Sports Science

Had Spinal Fusion? There Is Good News For Your Golf Handicap

If you suffer from chronic low back pain and need spinal fusion surgery, there is good news for your golf game. A new study shows an overwhelming majority of spinal fusion patients returned to play golf as well, if not better, than before surgery. During s ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2015 - 5:04pm

What Is The Tour De France's Toughest Stage? Science Knows The Answer

The Tour de France has been rolling for more than a week now and has finally made it to France in a brutal few days that has seen 220 kilometer stages, major crashes, cobbles, steep ramps and broken bones for two race leaders. But perhaps the biggest chal ...

Article - The Conversation - Jul 12 2015 - 3:00am

Tommy John Surgeries Increasing For Youth Athletes

Surgeries related to overuse elbow injuries, i.e. Tommy John Surgery, are more common among youth athletes than previously believed, according to research presented last week at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Me ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 20 2015 - 9:30am

Surgeries In High School May Result In More Injuries During College Play

Athletes who've had lower extremity surgeries before going on to play in college, might be at a higher risk for another surgery independent of gender and sport, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sport ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 16 2015 - 11:00am

Female Athletes Bullied In School

New research has found talented adolescent female athletes are bullied for their successes by their school peers. The research also revealed that being bullied at school about their sports achievements left young female athletes with lasting psychological ...

Article - The Conversation - Jul 21 2015 - 9:00am

Men's, Women's Tennis Performance Differs By Match Format

Quantitative analysis of the performance of men and women professional tennis players over the past five completed seasons shows for the first time that evidence of inconsistency in women's play is likely attributable to match format (e.g., best of t ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 12 2015 - 8:44am

An Argument For Legalizing Doping In Sports

Despite the glitz and glory of Usain Bolt’s comeback victories and Jessica Ennis-Hill’s heptathlon triumph at the World Championships, 2015 is shaping up as quite the annus horribilis for athletics. ...

Article - The Conversation - Aug 29 2015 - 9:19am

Effectiveness Of Non-Surgical Treatment Of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Patients with spinal stenosis (SS) experienced good short term benefit, lasting from weeks to months, after receiving epidural steroid injections (ESI). These findings, which appear in a letter in the journal Pain Medicine, contradict a previously publish ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 11 2015 - 8:30am

Not Base Runners: Bats And Balls Cause Worst Injuries To Major League Catchers

Contrary to popular belief, the worst injuries baseball catchers face on the field come from errant bats and foul balls, not home-plate collisions with base runners, according to findings of a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Schoo ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2015 - 5:12pm

Types Of Athletic Training Affect How Brain Communicates With Muscles

Using endurance training or strength and resistance training not only prepares an athlete for different types of sports, they can also change the way the brain and muscles communicate with each other. A University of Kansas study shows that the communicat ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 27 2015 - 7:00am