Entries by US Spine & Sport Foundation

Foundation team presents findings of FEMA Fire Prevention & Safety grant at ACSM and ACC-RAC conferences

A team from The Vert Mooney Research Foundation (DBA US Spine & Sport Foundation) recently presented findings of a 3-year FEMA Fire Prevention & Safety grant – Implementation of a Regional Firefighter Wellness Initiative – at two national conferences – American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in June 2022 and American Chiropractic College – Research […]

Foundation and Spine & Sport Physical Therapy publish manuscript on telehealth

A manuscript authored by a team from The Vert Mooney Research Foundation (DBA US Spine & Sport Foundation) and Spine & Sport Physical Therapy (www.spineandsport.com) was recently accepted for publication: Katz R, Schwartz S, Phelps B, Faust S, Mortimer D, Verna JL, Mayer JM. Telehealth in physical therapy practice for musculoskeletal disorders: case series. The […]

Dr. Charity Lane successfully defends PhD dissertation

Charity L. Lane, Ph.D., CPT, FNS, GFI – Board Member and Director of Program Development of US Spine & Sport Foundation – successfully defended her PhD doctoral dissertation on “An Exploration of Administrative and Shift Leaders’ Perceptions on Barriers and Facilitators to Adoption and Maintenance of Firefighter Physical Fitness Programs”, Health and Human Performance, Concordia […]

Dr. Len Matheson receives 2021 AOTA Health Advocate Award

Leonard N. Matheson, PhD recently received the 2021 Health Advocate Award from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The Health Advocate Award expresses appreciation for extraordinary contributions of national significance that led to the advancement of health promotion and/or health care. AOTA – a leading body of the Occupational Therapy profession in the world – […]

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 […]