Hump Day Hustling – Weekly Research Summary – December 14, 2022

A global pandemic of physical inactivity revealed, hip info for days, and plenty more coming at you in this week’s Hump Day Hustling! Enjoy, and if you want to dive deeper with ICE Physio we’ve got over 200 courses slated for 2023, check out our Upcoming Dates and Locations to reserve your spot!

Hip OA

Is there a link with hip shape and athletics?

Do elite athletes have a greater likelihood of developing hip OA down the road? What about recreational athletes? How does the shape of the hip, specifically features like CAM or PINCER impingement play into all of this? These questions and more answered in the latest podcast episode of JOSPT Insights with Clare Arden and Josh Heerey.

Hip Take 2

New Oxford consensus statements released

If the above podcast whet your appetite for all things hip impingement and hip OA then we welcome you to take a deep dive into the newly released consensus statements . Part 1 takes on definitions, terminology, taxonomy and imaging outcomes related to primary CAM morphology and hip impingement. Part 2 lays out research priorities for the young person’s hip. Both articles are open access

The Inactivity Pandemic

New research shows us it’s worse than we thought

3.3 million people across 31 countries were studied in this recent open access meta-analysis published in the BJSM, and the findings are jaw dropping in the worst way:

  • Global rates of physical inactivity are actually much worse than previously found with 17% (less than 1 out of 5) adults over age 18 meeting physical activity guidelines.
  • The authors also looked at muscle strengthening exercise and combined that with aerobic activity. In 2008 the global guidelines added 2 days per week of muscle strengthening for adults and 3 days a week for kids age 6-17. They couldn’t find any studies looking at kids under 11 years old but kids age 12-17 had about a 19% adherence rate to both the aerobic and muscle strengthening guidelines.

Considering what is known about the relationship between physical activity and health it is not an extreme statement to say our future depends on our ability to fight back against sedentary living across the globe. Dr. Eric Chaconas did a wonderful PTonICE discussing this paper, please share broadly in your communities because as Eric says no one is talking about this and we need to change that!


EMG differences across variations and stages

Nothing beats geeking out a bit on deadlifts. This open access paper looks at a number of different popular deadlift variations as well as the difference in muscle activation between ascent and descent phases. It’s a small and niche sample size, but those of you trying to be highly precise in your loading strategies will certainly enjoy the additional data!

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PTonICE Rewind

Did you miss any of our ICE Physio podcasts last week? Well here you go!

Monday: “Why you need a coach” (Jess Gingerich)
Tuesday: “Why conservative care is never aggressive” (Alan Fredendall)
Wednesday: “Recipe for success” (Jeff Musgraves)
Thursday: “When and how to hire: Part 3” (Alan Fredendall)
Friday: “Barbells and wrist pain” (Mitch Babcock)

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