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Sports and health care Karitas Tómasdóttir, Nína Jenný Kristjánsdóttir og Svafar Örn Sigurðsson


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Did you know? That... ...youth athletes are seen in emergency departments 1.35 million times per year. ...sitting can be harmful to your health. ...early physical therapy can be cost-effective treatment for low back pain. ...obesity may account for 18% of US adult deaths ...physical therapy is a good first choice before surgery for meniscal tears and knee osteoarthritis ...extra steps can help those at risk for diabetes avoid heart attack and stroke NJK


José Mourinho was born on January 26th, 1963 in Setúbal, Portugal. His nickname is Mou, is 177cm Mourinho tall and weighs 74 kg. He is the head coach of my favorite team, Chelsea. Mourinho has almost Etiam quis tortor Full name: José always reached his goals; winning. He is the type Mário dos Santos of coach that takes what he wants and won’t give Félix Mourinho up until it is his. He is willing to do anything in Nationality: order to disrupt his opponent or inspire his Portuguese Date/place of birth: followers. Ironically, he is not a talented football January 26, 1963 in player, however, his coaching career has been incredibly successful and many Setúbal, Portugal agree that he deserves the title “The Special One”. Since 2003, he has won Coaching team: trophies in nearly every season in which he coaches. The reason he is my favorite Chelsea coach is because he has heart and attitude. As most geniuses similar to him, he Age: 51 oversteps his goal occasionally and see’s the potential in his players, helping them to overcome themselves and become better players than ever before. KT 2


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About football

Mary McMillan was born 1880 and died 1959. She grew up in England where she received her education at the Faculty of Physical Culture. She was one of the first individuals to recognize that there was a need for an association of physical therapists. As a result she was the first president of the Association of American Women’s Physical Therapy and for the American Physical Therapy Association. She is credited as the first Physical Therapist. She taught one of the first courses of physical therapy at Reed College in Oregon. She wrote a the first American text book on physical therapy and therapeutic exercise titled Massage, she later established the first fitness center in Peiping Union Medical College in China. NJK

Football is one of the most popular and well known sports in the world. It has a long history and many people have strived to receive the honor of being a part of it. Football teams who strive to be the best have to run like a well-oiled machine. Though the team itself only consists of 18 players and a coach, there are countless different jobs on the sidelines, all of which are necessary in order for the team to function. For example; The waterboy, the manager, the comanager, the physio and much more. A player can coach a team after he has quit football. He can also do most of the things he wants that are connected to sports. I like soccer because it is a fast, physical and a demanding sport. It is one of the most fun things I do and look forward to in my day. The atmosphere around the game such as the fans, family and friends cheering on, your teammates and the love in the game makes it that much more fun and better. KT

Profile Neymar Full name: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (Nickname: Joia) Nationality: Brazilian Date/place of birth: February 5, 1992 in Brazil, Mogi das Cruzes Position: Striker and winger Squad Number: National team of Brazil – 10 Barcelona - 11 Age: 22 Skill foot: Right footed, but good on both

At the age of 22, Neymar has become one of the world’s greatest football players. Joia is incredibly fast and skillful; he has great technique in front of the goal and has the ability to score as if he were a machine. He is 174 cm tall and weighs 60 kg. He is my favorite player because of his ridiculous talent and the fact that he makes his opponents look like fools as he dribbles past them with dancelike movements. He is known for his acceleration, speed, dribbling, finishing and ability to use both his right and left feet. His playing style has been compared to Pelé and Ronaldinho, former best player in the world. It has been stated that “he will be the best in the world”, though his temper and some individualistic tendency’s hinder his progress. KT 3



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Did you know that..?

I bet you don’t know this - The World Record for juggling a football ball is 19 hours and 30 minutes. - India wants to play football barefoot? - A modern football ball may have originated from a human head? - Ramon Unzaga of Chile the first player to perform a bicycle kick? - A lightning bolt killed an entire football team during a game in 1998? - Kids in Thai village built a wooden pitch so they could play football? - Pelé was the first to call football “the beautiful game”? - Until 1908, football balls were made from the inflated stomach tissue of executed Irish prisoners? - Football players run an average of six miles during every game? These are my facts for today, hope you enjoyed. KT

Profile Bessie Virginia Blount also known by her married name, Bessie Blount Griffin was born in November 24, 1914 in Hickory, Virginia, and died in December 30, 2009. She was a physical therapist inventor and forensic scientist. She began working as a nurse with amputees. She would provide them with medical interventions and techniques for working around their disabilities so that they could perform everyday tasks. She developed a feeding device for amputees. In 1951, this electronic device was developed to feed one mouthful of food at a time. As a result, they did not have to rely on the assistance of other people as much. NJK

Interesting subject words about PT Spasm = sudden involuntary contraction of part of a muscle, short in duration Paralysis = temporary or permanent loss of function usually associated with nerve involvement. Paresis = temporary or permanent weakness or numbness Strain = injury to a muscle Gluteus maximus = meaty part of butt Fracture = a break of a bone Scoliosis = “s” shaped curve of the spine sideways Amputation = loss of limb either surgically or traumatically Patella = “kneecap”; bony covering for knee Asthma = spasm of the bronchioles causing narrowing of the passages with increased mucus production resulting in wheezing and coughing NJK 4


