Study Title: Does cervical muscle strength in youth ice hockey players affect head impact biomechanics?
Authors: JP. Mihalik, KM. Guskiewicz, SW. Marshall et al.
Journal: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine
Date: September 2011
Mihalik, JP et al. (2011). Does cervical muscle strength in youth ice hockey players affect head impact biomechanics? Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, vol 21(5); 416-421
Study Title: Spine stability: Lessons from a balancing stick
Authors: NP. Reeves, KS, Narendra & J. Cholewicki
Journal: Clinical Biomechanics
Reeves, NP. et al. (2011). Spine stability: Lessons from a balancing stick. Clinical Biomechanics, vol 26; 325 - 330
Study Title: Rehabilitation Exercise Progression for the Gluteus Medius Muscle With Consideration for Iliopsoas Tendinitis
Authors: MJ. Philippon, MJ. Decker, E. Giphart, MR. Tory, MS. Wahoff & RF. LaPrade
Journal: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Philippon, M. et al. (2011). Rehabilitation exercise progression for the gluteus medius muscle with consideration for iliopsoas tendinitis. American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 39(8); 1777-1785
Study Title: Breathing Evaluation and Retraining as an Adjunct to Manual Therapy
Authors: L. McLaughlin, C.H. Goldsmith & K. Coleman
Journal: Manual Therapy
McLaughlin, L. et al. (2011). Breathing evaluation and retraining as an adjunct to manual therapy. Manual Therapy, 16; 51-52.
Study Title: Diagnostic Imaging for Low Back Pain: Advice for High-Value Health Care from the American College of Physicians
Authors: R. Chou, A. Qaseem, DK Owens et al.
Journal: Annals of Internal Medicine
R. Chou, A. Qaseem, DK. Owens et al. (2011). Diagnostic imaging for low back pain: Advice for high-value health care from the american college of physicians. Annals of Internal Medicine, 154; 181-189
Study Title: Medical Therapies for Concussion
Authors: W. Meehan
Journal: Clinics in Sports Medicine
Meehan WP. (2011). Medical therapies for concussion. Clinics in Sports Medicine, 30; 115-124.
Study Title: Changes in body mass alone explain almost all of the variance in the serum sodium concentrations during prolonged exercise. Has commercial influence impeded scientific endeavour?
Authors: T. Noakes
Journal: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Date: November 2011
Noakes, T. (2011) Changes in body mass alone explain almost all of the variance in the serum sodium concentrations during prolonged exercise. Has commercial influence impeded scientific endeavour? British Journal of Sports Medicine.
For those of you interested in another summary of this paper, please take a look at Alex Hutchinson's blog.
Study Title: Reinjury After Acute Posterior Thigh Muscle Injuries in Elite Track and Field Athletes
Authors: N Malliaropolous, T Isinkaye, K Tsitas & N Maffulli
Journal: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Date: February 2011
Malliaropolous N et al. (2011). Reinjury after acute posterior thigh muscle injuries in elite track and field athletes. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 39(2); 304-310
Study Title: The Lumbar and Sacrum Movement Pattern During the Back Squat Exercise
Authors: MR McKean, PK Dunn & BJ Burkett
Journal: Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research
Date: October 2010
McKean MR et al. (2010). The lumbar and sacrum movement pattern during the back squat exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24(10); 2731-2741
This recent paper by Gabriele Wulf and colleagues investigated the potential factors involved in motor skill learning. Particularly focusing on the influence several variables may have on the learning and performance of specific motor skills as they pertain to the medical field, a review of the literature was performed. Fortunately, the following factors may be applied to a wide range of settings and be of use by those in education, rehabilitation, and sports performance...to name a few. It was suggested that learning can be particularly enhanced when the learner's motivation is optimized.
Learning: "a relatively permanent change in a person's ability to perform a skill"
PRACTICE THAT IS SELF-CONTROLLED
As you can see, there are no shortage of methods for us as rehabilitation and exercise professionals to become more effective "teachers". In utilizing some of the above principles in the strategies we employ, we may become more effective practitioners and facilitate better means of motor skill acquisition.
Reference: Wulf G, Shea C & Lewthwaite R. (2010). Motor skill learning and performance: a review of influential factors. Medical Education, 44; 75-84