Håvard Østerås

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Maximal strength-training with an emphasis on maximal mobilization during cross-country skiing increases exercise economy when double-poling. The aim of this experiment was to investigate whether the mechanism of this increase is a change in the force-velocity relationship and the mechanical power output. A group of 19 cross-country skiers having an average(More)
The purpose of this pilot study was to compare the effectiveness of conservative therapy involving medical exercise therapy (MET) versus arthroscopic surgery in patients with knee pain, with MRI-verified degenerative meniscus. The patients were randomly assigned either to MET (n = 9) or to arthroscopic surgery (n = 8). Patients receiving MET had 3(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this narrative review is to present an overview and theoretical rationale of medical exercise therapy (MET) as a physiotherapeutic rehabilitation treatment for musculoskeletal pain conditions. Results from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) conducted on MET are also presented. METHODS Computerized searches for any(More)
OBJECTIVES The primary aim of this study was to investigate the effect of medical exercise therapy in shoulder impingement patients, along with possible correlations between impairment variables. STUDY DESIGN A prospective unblended randomized clinical trial. METHODS Over four months, 61 participants were randomly assigned into a high-graded exercise(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Exercise therapy is a commonly used conservative therapy for long-term subacromial pain. However, there is no consensus regarding what type of exercises and dosage is most effective. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of two exercise programmes: 1) high-dosage (HD) medical exercise therapy versus 2) low-dosage (LD)(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate two different therapeutic exercise regimens in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). DESIGN Multicentre, randomised controlled clinical trial. SETTING Three primary healthcare physiotherapy clinics. PARTICIPANTS Forty-two patients with PFPS were assigned at random to an experimental group or a control group. Forty(More)
The purpose was to examine musculoskeletal disorders in Norwegian female biathlon athletes (age ≥ 16), both juniors and seniors. The design was a retrospective cross-sectional study. In all, 148 athletes (79.1%) responded; of these, 118 athletes were 16-21 years (juniors) (77.6%), and 30 athletes were 22 years or older (seniors) (20.3%), and mean age was(More)
AIM Very little is known about the potential for preventing the prevalence of shoulder complaints in handball players, particularly younger players. The aim of the present pilot study was to evaluate shoulder-strengthening program on shoulder complaints during a season of team handball. METHODS Seven teams, consisting of 15 to 20 players each, were(More)
There is no consensus on a postoperative rehabilitation regimen for patients who have undergone surgery for medial meniscus damage. The aim of this investigation was to evaluate two rehabilitation approaches after arthroscopic surgery in patients with degenerative meniscus: supervised medical exercise therapy versus no treatment. A prospective randomized(More)
A systematic review of the literature was performed to evaluate the role of exercise in treating rotator cuff impingement and to synthesize a standard evidence-based rehabilitation protocol. Eleven randomized, controlled trials (level 1 and 2) evaluating the effect of exercise in the treatment of impingement were identified. Data regarding demographics,(More)