The Journal of Sport Rehabilitation (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. JSR functions as an international, multidisciplinary forum serving 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.
Articles in JSR have presented original research on topics such as injured athletes’ perceptions about social support; the effect of gender on foot anthropometrics in older people; and tracking ability, motor coordination, and functional determinants after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Upcoming issues will cover topics such as considerations on return to play after concussion.
JSR is devoted to the rehabilitation of sport and exercise injuries, regardless of the age, gender, sport ability, level of fitness, or health status of the participant. The journal also includes Systematic Reviews and Critically Appraised Topics, which provide summary information to keep busy clinicians informed.
JSR is also published in a digital format, providing online subscribers with the same authoritative content of the print edition but with additional advantages, including the ability to search entire issues in seconds and access to back issues. In addition, available only online are Technical Reports, which are short articles that present results related to a new or modified method, instrument, or clinical technique; validity and reliability of methods; and important experimental observations within the scope of JSR. The content of the online version of JSR is available weeks before the print version arrives by mail, and online subscribers can receive the table of contents of each issue by e-mail when a new issue has been published.
Carl G. Mattacola, PhD, ATC, is the director of both the division of athletic training and the rehabilitation sciences doctoral program at the University of Kentucky. Mattacola serves on several editorial boards and is actively researching lower-extremity musculoskeletal injury particularly related to rehabilitation interventions.