciana Travan and Giovanni Chiriacò

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:4

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Several studies have demonstrated that body habitus is associated with survival (life expectancy) time. We sought to determine if survival differed between elite athletes with a range of body types. We hypothe...

    Authors: Jeffrey Lee-Heidenreich, David Lee-Heidenreich and Jonathan Myers

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:3

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Physical inactivity ranks as a major contributing factor in the development and progression of chronic disease. Lifestyle interventions reduce the progression of chronic disease, however, compliance decreases ...

    Authors: Katie-Jane Brickwood, Stuart T. Smith, Greig Watson and Andrew D. Williams

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:1

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. Physical inactivity is a common risk factor for several non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Increasing physical activity could reduce the burden of disease due to major NCDs and increase life expectancy. Undergr...

    Authors: Chathuranga Ranasinghe, Chathurani Sigera, Priyanga Ranasinghe, Ranil Jayawardena, Ayodya C. R. Ranasinghe, Andrew P. Hills and Neil King

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:39

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Recently, the incidence rate of back pain (BP) in adolescents has been reported at 21%. However, the development of BP in adolescent athletes is unclear. Hence, the purpose of this study was to examine the inc...

    Authors: Steffen Mueller, Juliane Mueller, Josefine Stoll, Olaf Prieske, Michael Cassel and Frank Mayer

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:38

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Up-to-date research on musculoskeletal- and neuromotor fitness (MSMF) is lacking. The aims of the present paper were to a) establish normative values of MSMF by gender and age, and b) to assess how much of the...

    Authors: Ingirid Geirsdatter Heald Kjær, Monica Klungland Torstveit, Elin Kolle, Bjørge Herman Hansen and Sigmund Alfred Anderssen

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:37

    Content type: Research article

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  30. During the past decades, concerns about increased anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) use among recreational sportspeople have been raised, yet there is a paucity of AAS prevention efforts targeting this group. ...

    Authors: Yasmina Molero, Johanna Gripenberg and Ann-Sofie Bakshi

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:36

    Content type: Study protocol

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  31. Surgery for cancer of the thoracic esophagus is a challenging procedure associated with high morbidity and mortality. Perioperative rehabilitation has been introduced to promote early mobilization of the patie...

    Authors: Takayuki Inoue, Satoru Ito, Masahiko Ando, Motoki Nagaya, Hiromichi Aso, Yota Mizuno, Keiko Hattori, Hiroki Nakajima, Yoshihiro Nishida, Yukiko Niwa, Yasuhiro Kodera, Masahiko Koike and Yoshinori Hasegawa

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:34

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Female handball athletes are at a particular risk of sustaining lower extremity injuries. The study examines time-dependent adaptations of static and dynamic balance as potential injury risk factors to a speci...

    Authors: Simon Steib, Peter Zahn, Christine zu Eulenburg, Klaus Pfeifer and Astrid Zech

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:33

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is a rapidly growing sport and recreational activity where anecdotal evidence exists for its proposed health, fitness and injury rehabilitation benefits. While limited scientific...

    Authors: Ben Schram, Wayne Hing and Mike Climstein

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:32

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Prevention of multi-morbidities following non-communicable diseases requires a systematic registration of adverse modifiable risk factors, including low physical fitness. The aim of the study was to establish ...

    Authors: Cecilie Fau Brinkløv, Ida Kær Thorsen, Kristian Karstoft, Charlotte Brøns, Laura Valentiner, Henning Langberg, Allan Arthur Vaag, Jens Steen Nielsen, Bente Klarlund Pedersen and Mathias Ried-Larsen

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:31

    Content type: Technical advance

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  35. There is very limited knowledge about the effects of exercise on men with Chronic Widespread Pain (CWP), especially regarding fatigue. We wanted to investigate the effects of resistance exercise compared with ...

    Authors: Anna Ericsson, Tomas Bremell, Åsa Cider and Kaisa Mannerkorpi

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:29

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Paralympic sport provides sporting opportunities for athletes with a disability, with the Paralympic Games as the main event. Participation in sport is, however, associated with a significant risk for sustaini...

    Authors: Kristina Fagher, Jenny Jacobsson, Toomas Timpka, Örjan Dahlström and Jan Lexell

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:28

    Content type: Study protocol

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:30

  37. Proximal humerus fractures can be treated surgically (eg: pinning, plate and screws) or conservatively by wearing a splint or a cast. Following both of these approaches, rehabilitation has proven effective to ...

    Authors: François Cabana, Catherine Pagé, Amy Svotelis, Samuel Langlois-Michaud and Michel Tousignant

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:27

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. The use of exergaming is a potential alternative to traditional methods of balance training, which can be repetitive and somewhat monotonous. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of exergaming u...

    Authors: Gillian Barry, Paul van Schaik, Alasdair MacSween, John Dixon and Denis Martin

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:25

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation reduces morbidity and mortality. Walking is a convenient activity suitable for people with cardiac disease. Pedometers count steps, measure walking activity and motivate p...

    Authors: Charlotte Brun Thorup, Mette Grønkjær, Helle Spindler, Jan Jesper Andreasen, John Hansen, Birthe Irene Dinesen, Gitte Nielsen and Erik Elgaard Sørensen

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:24

    Content type: Research article

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  40. ACL ruptures in Alpine ski racers are frequently observed. This study analysed the association between physical fitness, race performance and the knee injury history.

    Authors: Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Nicole Hörterer, Michael Vogt, Walter O. Frey and Silvio Lorenzetti

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:23

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Volume kinetic fluid turnover of three beverages was investigated for the purpose of estimating their rates of absorption and elimination as well as their maximum effect on the blood volume. The results were t...

    Authors: Joachim Zdolsek, Annika Metander and Robert Hahn

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:22

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Bovine colostrum is proposed as a nutritional countermeasure to the risk of upper respiratory symptoms (URS) during exercise training. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to estimate the si...

    Authors: Arwel W. Jones, Daniel S. March, Ffion Curtis and Christopher Bridle

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:21

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Most of the research in the area of psychosocial factors in rehabilitation after sports injuries has focused on risk behaviors, while relatively few studies have focused on behaviors that facilitate rehabilita...

    Authors: Urban Johnson, Andreas Ivarsson, Jón Karlsson, Martin Hägglund, Markus Waldén and Mats Börjesson

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:20

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Increased shoulder mobility and Generalised Joint Hypermobility (GJH) are assumed to be predisposing risk factors for shoulder injuries. The association between GJH and shoulder mobility among competitive swim...

    Authors: Tina Junge, Peter Henriksen, Heidi Lund Andersen, Linette Dyg Byskov, Hans Kromann Knudsen and Birgit Juul-Kristensen

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:19

    Content type: Research article

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