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Cleveland's Bitter Pill: A Diagnosis Of Injured Title Dreams And Die Hard Fans, Joseph Congeni 2014 University of Akron

Cleveland's Bitter Pill: A Diagnosis Of Injured Title Dreams And Die Hard Fans, Joseph Congeni

University Press Publications

This collection of stories examines Cleveland's athletic teams and injuries that have hindered their quests for championships. From rotator cuffs to knee ligaments, from sprained ankles to sprained backs, and from broken legs to broken arms, Cleveland's misery has taken some of its best athletes and immobilized them at inopportune times. Shaq gave fans his inside dominance and his ailing thumb in 2010. Herb Score was a blazing lefthander until he took a line drive to the face in 1957. When the Las Vegas oddsmakers picked the Brown to win the Super Bowl in 1988, Bernie Kosar's ...


A Case Study At Prime Human Performance Institute: Noting Barriers To Access, Ian Seddon 2014 SIT Study Abroad

A Case Study At Prime Human Performance Institute: Noting Barriers To Access, Ian Seddon

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Prime Human Performance Institute is a new athletic facility situated in Moses Mabhida stadium that provides scientific support for athletes aspiring to achieve greatness within their specific discipline. However, even with the presence of high performance training centers like Prime, South Africa’s athletes have struggled to consistently compete at a world-class level in relation to other comparable nations.

The aim of this participant observation study was to observe and assess the quality of service provided by Prime Human Performance Institute, while briefly identifying the barriers that prevent South African athletes from utilizing a high performance center such as Prime ...


Effects Of Yoga On Arm Volume Among Women With Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema: A Pilot Study, Mary Insana Fisher, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Laura Leach, Colleen O'Malley, Cheryl Paeplow, Tess Prescott, Harold Merriman 2014 University of Dayton

Effects Of Yoga On Arm Volume Among Women With Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema: A Pilot Study, Mary Insana Fisher, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Laura Leach, Colleen O'Malley, Cheryl Paeplow, Tess Prescott, Harold Merriman

Department of Physical Therapy Faculty Publications

Lymphedema affects 3–58% of survivors of breast cancer and can result in upper extremity impairments. Exercise can be beneficial in managing lymphedema. Yoga practice has been minimally studied for its effects on breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL). The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of yoga on arm volume, quality of life (QOL), self-reported arm function, and hand grip strength in women with BCRL. Six women with BCRL participated in modified Hatha yoga 3×/week for 8 weeks. Compression sleeves were worn during yoga sessions. Arm volume, QOL, self-reported arm function, and hand grip strength were ...


Performance Implications Of Rear Foot Movement In The Swimming Kick Start, Amber C. Hutchinson 2014 The University of Western Ontario

Performance Implications Of Rear Foot Movement In The Swimming Kick Start, Amber C. Hutchinson

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The performance implications of changing rear foot joint angles in the kick start were evaluated using a replicated version of the Omega OSB11 starting block. Maximal effort dives were collected for twenty-six competitive swimmers. The block was equipped with two tri-axial force plates to differentiate between forces applied to the rear foot rest and forces applied to the block. Two high-speed video cameras recorded hind-foot eversion and dorsiflexion angles. Competitive swimmers with larger hind-foot eversion movement have larger lateral kick plate forces, longer kick plate times, and larger contributions of the kick plate to total impulse. These swimmers also have ...


The Use Of Ability Based Training In Police Force Recruits, Robin M. Orr, M. Stierli, Kelsie Ford 2014 Bond University

The Use Of Ability Based Training In Police Force Recruits, Robin M. Orr, M. Stierli, Kelsie Ford

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Publications

The aim of this study was to investigate whether an Ability Based Training (ABT) program derived from the 30‐15 Intermittent Fitness Test (IFT), would improve the aerobic fitness of police recruits to the same extent as current training processes, in less time and with fewer injuries.


Load Carriage: An Integrated Risk Management Approach., Robin M. Orr 2014 Bond University

Load Carriage: An Integrated Risk Management Approach., Robin M. Orr

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Publications

No abstract provided.


Identifying The Prevalence Of Ncaa American Football Players Sustaining Traumatic Brain Injuries (Concussions) During Spring Practice In The Big Sky Conference, Kery R. White 2014 Portland State University

Identifying The Prevalence Of Ncaa American Football Players Sustaining Traumatic Brain Injuries (Concussions) During Spring Practice In The Big Sky Conference, Kery R. White

Skyline - The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal

The goal of this study is to identify ways to minimize and/or further prevent athletic concussions in an effort to add years to athletes’ lives, greatly decrease side effects of sustaining multiple head traumas, and thus increase the quality of life for athletes around the world. Conferences such as the Pac-12 and the Ivy League are moving toward a safer method of playing the game of football, but the reality of the situation is, players are only getting bigger, stronger and faster, and they will continue to play with passion and a love for the game.

With the increased ...


