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  1. Hip adductor and abductor strength were both reduced in KOA patients. But to date, most of the researches have only focused on quadriceps combined with hip abductor strengthening versus quadriceps strengthening.

    Authors: Jie Qiu, Tiantian Zhou, Huihong Jin, Yujian Pan, Tingting Qian, Chuan Xue, Wen Xia, Haitao Shi and Bingchen An
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:158
  2. Lumbar disk herniation (LDH) is a cause of chronic low back pain (CLBP) treated using physical therapy (PT), including exercise and physical modalities such as ultrasound (US) and short wave diathermy (SWD). D...

    Authors: Selin Ozen, Sukran Guzel, Huma Boluk Senlikci, Sacide Nur Saracgil Cosar and Ebru Selin Selcuk
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:157
  3. Open-heart surgery is considered one of the primary treatments for severe coronary artery stenosis, but it comes with its own set of complications. However, these complications can be reduced through the imple...

    Authors: Neda Ghlichi Moghaddam, Mohammad Namazinia, Fatemeh Hajiabadi and Seyyed Reza Mazlum
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:156
  4. Chronic ankle instability (CAI) is the most common injury in youth sports, which leads to psychological stress from doubting their performance. Cost effective and easy to access tool to reduce the stress among...

    Authors: Vinodhkumar Ramalingam, Soon Keng Cheong and Poh Foong Lee
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:155
  5. Due to climate change and major sport events in hot climate, temperature regulation during exercise is gaining relevance in professional and amateur sports. This study compares the effects of an upper body gar...

    Authors: L. Engeroff, D. Niederer, D. Groneberg, L. Vogt and Tobias Engeroff
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:154
  6. Physical activity has been recommended as an important non-pharmacological therapeutic strategy for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of 12...

    Authors: Tensay Ambelu and Getu Teferi
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:153
  7. Injury prevention is essential in running due to the risk of overuse injury development. Tailoring running shoes to individual needs may be a promising strategy to reduce this risk. Novel manufacturing process...

    Authors: Patrick Mai, Leon Robertz, Johanna Robbin, Kevin Bill, Gillian Weir, Markus Kurz, Matthieu B. Trudeau, Karsten Hollander, Joseph Hamill and Steffen Willwacher
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:152
  8. Description of a new surgical procedure (percutaneous lengthening and arthroscopic release, PLAR) that combines all the possible interventions on the iliotibial band (ITB), and evaluates its outcomes in a grou...

    Authors: Juan Arnal-Burró, Carlos Vidal-Fernández, Cristina Igualada-Blazquez, Manuel Cuervas-Mons, Álvaro Martínez-Ayora and Alex Dos Santos-Vaquinhas
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:151
  9. Athletes should be informed of their required energy intake in preparation for sports competitions. However, the environment in which dietary surveys can be conducted to determine the required energy intake fo...

    Authors: Yuka Kurosaka, Takaaki Nagasawa, Kumiko Minato, Tomomi Hasegawa-Tanaka, Hisashi Naito, Sawako Wakui and Shuichi Machida
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:150
  10. Low back pain is common among athletes and it has been shown that postural control is altered in the general population with nonspecific low back pain (NSLBP). Psychological factors may also predispose individ...

    Authors: Zahra Amerian, Shabnam ShahAli, Zahra Sadat Rezaeian and Sanaz Shanbehzadeh
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:149
  11. We examined the effect of the 2000-m ergometer test on gut injury in competitive elite rowers in two different training phases. Given that inflammatory markers during the competitive phase are higher, we hypot...

    Authors: Hanna Dziewiecka, Anna Kasperska, Joanna Ostapiuk–Karolczuk, Justyna Cichoń-Woźniak, Piotr Basta and Anna Skarpańska-Stejnborn
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:148
  12. The present systematic review aimed to discuss the impacts of different triathlon protocols on the level of pro and anti-inflammatory cytokines, as well as biomarkers related to the performance of healthy indi...

    Authors: Matheus Santos de Sousa Fernandes, Jefferson Mariano Gomes, Felipe J. Aidar, Mabliny Thuany, Tayrine Ordonio Filgueira, Raphael Fabrício de Souza, Georgian Badicu, Fatma Hilal Yagin, Gianpiero Greco, Stefania Cataldi, Angela Castoldi, Abdullah F. Alghannam and Fabrício Oliveira Souto
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:147
  13. Soccer is one of the most attractive sports around the globe for children and adolescents, and the benefits of soccer training are often shown. Due to the intermittent character of soccer with random changes b...

