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Implications of COVID-19 for resumption of sport in South Africa: A South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) position statement 3143 182 0 56 3381
The effect of the contract-relax-agonist-contract (CRAC) stretch of hamstrings on range of motion, sprint and agility performance in moderately active males: A randomised control trial 2320 177 0 76 2573
Post-concussion return to boxing protocol 2043 118 0 17 2178
Year of the face mask: do's and don'ts during exercise 1543 196 0 55 1794
A case of cyclist's nodule in a female patient 1650 44 0 13 1707
The lateral batting backlift technique: is it a contributing factor to success for professional cricket players at the highest level? 1284 117 0 72 1473
The need for biokineticists in the South African public health care system 1256 55 0 7 1318
The medial tibial stress syndrome score: item generation for a new patient reported outcome measure 961 117 0 12 1090
Brace yourselves: esports is coming 825 135 0 86 1046
Physical and physiological profile of U18, U19, U21 and senior elite netball players 590 78 0 295 963
A review of the biomechanical determinants of rugby scrummaging performance 671 179 0 64 914
Doping in sport: attitudes, beliefs and knowledge of competitive high-school athletes in Gauteng Province 789 91 0 26 906
Epidemiology of injuries among U18, U19, U21 and senior elite netball players 471 75 0 73 619
Testosterone boosters: a report of a supplement's misleading labelling claims 497 25 0 70 592
SASMA 2017 Congress: Abstracts 429 156 0 0 585
Swimming during COVID-19: Operational recommendations and considerations for South African swimming venues 498 20 0 23 541
Transformation in cricket: the black African experience 422 60 0 20 502
Exploring the efficacy of low-level laser therapy and exercise for knee osteoarthritis 338 78 0 86 502
The forgotten coracoid: A case report of a coracoid fracture in a male cyclist 423 38 0 31 492
Ultrasound v. sham ultrasound for experimentally induced delayed-onset muscle soreness: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial 449 33 0 9 491
A comparison of the physical demands of a one-day cricket game and the training sessions of provincial cricket players using Global Positioning System tracking software 403 44 0 17 464
BRICSCESS ABSTRACTS - JOINT SASMA BRICSCESS CONGRESS 2019 384 61 0 0 445
Different tissue type categories of overuse injuries to cricket fast bowlers have different severity and incidence which varies with age 369 65 0 8 442
The incidence of injuries and exposure time of professional football club players in the Premier Soccer League during football season 379 47 0 12 438
Nutritional supplements use, cost, source of information, and practices by Johannesburg North gym goers 319 45 0 73 437
Gluteus medius kinesio-taping: The effect on torso-pelvic separation, ball flight distance and accuracy during the golf swing 374 39 0 20 433
Injury incidence and characteristics in South African school first team rugby: A case study 238 48 0 135 421
Musculoskeletal pain in South African wheelchair basketball players of different point classifications 299 54 0 67 420
Strength and conditioning practices of franchise-level cricket trainers 309 50 0 59 418
A tale of two sit-bones: The cyclist's ischial hygroma (Perineal nodular induration) 274 47 0 92 413
SASMA ABSTRACTS - JOINT SASMA BRICSCESS CONGRESS 2019 274 93 0 0 367
Analysis of goalkeepers' game performances at the 2016 European Football Championships 273 31 0 53 357
Primary spontaneous pneumothorax in a recreational athlete 320 22 0 12 354
Under-13 rugby: What are the issues? A panel discussion 320 34 0 0 354
Anterior knee pain and its extrinsic risk factors among runners in under-resourced communities in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa 239 45 0 69 353
The prevalence, risk factors predicting injury and the severity of injuries sustained during competition in professional mixed martial arts in Africa 221 68 0 58 347
The impact of a fast bowling spell on physiological, perceptual and performance responses in non-elite cricketers 219 52 0 72 343
Understanding the influence of 24-hour movement behaviours on the health and development of preschool children from low-income South African settings: the SUNRISE pilot study 228 38 0 75 341
Teams with lower injury rates have greater success in the Currie Cup rugby union competition 215 58 0 66 339
The prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in longdistance bus drivers 252 73 0 11 336
Incidental intima-media wall changes in the lower-limb arteries: a case series in habitual distance runners 300 26 0 6 332
The relationships between rugby ground pass accuracy and kinematic variables resulting from two different pelvic orientations 280 42 0 9 331
Changing player behaviour in sport during the COVID-19 pandemic: Shake on it? 233 27 0 14 274
Concussion knowledge and attitudes among amateur South African rugby players 239 72 0 12 323
The effect of various physical exercise modes on perceived psychological stress 268 45 0 8 321
Building a robust athlete in the South African high school sports system 257 44 0 14 315
Mindfulness and mental toughness among provincial adolescent female hockey players 242 53 0 19 314
'Make exercise the elixir across an economic divide': A message to COVID-19 decision makers 219 30 0 64 313
The role of physical activity during pregnancy in determining maternal and foetal outcomes 251 42 0 14 307
Experiences and rehabilitation needs of runners with anterior knee pain in under-resourced communities in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa 197 32 0 70 299
