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Capostagno, Benoit - - 2012
van Rensburg, D.C. - - 2012
Acute corticosteroid-induced rhabdomyolysis is a rare, but potentially life-threatening, condition that deserves the attention of medical professionals and sport scientists. Early diagnosis is vital in minimising the secondary damage caused by rhabdomyolysis. This case of rhabdomyolysis highlights the severity of symptoms and the importance of decisive treatment. Clinicians should be ...
Millson, H. - - 2012
There is little consensus on the diagnosis, pathophysiology, investigation and management of groin injuries. A key factor in making the correct diagnosis is to firstly understand the anatomy and likely generators of pain in the region. This requires an understanding of the two joints in the pelvis--the hip joint and ...
Hendricks, S. - - 2012
Growing interest in producing expert performance, and increasing sport participation, has led to a number of models being proposed for optimal sporting development. Using physical or psychological developmental milestones as guidelines, these models in sport were aimed primarily at identifying key stages during childhood and adolescence, and to optimise training ...
Webborn, N. - - 2012
Participation in sporting activities carries an injury risk. Conversely, the increased awareness that physical inactivity is a major risk factor for disease has led government agencies and the medical community to encourage increased levels of physical activity. Many people will achieve this through participation in sport. Injury inevitably leads to ...
Kolbe-Alexander, T.L. - - 2012
Background. The global mandate by the WHO World Health Report of 2002, Global Strategy for Diet, Physical Activity and Health, were mirrored by the policy environment in South Africa. The 'Vuka South Africa--Move for your Health' campaign was an example of an initiative adopted by national government, promoting physical activity ...
van Niekerk, - - 2012
Objectives. This correlational study investigated the relationship between competitive anxiety and shoulder injuries in a sample of club rugby players (N=112) from two universities and three suburban clubs.
du Toit, - - 2012
Background. The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has had a continual challenge to make the game representative of players of all ethnic groups at all levels of play. In response to this challenge SARU has implemented several programmes designed to accelerate the development of players from previously disadvantaged areas with ...
Mostert-Wentzel, Karien - - 2012
Objective. To determine the short-term effect of kinesio tape on the explosive gluteus maximus power of male athletes, comparing a recommended application pattern with a placebo.
Barsky, Etti - - 2012
There are many concerns about exercise during pregnancy, with medical advice historically dissuading women from continuing or initiating regular exercise programmes. However, research has shown that high levels of exercise are not associated with an increased incidence of negative events.
Karpul, David - - 2012
Fifteen regional rugby union teams compete for the Super Rugby title--five each from Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. In 2011, significant changes were made to the tournament format and these were continued in 2012. The new changes created an inherent bias, favouring teams that are strong relative to their ...
Oschman, Zanet - - 2012
Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES) is an uncommon cause of exercise-induced pain in the lower extremity of young athletes. However, it might explain the symptoms of those athletes who do not respond to treatment for the more common overuse syndromes. We present a case of a young professional male athlete ...
Kholvadia, Aayesha - - 2012
Objectives. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of whole body vibration (WBV) training for promoting health-related physical fitness in sedentary adults.
Pollock, Noel - - 2012
Objective. While it is recognised that vitamin D deficiency is common in the general population, there have been no studies in elite athletes in the UK. This observational study aimed to assess the 25 hydroxy-vitamin D (25(OH)D) status of elite athletes on the Great Britain track and field team.
Brown, James - - 2012
Background. Rugby Union, compared with other popular team sports, presents an above-average risk of injury to players that may increase with age and level of play. Elite schoolboy rugby players have been competing at the South African Rugby Union (SARU) Youth tournaments at the under-13 (CW13), under-16 (GK16) and under-18 ...
McVeigh, Joanne - - 2012
Objective. We sought to determine the validity, reliability and ranking ability of an interviewer-administered physical activity questionnaire (PAQ), measuring physical activity (PA) and inactivity history over a 1-week and 1-year period in South African primary school-aged children.
