International Journal of

Sports and Exercise MedicineISSN: 2469-5718


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510081

Effects of a Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Intervention on Athletes Psychological Responses Following Injury: A Pilot Study

Scott Rollo, Jill Tracey and Harry Prapavessis

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 15, 2017

Participation in sport is associated with the possibility of athletic injury. The 2013-2014 Statistics Canada Community Health Survey indicated 33.5% of injuries were a result of participation in sport and exercise. Additionally, an estimated eight million sports injuries are treated annually in Europe and over 3.3 million athletic related injuries are reported in the United States annually....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510080

Influence of 7-Day Simulated Microgravity on Human Mechanical Properties Calf and Architecture and the Effect of Electromyostimulation Training

Yuri A Koryak

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 27, 2017

A number of studies have indicated that sudden exposure to microgravity environment causes a decrease in the tone of the skeletal muscles, reduction of muscle strength, perceptual and coordination disorders in the neuromuscular systems, shift of the spinal reflex mechanisms and degradation of joint position sense....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510079

A Step towards a Field Based Agility Test in Team Sports

David Drake, Rodney Kennedy, Jonny Davis, Matthew Godfrey, Simon MacLeod and Amy Davis

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 23, 2017

Agility perfos makinrmance tests are limited by the requirement for force plates, timing gates or expensive camera systemg application into practice challenging. The primary aim of this study was to assess the inter-rater reliability of a field based 1v1 agility test encompassing perceptual-action performance. A secondary aim was to assess the relationship between the 1v1 agility tests with a range of physical performance tests including a commonly used Y step test....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510078

Plantar Fibromatosis: An Unusual Cause of Plantar Pain

Filipa Vieira, Clarissa Canella, Flavia Costa, Alessandro Severo and Edson Marchiori

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 22, 2017

Ledderhose's disease or plantar fibromatosis is a rare benign condition characterized by local proliferation of fibrous nodular tissue within the plantar aponeurosis. The diagnosis of this disease is based on clinical examination but imaging is often required to confirm the diagnosis or reveal alternative diagnosis. Because the cause of Ledderhose disease is still unknown....

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