Physiological responses of batsmen during a simulated One Day International century 255 33 0 10 298
Cyriax syndrome in a young male professional soccer player: A case report 216 23 0 51 290
Negative self-appraisal mediates the relationship between mindfulness and confidence among adolescent female provincial hockey players in South Africa 197 25 0 67 289
Ketone body supplement label claims: what supplement has been supplemented? 171 43 0 72 286
Dietary supplements containing prohibited substances: A review (Part 1) 249 22 0 8 279
Sacroiliac tuberculosis masquerading as mechanical lower back pain in a collegiate basketball athlete: A case presentation 243 26 0 10 279
Reliability and concurrent validity of an alternative method of lateral lumbar range of motion in athletes 225 39 0 11 275
Evaluation of match-running distances covered by soccer players during the UEFA EURO 2016 160 43 0 68 271
Common acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries among female adolescent field hockey players in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 212 43 0 15 270
Enabling disabled participation in sport: Roadrunning 218 44 0 7 269
Analysis of sports science perceptions and research needs among South African coaches 232 24 0 13 269
Changes in cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiovascular health in the workplace: a case study 172 25 0 65 262
Dietary supplements containing prohibited substances: a review (Part 2) 224 25 0 12 261
SA Rugby Injury and Illness Surveillance and Prevention Project (SARIISPP) The Currie Cup Premiership Competition Injury Surveillance Report 2019 171 34 0 55 260
Movement and impact characteristics of South African professional rugby union players 218 33 0 8 259
Risks of injury in youth rugby - what are the issues? 235 17 0 0 252
Evolving injury profiles amid advancing sport: Musculoskeletal injuries in ringball players 166 27 0 57 250
A "scattered" SCAT in a football goalkeeper: a case report 152 24 0 72 248
An evaluation of bicycle-specific agility and reaction times in mountain bikers and road cyclists 184 20 0 44 248
The use of negative pressure wave treatment in athlete recovery 194 35 0 16 245
Neurologist at ringside - to be or not to be? 184 45 0 15 244
Changes in markers of fatigue following a competitive match in elite academy rugby union players 185 47 0 9 241
Anterior cruciate ligament injuries of the knee: Patterns of association between the mechanism of injury and pathology visualised on magnetic resonance imaging 178 36 0 22 236
Good versus bad medical stoppages in boxing: Stopping a fight in time 195 25 0 11 231
A 12-week primary prevention programme and its effect on health outcomes (the Sweet Hearts biokinetics pilot study) 190 26 0 15 231
Concussion return-to-play behaviour of South African Rugby Union (SA Rugby) Youth Week players: a pilot study 160 37 0 31 228
Posture and isokinetic shoulder strength in female water polo players 187 22 0 19 228
Workloads of forward and backline adolescent rugby players: a pilot study 147 23 0 54 224
Body mass index and associated physical activity levels in 7 - 10-year-old children in primary schools in Port Elizabeth 195 18 0 10 223
The Currie Cup Premiership Competition Injury Surveillance Report 2014 - 2018 128 20 0 75 223
Rugby World Cup 2019 injury surveillance study 141 19 0 55 215
An elite runner with cerebral palsy: cost of running determines athletic performance 174 29 0 8 211
Why are there no platypuses at the Olympics?: A teleological case for athletes with disorders of sexual development to compete within their sex category 139 17 0 55 211
Non-traumatic injury profile of amateur cyclists 159 35 0 16 210
Chronic exertional compartment syndrome in the forearm of a rower 184 15 0 10 209
Calories and steps! How many days of walking/hiking in the Himalayas does ONE Christmas lunch translate to? 170 28 0 7 205
Preventing the seemingly unpreventable - challenging the return-to-play criteria for recurrent hamstring strain prevention 161 23 0 20 204
Boxer safety, and the relationship between the referee and the ringside physician 179 24 0 0 203
Stress fracture of the thoracic spine in a male rugby player: a case report 174 18 0 11 203
Abrasion injuries on artificial turf: a real risk or not? 157 28 0 15 200
Attitudes towards nutritional supplement use amongst adult gymnasium users in Johannesburg North 161 23 0 15 199
Concussion knowledge and attitudes amongst Stellenbosch University hostel rugby players 141 38 0 20 199
Match loads of university rugby union players between the 2016 and 2018 Varsity Cup competitions 126 17 0 54 197
The Currie Cup Premiership Competition Injury Surveillance Report 2014 - 2017 129 47 0 20 196
The South African Rugby Union Youth Week Injury Surveillance Report 2018 170 26 0 0 196
Implications of COVID-19 for resumption of sport in South Africa: A South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) position statement - Part 2 164 9 0 23 196
Body composition and habitual and match-day dietary intake of the FNB Maties Varsity Cup rugby players 156 29 0 6 191
Initial investigation of nutrition and supplement use, knowledge and attitudes of under-16 rugby players in South Africa 158 18 0 10 186
Objective sleep patterns and validity of self-reported sleep monitoring across different playing levels in rugby union 130 16 0 40 186
Prevalence of overweight and obesity in grade 1 learners in the North West Province of South Africa: The NW-CHILD study 151 23 0 11 185
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