The PAC-12 SAHWB Grant Program 2020 Funding Cycle Now Open

Exciting news! The Request for Proposal (RFP) for the 2020 Cycle of the Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being (SAHWB) Grant Program is now open. If you, or your colleagues, may be interested in submitting a proposal for consideration in this funding cycle, proposal submissions are due October 1, 2019 with a Letter of Intent requested by September 16, 2019. Be sure to work together with your Sponsored Projects Office as…

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Stanford Researchers Investigate Quality Measures in Orthopedic Sports Medicine

  Stanford researchers recently investigated the current quality measures that are applicable to orthopaedic sports medicine physicians. The team searched six databases using a customized search term to identify quality measures relevant to orthopaedic sports medicine surgeons. Their most notable finding was there are many existing quality measures relating to the practice of orthopaedic sports medicine. Most quality measures are process measures described within Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) or…

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Stanford Researchers Evaluate Efficacy of Prevention Program

Stanford researchers recently investigated the effects of the F-MARC 11+ injury prevention warm-up program on changes to biomechanical risk factors for ACL injury in youth female soccer players. The team analyzed a variety of movements using motion capture technology, including cutting and jumping tasks. Their most notable finding was a reduction in peak knee valgus moment, a primary risk factor for ACL injury, during a jump landing task, suggesting the F-MARC 11+…

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Stanford Athletic Trainer Examines Hip Flexor Influence on Lower Extremity Biomechanics

Assistant Athletic Trainer, Matt Mills MA, ATC, PES, CKTP, was recently published in the December 2015 edition of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (IJSPT) as the lead author of the study entitled Effect of Restricted Hip Flexor Muscle Length on Hip Extensor Muscle Activity and Lower Extremity Biomechanics in College-Aged Female Soccer Players. Mills and the rest of the research team based out of UNC-Chapel Hill examined whether hip flexor length, as measured…

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Stanford Sports Medicine Researchers Evaluate Efficacy of Pre-Participation Exams

Director of Sports Medicine Gordon Matheson, MD, PhD, Director of Athletic Training Scott Anderson, MA, ATC, and former Stanford AT Kevin Robell MA, ATC recently evaluated the utility of using an electronic, cloud based data collection platform for the collegiate student-athlete Pre Participation Evaluation (PPE). Published in this months’ American Journal of Sports Medicine, “Injuries and Illnesses in the Preparticipation Evaluation Data of 1693 College Student-Athletes” reports the authors experience…

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Stanford Sports Medicine Researchers Examine Utility of Unstable Surfaces for ACL Injury Prevention

The Stanford Human Performance Lab research team working on ACL injury prevention strategies, led by Jason Dragoo MD, Stanford Team Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon, have recently published the article “Unstable Surface Improves Quadriceps:Hamstring Co-contraction for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention Strategies” in Sport Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. These findings highlight the potential utility of unstable surfaces as a training tool to reduce the risk of ACL injury in female athletes.…

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Stanford Researchers Help Determine Reliability of Functional Lower Extremity Evaluation

A multi-disciplinary research team including researchers and clinicians led by Rebecca Shultz , Biomechanist from the Human Performance Lab, and Melissa Valchev, past-Director of Physical Therapy at the Sports Medicine Center, recently had the article “Test-Retest and Interrater Reliability of the Functional Lower Extremity Evaluation” published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sport Physical Therapy (December, 2014).  The Functional Lower Extremity Evaluation (FLEE) is a battery of 8 standardized functional…

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Michael Fredericson, MD, Co-Authors Article on Management and Prevention of Stress Injuries in Runners

Michael Fredericson, MD, Stanford team physician, was a co-author in a recent publication entitled “Management and Prevention of Bone Stress Injuries in Long-Distance Runners” in the Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.  Dr. Fredericson and his colleagues discussed management and prevention of bone stress injury in runners. In doing so, they examined and presented on the pathophysiology, epidemiology, risk factors, clinical diagnosis, and classification of bone stress injuries.  This commentary provides a guideline…

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Marc Safran, MD, Joins International Study Investigating Hip Motion in Tennis Players and Injury Risk

Marc Safran, MD, Stanford Sports Medicine Team Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon, along with an international research team published a study entitled “Hip Range of Motion and Association with Injury in Professional Female Tennis Players” in the recent American Journal of Sports Medicine.  The research team examined 125 professional tennis players and found an association in female professional tennis players between abdominal strains and flexion contracture of the hip with hip flexor…

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