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Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (JCCA)

JCCA – The official journal of the CCA!

The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (JCCA) is the official, peer reviewed, quarterly research publication of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA). The JCCA publishes research papers, commentaries, and editorials relevant to the practice of chiropractic.

Autonomic nervous system dysfunction in pediatric sport-related concussion: a systematic review

The worldwide prevalence of gout is between one to four percent. Spinal gout can be found in fourteen to twenty-nine percent of patients with a confirmed diagnosis of extremity gout. However, the prevalence of spinal gout may be underreported as only patients with severe symptoms or who failed to respond to therapy are diagnosed with the condition when further investigation is conducted.

A concussion is a serious health concern for young athletes. It is estimated that American children suffer between 1.1 to 1.9 million sports related concussions per year and account for 3% to 8% of all sport-related emergency department visits. Some studies have demonstrated that concussed athletes show dysfunction in their autonomic nervous system.

Because of the high incidence of sports related concussions among children in sports, it is important to find evidence demonstrating the impact of concussion on the autonomic nervous system for this cohort. This systematic review examined published research on pediatric sports related concussion and the associated dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system.

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Assessing construct validity of the Beighton Score as a measure of generalized joint hypermobility in varsity athletes

Evidence suggests that generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) may dispose individuals to musculoskeletal pain, proprioceptive deficits, and injury. To assess GJH, practitioners commonly use the Beighton Score. The Beighton Score has been used as a screening tool on athletes, but the tool was not originally developed or validated for this cohort. The objective of this study is to investigate the validity of the BS in healthy adult athletes by investigating the correlation between participants’ BS and their passive flexion range of motion at the hip and shoulder joints.

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Canada-based sports chiropractors’ attitudes, beliefs, and practical application of sport psychology in the injury rehabilitation process: a mixed-methods study

Sports injuries are common, and many variables affect their impact, recovery and prevention. Psychological interventions can have an important impact on the sport injury rehabilitation process. Canadian sports chiropractors are sports injury rehabilitation professionals who are well-positioned to address and implement psychological strategies within rehabilitation process. Sports chiropractors were surveyed to determine their attitudes, beliefs, and the practical application of sport psychology during the sport injury rehabilitation process.

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