Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, ATC, CSCS

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  • July 29, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 65 views

Should You be Nervous about Neural Changes Following ACL Surgery?

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery, patients have changes in the excitability of pathways that go from the brain (primary motor cortex) and down the spinal cord when compared with an uninjured limb as well as healthy control participants.... Read more »

Pietrosimone, B., Lepley, A., Ericksen, H., Clements, A., Sohn, D., & Gribble, P. (2015) Neural Excitability Alterations After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Journal of Athletic Training, 50(6), 665-674. DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050-50.1.11  

  • July 27, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 72 views

Accuracy, Affordability, and Portability! Use Your Tablet To Detect Postural Instability

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Tablet hardware provided accurate data to quantify postural stability within 2.9° of data generated from a force platform system.... Read more »

Alberts, J., Hirsch, J., Koop, M., Schindler, D., Kana, D., Linder, S., Campbell, S., & Thota, A. (2015) Using Accelerometer and Gyroscopic Measures to Quantify Postural Stability. Journal of Athletic Training, 50(6), 578-588. DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050-50.2.01  

  • July 21, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 80 views

Increased Risk of Acute Lower Extremity Injury For Up To a Year Following Concussion

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

College athletes are nearly 2 times more likely to sustain an acute lower extremity injury for up to 1-year post concussion compared with a year before the concussion.... Read more »

  • July 15, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 84 views

Does Sport Participation Give You a Longer Life?

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Former elite athletes have a longer life expectancy than demographically-matched control patients. Those athletes participating in soccer, basketball, ice hockey, jumping, short distance running, hurdling, cross-country skiing, middle and long distance runners suffer from heart disease less than control patients.... Read more »

Kettunen, J., Kujala, U., Kaprio, J., Backmand, H., Peltonen, M., Eriksson, J., & Sarna, S. (2014) All-cause and disease-specific mortality among male, former elite athletes: an average 50-year follow-up. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49(13), 893-897. DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-093347  

  • July 8, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 99 views

Balancing Chronic Ankle Instability

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

A 6-week lower-extremity training program that incorporates progressive balance exercises is effective in reducing feelings of instability and improving dynamic balance in athletes with chronic ankle instability.... Read more »

  • July 6, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 143 views

Structural Brain Changes Associated to Concussion History and Cognition

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Prior concussion that resulted in loss of consciousness is a risk factor for decreased hippocampal regions and mild cognitive impairment later in life.... Read more »

  • July 1, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 132 views

The Power of the Mind May not be as Well Utilized as it could be

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Of 1283 survey respondents, only 27% of athletes reported using mental skills such as goal setting, positive self-talk, imagery, and relaxation. Of the 249 respondents who used mental skills 72% reported they felt it helped expedite their recovery process.... Read more »

Arvinen-Barrow M, Clement D, Hamson-Utley JJ, Zakrajsek RA, Lee SM, Kamphoff C, Lintunen T, Hemmings B, & Martin SB. (2015) Athletes' use of mental skills during sport injury rehabilitation. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 24(2), 189-97. PMID: 25996227  

  • June 22, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 144 views

Differences in Symptom Reporting Between Male and Female Athletes Before and After a Concussion

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Females are more likely to report concussion-related symptoms at baseline testing than males. However, following a concussion there are no differences in symptom reporting between male and female athletes.... Read more »

  • June 21, 2015
  • 12:41 PM
  • 142 views

Concussion Rates Differ Depending on Amount of Equipment and Type of Practice

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Practice concussion rates are highest during fully padded practices, preseason, and scrimmages.... Read more »

  • June 10, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 150 views

Most Bang for your Buck = Autograft ACL Reconstruction

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) using an autograft appears to have the best outcomes and minimal costs per year of improved quality of life in comparison to allograft or conservative management. ... Read more »

  • June 8, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 126 views

School’s Need To Be Smarter With Their Return To Learning Guidelines

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

There is a wide variability in compliance of schools and school nurses with national recommendations for return to learning following a concussion.
... Read more »

  • June 3, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 133 views

Think Before You Soak

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Culture samples from 3 whirlpools at a NCAA Division I university demonstrated the presence of staphylococcus aureus (Staph) both before and after sanitization. Further, Staph was found to be present in surrounding areas and was higher following use by patients than prior to treatment.... Read more »

  • May 29, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 153 views

Non-Thermal Ultrasound Could Help Keep Your Reflexes from Inhibiting Your Rehab

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Quadriceps spinal-reflexive excitability was greater 20 minutes following non-thermal therapeutic ultrasound compared with a sham treatment among individuals with a history of knee injury and quadriceps dysfunction.... Read more »

  • May 27, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 156 views

2 Out of 3 Is Bad: Starter, Disability, and Poor Core Endurance

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

A college football player was 5.3 times more likely to have an injury during a season if he was a starter, had poor core endurance, and reported more low back disability. Assessing for these things during your preseason screening can help identify at-risk individuals who may benefit from injury prevention programs.... Read more »

  • May 20, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 139 views

Complications Should Only Be A Small Concern When Undergoing ACL Reconstruction

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Of 330 patients who underwent an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery, 27% reported an adverse event due to surgery within 2 years but only 2 adverse events (0.6%) were considered major complications and 24 (7%) required a repeat surgery. This suggests that overall, ACL reconstruction surgery is generally safe and the adverse events which do occur can be treated relatively successfully.... Read more »

  • May 13, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 200 views

To the MOON (and Back) with ACL Rehabilitation

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Rehabilitation programs that incorporate early motion, limit open kinetic chain exercises prior to 6 weeks post surgery with a transition to normal open kinetic chain exercises, and incorporate neuromuscular training throughout are best practices during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction rehabilitation.... Read more »

Wright, R., Haas, A., Anderson, J., Calabrese, G., Cavanaugh, J., Hewett, T., Lorring, D., McKenzie, C., Preston, E., Williams, G.... (2014) Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Rehabilitation: MOON Guidelines. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 7(3), 239-243. DOI: 10.1177/1941738113517855  

  • May 11, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 183 views

A Good Night’s Sleep Could Go A Long Way with Neurocognitive Performance

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Athletes who reported sleeping difficulties during preseason neurocognitive testing performed worse on neurocognitive exams after a concussion and reported more symptoms following a concussion compared with those who reported no difficulties sleeping.... Read more »

  • May 6, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 214 views

For Better or Worse: Predicting Quality of Life After an ACL Injury

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Smoking and fewer years of education are predictive of poor mental and physical health 2 or 6 years after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Higher activity levels, younger age, better quality of life before surgery, and lower body mass index at the time of injury, were all associated with higher quality of life scores at 2 or 6 years post-surgery.... Read more »

  • April 29, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 202 views

Screening with LESS

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

The Landing Error Scoring System (LESS) can help us identify poor landing habits that may leave a young soccer athlete susceptible to an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. ... Read more »

  • April 27, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 207 views

As if Sustaining a TBI was not Enough….TBI May Accelerate Brain Aging

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

A patient with a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury is likely to have structural brain changes that are associated with an older brain than his/her actual age.... Read more »

Cole JH, Leech R, Sharp DJ, & Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. (2015) Prediction of brain age suggests accelerated atrophy after traumatic brain injury. Annals of Neurology, 77(4), 571-81. PMID: 25623048  

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