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Comparison of the reliability of the vertical ground reaction forces during the single leg hop test for distance and the alternating limb crossover hop test for distance in subjects
Quantifying Ground Reaction Forces of Double and Single Leg Plyometric Exercises in a Horizontal, Gravity Minimized Position
Efficacy of a Computerized Knee Simulation Model on Developing Manual Therapy Skills in Physical Therapy Students
Correlation between the Spirit Bike Maximal Power Output and Other Lower Extremity Power Output Tests.
Development and Reliability testing of the Dynamic Agility Lateral Performance Test (DALP) for Rehabilitation Progression and Criteria for return to Sport
The Effects of Isolated Joint vs. Multiple Joint Training on the Shoulder

Authors: Jones, C, McGuire, E, Mettenburg, T, Hill, B, Henderson, N, Worst, H, Mans, K, Davies, GJMulti-joint (MJ) and isolated-joint (IJ) training are two strengthening techniques commonly used in rehabilitation as well as performance enhancement. The literature comparing IJ and MJ exercises is divided on which method is superior, and is focused more on the lower extremity than upper. The purpose of this study was to determine if there were any significant differences between these two forms of performance enhancement training in the upper extremity. We hypothesized that multiple joint training will have greater effects on the outcome measures compared to the isolated joint training.

The Single-Arm Seated Shot Put Test as a Functional Outcome Measure in Adults with Healthy and Painful Shoulders: Correlation between Isokinetic Peak Force and Shot Put Distance
The purpose of this study was to compare peak force (PF) of isokinetic closed kinetic chain (CKC) pushing at 0.24 m/s with distance of the single-arm seated shot put test (SSSPT) in subjects with healthy and painful shoulders to determine the clinical relevance of the SSSPT. Our hypothesis was there would be a correlation between the two tests in healthy and painful subjects.
Bilateral Comparison of Upper Extremity Peak Force During Isokinetic Closed Kinetic Chain Pushing in Adults with Healthy Shoulders

Authors: Morris, S, Pierce, MB, Putman, R, Thomas, L, Cowart, T, Henderson, N, Glenn, F, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ

Isokinetic testing has been described as the gold standard for muscle testing. Upper extremity (UE) pushing is a common functional movement that has been assessed isokinetically with the closed kinetic chain (CKC) attachment for Biodex ® System Dynamometers. Existing literature comparing bilateral UE isokinetic CKC testing is scarce and shows inconsistent results. The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a bilateral difference in peak force (PF) during isokinetic CKC testing of the UE in adults with healthy shoulders. We hypothesized there would be ≤ 10% difference in PF bilaterally in adults with healthy shoulders when performing an isokinetic CKC pushing motion at 0.24 m/s.

Efficacy of a Computerized Shoulder Simulation Model on Developing Manual Therapy Skills in Physical Therapy Students

Authors: Altomare, C, Edwards, J, Godfrey, K, Hines, S, Bringman, D, Glenn, F, Henderson, N, Worst, H, Davies, GJMobilization techniques are an integral part of manual therapy implemented by physical therapists in the treatment of patients with various joint pathologies. It is important that Doctor of Physical Therapy students develop a competency in performing mobilizations accurately. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of a computerized shoulder model (CSM) in the development of manual therapy skill retention and transference. We hypothesized the CSM would improve selected outcomes as an appropriate adjunct to classroom education of manual therapy training and the addition of clinical experience of second-year DPT students would enhance all outcomes. We also hypothesized training would improve skill retention on the CSM and skill transference of mobilization techniques to a computerized knee model (CKM).

  • Closed chain versus open chain plyometrics in the upper extremity
  • Effects of exercise induced fatigue of the shoulder muscles on upper extremity function
  • Computerized testing and training of manual therapy using shoulder and knee models with physical therapy students
  • Isokinetic testing and handheld dynamometry of unilateral ratios of the quadriceps and hamstrings in different length-tension positions, and correlation to the Functional Sargent Vertical Jump Test
  • The relationship of lower extremity muscular tightness with foot strike patterns in recreational runners
  • Effect of fatigue on foot strike in recreational runners
  • A comparison of the effects of HIIT training on lower extremity Power-Spirit MU 100 Upright cycle ergometer vs Spirit MU 100 recumbent cycle ergometer
  • Return to duty: cohort of soldiers following surgical interventions for shoulder instability. Fort Stewart Military Base, GA

Last updated: 3/5/2018