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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301433/a-comparison-of-bilateral-muscular-imbalance-ratio-calculations-using-functional-tests
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Theodoros M Bampouras, Susan Dewhurst
Bilateral muscular imbalance can increase the risk of injury and negatively impact sporting performance. Bilateral muscular imbalances are typically calculated as ((side 1-side 2)/reference value) x 100, to provide a percentage value of the difference between limbs. Using different numerator (right-left or strong-weak) or reference values (left, right, strong, weak, average of the two) could mask or inflate the true difference value. The present study aimed to compare the bilateral muscular imbalance ratio calculations, using the absolute difference between limbs as the numerator and the five different options as reference values...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192831/training-effects-of-the-fifa-11-and-harmoknee-on-several-neuromuscular-parameters-of-physical-performance-measures
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Francisco Ayala, Carlos Pomares-Noguera, Francisco Javier Robles-Palazón, Maria Del Pilar García-Vaquero, Ignacio Ruiz-Pérez, Sergio Hernández-Sánchez, Mark De Ste Croix
The main purpose of this study was to analyse the training effects of the FIFA 11+ and Harmoknee on several parameters of physical performance measures in youth amateur football players. 41 adolescent players were randomised within each team into 2 groups (team 1: control vs. FIFA 11+; team 2: control vs. Harmoknee). The FIFA 11+ and Harmoknee groups performed the program 3 times a week for 4 weeks; the control groups completed their usual warm-up routines. 13 physical performance measures (joint range of motion, dynamic postural control, single legged hop limb symmetry, sprint time, jumping height and agility) were assessed...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186834/elevated-knee-joint-kinetics-and-reduced-ankle-kinetics-are-present-during-jogging-and-hopping-after-achilles-tendon-ruptures
#3
Richard W Willy, Annelie Brorsson, Hayley C Powell, John D Willson, Roy Tranberg, Karin Grävare Silbernagel
BACKGROUND: Deficits in plantarflexor function are common after an Achilles tendon rupture. These deficits may result in an altered distribution of joint loads during lower extremity tasks. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that, regardless of treatment, the Achilles tendon-ruptured limb would exhibit deficits in ankle kinematics and joint power while exhibiting elevated knee joint power and patellofemoral joint loads during walking, jogging, and hopping. We further hypothesized that this loading pattern would be most evident during jogging and hopping...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146394/functional-performance-among-active-female-soccer-players-after-unilateral-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-compared-with-knee-healthy-controls
#4
Anne Fältström, Martin Hägglund, Joanna Kvist
BACKGROUND: Good functional performance with limb symmetry is believed to be important to minimize the risk of injury after a return to pivoting and contact sports after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate any side-to-side limb differences in functional performance and movement asymmetries in female soccer players with a primary unilateral anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-reconstructed knee and to compare these players with knee-healthy controls from the same soccer teams...
February 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038341/standing-balance-and-inter-limb-balance-asymmetry-at-one-year-post-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-sex-differences-in-a-cohort-study-of-414-patients
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Ross A Clark, Stuart W Bell, Julian A Feller, Timothy S Whitehead, Kate E Webster
BACKGROUND: Static standing balance can be safely assessed early following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), and deficits may have important implications for long-term outcomes. This study includes a large cohort of people post-ACLR and has the primary aim of establishing whether inter-limb and sex differences exist, with a secondary aim of assessing the association between static balance variables and other outcome measures. METHODS: A total of 414 patients with a primary ACLR performed a 30-s static single leg balance test...
December 16, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998667/validity-and-reliability-of-a-novel-instrumented-one-legged-hop-test-in-patients-with-knee-injuries
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Karin Mani, William F Brechue, Bernd Friesenbichler, Nicola A Maffiuletti
BACKGROUND: Conventional one-legged hop tests simply evaluate the total hop distance, thus neglecting important temporal and spatial parameters related to the strategy of execution, such as foot contact time. AIM: To examine the validity and reliability of an instrumented one-legged hop test, the "four hops, three contacts" (4H3C) test, in patients with knee injuries. METHODS: The 4H3C test consists of four consecutive one-legged hops, of which individual hop distance and foot contact time are recorded by a validated floor-based photocell system...
