Research Roundup- Week of June 13, 2016
What CLE Sports PT is reading to give athletes #BETTER care
- Relationship Between Reactive Agility and Change of Direction Speed in Amateur Soccer Players. No significant relationship found between reactive agility and change of direction speed, suggesting that reaction training for sports like soccer is more effective.
- ACL reconstruction in youth athletes results in an improved rate of return to athletic activity when compared with non-operative treatment: a systematic review of the literature. Athletes after ACL reconstruction found to have an improved rate of return to sports after ACL reconstruction (ACLR) versus non-operative treatment.
- Sports injury and illness epidemiology during the 2014 Youth Olympic Games: United States Olympic Team Surveillance. 43% of youth athletes had an injury and 21% reported an illness during the 2014 Olympic Games. Most common injuries were in the knee and ankle.
- Strength and Kicking Performance in Soccer: A Review. Current studies suggest there is an inconsistent relationship between strength and kicking speed in soccer. Plyometric and explosive strength training, however, improved kicking speed in combination with regular soccer training.