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Reliability and agreement of isometric functional trunk and isolated lumbar strength assessment in healthy persons and persons with chronic nonspecific low back pain.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Apr 3;38:1-7. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Hasselt University, REVAL - Rehabilitation Research Center, BIOMED, Hasselt, Belgium.

Objectives: to assess intra/inter-operator reliability and agreement of maximum isometric abdominal and back muscle strength in a functional trunk and isolated lumbar protocol, using an isokinetic dynamometer, in healthy persons and persons with chronic nonspecific low back pain (CNSLBP).

Design: Test-retest.

Setting: Participants performed two assessments consisting of two protocols on the Biodex 3 system, evaluating maximum isometric back and abdominal strength in a functional trunk and isolated lumbar position. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.03.009DOI Listing
April 2019
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The effect of limb dominance on change of direction biomechanics: A systematic review of its importance for injury risk.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Apr 9;37:179-189. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Human Performance Laboratory, Directorate of Sport, Exercise, and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

Objective: To critically evaluate the effect of limb dominance on change of direction (COD) biomechanics associated with increased ACL injury-risk.

Methods: A systematic review of the literature was conducted using Medline and Sport DISCUS databases. Studies that compared COD biomechanics (lower-limb/whole-body kinetics/kinematics) between limbs, contained an approach run, and included physically active participants were included. Read More

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Ankle bracing's effects on lower extremity iEMG activity, force production, and jump height during a Vertical Jump Test: An exploratory study.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Apr 5;37:171-178. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

School of Kinesiology, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada.

Objective: To determine if softshell (AE) and semi-rigid (T1) ankle braces affect lower extremity iEMG activity, force, and jump height during a Vertical Jump Test.

Design: Repeated measures, crossover.

Setting: Laboratory. Read More

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Effects of tailored advice on injury prevention knowledge and behaviours in runners: Secondary analysis from a randomised controlled trial.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Apr 6;37:164-170. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

UBC Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, 212 Friedman Building, 2177 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada. Electronic address:

Objectives: To determine whether biweekly tailored advice was more effective than general advice at baseline alone for enhancing evidence-based running-related injury (RRI) prevention knowledge and behaviours in runners.

Design: Randomised controlled trial, blinded statistical analysis, secondary analysis.

Setting: Recreational running clinics. Read More

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Shoulder and elbow joint position sense assessment using a mobile app in subjects with and without shoulder pain - between-days reliability.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 30;37:157-163. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

Master's Program in Physical Therapy, Universidade do Sagrado Coração, Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:

Objectives: To determine between-days reliability and the minimal detectable change for shoulder and elbow joint position sense assessment using a validated mobile app, in subjects with and without shoulder pain.

Design: Reliability study.

Setting: Clinical measurement. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.03.016DOI Listing
March 2019
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Training volume is associated with pain sensitivity, but not with endogenous pain modulation, in competitive swimmers.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Apr 5;37:150-156. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium. Electronic address:

Objectives: To investigate the association of pain sensitivity and endogenous analgesia capacity, and training volume in a group of competitive swimmers.

Design: An observational multi-center study.

Setting: Multiple competitive swimming clubs. Read More

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Eccentric knee flexor weakness in elite female footballers 1-10 years following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 29;37:144-149. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

Objectives: To determine eccentric knee flexor strength in elite female Australian Rules Football (ARF) players with and without a history of unilateral anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) using an ipsilateral semitendinosus graft.

Design: Case-control.

Setting: Elite ARF Women's competition. Read More

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March 2019
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Test-retest reliability of a hip strength assessment system in varsity soccer players.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 28;37:138-143. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

École de Kinésiologie et des Sciences de l'Activité Physique, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Montréal, Campus Laval, 1700 rue Jacques Tétreault, Laval, QC, H7N 0B6, Canada.

Objective: To investigate test-retest reliability of a hip strength assessment system (GroinBar).

Design: Test-retest reliability study.

Setting: Laboratory. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.03.013DOI Listing

Ultrasonography comparison of diaphragm thickness and excursion between athletes with and without lumbopelvic pain.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 28;37:128-137. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Research, Health and Podiatry Unit. Department of Health Sciences. Faculty of Nursing and Podiatry. Universidade da Coruña, Spain. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare diaphragm thickness and excursion between athletes with and without lumbopelvic pain (LPP) by trans-costal and trans-hepatic rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI), respectively.

