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Coaches’ ability to support elite and adolescent soccer players throughout their menstrual cycle (2024)
Journal Article
Donnelly, J., Macrae, E., Valentin, S., White, A., Easton, C., & Forrest (née Whyte), L. J. (online). Coaches’ ability to support elite and adolescent soccer players throughout their menstrual cycle. International journal of Sports Science and Coaching, https://doi.org/10.1177/17479541241255280

Female soccer players report that the menstrual cycle (MC) can negatively impact sporting performance, with barriers identified in communicating their MC experiences to coaches and support staff. Whilst research is growing, there are few studies expl... Read More about Coaches’ ability to support elite and adolescent soccer players throughout their menstrual cycle.

Menstrual Cycle and Hormonal Contraceptive Symptom Severity and Frequency in Athletic Females (2024)
Journal Article
Kiemle-Gabbay, L. R., Valentin, S., Martin, D., & Forrest (née Whyte), L. J. (2024). Menstrual Cycle and Hormonal Contraceptive Symptom Severity and Frequency in Athletic Females. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 32(S1), https://doi.org/10.1123/wspaj.2023-0086

The purpose of this study was to determine symptom severity and frequency in female exercisers and athletes from a diverse range of sports who have a menstrual cycle (MC) or use hormonal contraceptives (HCs). An additional aim was to explore the perc... Read More about Menstrual Cycle and Hormonal Contraceptive Symptom Severity and Frequency in Athletic Females.

Intrinsic and extrinsic variables impacting upper quarter Y-balance test scores in sporting cohorts: A systematic review (2024)
Journal Article
Steele, C., & Valentin, S. (2024). Intrinsic and extrinsic variables impacting upper quarter Y-balance test scores in sporting cohorts: A systematic review. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 39, 183-194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2024.02.043

Introduction The upper quarter y-balance test (YBT-UQ) is a functional screening tool used to detect musculoskeletal injury risk, aid rehabilitation, and monitor dynamic function, strength and control, yet little is currently known about intrinsic a... Read More about Intrinsic and extrinsic variables impacting upper quarter Y-balance test scores in sporting cohorts: A systematic review.

Do Workplace Fish Tanks Influence Employee Wellbeing and Cognitive Performance? An Embedded Mixed-Methods Study (2024)
Journal Article
Clements, H., Valentin, S., Jenkins, N., Rankin, J., Gee, N. R., Snellgrove, D., & Sloman, K. A. (2024). Do Workplace Fish Tanks Influence Employee Wellbeing and Cognitive Performance? An Embedded Mixed-Methods Study. Anthrozoös, 37(3), 459-478. https://doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2024.2303227

Evidence from “pet-friendly” workplaces highlights potential benefits associated with taking companion animals to work, including reduced stress among employees. Ornamental fishes carry a much lower risk than other companion animals and may be a suit... Read More about Do Workplace Fish Tanks Influence Employee Wellbeing and Cognitive Performance? An Embedded Mixed-Methods Study.

The assessment of paraspinal muscle epimuscular fat in participants with and without low back pain: A case-control study (2024)
Journal Article
Rosenstein, B., Burdick, J., Roussac, A., Rye, M., Naghdi, N., Valentin, S., Licka, T., Sean, M., Tétreault, P., Elliott, J., & Fortin, M. (2024). The assessment of paraspinal muscle epimuscular fat in participants with and without low back pain: A case-control study. Journal of Biomechanics, 163, Article 111928. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2024.111928

It remains unclear whether paraspinal muscle fatty infiltration in low back pain (LBP) is i) solely intramuscular, ii) is lying outside the epimysium between the muscle and fascial plane (epimuscular) or iii) or combination of both, as imaging studie... Read More about The assessment of paraspinal muscle epimuscular fat in participants with and without low back pain: A case-control study.

Lumbar multifidus characteristics in university level athletes may be predictors of low back pain and lower limb injury (2023)
Journal Article
Anstruther, M., Valentin, S., Dover, G., & Fortin, M. (2023). Lumbar multifidus characteristics in university level athletes may be predictors of low back pain and lower limb injury. International Journal of Research in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2(1),

Introduction: Low back pain (LBP) is highly prevalent in athletes, with decreased lumbar multifidus (LM) crosssectional area (CSA) reported in athletes with LBP and lower limb injury (LLI) as well as decreased LM thickness in athletes with LLI. Previ... Read More about Lumbar multifidus characteristics in university level athletes may be predictors of low back pain and lower limb injury.

The assessment of paraspinal muscle epimuscular fat in participants with and without low back pain: A case-control study. (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Rosenstein, B., Burdick, J., Roussac, A., Rye, M., Naghdi, N., Valentin, S., Licka, T., Sean, M., Tetreault, P., Elliott, J., & Fortin, M. (2023, July). The assessment of paraspinal muscle epimuscular fat in participants with and without low back pain: A case-control study. Presented at 4th International Workshop on Spine Loading and Deformation, Berlin, Germany

Effect of supervision and athlete age and sex on exercise-based injury prevention programme effectiveness in sport: A meta-analysis of 44 studies (2023)
Journal Article
Valentin, S., Linton, L., & Sculthorpe, N. F. (online). Effect of supervision and athlete age and sex on exercise-based injury prevention programme effectiveness in sport: A meta-analysis of 44 studies. Research in Sports Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2023.2220059

We aimed to evaluate the influence of supervision, athlete age and sex and programme duration and adherence on exercise-based injury prevention programme effectiveness in sport. Databases were searched for randomized controlled trials evaluating exer... Read More about Effect of supervision and athlete age and sex on exercise-based injury prevention programme effectiveness in sport: A meta-analysis of 44 studies.

