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13.02.2019 | Systematic Review

Vertebral Artery Dissection in Sport: A Systematic Review

Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) is an uncommon yet potentially catastrophic injury that may occur as a result of sports participation [ 1 ]. Improved understanding of this injury specific to the sporting context may inform prevention strategies …

11.02.2019 | Review Article

A Physiologically Based Approach to Prescribing Exercise Following a Sport-Related Concussion

Clinical management of concussion has evolved over the last 20 years, and complete cognitive and physical rest remains a common clinical recommendation. The duration of rest may vary widely, from 24–48 h to several weeks or until the patient’s …

11.02.2019 | Review Article

Physical Literacy, Physical Activity and Health: Toward an Evidence-Informed Conceptual Model

Physical literacy (PL) provides a powerful lens for examining movement in relation to physical activity (PA) and motor skill outcomes, environmental context, and broader social and affective learning processes. To date, limited consideration has …

11.02.2019 | Leading Article

Is Heat Intolerance State or Trait?

The existing literature suggests two standpoints in defining heat intolerance, which are heat tolerance as state or trait. The former bases its case in the plasticity of human physiology, where one may gain or lose the adaptations associated with …

11.02.2019 | Systematic Review

The Relationship Between Motor Competence and Physical Fitness from Early Childhood to Early Adulthood: A Meta-Analysis

It has often been shown that decreased levels of physical activity are associated with increased levels of overweight and obese children and adolescents [ 1 , 2 ]. In view of these negative trends and the importance of physical activity in health [ …3

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Sports Medicine bridges the gap between science and practice in the promotion of exercise and health, and in the scientific assessment, study and understanding of sports performance. Regular features include: sports injury prevention and treatment; exercise for health; drugs in sport and recommendations for training and nutrition.

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