Design: A case-control study.

Setting: Amateur and semiprofessional athletes teams. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.03.015DOI Listing
March 2019
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The cricketer's shoulder: Not a classic throwing shoulder.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 28;37:120-127. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Cricket South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Objectives: To describe the musculoskeletal adaptations inherent to the cricketers' shoulder and determine potential predictors of shoulder injury in elite South African cricketers.

Design: Prospective longitudinal cohort study; SETTING: Non-clinical, at national cricket indoor training venues.

Participants: One hundred and six elite cricketers, representing 82% of the South African national and franchise teams, consent. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.03.014DOI Listing
March 2019
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Effects of an 8-week selective corrective exercises program on electromyography activity of scapular and neck muscles in persons with upper crossed syndrome: Randomized controlled trial.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 21;37:113-119. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercises, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Iran.

Objectives: Postural disorders disturb muscle activity and lead to joint dysfunction. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of an 8-week selective corrective exercises program on electromyography activity of scapular and neck muscles in persons with upper crossed syndrome (UCS).

Design: Randomized controlled trial. Read More

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History of concussion is associated with higher head acceleration and reduced cervical muscle activity during simulated rugby tackle: An exploratory study.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 23;37:105-112. Epub 2019 Mar 23.

New Zealand Rugby, New Zealand.

Objectives: The objective of this study is to explore the effect of concussion history on head control during front on rugby tackles in non-professional male and female Rugby Union players.

Design: An observational cross-sectional design.

Setting: A laboratory-based study of simulated front on rugby tackles with a dynamic relatively-weighted (∼50% body-mass) tackle bag. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.03.012DOI Listing
March 2019
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Effect of the scapula-setting exercise on acromio-humeral distance and scapula muscle activity in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 18;37:99-104. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Biomedical Science and Engineering, INJE University, Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea. Electronic address:

Objectives: The aim of present study was to investigate the effect of the scapula setting exercise on acromio-humeral distance (AHD) and the activity of scapula muscles in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS).

Study Design: Cross sectional study.

Setting: Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital in South Korea. Read More

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The effect of the NetballSmart Dynamic Warm-up on physical performance in youth netball players.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 13;37:91-98. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand, School of Sport and Recreation, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

Objectives: To investigate the efficacy of the NetballSmart Dynamic Warm-up in improving physical performance measures in New Zealand secondary school netball players.

Design: Cluster randomised controlled trial.

Setting: A seven-week intervention study in secondary school netball. Read More

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The Lower Limb Assessment Score: A valid measure of hypermobility in elite football?

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 15;37:86-90. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK.

Objective: This study aims to validate the Lower Limb Assessment Score against the current gold standard Beighton Scale within an adult elite footballing population to allow for future research to explore the influence of lower limb specific hypermobility on injury incidence.

Design: Observational cohort study.

Setting: Thirty-six male, professional footballers aged between 18 and 37 years old. Read More

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March 2019
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Ultrasonography of multifidus muscle morphology and function in ice hockey players with and without low back pain.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 13;37:77-85. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

PERFORM Centre, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Concordia University, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Objectives: To examine the relationship between lumbar multifidus (LM) morphology, function, echo-intensity (EI) and body composition among a group of university level ice hockey players with and without low back pain (LBP).

Design: Cross-sectional study.

Setting: University Research Centre. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.03.004DOI Listing
March 2019
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Plantarflexor strength and endurance deficits associated with mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy: The role of soleus.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 9;37:69-76. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

Objectives: Determine how the strength and endurance of the plantar flexors are affected by Achilles tendinopathy and whether one muscle is more affected than another.

Design: Case control study.

Setting: University Laboratory. Read More

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March 2019
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Shoulder muscle onset timing during clinical assessment movements is the same in elite handball players as non-athletes: Implications for clinical assessment.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 6;37:64-68. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Physiotherapy Department, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:

Objectives: This study examines neuromuscular firing patterns in overhead athletes and non-athletes of the periscapular, prime-moving, and rotator cuff muscles during "clinical" cardinal plane physiological movements.

Design: Cohort prospective study.

Setting: EMG recordings were taken of the periscapular, prime-moving, and rotator cuff muscles during flexion, scaption, and abduction performed at fast, medium, and slow speeds with a loaded (3 kg) and unloaded arm. Read More

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March 2019
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Corrigendum to 'A Systematic review of the discriminating biomechanical parameters during the single leg Squat' [Physical Therapy in Sport 36 (2019) 78-91].

