Super quick review of Physical Therapy in Sport November 2009
Variables associated with active spondylolysis
Gregg et al.
- <20yo males more likely to develop spondylolysis than females or >20’s.
- Most likely due to participation in rotation and jumping sports. E.g. Cricket, gymnastics
- Single leg hyperextension test was not valid (p=0.47).
The Influence of Mulligan ankle taping during balance performance in subjects with unilateral chronic ankle instability
Hopper et al.
- It’s ineffective.
- Previously shown to be effective in preventing recurrent injuries.
- ? Works at end range to stop injury, but not inner range to improve proprioception.
The relationship between hip rotation range of movement and low back pain prevalence in amateur golfers: An observation study.
Murray et al.
- Lead leg passive (-10) and active (-7) medial rotation was significantly associated with low back pain.
- LBP group may have had slightly greater lateral rotation actively & passively in lead & non lead legs.
- Previously, similar findings in professional tennis players & golfers (Vad et al 2003 & 2004)
Execution and outcome differences between passes to the left and right made by first-grade rugby union players
Pavely et al.
- Performance was poorer to weaker side
- This was associated with decreased ability to turn head when performing pass on the weaker side.
Scientific bases and clinical utilisation of the calf raise test
Hebert-Losier et al.
- Number of one-legged calf raises that can be done.
- Slower and knee bent in sitting for soleus.
- Quicker and standing for gastroc.
Simultaneous bilateral Achillies tendon ruptures associated with statin medication despite regular rock climbing exercise
Carmont et al.
- Hyperlipidemia & statins are associated with tendinopathy
- Statins alter matrix metalloprotease (MMP) activity & decrease tendon “quality”
- MMP is important in glycosaminoglycan production.
- Lack of glycosaminoglycans intendons is a typical finding in tendinopathy.