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Analyzing injuries among university-level athletes: prevalence, patterns and risk factors

August 22, 2017

Background: Scientific evidence suggests many health benefits are associated with sport participation. However, high intensity participation may be related to an increased risk of musculoskeletal injuries. Objectives: This study aims to: 1) describe the prevalence and patterns of sports injuries, and 2) identify its associated risk factors. Methods: A cross-sectional design was used. University level

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Knowledge and management of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis among family physicians, pediatricians, chiropractors and physiotherapists in Québec, Canada: An exploratory study

May 08, 2014

Background: Health professionals (HPs) are likely to encounter adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients. Best practice dictates that early detection leads to better decision making regarding optimal management. The aim of our study was to appraise the basic knowledge, evaluation and management skills concerning AIS care among family physicians, pediatricians, chiropractors, and physiotherapists. Methods: A semi-structured

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