    Authors: Rim Dridi, Nadia Dridi, Nabil Gmada, Ismail Laher, Ayoub Saeidi, Urs Granacher and Hassane Zouhal
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:146
  14. Exercise intervention research has shown promising results in preventing and reversing the side effects caused by prostate cancer and its’ treatment. However, there are still unanswered questions and the need ...

    Authors: Kira Murphy, Suzanne Denieffe, Bróna Kehoe, Dayle Hacking, Ciaran M. Fairman and Michael Harrison
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:145
  15. Injuries are a common occurrence in military recruit training, however due to differences in the capture of training exposure, injury incidence rates are rarely reported. Our aim was to determine the musculosk...

    Authors: Myles C. Murphy, Joanne Stannard, Vanessa R. Sutton, Patrick J. Owen, Brendon Park, Paola T. Chivers and Nicolas H. Hart
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:144
  16. Substitutions are generally used to promote the match performance of the whole team. This study aimed to analyze the performance of substitute players and explore the performance difference among substitute pl...

    Authors: Pengyu Pan, Fangbin Li, Bo Han, Bo Yuan and Tianbiao Liu
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:143
  17. To compare the effect of low-load blood flow restricted resistance training (BFR-RT) versus high-load resistance training (HL-RT) on muscle strength, muscle mass, physical function, patient-reported outcomes, ...

    Authors: Stian Langgård Jørgensen, Signe Kierkegaard-Brøchner, Marie Bagger Bohn, Mathias Høgsholt, Per Aagaard and Inger Mechlenburg
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:141
  18. There is little scientific literature available on the diversity of physiological responses of judokas to anaerobic interval exercises in warm environments. Understanding the dynamics of changes in the concent...

    Authors: Tomasz Pałka, Łukasz Rydzik, Łukasz Tota, Piotr Koteja, Tadeusz Ambroży, Dariusz Mucha, Barbara Szpotowicz-Czech, Grzegorz Lech, Norollah Javdaneh and Wojciech Czarny
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:140
  19. The capabilities of the biomotors are essential to the success of the taekwondo athlete. This study aimed to compare eight weeks of functional training and traditional resistance on the bio-motor capacities of...

    Authors: Leila Khazaei, Abdolhossein Parnow and Sadegh Amani-shalamzari
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:139
  20. Taping is a common technique used to address proprioceptive deficits in both healthy and patient population groups. Although there is increasing interest in taping to address proprioceptive deficits, little is...

    Authors: Shashank Ghai, Ishan Ghai and Susanne Narciss
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:138
  21. The large-scale digitalization of healthcare has induced shifts in patient preferences, prompting the introduction of therapies utilizing novel technologies. In this context, the targeted application of these ...

    Authors: Karolina Juszko, Pawel Kiper, Adam Wrzeciono, Błażej Cieślik, Robert Gajda and Joanna Szczepańska-Gieracha
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:137
  22. Dietary patterns that include high-quality and varied food groups have the potential to modulate oxidative status. This research was conducted to determine dietary diversity score (DDS) and food quality score ...

    Authors: Mahsa Zare, Maede Makhtoomi, Fatemeh Mansouri, Mehran Nouri, Parvin Sarbakhsh, Mohammad Hasan Eftekhari, Bahram Pourghassem Gargari and Zainab Shateri
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:136
  23. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a series of 20 whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) sessions and 20 winter swimming sessions on the lipid profile and selected adipokines.

    Authors: Bartłomiej Ptaszek, Szymon Podsiadło, Artur Wójcik, Olga Czerwińska-Ledwig and Aneta Teległów
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:135
  24. Practical blood flow restriction (pBFR) during exercise is a cost-saving alternative to traditional blood flow restriction using pneumatic cuffs, particularly when exercising in a group setting. Depending on t...

    Authors: Robert Bielitzki, Tom Behrendt, Toan Nguyen, Martin Behrens, Victoria Malczewski, Alexander Franz and Lutz Schega
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:134
  25. Various neurocognitive tests have shown that cycling enhances cognitive performance compared to resting. Event-related potentials (ERPs) elicited by an oddball or flanker task have clarified the impact of dual...

