Effect of Acute Needle Acupuncture on Peak Isometric Muscle Torque and Fatigue in Healthy Participants
Peter S Micalos, Sokcheon Pak, Jack Cannon, Mathew Hale and Byung-Soo Koo
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 29, 2019
Repeat performance of the peak isometric muscle torque was sustained following a 20-min acupuncture procedure compared to a decline in the control group following a 20-min rest procedure. Differences between groups might be associated with acute acupuncture procedure and acquired performance bias. The procedure of needle acupuncture requires the insertion and manipulation of a fine needle at selected acupoints on the body to induce therapeutic effects. Acupuncture is widely recognised as a treat...
Surgical Treatment of a Young Athlete with Displaced Avulsion Fracture of the Anterior Superior Iliac Spine (ASIS)
Alexander E Poor, Alec Warren, Nicole Cannon and William C Meyers
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 29, 2019
Avulsion fractures of the anterior superior iliac spine are uncommon without established treatment guidelines. Deciding between nonoperative versus surgical management depends on the grade of displacement, skeletal maturity, type of sport/activity, and competitive/career requirements. We present a young athlete who sustained an ASIS avulsion fracture while playing baseball that was treated with open surgical reduction and fixation using absorbable sutures with an emphasis on mobilizing the TFL t...
Effects of Multicomponent Training on Functional Fitness and Quality of Life in Older Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Antonio Gomes de Resende Neto, Matheus Amarante do Nascimento, Danilo Rodrigues Pereira da Silva, Raquel Simoes Mendes Netto, Josimari Melo de Santana and Marzo Edir Da Silva Grigoletto
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 25, 2019
Sixty-two older women were randomized into a multicomponent group (MG: n = 32, 65.28 ± 4.96 years) or a stretching group (SG: n = 32, 64.40 ± 3.68 years). MG performed joint mobility exercises, walking, muscle strength exercises and intermittent activities. SG has performed flexibility exercises with minimal physical effort. In order to verify the functional fitness, the Senior Fitness Test battery was used and the quality of life was verified by means of the WHOQOL BREF questionnaire in the p...