Browsing Research Articles (Sports Medicine) by Title

Browsing Research Articles (Sports Medicine) by Title

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  • Van der Linde, E.; Oschman, Zanet (Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance, 2011-12-01)
    The purpose of this study was to establish the difference in rehabilitation outcomes between the Jump Stretch Flex Band (JSFB) programme and conventional ankle rehabilitation programmes of acute lateral ankle ligament ...
  • Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia); Murray, C.; Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Fletcher, Lizelle (Frontiers Research Foundation, 2013)
    Quantification of cardiac autonomic activity and control via heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV) is known to provide prognostic information in clinical populations. Issues with regard to standardisation and ...
  • Makdissi, Michael; Patricios, Jonathan Speridon (BMJ Publishing Group, 2015-08)
    Concussion in sport has been defined as a “complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by biomechanical factors.” The condition is characterised by “a graded set of clinical symptoms that may ...
  • Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia); Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Jansen van Rensburg, Audrey; Collins, Robert Matthew (MedPharm Publications, 2014-05)
    The aim of this article was to summarise the latest definition of concussion, signs of concussion, as well as important facts on recovery and graduated return to play, for different age groups. New technologies available ...
  • Viljoen, C.T.; Schoeman, M.; Brandt, C.; Patricios, Jonathan Speridon; Van Rooyen, C. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2017)
    BACKGROUND : The South African Rugby Union’s BokSmart programme currently educates coaches and referees on concussion. Rugby players are often more familiar with their teammates than the coach or referee. Therefore they ...
  • McCrory, Paul; Meeuwisse, Willem; Dvorak, Jiri; Aubry, Mark; Bailes, Julian; Broglio, Steven; Cantu, Robert C.; Cassidy, David; Echemendia, Ruben J.; Castellani, Rudy J.; Davis, Gavin A.; Ellenbogen, Richard; Emery, Carolyn; Engebretsen, Lars; Feddermann-Demont, Nina; Giza, Christopher C.; Guskiewicz, Kevin M.; Herring, Stanley; Iverson, Grant L.; Johnston, Karen M.; Kissick, James; Kutcher, Jeffrey S.; Leddy, John J.; Maddocks, David; Makdissi, Michael; Manley, Geoff T.; McCrea, Michael; Meehan, William P.; Nagahiro, Shinji; Patricios, Jonathan Speridon; Putukian, Margot; Schneider, Kathryn J.; Sills, Allen; Tator, Charles H.; Turner, Michael; Vos, Pieter E. (BMJ Publishing Group, 2017-06)
    The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) consensus statement is designed to build on the principles outlined in the previous statements1–4 and to develop further conceptual understanding of sport-related concussion (SRC) ...
  • Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia); Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina (BMJ Publishing Group, 2013)
    INTRODUCTION : The quantification of heart rate variability (HRV) is a tool to assess the interaction between exercise and autonomic control, as well as the pathophysiology of diseases affecting autonomic function. Little ...
  • Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia); Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Pepper, Michael Sean; Du Toit, P.J.; Wood, Paola Silvia; Ker, James A.; Kruger, P.E. (Pieter Ernst); Grobbelaar, C.W. (Craig); Nolte, Kim; Fletcher, F.; Grant, T.C. (Medpharm Publications, 2014)
    BACKGROUND : Fitness is defined in the health context as a state of good health or physical condition, primarily as a result of exercise and proper nutrition. Conventional methods of measuring fitness are expensive, time ...
  • Rotunno, A.; Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia); Jansen van Rensburg, Audrey (Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd and Cogent, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
    Corticosteroids act as potent anti-inflammatory drugs and have been used in various sport settings for the treatment of both acute and chronic injuries. Basic physiology and mechanisms of action for gluco- and mineralocorticoids ...
  • Sparks, I.M.; Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Fletcher, Lizelle; Jansen van Rensburg, Audrey (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2018)
    BACKGROUND : Amateur cyclists use a wide variety of supplements and nutritional substances to increase performance in addition to their training. OBJECTIVES : The intended nutritional supplement use, carbohydrate (CHO) ...
  • Zondi, P. Cele; Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia); Jansen van Rensburg, Audrey (Medpharm Publications, 2015)
    The purpose of this article is to provide brief insight into delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), a phenomenon that is often experienced by recreational and elite athletes. The negative implications of DOMS include pain, ...
  • Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia); Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Grant, Rina (Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance, 2008-09)
    Heart rate variability (HRV) refers to the beat-to-beat variation in heart rate, largely due to fluctuating influences of the autonomic nervous system. There are indications that active participation in sport can alter ...
  • Kirby, Jo-Anne H.; Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia); Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Collins, Robert Matthew (Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance, 2010-06)
    Cardiovascular disease is a major public health concern and it can be modified by diet, exercise and health awareness. However the impact of these interventions on the autonomic control of heart rate as measured by heart ...
  • Botha, D.M.; Coopoo, Y.; Botha, M.K.; Collins, Robert Matthew; Lynch, E.; Van Niekerk, R.L. (Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance, 2015-11)
    There are a number of ultra-structural and immuno-histochemical studies involving hyperbaric oxygen treatment in skeletal muscle, as well as soft tissue healing. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, in conjunction with blood ...
  • Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Fletcher, Lizelle; Viljoen, Margaretha; Coertzen, C.; Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia); Ramagole, Dimakatso Althea; Collins, Robert Matthew; Ker, James A. (South African Orthopaedic Association / Char Publications, 2010)
    BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, immune-inflammatory disease of unknown aetiology affecting the synovial membrane of joints and surrounding tissues. Typically RA affects both large and small joints in a ...
  • Tee, Jason C.; Bekker, Sheree; Collins, Robert Matthew; Klingbiel, Jannie; Van Rooyen, Ivan; Van Wyk, David; Till, Kevin; Jones, Ben (Elsevier, 2018-09)
    OBJECTIVES : Due to the complex systems nature of injuries, the responsibility for injury risk management cannot lie solely within a single domain of professional practice. Interdisciplinary collaboration between ...
  • Collins, Robert Matthew; Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia); Patricios, Jonathan Speridon; Veller, Martin; Ramagole, Dimakatso Althea (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2010-12)
    Paget-Schroetter syndrome or effort thrombosis is a rare condition with potentially severe consequences, affecting young and otherwise healthy athletes. Its classic clinical presentation should be rapidly identified to ...
  • Webborn, Nick; Cushman, Daniel; Blauwet, Cheri A.; Emery, Carolyn; Derman, Wayne; Schwellnus, Martin Peter; Stomphorst, Jaap; Van de Vliet, Peter; Willick, Stuart E. (Elsevier, 2016-06)
    BACKGROUND : The epidemiology of injury in Paralympic football has received little attention. A study of all sports at the London 2012 Paralympic Games identified football 5-a-side as the sport with the highest injury rate, ...
  • Willick, Stuart E.; Cushman, Daniel; Blauwet, Cheri A.; Emery, Carolyn; Webborn, Nick; Derman, Wayne; Schwellnus, Martin Peter; Stomphorst, Jaap; Van de Vliet, Peter (Wiley, 2016-10)
    Sport injury epidemiology has received increased recognition as a field of sport medicine research that can improve the health and safety of athletes. Injuries among Paralympic powerlifters have not previously been ...
  • Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Jansen van Rensburg, Audrey; Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia); Zondi, P. Cele (MedPharm Publications, 2015)
    Healthcare professionals are increasingly under pressure to return athletes to play in the shortest possible time. There is limited choice in providing treatment that speeds up tissue repair, while simultaneously maintaining ...