A scientist from James Cook University in Australia has found sports compression stockings are so effective they might be considered performance enhancers for soccer players.
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Self-confidence and cultural relevancy may be the biggest drivers of successful participation for Indigenous youth in sports. This is according to a recent paper co-authored by Dr. Leisha Strachan, an associate professor in the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management.
A new study has found that eyeball and eyelid movement, or oculomotor function, which is used to detect symptomless brain injury, can be impaired by mild, repetitive head impacts in football players. But the function may adapt mid-season, even as athletes continue to incur head impacts.
New research on 12 high school football players tracked for a season found that repeat head impacts affected the boys' vision even if those hits didn't result in a concussion. The Indiana University researchers stressed that the changes in vision did seem temporary.
A new study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports examined the potential effects of 16 different exercise types for reducing disability for activities of daily living (ADL) in older women.
A simple, fast and effective test to identify concussion in Australian Rules footballers has been investigated in a collaboration between Australian and international researchers. The app involves a speed-reading test by a footballer who has received a knock during play.
New research from Seattle Children's Research Institute and UW Medicine's Sports Health and Safety Institute found concussion rates between football players ages 5-14 were higher than previously reported, with five out of every 100 youth, or 5%, sustaining a football-related concussion each season.
2014, Shoe giant Nike began developing a shoe for elite marathon runners to help them run a marathon in under two hours.
Sport is central to the lives of many Australians. This isn't simply a reference to participation levels, but the importance of sport as a social institution.
The modified Jobe and docking techniques are the two most commonly used techniques for ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction among overhead athletes. However, no study has directly compared these techniques performed by a single surgeon. Current comparisons of these techniques have relied solely on systematic reviews and biomechanical studies.
Moving the kickoff line in Ivy League football from the 35-yard to the 40-yard line in 2016 resulted in a precipitous drop in the concussion rate among players, researchers report. A new study shows that the mean annual concussion rate per 1000 kickoff plays in the years before the experimental rule change was 10.93. Afterward, the rate dropped to 2.04.
The secret ingredient in the world's fastest marathon shoe lies primarily in its squishy midsole, not in its controversial carbon fiber plate, new CU Boulder research suggests. "This paper demonstrates that the bulk of the energy saved through this shoe comes through its softer, better foam," said senior author and integrative physiology professor Rodger Kram. "The carbon fiber plate is just a cherry on top."