    Authors: Hsiao-Lung Chan, Yuan Ouyang, Cheng-Chou Lai, Ming-An Lin, Ya-Ju Chang, Szi-Wen Chen, Jiunn-Woei Liaw and Ling-Fu Meng
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:133
  26. This paper aims to evaluate the contribution quality of table tennis matches comprehensively and explore the ranking characteristics of evaluation results and the rationality of grading. Through the applicatio...

    Authors: Huagen Yin, Xia Chen, Yanxiang Zhou, Jiali Xu and Duo Huang
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:132
  27. An emphasis has been given lately towards women’s engagement together with their potential in soccer. As this sport develops with athletes becoming more physically fit and skilled, it is unclear what the conse...

    Authors: Feim Gashi, Tine Kovačič, Ismet Shalaj, Bekim Haxhiu and Arben Boshnjaku
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:131
  28. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are among the most common injuries in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and it is important to investigate the actual nature of the injury because it can impa...

    Authors: Takanobu Saito, Natsuki Matsumura, Shinichi Kawamoto, Naoki Doi, Tomoki Aoyama and Momoko Nagai-Tanima
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:130
  29. The aims of the study were to: (i) compare accumulated load and wellness between starters and non-starters of a European professional soccer team; (ii) analyze the relationships between wellness and load measu...

    Authors: Rafael Oliveira, Rui Canário-Lemos, Ryland Morgans, Tiago Rafael-Moreira, José Vilaça-Alves and João Paulo Brito
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:129
  30. To analyze return to work and sports, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after closing-wedge distal femoral osteotomy (CWDFO) for valgus deformity and lateral compartmental osteoarthritis.

    Authors: Qian Fang, Dong Wang, Wenzheng Liu, Wei Lin and Guanglin Wang
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:128
  31. Currently, technical and tactical analysis has become an indispensable task for sport in many countries. Many studies analysed players’ specific technical and tactical factors, but it is rare to quantitatively...

    Authors: Qing Yang, Mu-zi Li, Zheng Zhou and Hui Zhang
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:127
  32. This study aimed to evaluate the physiological and metabolic adaptations to an eight-week running intervention with whole-body electromyostimulation (wbEMS) compared to running without wbEMS.

    Authors: Anne Krause, Nicolas Walser, Christoph Centner, Daniel Memmert, Ivo da Mota de Moreia and Ramona Ritzmann
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:126
  33. One of the most popular varieties of rugby is Rugby Union, in which a team consists of 15 players. Rugby Union is a full-contact sport, and players must demonstrate strength, endurance, speed and agility. Duri...

    Authors: Maciej Śliż, Wojciech Paśko, Bartosz Dziadek, Łukasz Godek, Katarzyna Bliźniak, Élvio Rúbio Gouveia and Krzysztof Przednowek
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:125
  34. The health benefits of regular physical activity (PA) are well documented. However, several people in both developed and developing countries do not meet PA recommendations. Health professionals are believed t...

    Authors: Emeka Bowamou Christian-Khalifa, Nkodila Natuhoyila Aliocha, Nkiama Ekisawa Constant, Divengi Nzambi Jean-Paul, Kintoki Vita Eleuthère, Longo-Mbenza Benjamin, M’buyamba-Kabangu Jean-Réné and Kianu Phanzu Bernard
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:124
  35. Regarding their skill levels, badminton players present different movement patterns during front and right lunging. The main objective of this study was to compare the mechanical energy transfers attributable ...

    Authors: Soheila Safavi, Rahman Sheikhhoseini and Sajjad Abdollahi
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:123
  36. Elite swimmers may be predisposed to disturbances in the range of motion (ROM) of hip joints and spinal curvatures, which are a factor that induces body’s compensatory mechanisms that may have an impact on spo...

    Authors: Anna Zwierzchowska, Eliza Gawel, Jakub Karpinski, Adam Maszczyk and Aleksandra Zebrowska
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:122
  37. Current research on athletic performance focuses on genetic variants that contribute significantly to individuals’ performance. ACTN3 rs1815739 and PPARA-α rs4253778 gene polymorphisms are variants frequently ass...

    Authors: Celal Bulgay, Ladislav Cepicka, Metin Dalip, Selin Yıldırım, Halil İ. Ceylan, Özlem Ö. Yılmaz, Korkut Ulucan, Georgian Badicu and Mesut Cerit
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:121
  38. Performance of the central nervous system (CNS) in increased and decreasing muscle force around the ankle joint is essential for upright tasks of daily living. Previous studies have shown altered CNS control w...

