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  1. The fascia provides and transmits forces for connective tissues, thereby regulating human posture and movement. One way to assess the myofascial interaction is a fascia ultrasound recording. Ultrasound can fol...

    Authors: Carlos Cruz-Montecinos, Mauricio Cerda, Rodolfo Sanzana-Cuche, Jaime Martín-Martín and Antonio Cuesta-Vargas

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:18

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  2. Balance dysfunction and postural instability in Parkinson’s disease are among the most relevant determinants of an impaired quality of life. Physiotherapy interventions are essential to reduce the level of dis...

    Authors: Asmare Yitayeh and Amare Teshome

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:17

    Content type: Research article

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  3. According to current physical activity guidelines, a substantial percentage of the population in high-income countries is inactive, and inactivity is an important risk factor for chronic conditions and mortali...

    Authors: Claudia C. M. Molema, G. C. Wanda Wendel-Vos, Lisanne Puijk, Jørgen Dejgaard Jensen, A. Jantine Schuit and G. Ardine de Wit

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:15

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  4. To evaluate the feasibility of executing a randomized controlled trial of progressive resistance training (PRT) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

    Authors: Lisa Vizza, Caroline A. Smith, Soji Swaraj, Kingsley Agho and Birinder S. Cheema

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:14

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Arm throwing represents a deciding element in handball. Ball velocity, aim accuracy, and dynamic stability of the shoulder are factors that influence throwing effectiveness. The purpose of this study was to ex...

    Authors: Marília Santos Andrade, Fabiana de Carvalho Koffes, Ana Amélia Benedito-Silva, Antonio Carlos da Silva and Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:13

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Generalized joint hypermobility (GJH), in the absence of symptoms, is a common clinical finding. The joint instability present due to excessive musculoskeletal flexibility in hypermobile joints impairs the ext...

    Authors: Pranay Jindal, Amitesh Narayan, Sailakshami Ganesan and Joy C. MacDermid

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:12

    Content type: Research article

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  7. There is a need for a patient-relevant instrument to evaluate outcome after treatment in patients with a total Achilles tendon rupture. The purpose of this study was to undertake a cross-cultural adaptation of...

    Authors: Roberto Zambelli, Rafael Z. Pinto, João Murilo Brandão Magalhães, Fernando Araujo Silva Lopes, Rodrigo Simões Castilho, Daniel Baumfeld, Thiago Ribeiro Teles dos Santos and Nicola Maffulli

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:11

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The short form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-sf) is a validated questionnaire used to assess physical activity (PA) in healthy adults and commonly used in both apparently healthy a...

    Authors: Karianne Vassbakk-Brovold, Christian Kersten, Liv Fegran, Odd Mjåland, Svein Mjåland, Stephen Seiler and Sveinung Berntsen

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:10

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Aerobic adaptations following interval training are supposed to be mediated by increased local blood supply. However, knowledge is scarce on the detailed relationship between exercise duration and local post-e...

    Authors: Fabian Stöcker, Christoph Von Oldershausen, Florian Kurt Paternoster, Thorsten Schulz and Renate Oberhoffer

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:9

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Joint torques are generally of primary importance for clinicians to analyze the effect of a surgery and to obtain an indicator of functional capability to perform a motion. Given the current need to standardiz...

    Authors: Laurent Ballaz, Maxime Raison, Christine Detrembleur, Guillaume Gaudet and Martin Lemay

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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Patients with substance use disorder (SUD) suffer from multiple health and psychosocial problems. Because poor physical capacities following an inactive lifestyle may indeed contribute to these problems, physi...

    Authors: Runar Unhjem, Grete Flemmen, Jan Hoff and Eivind Wang

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:7

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

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  22. 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

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  23. 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

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  24. 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

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

  25. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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