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  1. Computerized stabilometry has been utilized to investigate the effect of vision on the neuromechanisms of human postural control. However, this approach lacks operational methods to quantify visual dependency ...

    Authors: Alessander Danna-dos-Santos, Maria M. Ribeiro dos Santos, Alessandra T. Magalhães, Vinicius S. Cardoso, Patricia Driusso, Luis Mochizuki and Adriana M. Degani
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 13:7
  2. HIIT has recently been widely used for health promotion in healthy people and patients with chronic diseases. Exercise can help SUD reduce drug cravings, enhance mental health and return to normal life. Howeve...

    Authors: Yang Yan-guang, Chen Jing-yi, Pang Xiao-Wu, Shen Meng-lu, Yang Su-yong, Xu Ding, Xiao Ke, Wang Tian-yuan, Wang Jia-bin and Zhu Dong
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 13:6
  3. The aim is to investigate to what extent the different oral protections compared to the habitual occlusion affect the upper body posture in statics and during taekwondo-specific movement.

    Authors: Daniela Ohlendorf, Mara Romdhane, Christoph Lehmann, Sebastian Lehmann, Stefan Kopp, Christian Maurer-Grubinger, Gerhard Oremek, David A. Groneberg and Eileen M. Wanke
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 13:5
  4. Maximal aerobic capacity, e.g. maximal oxygen uptake (V̇O2max), is not constant, and it has a time-dependent variation based on the condition of individual. On the other hand, arterial properties play an importan...

    Authors: Takanobu Okamoto, Ryota Kobayashi, Yuto Hashimoto, Naoki Kikuchi and Shigehiko Ogoh
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 13:4
  5. Ultrasonography is an emerging non-invasive bedside tool for muscle quantity/quality assessment; Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is an alternative non-invasive bedside measure of body composition, recom...

    Authors: Carly Welch, Zeinab Majid, Isabelle Andrews, Zaki Hassan-Smith, Vicky Kamwa, Hannah Picton, Daisy Wilson and Thomas A. Jackson
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 13:3
  6. When studying the quality of sleep in relation to athletic performance, the athlete’s chronotype and habitual time consider important factors. We aim to investigate the sleep quality and athletes’ performance ...

    Authors: Seung-Taek Lim, Do-Yoon Kim, Hyeong-Tae Kwon and Eunjae Lee
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 13:2
  7. Few nutritional markers reflect the hypermetabolic state of athletes with high levels of skeletal muscle. Although branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) play crucial roles in protein metabolism in skeletal muscle,...

    Authors: Katsuhiko Tsunekawa, Ryutaro Matsumoto, Kazumi Ushiki, Larasati Martha, Yoshifumi Shoho, Yoshimaro Yanagawa, Hirotaka Ishigaki, Akihiro Yoshida, Osamu Araki, Kiyomi Nakajima, Takao Kimura and Masami Murakami
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 13:1
  8. Whole body vibration (WBV) training as an intervention method can cure chronic low back pain (CLBP). Different WBV parameters exert different effects on lumbar-abdominal muscle performance. Currently, there is...

    Authors: Yulin Dong, Huifang Wang, Yan Zhu, Binglin Chen, Yili Zheng, Xiaochen Liu, Jun Qiao and Xueqiang Wang
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:78
  9. The recovery of muscle function after an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction is most commonly reported as limb-to-limb differences using the Limb Symmetry Index (LSI), which is not free from limita...

    Authors: Ramana Piussi, Daniel Broman, Erik Musslinder, Susanne Beischer, Roland Thomeé and Eric Hamrin Senorski
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:77
  10. This study addressed the lack of data on the effect of warm-up (WU) duration in hot-dry climate (~ 30 °C; ~ 18% RH), on thermoregulation, muscular power-output, and fatigue after specific soccer repeated-sprin...

    Authors: Mohamed Frikha, Nesrine Chaâri, Noureddine Ben Said and Mohammed Shaab Alibrahim
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:76
  11. Empirical data have suggested that mind-body practices that originated in Eastern traditions can cause desirable changes to psychological traits, the brain, somatic physiological functions, etc. Martial arts i...

    Authors: Hiromitsu Miyata, Daisuke Kobayashi, Akifumi Sonoda, Hibiki Motoike and Saki Akatsuka
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:75
  12. Although studies have reported the sex differences in injury patterns among recreational skiers, the findings are still conflicting. This study aims to analyse the sex differences of orthopaedic knee injuries ...