Maynard, Jennifer - - 2012
Objective. Prior studies of full-marathon participants have demonstrated a higher incidence of hyponatraemia in runners with completion times of 4 hours or more. Our primary aim was to determine if slower pace is associated with increased prevalence of hyponatraemia. Secondly, we evaluated the prevalence of hyponatraemia in full-marathoners v. half-marathoners.
Noorbhai, M.H. - - 2012
Objectives. This study investigated the prevalence and nature of cricket-related musculoskeletal pain among male adolescent cricket players (n=234) residing in the Highway area of Durban over a 12-month period during all the seasons of the year.
Stretch, Richard - - 2012
Objectives. Injury surveillance is fundamental to preventing and reducing the risk of injury. The aim of this study is to determine the incidence of the injuries sustained by elite schoolboy cricketers over three seasons (2007 - 2008, 2008 - 2009, 2009 - 2010) to identify possible risk factors.
Denissen, Emmerentia - - 2012
Objectives. To investigate the effect of a 3-day trail run on markers of muscle damage and inflammation in recreational runners.
Marino, F.E. - - 2012
The study of human fatigue stretches back centuries and remains a significant part of medical and social discourse. In the exercise sciences fatigue is routinely related to the ability to pro duce muscle force or to the recovery from force decrements. However, the study of fatigue has by virtue of ...
Shuttleworth-Edwards, Ann - - 2012
Within the compressed gas diving arena there is a risk of cerebral damage with deleterious neuropsychological sequelae in association with decompression illness (DCI), hypoxia, gas toxicity, as well as the cumulative subclinical effect of 'silent' paradoxical gas embolisms, the last being an area of growing concern. However, within diving medicine ...
Lambert, Mike - - 2012
Shuttleworth-Edwards, Ann - - 2011
The purpose of this article was to contribute to an argument regarding the utility of computerised baseline and follow-up neurocognitive testing within the sports concussion arena. Heated debate around this issue via a number of contributions has appeared recently in the journal Current Sports Medicine Reports, with its use being ...
Kemp, Chanelle - - 2011
Objective. To determine the prevalence of hypertension in Grade 1 learners in the North West Province of South Africa and to investigate the association between blood pressure (BP) and body composition of these children.
Montasser, Nadia Abd - - 2011
objectives. To highlight the pattern of vigorous physical activity among freshmen university students and to evaluate the association between sociodemographic factors, perceived barriers, support factors, sedentary behaviours and body mass index.
Daniels, Andrea - - 2011
Objectives. This empirical study investigated the effect of a moderate aerobic exercise programme on the body self-image of a sample of women (n=49) in middle adulthood with a mean age of 54.2 years.
Durandt, Justin - - 2011
Background. The South African Rugby Union has adopted the model of competition at a young age (U13 years) to identify talent. There is concern however that bigger players who mature early are selected at this age, and that the majority of these players do not play rugby at a high ...
Lambert, Mike - - 2011
Taliep, Mogammad - - 2011
objectives. This study investigated the difference in performance of white (W), coloured/Indian (C/I) and black African (BA) cricket batsmen at a junior provincial level in South Africa over a period of 7 years.
Derman, Wayne - - 2011
Hamstring injuries are common in jumping and sprinting athletes. This case series documents acute grade I-II hamstring injuries in two Paralympic athletes. These athletes were able to transcend their injuries to compete 4 and 6 days after injury to attain personal best achievements.
Nolte, Kim - - 2011
objective. To compare the effects of a 3-month land- and water-based exercise programme among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) sufferers.
Rogers, Matthew - - 2011
objective. To compare clinic-based (CB) and home-based (HB) deliveries of a knee osteoarthritis (OA) exercise programme.
Potgieter, Sunita - - 2011
Objective. The aim of this study was to determine body composition, dietary intake and supplement use among Olympic and Ironman distance triathletes residing in the Western Cape.
Havemann, Lize - - 2011
objective. The primary aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of disordered eating (DE) behaviour and menstrual disorders in a group of provincial-to-national level student netball players. The secondary aim was to examine the relationship between body composition, energy intake, DE and menstrual patterns in student netball players.
Lambert, Mike - - 2011
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