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Positive view on aging

Football fans arrested

New research from the US finds that older people who have a positive view on aging are more likely to recover from severe disability than those who hold negative sterotypes about getting older. Becca R.Levy who is professor of epidemiology tells the press in a statement that the findings suggest “how the old view their aging process could have an effect on how they experience it”. I previous studies she have found that older individuals with positive age stereotypes tend to show lower cardiovascular response to stress and they tend to engage in healthier activities. For their study Becca and her colleagues compared participants with different views of aging, categorizing them as either having positive stereotype or a negative stereotype of aging. Participants with a positive age stereotype were 44% more likely to fully recover from severe disability than those with a negative age stereotype. NJK 253050.php

Three fans were arrested on February 24th after alleged racist abuse when Manchester City won Stoke 1-0 at the Eithad Stadium. They have now been banned from entering the stadium. A fourth man, also a Stoke fan, was arrested but allegedly he racially abused a steward. The men held on Saturday afternoon were a 37-year-old, a 50-year-old and a 17-year-old. It’s rare for police to make arrests for racist chanting at City matches but these kinds of issues have occurred at other Premier League grounds, and a City spokesman said there is a zero tolerance of that kind of behavior. Bryan Shaw, Stoke man said he condemned any form of racism and that they don’t need this type of behavior at football matches. Fans got to treat others the way they’d like to be treated and spoken to. KT

Tongue piercing controlled wheelchair

Balotelli hasn’t peaked

A new device shows that tongue piercings can be more than just an expression of a style. They can help people who have lost the use of their arms and legs to move. Professor Maysam Ghovanloo led a study which was published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Device called the Tongue Drive System is controlled by the placement of the user‘s tongue. A magnetic tongue piercing send the tongue‘s position to a wireless headset, which can then send six different commands to the wheelchair. The most popular assistive technology for individuals with quadriplegia is the sip-and-puff. The users sip or puff air into a straw that is installed on their wheelchair. People who drove the wheelchair using their tongue piercing performed on average three times faster than their performance with the sip-and-puff system. By the end of the trials, everybody preferred the Tongue Drive system. 269526.php NJK

Balotelli’s former coach, the 51-yearold Jose Mourinho, says that the 23-yearold player has a bright future. Mourinho enjoyed working with him despite several clashes and he insists that Balotelli’s attitude problem was natural for his age. He says Balotelli learned a few things and won the Champions League winner at 18-years-old. Mourinho thinks he won’t work with him again but praised him and says he has a lot of potential and room to grow as a player. He states that the best years of a playing career are between 27 and 31-years-old and he is still just a kid and has a lot to learn. He really hopes Balotelli will go in the right direction. KT 5

Profile Pher Henrik Ling was born in Södra Ljunga, Småland in 1776 and died in 1839. He was son of Lars Peter Ling and Hedvig Maria Molin. Through his mother he was a great-great grandson of the famous Swedish scientist Olof Rudbeck, who discovered the human lymphatic system. Ling graduated from Våxjö gymnasium in 1792 and after that he went to Uppsala University and completed his degree in 1797. He is often called the Swedish father of physical therapy. In the late 18th and early 19th century he invented the idea of medical gymnastics. He recognized the need to use different forms of physical therapy for different body parts when he was a student of anatomy and



Words of interest - Football Torso – The trunk of the human body  Búkur Offside – The only position on the field where a player cannot receive a direct pass  Rangstæða Stride – to move with very long steps, without sprinting  Hratt skokk Header – a pass/shot made by hitting the ball with your head  Skalli Dribble – Maneuvering the ball around the opponent  Að sóla Chip shot – A short kick that focuses on getting the ball to a vertical hight  Að chippa Juggling – Keeping the ball in the air with your feet, chest, head, knees, etc. (except hands)  Halda á lofti Cleats – Football shoes with spikes at the bottom which allows players to run with ease  Takkaskór Throw-in – Method of restarting play after the ball has exited the field lines  Innkast Pitch – The field players play on  Fótboltavöllur Kit – The players uniforms  Búningur KT

Profile Messi Name: Lionel Andrés Messi Nationality: Argentina Date/place of birth: June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina Position: Playmaker/striker Squad Number: 10 Age: 26

Lionel, or Leo as he is called, is only 26 years old and has already received the FIFA Ballons d’Or as the best player in the world four years in a row(2009-2012), also becoming the first player in history to do so. His loyalty to his team, Barcelona, is remarkable. He is quite short, only 169 cm, and weighs 67kg. At 25 he became the youngest player to score 200 La Liga goals. Widely recognized as the best player in the world and has been considered by commentators, coaches, and players as the greatest footballer of all time. Many young players, including myself, idolize him for his talent and watch his games in awe as he continuously takes down the defense of each and every team who comes against him. In 2007, Messi established the Leo Messi Foundation, a charity supporting access to education and health care for vulnerable children and has become an inspiration for all. KT

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