    Authors: Huijuan Shi, Yanfang Jiang, Shuang Ren, Xiaoqing Hu, Hongshi Huang and Yingfang Ao
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:74
  13. The Lower (YBT-LQ) and Upper (YBT-UQ) Quarter Y Balance Test have been widely used for the assessment of dynamic balance and shoulder mobility/stability, respectively. However, investigations on the validity o...

    Authors: Gerrit Schwiertz, Rainer Beurskens and Thomas Muehlbauer
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:73
  14. Severe and early quadriceps weakness (QW) after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), which is caused by acute inflammation resulting from surgical trauma and tourniquet-induced ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury, can ...

    Authors: Yusuke Kubo, Shuhei Sugiyama, Rie Takachu, Takeshi Sugiura, Masahiro Sawada, Kaori Kobori and Makoto Kobori
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:72
  15. Cross-sectional studies have shown that balance performance can be challenged by the level of task difficulty (e.g., varying stance conditions, sensory manipulations). However, it remains unclear whether the a...

    Authors: Simon Schedler, Florian Tenelsen, Laura Wich and Thomas Muehlbauer
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:71
  16. The maximal lactate steady state (MLSS) is defined as the highest workload that can be maintained for a longer period of time without continued blood lactate (LA) accumulation. MLSS is one of the physiological...

    Authors: Kamila Płoszczyca, Dominik Jazic, Zofia Piotrowicz, Małgorzata Chalimoniuk, Józef Langfort and Miłosz Czuba
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:70
  17. Traumatic dental injuries are one of the most important problems with major physical, aesthetic, psychological, social, functional and therapeutic problems that adversely affect the quality of life of children...

    Authors: Maryam Farhadian, Sima Torkaman and Farzad Mojarad
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:69
  18. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures are of major concern in sports. As mostly young and active individuals are affected there is an emphasis on the rapid and safe return to sports (RTS). Strengthening th...

    Authors: J. Riesterer, M. Mauch, J. Paul, D. Gehring, R. Ritzmann and M. Wenning
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:68
  19. Anti-retroviral therapy (ART) is associated with low bone mineral density (BMD) among people living with HIV (PLWHIV). Although physical activity is recommended for improving bone health in patients with reduc...

    Authors: Enock M. Chisati, Demitri Constantinou and Fanuel Lampiao
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:67
  20. Motor imagery training might be helpful in stroke rehabilitation. This study explored if a single session of motor imagery (MI) training induces performance changes in mental chronometry (MC), motor execution,...

    Authors: Joachim Liepert, Jana Stürner, Imke Büsching, Aida Sehle and Mircea A. Schoenfeld
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:66
  21. The aim of this study was to compare the postural control of the Poland national women’s volleyball team players with a control group of non-training young women. It was hypothesized that volleyball players us...

    Authors: Dorota Borzucka, Krzysztof Kręcisz, Zbigniew Rektor and Michał Kuczyński
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:65
  22. The optimal time-response window for photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) using low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and/or light emitting diodes therapy (LEDT) combined with static magnetic fields (sMF) before physica...

    Authors: Ernesto Cesar Pinto Leal-Junior, Marcelo Ferreira Duarte de Oliveira, Jon Joensen, Martin Bjørn Stausholm, Jan Magnus Bjordal and Shaiane Silva Tomazoni
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:64
  23. Older people with chronic musculoskeletal pain are at risk of falls. This study aimed to investigate the effects of exergaming on pain and postural control in older people with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Se...

    Authors: Jae-Llane Ditchburn, Paul van Schaik, John Dixon, Alasdair MacSween and Denis Martin
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:63
  24. Behavior change interventions have the potential to have a transformative effect on the health of populations. Allied health professionals have a key role to play in delivering these interventions. However, tr...

    Authors: James Matthews, Amanda M. Hall and Alison Keogh
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:62
  25. High load (HL: > 85% of one repetition maximum (1RM)) squats with maximal intended velocity contractions (MIVC) combined with football sessions can be considered a relevant and time-efficient practice for main...

    Authors: Edvard H. Sagelv, Sigurd Pedersen, Lars Petter R. Nilsen, Andrea Casolo, Boye Welde, Morten B. Randers and Svein Arne Pettersen
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:61
  26. The biomechanical background of the transitory force decrease following a sudden reduction in the stimulation frequency under selected experimental conditions was studied on fast resistant motor units (MUs) of...