Effects Of Cycling Workload And Cadence On Frontal Plane Knee Load, Ying Fang 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Effects Of Cycling Workload And Cadence On Frontal Plane Knee Load, Ying Fang

Masters Theses

The effect of workload and cadence on sagittal plane knee biomechanics in cycling has been widely studied, however few studies have focused on the frontal plane. Frontal plane knee biomechanics, especially knee abduction moment, is closely related to the severity and progression of knee osteoarthritis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of different workloads and cadences on knee frontal plane kinematics and kinetics. Eighteen subjects participated in this study. A motion analysis system was used to collect five cycles of kinematics during two minutes of cycling in eight testing conditions, which included five workload conditions of ...


Accuracy Of Sensewear Armband Mini-Fly For Estimating Energy Expenditure In Normal Weight, Overweight, And Obese Individuals, Bethany MaryAlice Forseth 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Accuracy Of Sensewear Armband Mini-Fly For Estimating Energy Expenditure In Normal Weight, Overweight, And Obese Individuals, Bethany Maryalice Forseth

Masters Theses

Obesity has become one of the greatest public health issues in America. BodyMedia promotes their SenseWear Armband physical activity monitor as a way to help with weight management. Purpose: to assess the accuracy of the SenseWear Armband Mini-Fly (SWA-MF) in adults of different BMI categories during rest, recovery, and two walking speeds. Methods: Forty-six participants were assigned to one of three BMI classifications: normal weight (n =15; 18.5-24.9 kg.m-2 [kilograms per meter squared]), overweight (n=17; 25-29.9 kg.m-2), or obese (n= 14; ≥30 kg.m-2). Height and weight were measured. Participants began ...


The Energy Expenditure And Feasibility Of Two Prenatal Yoga Programs, Doree Lynn Gardner 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

The Energy Expenditure And Feasibility Of Two Prenatal Yoga Programs, Doree Lynn Gardner

Masters Theses

Purpose: To determine the energy expenditure and feasibility of two different DVD-­‐ based prenatal yoga programs (static yoga practice and vinyasa practice). Methods: Participants were 25 women in their second trimester (13-­‐28 weeks) who werescreened for pregnancy-­‐related risk factors. The two DVDs used were “Prenatal Yoga with Shiva Rea” (DVD A) which is a static yoga practice, and “Jennifer Wolfes Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga” (DVD B) which is a flow yoga practice. Both DVDs were approximately 50-­‐55 minutes, and included three phases (warm up, main, cool down). Each subject completed both prenatal DVD routines approximately two weeks apart ...


The Interrelationships Among A Concussion-Related Biomarker, Head Hits, And Impact Test In Collegiate Football Players, Lucas Bianco 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Interrelationships Among A Concussion-Related Biomarker, Head Hits, And Impact Test In Collegiate Football Players, Lucas Bianco

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

Head injuries are prevalent in collegiate athletics with concussions being common among contact sports, such as football. Concussion assessment and diagnosis is complicated by the lack of objective and assessment techniques. The purpose of the study was to determine if there is a relationship between the level of a concussion-related biomarker, self-report (subjective) head hits, video-analyzed head hits, and ImPACT test scores in college football athletes before and after a football practice session.

After being recruited and consented to participate, 29 Division I college football athletes provided a blood sample via finger stick two days before a 2014 spring football ...


An Evaluation Of Kinematic Variables During Stance Phase Of A Training Endurance Run, Joshua Paul Bailey 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

An Evaluation Of Kinematic Variables During Stance Phase Of A Training Endurance Run, Joshua Paul Bailey

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

The purpose of the study was to evaluate kinematics of the lower extremity during the stance phase of an endurance training run. Fifteen participants (8 male, 7 female; 30.5 ± 8.4 years; 71.8 ± 11 kg; 1.73 ± 0.07 m) reported that they were currently signed up for, or planned on signing up for, an endurance race within the next six months of participation in the study (9 half marathon, 3 marathon, 1 triathlon, 2 21k trail run). All had a weekly running mileage greater than 20 miles (23.8 ±4.6 miles). Participants were required to complete ...


Stride Length-Speed Relationship During Body Weight Supported Running, Carmen Chona 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Stride Length-Speed Relationship During Body Weight Supported Running, Carmen Chona

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

The purpose of this study was to determine if body weight support influences the stride length-speed relationship. Additionally, the purpose was to determine if impact characteristics of running are influenced by body weight support and speed. Subjects (n=10; 6 female, 4 male) volunteered to participate in this study. All subjects were injury free and were comfortable running on a treadmill for 30 minutes. Subjects ran on a lower body positive (LBPP, Alter-G, G-Trainer) treadmill for 4 conditions of body weight (100, 40, 30 and 20% of body weight) and 4 running speeds (100, 110, 120 and 130% of the ...


High School Football Players Underreport Head Injuries: A Descriptive Comparative Study, Hillary MN Oaks 2014 Cedarville University

High School Football Players Underreport Head Injuries: A Descriptive Comparative Study, Hillary Mn Oaks

Master of Science in Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Projects

Introduction: Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (MTBIs) are some of the most common injuries that occur in the adolescent athlete population, and yet experts believe that MTBI’s are underreported. Most state athletic organizations require annual Pre-Participation Examinations in order to participate in high school sports. The purpose of this study was to research the effectiveness of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Pre-Participation Exam (OHSAA PPE) form in eliciting previous MTBIs.

