What to Read: August-October 2013

Cathedral of Learning

Blog Posts

Over at ACL Prevention, Trent Nessler, DPT has posted several fantastic posts centered around using movement analysis in the treatment of orthopedic conditions (“Does Movement Assessment Really Tell You Anything?“, “Does Injury Prevention = Improved Performance?“, “Does endurance play a role in lower kinetic chain injury prevention?“).

Evidence-Based Practice has been an important topic leading up to and following the AAOMPT Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Selena Horner at Evidence in Motion and Harrison Vaughn at In Touch PT both give their opinion on the current state of this theoretical model (“AAOMPT and Evidence Based Practice” and “Evidence-Based Practice: Survey Results“).

Mike Reinold has continued to provide excellent content at his website starting with his views on Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit (GIRD). As he points out, GIRD is not as simple as previously assumed and, at times, these deficits are not detrimental to the athlete or his/her performance. The take away from this article is simple, “assess, don’t assume”.

Finally, over at Ortho Chat, my fellow classmate TJ Moore posted several fantastic interviews with some of the leaders in our field. The first of which is a discussion with Keelan Enseki regarding the treatment of Sports Hernia. Shortly following, Chad Cook joined him to discuss the current state of Randomized Controlled Trials in the physical therapy literature. And finally, Tom Tisdale discussed the current best practice with regards to treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Pathology. Definitely worth checking out.

Research

1. Engquist M, et al. Surgery Versus Nonsurgical Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy: A Prospective, Randomized Study Comparing Surgery Plus Physiotherapy With Physiotherapy Alone With a 2-Year Follow-up. Spine. 2013; 38(20): 1715–1722.

2. Ericsson YB, et al. Lower extremity performance following ACL rehabilitation in the KANON-trial: impact of reconstruction and predictive value at 2 and 5 years. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013; 47(15): 980-985.

3. Farrokhi S, et al. A Biomechanical Perspective on Physical Therapy Management of Knee Osteoarthritis. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 43(9): 600–619.

4. Gagnier JJ, et al. Interventions Designed to Prevent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Adolescents and Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013;41(8):1952–1962.

5. Kuhn JE, et al. Effectiveness of physical therapy in treating atraumatic full-thickness rotator cuff tears: a multicenter prospective cohort study. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 2013; 22(10): 1371-1379.

6. Manske RC, et al. Current Concepts in Shoulder Examination of the Overhead Athlete. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 8(5): 554–578.

7. Martin RL, et al. Ankle Stability and Movement Coordination Impairments: Ankle Ligament Sprains. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 43(9): A1–A40.

8. Peters J, et al. Proximal Exercises are Effective in Treating Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 8(5): 689–700.

9. Rio E, Moseley L, Purdam C, et al. The Pain of Tendinopathy: Physiological or Pathophysiological? Sports Med. 2013.

10. Shaarani SR, et al. Effect of Prehabilitation on the Outcome of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013; 41(9): 2117–2127.

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