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This issue of JSR highlights the bidirectional information sharing in clinical and translational science (CTS) in sport rehabilitation. The quality of health care that clinicians deliver to patients is limited by the quality of the information used to guide patient-care decisions. Even the most skilled and compassionate providers are limited in how they can help a patient if they do not understand the nature of the patient’s problem or if they do not have current information about how to treat that problem. The CTS movement seeks to answer the questions of where this information comes from, and, more importantly, how to get it into the hands of the clinicians who need it. Theories are needed to develop treatment paradigms, which can then be tested in clinical trials, and the outcomes of these trials can be used to guide patient care. Clinicians must become integral parts of the research team so that translation truly becomes bidirectional.
The issue starts by providing an overview and historic context of the need for CTS followed by a discussion of the opportunities for training and advancement. It goes on to provide examples of how science can be guided by and translated to clinically relevant questions and concludes with an example of what may be one of the most important types of papers in the CTS arsenal, the systematic review.
JSR applies basic science in the clinical setting and provides mechanistic-level explanations of clinically based problems. JSR is dedicated to advancing the understanding of all aspects of sport rehabilitation, particularly in the areas of therapeutic exercise, therapeutic modalities, injury evaluation, and psychology. To this end, JSR acts as an international, multidisciplinary forum to serve the needs of all members of the modern sports medicine team, including athletic trainers, physical therapists and physiotherapists, sports medicine physicians, and allied health professionals.
(Commentary) “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”: Transformation of the Nation’s Biomedical Research Enterprise in the 21st Century
C. William Balke, Gloria H. Umberger, and Carl G. Mattacola
(Commentary) Training and Career Development in Clinical and Translational Science: An Opportunity for Rehabilitation Scientists
Thomas H. Kelly and Carl G. Mattacola
Progression of Secondary Injury After Musculoskeletal Trauma—A Window of Opportunity?
Mark A. Merrick and Nicole M. McBrier
Genetic Variation and Individualized Medicine
Jamie L. Mansell, Ryan T. Tierney, Jeffrey B. Driban, Shannon M. Clegg, Michael J. Higgins, Anurag K. Mishra, and Evgeny Krynetskiy
Effect of High-Voltage Pulsed Current on Recovery After Grades I and II Lateral Ankle Sprains
Frank C. Mendel, Michael G. Dolan, Dale R. Fish, John Marzo, and Gregory E. Wilding
The Potential of Multiple Synovial-Fluid Protein-Concentration Analyses in the Assessment of Knee Osteoarthritis
Jeffrey B. Driban, Easwaran Balasubramanian, Mamta Amin, Michael R. Sitler, Marvin C. Ziskin, and Mary F. Barbe
The Relationship Between Hip-Abductor Strength and the Magnitude of Pelvic Drop in Patients With Low Back Pain
Karen D. Kendall, Christie Schmidt, and Reed Ferber
The Influence of High-Voltage Electrical Stimulation on Edema Formation After Acute Injury: A Systematic Review
Alison R. Snyder, April L. Perotti, Kenneth C. Lam, and R. Curtis Bay