December 17, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904796/functional-hop-tests-and-tuck-jump-assessment-scores-between-female-division-i-collegiate-athletes-participating-in-high-versus-low-acl-injury-prone-sports-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Philipp Hoog, Meghan Warren, Craig A Smith, Nicole J Chimera
BACKGROUND: Although functional tests including the single leg hop (SLH), triple hop (TH), cross over hop (COH) for distance, and the tuck jump assessment (TJA) are used for return to play (RTP) criteria for post anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, sport-specific baseline measurements are limited. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine differences in SLH, TH, and COH distance and limb symmetry index (LSI), as well as total scores, number of jumps, and individual flaws of the TJA in 97 injury-free Division I (DI) collegiate female student athletes participating in ACL injury prone vs...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893474/hypertrophy-and-explosive-reactive-functioning-in-sedentary-men-following-10-weeks-of-whole-body-vibration
#8
Jens Ebing, Ulf Gast, Christoph Hauptmann, Dieter Felsenberg, Daniel L Belavý
The objective of this study was to determine the impact of vertical (Power-plate; POW) and side-alternating (Galileo; GAL) whole-body vibration exercise on muscle mass and lower-limb neuromuscular function. Forty-three sedentary male subjects (18-30yr) randomized into three groups underwent two upper-body exercise sessions per week for 10 weeks. Two groups of subjects underwent additional squat exercises on the GAL (N=15) or POW (N=14) devices. The third group was control. On magnetic resonance imaging, volume of the thigh muscles was measured...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837221/femoral-avulsion-fracture-of-acl-proximal-attachment-in-male-scuba-diver-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Sebastian Zabierek, Krzysztof Nowak, Marcin Domzalski
Femoral ACL avulsion fractures were not well described in the literature, and there were only several reports describing mostly immature patients. A case of 50-year-old man with ACL femoral attachment avulsion fracture after pivoting knee injury during skiing was presented. The bony attachment was reduced and fixed arthroscopically with screws. Four months after surgery, patient was allowed to return to full sport activity with full range of motion. He was able to perform a one-leg-hop test without limitation, and the strength of quadriceps muscle was comparable to contralateral side...
November 11, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834590/clinical-effects-of-dry-needling-among-asymptomatic-individuals-with-hamstring-tightness-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Kathleen Geist, Claire Bradley, Alan Hofman, Rob Koester, Fenella Roche, Annalise Shields, Elizabeth Frierson, Ainsley Rossi, Marie Johanson
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of dry needling on hamstring extensibility and functional performance tests among asymptomatic individuals with hamstring muscle tightness. BACKGROUND: Dry needling has been shown to increase range of motion in the upper quarter and may have similar effects in the lower quarter. METHODS: Twenty-seven subjects with hamstring extensibility deficits were randomly assigned to side of treatment (dominant or non-dominant) and group (blunt needling or dry needling)...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802796/patients-with-chondrolabral-pathology-have-bilateral-functional-impairments-12-to-24-months-after-unilateral-hip-arthroscopy-a-cross-sectional-study
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Joanne L Kemp, May Arna Risberg, Anthony G Schache, Michael Makdissi, Michael G Pritchard, Kay M Crossley
Study Design Cross-sectional study. Background Functional task performance in patients with chondrolabral pathology following hip arthroscopy is unknown. Objectives To investigate in people with chondrolabral pathology following hip arthroscopy (1) the bilateral differences in functional task performance compared to controls, (2) the association of hip muscle strength with functional task performance, and (3) the association of functional task performance scores with good outcome, as measured by International Hip Outcome Tool score...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799670/correlation-between-hip-function-and-knee-kinematics-evaluated-by-three-dimensional-motion-analysis-during-lateral-and-medial-side-hopping
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Hiromitsu Itoh, Kohei Takiguchi, Yohei Shibata, Satoshi Okubo, Shinichi Yoshiya, Ryosuke Kuroda
[Purpose] Kinematic and kinetic characteristics of the limb during side-hopping and hip/knee interaction during this motion have not been clarified. The purposes of this study were to examine the biomechanical parameters of the knee during side hop and analyze its relationship with clinical measurements of hip function. [Subjects and Methods] Eleven male college rugby players were included. A three-dimensional motion analysis system was used to assess motion characteristics of the knee during side hop. In addition, hip range of motion and muscle strength were evaluated...