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 13;37:62-63. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, Boston University, USA.

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Hold-relax and contract-relax stretching for hamstrings flexibility: A systematic review with meta-analysis: Letter to the editor.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 6;37:60-61. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Graduate Program of Rehabilitation Sciences, Physical Therapy Department, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Electronic address:

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Adductor squeeze test and groin injuries in elite football players: A prospective study.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 2;37:54-59. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

Qatar Football Association, Doha, Qatar. Electronic address:

Objective: To examining the relationship between hip adductor strength and groin injury incidence during the competitive season of professional football teams.

Design: Prospective Cohort study.

Setting: Controlled laboratory environment. Read More

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March 2019
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Do lower limb previous injuries affect balance performance? An observational study in volleyball players.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Feb 28;37:49-53. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy. Electronic address:

Objectives: To study static and dynamic postural balance control in elite and sub-elite male volleyball players with or without a history of musculoskeletal lower limb injuries.

Design: Cross-sectional study.

Setting: Laboratory. Read More

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February 2019

Ultrasound evaluation of extrinsic foot muscles in patients with chronic non-insertional Achilles tendinopathy: A case-control study.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Feb 27;37:44-48. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Faculty of Sports Sciences, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain; Facultad de Enfermería, Fisioterapia y Podología. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

Aim: The purpose of the present study was to compare and quantify with ultrasound imaging (USI) the extensor digitorum longus (EDL), tibialis anterior (TA) and peroneus muscles (PER) muscle thickness and cross-sectional area (CSA) between chronic non-insertional Achilles tendinopathy (AT) and healthy subjects.

Methods: a sample of 143 individuals was recruited and divided in two groups: chronic non-insertional AT group (n = 71) and a healthy group (n = 72). The thickness and CSA were assessment by USI for EDL, TA and PER muscles in both groups. Read More

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February 2019
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Return to play after conservative and surgical treatment in athletes with spondylolysis: A systematic review.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Feb 19;37:34-43. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Dom Henrique Research Centre, Portugal; Clínica do Dragão, Espregueira-Mendes Sports Centre - FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, Porto, Portugal; 3B's Research Group-Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics, University of Minho, Headquarters of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, AvePark, Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia, Zona Industrial da Gandra, 4805-017, Barco, Guimarães, Portugal; ICVS/3B's-PT Government Associate Laboratory, Braga, Guimarães, Portugal; Orthopaedics Department of Minho University, Braga, Portugal. Electronic address:

Purpose: Analyze the return to sports rate and timing after conservative and surgical treatment in athletes with spondylolysis.

Methods: Comprehensive search using Pubmed, Cochrane Library and SPORTDiscus databases to identify English language studies that assessed the return to sports after conservative or surgical treatment of symptomatic spondylolysis in athletes. The main outcome of interest was the return to sports rate and timing, as well as, the follow-up clinical and functional outcomes. Read More

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February 2019
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H-reflex in abductor hallucis and postural performance between flexible flatfoot and normal foot.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Feb 19;37:27-33. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Floor 3, No.17, Xuzhou Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100, Taiwan, ROC; Department of Physical Education, Fu Jen Catholic University, No.510, Zhongzheng Rd., Xinzhuang Dist., New Taipei City, 24205, Taiwan, ROC. Electronic address:

Objective: Morphological changes of the abductor hallucis muscle (AbH) in flexible flatfoot (FF) individuals influence regulations of the medial longitudinal arch (MLA). Prolonged and repeated stretching of AbH in flexible flatfoot may cause changes in muscle reflex properties and further influence postural performance. However, AbH muscle reflex under different postural conditions have never been examined. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.02.004DOI Listing
February 2019
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Concurrent changes in eccentric hamstring strength and knee joint kinematics induced by soccer-specific fatigue.

Authors:
Matt Greig

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Feb 18;37:21-26. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Sports Injuries Research Group, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancs, L39 4QP, UK. Electronic address:

Objectives: To investigate the influence of soccer-specific fatigue on concurrent changes in knee joint kinematics and hamstring strength, given the increased risk of injury during the latter stages of match-play and the prevalence of knee joint and hamstring muscular injury.

Design: Repeated measures, randomized order trials.

