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Benefits Of Onsite Health Programs In The Corporate Setting, Nathan Cook Apr 2019

Benefits Of Onsite Health Programs In The Corporate Setting, Nathan Cook

Thinking Matters Symposium

Worksite health care clinics and corporate wellness programs are becoming a staple of companies at all levels. Companies are finding that having onsite healthcare clinics as well as comprehensive wellness programs are not only good incentives for employees but actually able to save large amounts of money with injury prevention, decrease in lost productivity and a number of other factors. A 2010 meta- analysis looking at the Return-Of Investment (ROI) found that there was an average of $3.27 per dollar spent on wellness initiatives ROI. Yearly savings can be upwards of $225,000 in some cases as the Sygenta ...


Effects Of Headgear On Concussions In Soccer Players, Bayley Pendleton Apr 2018

Effects Of Headgear On Concussions In Soccer Players, Bayley Pendleton

Thinking Matters Symposium

Concussions have become a hot topic among athletic health care, but there is still a great deal to learn. One specific population has been studied and research produced showing the effects of wearing protective headgear. For some reason, adolescent soccer players are more apt to suffer a concussion. Taking steps to reduce recovery time and make concussions less common is something that should be addressed. The studies done showing the effects of headgear in adolescent soccer players is a topic that needs to be more widely known.


Does The Application Of Kinesiology Tape Aid In Increasing Venous Flow, K. Fitzgerald, Victoria Saunders Apr 2018

Does The Application Of Kinesiology Tape Aid In Increasing Venous Flow, K. Fitzgerald, Victoria Saunders

Thinking Matters Symposium

Kinesiology tape has become extremely popular among athletes of all ages. It’s bright colors and the unique patterns created by the tape have gained an astonishing amount of attention. KT tape is a highly elastic tape that is advertised to increase muscle proprioception, reduce pain, and increase the space between fascial layers for higher venous flow. There has been a large amount of controversy surrounding KT tape and the placebo effects its usage may have. The purpose of this study is to determine if kinesiology tape actually increases venous flow which will result in a reduction of edema and ...


Rehabilitation Of A Post-Surgical Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair, Emily Nicholson, L Webber Apr 2017

Rehabilitation Of A Post-Surgical Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair, Emily Nicholson, L Webber

Thinking Matters Symposium

The purpose of this literature review is to demonstrate a plan for the rehabilitation of ulnar collateral ligament tear post-surgery and return to play quickly and safely. This poster will demonstrate a protocol to follow for an athlete post reconstruction of their UCL to regain range of motion, to strengthen, to stabilize and to prepare the shoulder joint to return the athlete to an overhead throwing sport.


Conservative Treatment For An Achilles Rupture, Krystyn Keating, Braden Heal, R Ingram Apr 2017

Conservative Treatment For An Achilles Rupture, Krystyn Keating, Braden Heal, R Ingram

Thinking Matters Symposium

The aim of this research is to illustrate a protocol of non-operative treatment of an Achilles rupture and discover the best practices for the rehabilitation process. The sources of the literature search included the following databases: SAGE and BioMed Central A complete Achilles rupture is a condition that may affect athletes as well as the general population. A majority of these injuries occur during a combination of exaggerated dorsiflexion of the ankle and forceful plantarflexion. Evidence has shown that overuse injuries such as chronic inflammation or other tendinopathies correlate to this injury. It’s common to get the Achilles tendon ...


Metabolic Costs Of Blood Flow Restriction Training Under Moderate Load To Failure, Ian Byron, Chris Chessie, Matthew Smith, Logan Carman Apr 2017

Metabolic Costs Of Blood Flow Restriction Training Under Moderate Load To Failure, Ian Byron, Chris Chessie, Matthew Smith, Logan Carman

Thinking Matters Symposium

This research focused on the metabolic costs associated with squatting to failure and squatting to failure with blood flow restriction cuffs. Each individual training program lasted a total of three weeks; consisting of two training days per week. Two groups were used for this study; proximal occlusion of legs and non-occluded legs. The occlusion group left the cuffs on until their final set was complete and pressure was maintained at 140 mmHg. The final session was monitored by a metabolic cart which recorded oxygen consumption levels throughout the workout. Oxygen consumption levels can be used to estimate aerobic costs, which ...


The Effects Of Blood Flow Restriction Training On Strength And Hypertrophy; Is It Worth It?, David Donovan, Clarissa El-Hajj, Ryan Koenig, Seth Wing Apr 2017

The Effects Of Blood Flow Restriction Training On Strength And Hypertrophy; Is It Worth It?, David Donovan, Clarissa El-Hajj, Ryan Koenig, Seth Wing

Thinking Matters Symposium

We examined the effects of Blood Flow Restriction Training on Strength and Hypertrophy involving 3 female and 5 male subjects. Participants came in to train twice a week for 3 weeks and were randomly assigned to either the BFR or non-BFR group. Resistance exercise included lifting a weight to muscular fatigue or wearing blood flow restriction cuffs during resistance training to muscular fatigue performed on the smith machine. Squat exercises were performed on different days, lifting a weight at 50% of a 1 repetition maximum for a total of 3 sets with a 90 second recovery after the 1st and ...


Post-Surgical Rehabilitation For The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Daniel Webb, S Dibiase, T Grant Apr 2017

Post-Surgical Rehabilitation For The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Daniel Webb, S Dibiase, T Grant

Thinking Matters Symposium

The purpose of this project was to construct a rehabilitation protocol using therapeutic exercises carried out to return to play. The protocol was for a soccer player in the college setting who has sustained a torn ACL. The sources that we use include databases from EBSCO, physiopedia, hindawi and google scholar. ACL injuries are common in soccer players. It is important that the sports medical field has a good understanding on how to preform a rehabilitation protocol for athletes that are recovering from ACL reconstruction. Injuries to the ACL can occur with direct contact or non-contact. A cut-or-plant movement is ...


Combustion, Respiration And Intermittent Exercise: A Theoretical Perspective On Oxygen Uptake And Energy Expenditure, Christopher B. Scott Ph.D. Mar 2014

Combustion, Respiration And Intermittent Exercise: A Theoretical Perspective On Oxygen Uptake And Energy Expenditure, Christopher B. Scott Ph.D.

Exercise, Health and Sport Science

While no doubt thought about for thousands of years, it was Antoine Lavoisier in the late 18th century who is largely credited with the first “modern” investigations of biological energy exchanges. From Lavoisier’s work with combustion and respiration a scientific trend emerges that extends to the present day: the world gains a credible working hypothesis but validity goes missing, often for some time, until later confirmed using proper measures. This theme is applied to glucose/glycogen metabolism where energy exchanges are depicted as conversion from one form to another and, transfer from one place to another made by both ...