September 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756572/musculoskeletal-modeling-of-human-lower-limb-during-normal-walking-one-legged-forward-hopping-and-side-jumping-comparison-of-measured-emg-and-predicted-muscle-activity-patterns
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A D Wibawa, N Verdonschot, J P K Halbertsma, J G M Burgerhof, R L Diercks, G J Verkerke
This study focused on comparing muscle activities predicted by the Musculoskeletal Modeling System with EMG from ten healthy subjects who performed normal walking, one-legged forward hopping and side jumping. Eight EMG electrodes measured the activity of eight right leg muscles. Specific thresholds per muscle were applied on the EMG prior comparison. These thresholds were determined by equalizing the duration of EMG to AMS muscle activity. Three graph variables, number of onsets, offsets and hills were used to quantify the level of agreement by using Cohen׳s kappa analysis...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676865/functional-tests-can-they-help-in-the-decision-to-return-to-sports-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-example-with-hop-tests
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Alexandre Rambaud, Pierre Samozino, Pascal Edouard
OBJECTIVE: After anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, the ACL reconstruction (ACLR) is the standard treatment to return to pivots/contacts sports. The goal of rehabilitation programs is to guide the functional recovery and the safe return to sport without additional knee injury or other injuries. Functional tests, like Hop tests and their side to-side difference index [limb symmetry index (LSI)], are commonly used following ACLR to help return to sport decision making. However, the most commonly used criterion to return to sport is the postoperative time: return to light activities (RtlA) at 3 or 4 month mark and return to sport with contacts and side-cuttings (RtS) between 6 and 9 month mark...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676864/interest-of-a-biomechanical-analysis-of-running-on-a-treadmill-coupled-with-functional-testing-and-isokinetic-evaluation-during-return-to-sport-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#15
Alexandre Rambaud, Bertrand Semay, Jean-Benoit Morin, Rémi Phillipot, Pierre Samozino, Pascal Edouard
OBJECTIVE: A criterion of the anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) success is the return to sport at the same level as before surgery. Return to sport (RtS) decision seems to be a key element in this success: if too early RtS exposes to risk of injury, too late RtS influences the motivation to return to the same level. Functional tests (Hop Tests) and isokinetic assessments (Isok Tests) are usually performed to guide this decision. However, a precise and objective biomechanical analysis of running pattern would be more similarly to the sport activity...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665093/an-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-does-not-affect-the-neuromuscular-function-of-the-non-injured-leg-except-for-dynamic-balance-and-voluntary-quadriceps-activation
#16
Tjerk Zult, Alli Gokeler, Jos J A M van Raay, Reinoud W Brouwer, Inge Zijdewind, Tibor Hortobágyi
PURPOSE: The function of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) patients' non-injured leg is relevant in light of the high incidence of secondary ACL injuries on the contralateral side. However, the non-injured leg's function has only been examined for a selected number of neuromuscular outcomes and often without appropriate control groups. We measured a broad array of neuromuscular functions between legs of ACL patients and compared outcomes to age, sex, and physical activity matched controls...
January 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632874/a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-rehabilitation-efficacy-in-chronic-ankle-instability
#17
Cynthia J Wright, Shelley W Linens, Mary Spencer Cain
CONTEXT: There is minimal patient-oriented evidence regarding the effectiveness of interventions targeted to reduce symptoms associated with chronic ankle instability (CAI). Additionally, clinicians aiming to prioritize care by implementing only the most effective components of a rehabilitative program have very little evidence on comparative efficacy. OBJECTIVE: To assess the comparative efficacy of two common ankle rehabilitation techniques [wobble board (WB) balance training and ankle strengthening using resistance tubing (RT)] using patient-oriented outcomes...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632846/effects-of-a-four-week-biomechanical-ankle-platform-system-protocol-on-balance-in-high-school-athletes-with-chronic-ankle-instability
#18
Mary Spencer Cain, Stacy Watt Garceau, Shelley W Linens
CONTEXT: Chronic Ankle Instability (CAI) describes the residual symptoms present after repetitive ankle sprains. Current rehabilitation programs in the high school population focus on a multi-station approach or general lower extremity injury prevention program. Specific rehabilitation techniques for CAI have not been established. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of a 4-week Biomechanical Ankle Platform System (BAPS) Board protocol on balance of high school athletes with CAI...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27620862/five-week-sensory-motor-training-program-improves-functional-performance-and-postural-control-in-young-male-soccer-players-a-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Lucas Rafael Heleno, Rubens A da Silva, Leonardo Shigaki, Cynthia Gobbi Alves Araújo, Cristiane Regina Coelho Candido, Victor Hugo Alves Okazaki, Ariobaldo Frisseli, Christiane de S Guerino Macedo
Sensory motor training programs are used in the rehabilitation and prevention of injuries among soccer players. Inconsistencies are found in the literature regarding the duration of the protocols and the exercises and equipment used. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the benefits of a five-week sensory motor training program on the functional performance and postural control of young soccer players. METHODS: The study sample comprised 22 young male soccer players who were evaluated using: the Figure-of-Eight Test (F8), Side Hop Test (SHT), Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT), and a force platform...
November 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27529435/the-effect-of-holder-pasteurization-on-activin-a-levels-in-human-milk
#20
Chiara Peila, Alessandra Coscia, Enrico Bertino, Giovanni Li Volti, Fabio Galvano, Ignazio Barbagallo, Gerard H A Visser, Diego Gazzolo
INTRODUCTION: There is evidence that mother's own milk is the best nutrient in terms of multiorgan protection and infection prevention. However, when maternal milk is scarce, the solution can be represented by donor milk (DM), which requires specific storage procedures such as Holder Pasteurization (HoP). HoP is not free from side effects since it is widely known that it causes qualitative/quantitative changes in milk composition, particularly in the protein content. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the effects of HoP on Activin A, a neurobiomarker known to play an important role in the development and protection of the central nervous system...
August 16, 2016: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
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