International Journal of

Sports and Exercise MedicineISSN: 2469-5718

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510129

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510128

The Influence of the UCLH Work - Based Pedometer Challenge on Physical Activity and Exercise Self - Efficacy: A Pre-Post Test Study

Omu Onutobor, PhD and Thawley Paul, Msc

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 27, 2019

The literature on the effect work-based pedometer interventions on physical activity levels measured by self-reporting scales have shown mixed results. The aim of this study was to explore the impact of the University College London Hospital (UCLH) 6-week work-based pedometer challenge on physical activity levels, perceived health status and exercise self-efficacy. Secondary aims include investigating changes in weight, BMI and waist circumference....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510127

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510126

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...

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