Sports

Alternative treatments for muscle injury: massage, cryotherapy, and hyperbaric oxygen.

Tiidus, P. M. (2015). Alternative treatments for muscle injury: massage, cryotherapy, and hyperbaric oxygen. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, 8(2), 162–167.

This literature review discusses current evidence for alternative treatments for muscle injury. The paper is divided into three sections: 1) massage therapy, 2) cryotherapy, and 3) hyperbaric oxygen. No conclusions or recommendations are provided, only an overview of the literature.

Massage and Performance Recovery: A Meta-Analytical Review.

Poppendieck, W., Wegmann, M., Ferrauti, A., Kellmann, M., Pfeiffer, M., & Meyer, T. (2016). Massage and Performance Recovery: A Meta-Analytical Review. Sports Medicine, 46(2), 183–204.

Acute effects of stretching on maximal muscle strength and functional performance: A systematic review of Japanese-language randomised controlled trials

Mine, K., Nakayama, T., Milanese, S., & Grimmer, K. (2016). Acute effects of stretching on maximal muscle strength and functional performance: A systematic review of Japanese-language randomised controlled trials. Manual Therapy, 21, 54–62.

THE EFFECTS OF SELF-MYOFASCIAL RELEASE USING A FOAM ROLL OR ROLLER MASSAGER ON JOINT RANGE OF MOTION, MUSCLE RECOVERY, AND PERFORMANCE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.

Cheatham, S. W., Kolber, M. J., Cain, M., & Lee, M. (2015). THE EFFECTS OF SELF-MYOFASCIAL RELEASE USING A FOAM ROLL OR ROLLER MASSAGER ON JOINT RANGE OF MOTION, MUSCLE RECOVERY, AND PERFORMANCE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 10(6), 827–838“.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4637917/pdf/ijspt-10-827.pdf.

Athletic groin pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of surgical versus physical therapy rehabilitation outcomes

King, E., Ward, J., Small, L., Falvey, E., & Franklyn-Miller, A. (2015). Athletic groin pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of surgical versus physical therapy rehabilitation outcomes. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49(22), 1447–1451.

Delayed onset muscle soreness: Is massage effective?

Nelson, N. (2013). Delayed onset muscle soreness: Is massage effective? Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 17(4), 475–482.

A neuroscience approach to managing athletes with low back pain

Puentedura, E. J., & Louw, A. (2012). A neuroscience approach to managing athletes with low back pain. Physical Therapy in Sport, 13(3), 123–133.

Rehabilitation of running injuries

Nicola, T. L., & El Shami, A. (2012). Rehabilitation of running injuries. Clinics in Sports Medicine, 31(2).

This review paper discusses strategies used to rehabilitate running injuries to the lower extremities. Strategies discussed include: PRICE method, ultrasound, bone stimulators, massage, bracing, taping, injections, footware, strengthening, flexibility, balance, cross-training, and drills. The paper concludes with strategies for return to running and for specific injuries.

Spinal interventions: The role in the athlete

Jagadish, A., Nandyala, S. V., Marquez-Lara, A., Singh, K., & Lee, Y.-P. (2013). Spinal interventions: The role in the athlete. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, 21(3).

This review paper discusses conservative strategies for managing lower back pain in athletes. Strategies discussed include cold vs. heat, massage, exercise, ultrasound, traction, bracing / lumbar supports, chiropractic manipulation, injections, acupuncture, and return to play guidelines.

Stem cells, angiogenesis and muscle healing: A potential role in massage therapies?

Best, T. M., Gharaibeh, B., & Huard, J. (2013). Stem cells, angiogenesis and muscle healing: A potential role in massage therapies? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(9).

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