The WATER study: Which AquaTic ExeRcises increase muscle activity and limit pain for people with low back pain? (2022)
Journal Article
Psycharakis, S. G., Coleman, S. G., Linton, L., & Valentin, S. (2022). The WATER study: Which AquaTic ExeRcises increase muscle activity and limit pain for people with low back pain?. Physiotherapy, 116, 108-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2022.03.003

Objective Aquatic exercise therapy is used for the treatment and management of chronic low back pain (CLBP). However, to the authors’ knowledge, no studies to date have compared muscle activity between different aquatic exercises performed by people... Read More about The WATER study: Which AquaTic ExeRcises increase muscle activity and limit pain for people with low back pain?.

Prehabilitation for recreational runners: motivators, influencers, and barriers to injury prevention strategies for running-related injury (2022)
Journal Article
Linton, L., Barr, M., & Valentin, S. (2022). Prehabilitation for recreational runners: motivators, influencers, and barriers to injury prevention strategies for running-related injury. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 31(5), 544-553. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsr.2021-0364

Context: Injury prevention programs are effective when implemented in team sports, but many recreational runners have less access to such focused interventions or peer support and often seek other sources to learn about injury reduction strategies.... Read More about Prehabilitation for recreational runners: motivators, influencers, and barriers to injury prevention strategies for running-related injury.

Adding experiential layers to the transnational-athlete concept: A narrative review of real-world heterogeneous mobility experiences (2021)
Journal Article
Bobrownicki, R., & Valentin, S. (2022). Adding experiential layers to the transnational-athlete concept: A narrative review of real-world heterogeneous mobility experiences. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 58, Article 102075. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2021.102075

Objective With rising mobility and greater recognition of the diversity of origins, cultures, and outlooks, there has been increasing interest in transnational perspectives in sport psychology scholarship and practice. Based on personal and professi... Read More about Adding experiential layers to the transnational-athlete concept: A narrative review of real-world heterogeneous mobility experiences.

Companion animal type and level of engagement matter: a mixed-methods study examining links between companion animal guardianship, loneliness and well-being during the covid-19 pandemic (2021)
Journal Article
Clements, H., Valentin, S., Jenkins, N., Rankin, J., Gee, N. R., Snellgrove, D., & Sloman, K. A. (2021). Companion animal type and level of engagement matter: a mixed-methods study examining links between companion animal guardianship, loneliness and well-being during the covid-19 pandemic. Animals, 11(8), Article 2349. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11082349

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, countries worldwide placed limitations on social interaction, which is anticipated to have severe psychological consequences. Although findings are inconsistent, prior research has suggested that companion animals ma... Read More about Companion animal type and level of engagement matter: a mixed-methods study examining links between companion animal guardianship, loneliness and well-being during the covid-19 pandemic.

Enablers and barriers in ultra-running: a comparison of male and female ultra-runners (2021)
Journal Article
Valentin, S., Pham, L., & Macrae, E. (2022). Enablers and barriers in ultra-running: a comparison of male and female ultra-runners. Sport in Society, 25(11), 2193-2212. https://doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2021.1898590

Female participation rates in ultra-running is considerably lower than that of males, but the reasons for this are not fully understood. In this study, online questionnaire responses were collected from ultra-runners taking part in the Scottish Jedbu... Read More about Enablers and barriers in ultra-running: a comparison of male and female ultra-runners.

Running coaches and running group leaders’ engagement with, and beliefs and perceived barriers to prehabilitation and injury prevention strategies for runners (2020)
Journal Article
Linton, L., & Valentin, S. (2020). Running coaches and running group leaders’ engagement with, and beliefs and perceived barriers to prehabilitation and injury prevention strategies for runners. Physical Therapy in Sport, 46, 54-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2020.08.004

Objectives To identify which pre-and post-run injury risk reduction activities and prehabilitation (prehab) strategies Coaches and Running Group Leaders (Coaches/RGLs) engage in with runners; to explore their beliefs on why runners get injured; to i... Read More about Running coaches and running group leaders’ engagement with, and beliefs and perceived barriers to prehabilitation and injury prevention strategies for runners.

Sex differences in heel pad stiffness during in vivo loading and unloading (2020)
Journal Article
Ugbolue, U. C., Yates, E. L., Wearing, S. C., Gu, Y., Lam, W., Valentin, S., Baker, J. S., Dutheil, F., & Sculthorpe, N. F. (2020). Sex differences in heel pad stiffness during in vivo loading and unloading. Journal of Anatomy, 237(3), 520-528. https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.13207

Due to conflicting data from previous studies a new methodological approach to evaluate heel pad stiffness and soft tissue deformation has been developed. The purpose of this study was to compare heel pad (HP) stiffness in both limbs between males an... Read More about Sex differences in heel pad stiffness during in vivo loading and unloading.

Kinetic analysis of felines landing from different heights (2019)
Journal Article
Wang, M., Song, Y., Valentin, S., Baker, J. S., & Gu, Y. (2019). Kinetic analysis of felines landing from different heights. PeerJ, 7, Article e8007. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8007

Background Kinetic motion analysis has been used in canines and equines as a fundamental objective evaluation measurement. Cats are very capable jumpers, and this ability has biomimetic applications. It is essential to understand movement patterns a... Read More about Kinetic analysis of felines landing from different heights.