    Authors: Qiliang Xiong, Jieyi Mo, Chen Yi, Shaofeng Jiang and Yuan liu
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:120
  39. April-May 2021 Shanghai city was under strict lockdown. Soccer players suffered from the restrictions, being unable to train and have a social life. The aim of this study was to compare differences in daytime ...

    Authors: Songhui You and Antonio Cicchella
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:119
  40. Overhead squat assessment (OHSA) is a pre-activity dynamic movement analysis tool used to define deviations from an ideal motion pattern which known as compensation. Compensatory movements may result from abno...

    Authors: Ozan Sever, Rıdvan Kır, Cihan Baykal, Zeki Akyildiz and Hadi Nobari
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:118
  41. The intricate nature of an athlete's abilities evolves dynamically with the enhancement of motor skills. Hence the study sought to investigate the impact of a tailored four-week exercise program`encompassing e...

    Authors: Sonakshi Sehgal, Aksh Chahal, Vandana Esht, Mohammed M. Alshehri, Rashid Ali Beg, Mohammad Abu Shaphe, Ramzi Abdu Alajam, Faizan Z. Kashoo, Ahmad H. Alghadir and Masood Khan
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:117
  42. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is an aggressive neoplasm, with surgical resection and adjuvant chemotherapy the only curative treatment. Treatment-related toxicities place a considerable burden on pat...

    Authors: Malcolm Brown, Dominic O’Connor, Richard Turkington, Martin Eatock, Rebecca Vince, Claire Hulme, Roy Bowdery, Rebecca Robinson, Jonathan Wadsley, Anthony Maraveyas and Gillian Prue
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:116
  43. People with physical disabilities and/or chronic diseases tend to have an inactive lifestyle. Monitoring physical activity levels is important to provide insight on how much and what types of activities people...

    Authors: Pim Brandenbarg, Femke Hoekstra, Ioulia Barakou, Bregje L. Seves, Florentina J. Hettinga, Trynke Hoekstra, Lucas H. V van der Woude, Rienk Dekker and Leonie A. Krops
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:115
  44. Lumbar spine injuries in fast bowlers account for the greatest missed playing time in cricket. A range of extrinsic and intrinsic variables are hypothesised to be associated with low back pain and lumbar spine...

    Authors: Patrick Farhart, David Beakley, Ashish Diwan, Rob Duffield, Elizabeth Pickering Rodriguez, Uphar Chamoli and Mark Watsford
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:114
  45. Following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), many athletes do not return to their sport, often driven by concerns about re-injury. Psychological support strategies might help, but are not routin...

    Authors: Magnus Ringberg, Ann Catrine Eldh, Clare L Ardern and Joanna Kvist
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:113
  46. Abdominal bracing is a maneuver widely used by rehabilitation specialists and sports trainers to improve spinal stability. This study aimed to investigate how lifting tasks with and without abdominal bracing a...

    Authors: Martin Sembera, Andrew Busch, Alena Kobesova, Barbora Hanychova, Jan Sulc and Pavel Kolar
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:112
  47. Revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is technically challenging due to mispositioned tunnels, bone loss, and tunnel enlargement, which may compromise graft fixation and result in failure. T...

    Authors: Sumin Lim, Ki-Hoon Park, Do Young Park, Tae Hun Kim, Jeong-Hyun Koh and Jun Young Chung
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:111
  48. Lower limb malalignment is associated with gait kinematics, but there is limited information on the relationship between gait kinematics and tibial torsion in individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA). This st...

    Authors: Chen Huang, Ping-Keung Chan, Kwong-Yuen Chiu, Chun-Hoi Yan, Shun-Shing Yeung, Christopher Wai-Keung Lai, Aaron Kam-Lun Leung and Siu Ngor Fu
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:110
  49. Short-track speed skating movement involves asymmetric overloading of the lower left side of the body. The gluteus maximus fatigue limits the physical and mental athletic capacity to perform set tasks. A possi...

    Authors: Mariusz Konieczny, Elżbieta Skorupska, Przemysław Domaszewski, Paweł Pakosz, Marta Skulska and Pablo Herrero
    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2023 15:109

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