Special Issue of Athletic Training & Sports Healthcare Urges Trainers to Re-Think Injury Rehabilitation

February 15, 2021

Thorofare, NJ– SLACK Incorporated, an independent STM publisher of leading health care journals, has recently published a special issue in its Athletic Training & Sports Healthcare journal exploring injury rehabilitation. The issue, published in November/December but designated as free to readers for the next 12 months, establishes practical techniques that specialists can utilize that will minimize the risk of re-injury for their patients.

This guest editors of the issue are Alan R. Needle, PhD, ATC, CSCS and Adam B. Rosen, PhD, ATC. Needle serves as Associate Professor at Appalachian State University and Rosen serves as Assistant Professor at University of Nebraska, at Omaha.  “This special issue explores some of the latest research on neurocognitive function and focus of attention, so we may rethink and improve injury rehabilitation,” said Needle.

Among other topics, the issue’s articles cover:

  1.  The Effect of Attentional Focus on Gluteus Medius Recruitment and Force Production;
  2.  Cognitive Loading Produces Similar Change in Postural Stability in Patients With Chronic Ankle Instability and Controls;
  3.  Laboratory- and Clinician-Oriented Measures of Sensory Organization Strategies in Those With and Without Chronic Ankle Instability; and
  4.  If an External Focus Improves Single-Leg Jump Distance for Individuals With Chronic Ankle Instability.

This past December, the special issue’s guest editors and article authors met virtually for a round table conversation covering the article topics. The 48-minute conversation is led by guest editors Needle and Rosen; the article authors of the special issue also created video abstracts summarizing their respective articles. The complete playlist of the video abstracts can be viewed here. Links to the video abstracts can also be found on the abstracts for the issue, found at healio.com/atshc.

“The research in this special issue poses ideas to the reader that could revolutionize their approach to rehabilitation,” said Athletic Training & Sports Healthcare editor Thomas W. Kaminski, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA, of University of Delaware. “We publish this issue with the hope that athletic training and sports health care professionals around the world will have a new perspective on mitigating the risk of reinjury.”

Founded in 2009, ATSHC has been providing contemporary athletic training and sports health care information and guidance to clinicians involved in a variety of allied health professions. The Journal publishes original research, case reviews, evidence-based reports, clinical columns, systematic reviews, and literature reviews from a variety of sports health care disciplines.

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