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Across the Research

Issue 17 - March 2024

Research Review Summary

Additional Data on Sleep Hygiene Interventions in Athletes

Key Takeaways:
  • In female professional and semi-professional soccer players, individualized advice on sleep hygiene improved several metrics of sleep quality
  • Individualized advice on sleep hygiene may also improve measures of muscle power
  • The improvements in metrics of sleep quality were modest in this study, but may be personally meaningful on an individual basis


Setting The Record Straight: Curve-Specific Exercise vs General Strengthening for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Key Takeaways:
  • Several types of exercise interventions are available for treating AIS
  • It appears that general strengthening exercises are equally effective as curve-specific interventions such as the Schroth method
  • General strengthening alone may be more effective that programs including strengthening, stretching, and breathing exercises
  • A positive effect can be expected when the exercise intervention lasts 12-24 weeks or less