International Journal of

Sports and Exercise MedicineISSN: 2469-5718

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510212

Pattern of Musculoskeletal Injuries Amongst Male Amateur Basketball Players in Anambra State, Nigeria

Christian Arinze Okonkwo, MSc, Eustus Chigemezu Okereke, B.MR, Joseph Onuwa Umunnah, Ph.D., Peter Olanrewaju Ibikunle, Ph.D., Victor Egwuonwu, Ph.D., Stanley Maduagwu, Ph.D., Kenneth Umezurike Ani, MSc, Dickson Obinna Nwodo, MSc, Samuel Chidile Muonwe, MSc and Chiamaka Ann Nwanne MSc

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 06, 2022

Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSIs) are expected consequences of participation in sports-related occupations like basketball given that it is a contact sport with complex movements that include jumps, turns, and quick changes in direction. This study, therefore, explored the pattern of MSIs among amateur basketball players in the Anambra State of Nigeria and the correlation between socio-demographic variables and MSIs. A cross-sectional survey research design was used for this study. One hundred a...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510211

Acute Effect of Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation on Cycle Ergometer Test and Physiological Parameters in Healthy Young Individuals: A Pilot Study

Sefa Haktan HATIK, PT, MSc, PhD, Berkay Eren Pehlivanoğlu, PT, MSc, PhD, Mesut ARSLAN, PT, MSc, PhD, Çilem TAŞKIN, MSc and Ali Veysel ÖZDEN, MD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 05, 2022

This study is to investigate the effect of non-invasive auricular VNS on cycle ergometer test and physiological parameters in healthy individuals. 46 people participated in the study. The participants were randomly divided into 3 groups as Above Threshold, Under Threshold and Control according to the sensation of electrical current on ears. The participants were evaluated 3 times; before the application, after the first and second bicycle exercises. Numerical pain scale, pulse rate, blood pressu...

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