The authors of this paper used an ethological approach to test the hypothesis that practice-related refinements of multiple behavioural features would be independently predictive of motor learning.
Perry, Christopher M., Tarkeshwar Singh, Kayla G. Springer, Adam T. Harrison, Alexander C. McLain, and Troy M. Herter. "Multiple processes independently predict motor learning." Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 17, no. 1 (2020). doi:10.1186/s12984-020-00766-3.
This narrative review explains the mechanism by which abnormal hip pathologies contribute to low back pain in patients without hip osteoarthritis.
Anthony N Khoury, Munif Hatem, Joshua Bowler, Hal David Martin, Hip–spine syndrome: rationale for ischiofemoral impingement, femoroacetabular impingement and abnormal femoral torsion leading to low back pain, Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery, hnaa054.
This study examined the lasting effect of passive training on visuomotor adaptation within a 24-hour timeline.
Use-dependent learning alongside passive movement training enhances the...
This article is a comprehensive retrospective review of ventral hernia repair outcomes performed at one facility in the USA. The study was limited by a small sample size, facility treatment bias, retrospective review, and loss of information due to data extraction from paper charts; these are all acknowledged by the authors of the paper.
The authors of this article reviewed data from animals and genetic studies highlighting the importance of Type 17 immune responses. The article comprehensively discusses the multifactorial pathogenesis of ankylosing spondylitis.
The authors of this retrospective review study hypothesised that the true thoracolumbar junction is T10-11.
The point of transition from floating to false ribs resulting in increased mobility at T10-11.
This meta-analysis compared the effect of sleep gain on motor memory consolidation between sleep and wake groups. The mechanisms by which sleep helps to consolidate motor memory are not fully understood, and further research is still needed in this field.
Daniel Schmid, Daniel Erlacher, André Klostermann, Ralf Kredel, Ernst-Joachim Hossner. Sleep-dependent motor memory consolidation in healthy adults: A meta-analysis. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Volume 118, 2020. Pages 270-281. ISSN 0149-7634.
While positive, there is only a small effect of sleep on motor memory consolidation.
An informal poll of our colleagues has concluded that no-one knew that the iliocapsularis muscle existed until two days ago… This got us thinking about other muscles of the hip that insert into the joint capsule, and their role in hip function and movement dysfunction.
Iliocapsularis limits synovial impingement...
In the author’s words:
"This commentary encourages the study of mobility both as a potential explanation for different motor control strategies and as a useful concept for comparing otherwise seemingly disparate musculoskeletal systems.” (p.7).
Olsen, Aaron M. "A mobility-based classification of closed kinematic chains in biomechanics and implications for motor control." The Journal of Experimental Biology 222, no. 21 (2019), jeb195735. doi:10.1242/jeb.195735.
This was a small study gauging the influence of footwear on motor coordination, and thus results are not transferable across populations. However, the findings are interesting from a clinical perspective, as this adds to information re: training for functional tasks with appropriate footwear.