    Authors: Joanna Rakoczy, Katarzyna Kryściak, Hanna Drzymała-Celichowska, Rositsa Raikova and Jan Celichowski
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:60
  27. African American (AA) women have a higher prevalence of obesity and related metabolic dysfunction and lower level of physical activity compared to white counterparts. Determining feasible exercise alternatives...

    Authors: Avigdor D. Arad, Jeanine B. Albu and Fred J. DiMenna
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:59
  28. Since 2004, Sport Waikato has delivered Project Energize, a through-school nutrition and physical activity program to primary schools in the Waikato. As part of the program’s continued assessment and quality c...

    Authors: Carolyn Cairncross, Victor Obolonkin, Tara Coppinger and Elaine Rush
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:58
  29. Anterior cruciate ligament trauma is one of the most common knee injuries in professional athletes. This study aimed to investigate the effects of kinesio taping on kinesiophobia, balance, and functional perfo...

    Authors: Milad Gholami, Fahimeh Kamali, Maryam Mirzeai, Alireza Motealleh and MohammadBagher Shamsi
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:57
  30. The study aimed to translate the foot function index (FFI) questionnaire to Thai and to determine psychometric properties of the questionnaire among individuals with plantar foot complaints.

    Authors: Sunee Bovonsunthonchai, Suthasinee Thong-On, Roongtiwa Vachalathiti, Warinda Intiravoranont, Sarawut Suwannarat and Richard Smith
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:56
  31. The prevalence of obesity in childhood is increasing worldwide and may be affected by genetic factors and the lifestyle (exercise, nutrition behavior) of expectant parents. Lifestyle factors affect adipokines,...

    Authors: Nina Ferrari, Laura Schmitz, Nikola Schmidt, Esther Mahabir, Patricia Van de Vondel, Waltraut M. Merz, Walter Lehmacher, Stephanie Stock, Konrad Brockmeier, Regina Ensenauer, Tanja Fehm and Christine Joisten
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:55
  32. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect on physical performance of combining whole-body vibration exercise (WBV) with parathyroid hormone 1–34 (teriparatide) compared to teriparatide alone.

    Authors: Ditte Beck Jepsen, Tahir Masud, Anders Holsgaard-Larsen, Stinus Hansen, Niklas Rye Jørgensen and Jesper Ryg
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:54
  33. Adjuvant therapy may cause multiple sideeffects on long term health, including reduced cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in patients with breast cancer (1, 2). However, there is currently limited knowledge regar...

    Authors: Tor Helge Wiestad, Truls Raastad, Karin Nordin, Helena Igelström, Anna Henriksson, Ingrid Demmelmaier and Sveinung Berntsen
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:53
  34. The rising prevalence of childhood obesity in developing and developed countries poses a major public health challenge to policy makers and an effective strategy to promote physical activity among adolescents ...

    Authors: Jia Jia LEE, Nivedita Vikas NADKARNI, Irene TEO and Semra OZDEMIR
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:52
  35. The patellofemoral joint (PFJ) provides extremely low kinetic friction, which results in optimal arthrokinematic motion quality. Previous research showed that these friction-reducing properties may be diminish...

    Authors: Ewelina Ołowiana, Noelle Selkow, Kevin Laudner, Daniel Puciato and Dawid Bączkowicz
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:51
  36. Olympic handball is a sport mainly focused on executing throwing and passing techniques with the throwing arm. Functional specialization due to the unilateral characteristic and dominance of the throwing arm m...

    Authors: Julian Bauer, Simon Schedler, Stephan Fischer and Thomas Muehlbauer
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:50
  37. The direct application of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) using low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and light emitting diodes (LEDs) combined with a static magnetic field (sMF) (PBMT-sMF) to target tissues is sho...

    Authors: Caroline dos Santos Monteiro Machado, Heliodora Leão Casalechi, Adriane Aver Vanin, Jônatas Bezerra de Azevedo, Paulo de Tarso Camillo de Carvalho and Ernesto Cesar Pinto Leal-Junior
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:49
  38. According to research, fast skating on short distances increases functional asymmetry of leg muscles. As has been proven in many sporting disciplines, this asymmetry can increase the risk of injury. The aim of...

