Entries by US Spine & Sport Foundation

USSSF Director of Program Development and Board Member, Charity Lane, was recently published in the first 2021 edition of the NSCA TSAC Report (#60) on the topic of Sleep programs in the fire service

USSSF Director of Program Development and Board Member, Charity Lane, was recently published in the first 2021 edition of the NSCA TSAC Report (#60) on the topic of Sleep programs in the fire service.   Lane CL, Melton B. Sleep improvement programs in firefighters – a critically appraised topic. National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) […]

Manuscript published by John Mayer and colleagues: Dagenais S, Hayflinger C, Mayer JM. Economic evaluation of an extended telehealth worksite exercise intervention to reduce lost work time from low back pain in career firefighters. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 2021(Jan 4) (online ahead of print).

Dagenais S, Hayflinger C, Mayer JM. Economic evaluation of an extended telehealth worksite exercise intervention to reduce lost work time from low back pain in career firefighters. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 2021(Jan 4) (online ahead of print).   Found here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33394268/   Abstract Purpose Low back pain (LBP) is a leading cause of lost work […]

Manuscript published by Foundation team: Mayer JM, Lane CL, Brady O, Chen H, Lu Y, Johnson BVB, Dagenais S. Comparison of supervised and telehealth delivery of worksite exercise for prevention of low back pain in firefighters: a cluster randomized trial. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2020 Aug 10.

Found here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32796259/ Objective: This study assessed worksite exercise delivered by on-site supervision (supervised) or telehealth to reduce lost work time (LWT) related to low back pain (LBP) in firefighters. Methods: A cluster randomized controlled trial assigned 264 career firefighters to supervised (n = 86) or telehealth (n = 95) back and core exercises 2X/week […]

August 11, 2020, San Diego, CA: Foundation partners with West Coast Sports Institute to serve as site for clinical trial on COVID-19

US Spine & Sport Foundation (aka The Vert Mooney Research Foundation), in partnership with West Coast Sports Institute (Santa Clara, CA), has been selected to serve as a site for a multi-site clinical trial on COVID-19. The clinical trial, which is sponsored by Kaleido Biosciences, Inc (Bedford, MA), will test the safety and effects of […]

Manuscript published by Foundation team: Matheson LN, Verna JL, Mayer JM. Development and validation of a method to screen for co-morbid depression by non-behavioral health practitioners treating musculoskeletal pain. Work, 2020;6(3) (accepted).

Objectives: To demonstrate the efficacy and validity of a method employed by non-behavioral health practitioners to screen for and appropriately triage musculoskeletal pain patients who also are experiencing depressive illness. Methods: As part of a previously-published psychometric research study conducted in a community-based musculoskeletal pain rehabilitation program, a method was developed for nonbehavioral health practitioners […]