Method: A descriptive, correlational study was conducted with 43 high school football players at a mass-screening event.

Results: There was a statistically significant underreporting of MTBI’s on the ...


Quantifying And Comparing The Head Impact Biomechanics Of Different Player Positions For Canadian University Football, Kody Campbell 2014 The University of Western Ontario

Quantifying And Comparing The Head Impact Biomechanics Of Different Player Positions For Canadian University Football, Kody Campbell

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Differences between Canadian and American football could affect the magnitudes of head impacts and risk of concussion to Canadian players. This study sought to quantify and compare the number, magnitude, and location of impacts that Canadian University football players of different positions experienced during games and practice in a season. A kinematic measuring device collected the linear accelerations and rotational velocities of the head from impacts experienced by players competing in practices and games. The impact magnitudes that were experienced in games were significantly larger than in practice. The offensive back position and wide receiver position had significantly larger peak ...


Unveiling The 'Olympic Kidnapping Act': Examining Public Policy And Homelessness In The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, Sophy Chan 2014 The University of Western Ontario

Unveiling The 'Olympic Kidnapping Act': Examining Public Policy And Homelessness In The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, Sophy Chan

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis examines how the 2010 Olympic Games contributed to the issue of homelessness in Vancouver. Specifically, this thesis: 1) investigates how local and provincial ordinances were exploited by landlords to displace tenants and used to mobilize spaces for Olympic consumption so that unwanted behaviours related to homelessness were criminalized, and 2) documents and analyzes the arguments put forward by advocacy groups that contested what was happening to low-income and homeless residents because of Olympic development. Throughout, I argue that homelessness was exacerbated in the lead-up to the Olympic Games in two ways. First, landlords and building owners who wanted ...


Commercialism And The Moral Standing Of The National Collegiate Athletic Association, Robert C. Schneider 2014 The College at Brockport

Commercialism And The Moral Standing Of The National Collegiate Athletic Association, Robert C. Schneider

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Presentations and Papers

Presentation at the Fifth International Conference on Sport and Society titled: Commercialism and the Moral Standing of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, it offers insights generated from utilitarian moral analysis that provide National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) leadership with a structured foundation from which to make commercialism related choices supporting overall organizational happiness and stability.

By Professor Dr. Robert C. Schneider Director, Sport Management Program, The College at Brockport.


Utilitarian Moral Theory: Parallels Between A Sport Organization And Society, Robert C. Schneider 2014 The College at Brockport

Utilitarian Moral Theory: Parallels Between A Sport Organization And Society, Robert C. Schneider

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Presentations and Papers

Paper presented at the ISSA World Congress of Sociology of Sport 2014. Beijing, China by Dr. Robert C. Schneider, Sport Management Program Director, The College at Brockport.


Research Review: Exercise Can Be So Demanding, Michael Climstein, Joe Walsh 2014 Bond University

Research Review: Exercise Can Be So Demanding, Michael Climstein, Joe Walsh

Michael Climstein

Introduction: It’s the last week of university and I’m preparing my last lecture for a colleague who is in Las Vegas at a strength and conditioning conference. Hmmph! Just not fair – and on top of sending an email from the poolside reminding me to give the lecture, he has the audacity to complain about the 40°C weather (did I mention it’s been single digits temperature here on the Gold Coast in the mornings?) Anyway, getting back on topic, I’m preparing his lecture on obesity and am including a number of slides on basal metabolic rate ...


The Effects Of A Multi-Ingredient Dietary Supplement On Body Composition, Adipokines, Blood Lipids, And Metabolic Health In Overweight And Obese Men And Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Michael J. Ormsbee, Shweta Rawal, Daniel A. Baur, Amber W. Kinsey, Marcus L. Elam, Maria Spicer, Nicholas T. Fischer, Takudzwa A. Madzima, D David Thomas 2014 The Florida State University

The Effects Of A Multi-Ingredient Dietary Supplement On Body Composition, Adipokines, Blood Lipids, And Metabolic Health In Overweight And Obese Men And Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Michael J. Ormsbee, Shweta Rawal, Daniel A. Baur, Amber W. Kinsey, Marcus L. Elam, Maria Spicer, Nicholas T. Fischer, Takudzwa A. Madzima, D David Thomas

Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences Faculty Publications

Background: The present study investigated the effects of a multi-ingredient dietary supplement (MIDS) containing caffeine, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), green tea, and branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) taken for 8 weeks on body composition, blood lipid profile, glucose, insulin, adiponectin, leptin, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in overweight and obese men and women. Methods: Twenty-two participants completed the study (PL, n = 11; 7 women, 4 men; age, 34 ± 3.5 years; height, 169.2 ± 3.3 cm; body mass, 96.9 ± 6.8 kg; BMI, 34.1 ± 1.8 kg/m2; MIDS, n = 11; 9 women, 2 men; age, 36 ± 3 ...


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