    Authors: Mariusz Konieczny, Paweł Pakosz and Mateusz Witkowski
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:48
  39. International guidelines for physical activity recommend at least 150 min per week of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) for adults, including those with cardiac disease. There is yet to be consensu...

    Authors: Grace O. Dibben, Manish M. Gandhi, Rod S. Taylor, Hasnain M. Dalal, Brad Metcalf, Patrick Doherty, Lars H. Tang, Mark Kelson and Melvyn Hillsdon
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:47
  40. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and Type 2 diabetes (T2D). Observational studies suggested that OSA treatment might reduce CVD and T2D but RCTs failed to suppor...

    Authors: Julie K. Black, Anna C. Whittaker, Abd A. Tahrani and George M. Balanos
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:46
  41. Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a metabolic disease characterized by hyperglycemia and excessive generation of reactive oxygen species caused by autoimmune destruction of beta-cells in the pancreas. Among the ...

    Authors: Ailton Santos Sena Júnior, Felipe José Aidar, Jymmys Lopes Dos Santos, Charles Dos Santos Estevam, Jessica Denielle Matos dos Santos, Ana Mara de Oliveira e Silva, Fábio Bessa Lima, Silvan Silva De Araújo and Anderson Carlos Marçal
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:45
  42. Emerging research shows a high prevalence of fatigue and sleep problems among university students. The present study evaluates the effects of regular aerobic exercise on sleep quality and fatigue level among f...

    Authors: Maryam Ezati, Maryam Keshavarz, Zahra Amirkhanzadeh Barandouzi and Ali Montazeri
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:44
  43. The newly compiled Bafa Wubu of Tai Chi (Eight Methods and Five Footworks) is a fitness routine that has been developed in accordance with the appeal of the General Administration of Sport of China and promote...

    Authors: Shaojun Lyu, Jianwei Zhang, Jianquan Nie, Cuihan Li, Tianming Gao, Wen Yuan, Zaihao Chen and Jing Ma
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:43
  44. Symmetry during lifting is considered critical for allowing balanced power production and avoidance of injury. This investigation assessed the influence of elevating the heels on bilateral lower limb symmetry ...

    Authors: Mark G. L. Sayers, S. H. Hosseini Nasab, Caroline Bachem, William R. Taylor, Renate List and Silvio Lorenzetti
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:42
  45. This study was a part of 16-week sitting light volleyball (SLVB) intervention program which examined the effects of the intervention on the physical and psychological attributes of adults with physical impairm...

    Authors: Ka-Man Leung, Pak-Kwong Chung and William Chu
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:41
  46. Low back pain (LBP) is a common problem among young basketball players in addition to lower extremity injuries. However, studies that focus on LBP with lower extremity pain are limited. From the perspective of...

    Authors: Yutaka Yabe, Yoshihiro Hagiwara, Takuya Sekiguchi, Haruki Momma, Masahiro Tsuchiya, Kenji Kanazawa, Nobuyuki Itaya, Shinichirou Yoshida, Yasuhito Sogi, Toshihisa Yano, Takahiro Onoki, Eiji Itoi and Ryoichi Nagatomi
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:40
  47. In the conduct of their daily duties, law enforcement officers (LEO) are often required to perform dynamic, physically demanding tasks with little or no notice, sometimes at maximal levels of exertion. Given t...

    Authors: Colin Tomes, Ben Schram, Rodney Pope and Robin Orr
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:39
  48. Despite its high risk of injury, many people are still favor trampolining. However, currently there is no consensus as to which type of trampoline and which type of participant is more likely to have a trampol...

    Authors: Janisa Andrea Muljadi, Kornkit Chaijenkij, Alisara Arirachakaran and Jatupon Kongtharvonskul
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:37
  49. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Notwithstanding the well-known benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), adherence to CR remains low, particularly in women. High-intensity interv...

    Authors: Kimberley L. Way, Sol Vidal-Almela, Marja-Leena Keast, Harleen Hans, Andrew L. Pipe and Jennifer L. Reed
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:38
  50. Compared to injury surveillance in Olympic athletes relatively little literature exists for Paralympic athletes. Injury surveillance data underpin design and evaluation of injury prevention strategies in elite...

    Authors: N. R. Heneghan, L. Heathcote, P. Martin, S. Spencer and A. Rushton
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 12:36

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