Setting: Laboratory. Read More

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February 2019
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Characteristics of functional movement screening testing in elite handball players: Indicative data from the 9.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Feb 5;37:15-20. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Research Centre of Movement Science, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland; Gáski Physical Therapy, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Objectives: To test 9 + screening batterie's intra-rater reliability, to provide indicative data of elite handball players, and to analyze difference between age, playing positions and level of play.

Design: Descriptive study.

Setting: Icelandic elite male handball players. Read More

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February 2019
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Between-session and inter-rater reliability of the modified tuck jump assessment in healthy adult athletes.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Feb 14;37:10-14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Reval Rehabilitation Research Center, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan, 3590, Diepenbeek, Belgium.

Objectives: This study aimed to determine the between-session and inter-rater reliability of the modified tuck jump assessment (TJA).

Design: Reliability study.

Setting: Human movement laboratory. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.02.002DOI Listing
February 2019
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Functional performance testing and return to sport criteria in patients after anterior cruciate ligament injury 12-18 months after index surgery: A cross-sectional observational study.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Feb 7;37:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Ludwig-Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology, Vienna, Austria; Traumacenter Graz, Teaching Hospital of the Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria. Electronic address:

Objectives: Objective return to sport (RTS) criteria after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury are lacking. Study purposes were (1) to report Limb Symmetry Index (LSI) values achieved in a test battery, (2) to detect how many subjects meet RTS criteria 12-18 months post-operative and (3) to identify whether patient-administered scores predict RTS criteria.

Design: Observer-blinded, cross-sectional observational study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.01.010DOI Listing
February 2019
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Thermal profiles over the Achilles tendon in a cohort of non-injured collegiate athletes over the course of a cross country season.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 28;36:110-115. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Physical Therapy, High Point University, High Point, NC, USA.

Objectives: To determine normal temperatures over the Achilles tendon over nine weeks.

Design: A prospective cohort study with nine weeks of observation.

Setting: University's Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory. Read More

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March 2019
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Neural gliding and neural tensioning differently impact flexibility, heat and pressure pain thresholds in asymptomatic subjects: A randomized, parallel and double-blind study.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 23;36:101-109. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

School of Health Sciences, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193, Aveiro, Portugal; CINTESIS.UA, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193, Aveiro, Portugal. Electronic address:

Objective: To compare the effect of neural gliding and tensioning on hamstring flexibility, nerve function (heat and cold thresholds) and pain sensitivity (pain intensity and pressure pain threshold) of the mobilized and non-mobilized lower limbs at post-intervention and 24 h follow up.

Design: Randomized, parallel and double blinded trial.

Setting/participants: Forty-eight asymptomatic participants. Read More

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March 2019
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Effects of three gait retraining techniques in runners with patellofemoral pain.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 18;36:92-100. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Physical Therapy Department, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil.

Objectives: Analyze the effects of 3 gait retraining: forefoot landing (FFOOT), 10% step rate increase (SR10%) and forward trunk lean (FTL) on lower limb biomechanics and clinical measurements in patellofemoral pain (PFP) runners.

Design: Case series report.

Settings: Biomechanical laboratory and treadmill running. Read More

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March 2019
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A systematic review of the discriminating biomechanical parameters during the single leg squat.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 22;36:78-91. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, Boston University, UK.

Objective: To determine whether there are common biomechanical parameters when analysing the single leg squat movement to compare pathological and non-pathological groups and whether these parameters are able to effectively distinguish between groups.

Methods: Five electronic databases were searched using MESH terms, keywords and phrases across four constructs: squat, biomechanical measures, region of interest, study design. Studies were selected based on inclusion of a quantitative biomechanical measure, compared between a pathological and a non-pathological group, and participants performed a single leg squat movement. Read More

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March 2019
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Effects of maxillary skeletal expansion on respiratory function and sport performance in a para-athlete - A case report.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 14;36:70-77. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Section of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of California Los Angeles, USA.

The aim of this case report was to demonstrate the effects of the Maxillary Skeletal Expander (MSE) used to orthopedically correct a maxillary constriction, on the respiratory functions and swimming performance of a Para-athlete. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images taken before and after MSE activation were used to demonstrate the disarticulation of midpalatal suture, and the changes involved in dental and nasomaxillary structures, nasal cavity and pharyngeal airway. Respiratory tests included: maximum inspiratory and expiratory pressure, oral peak expiratory flow and inspiratory nasal flow. Read More

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March 2019
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Maximizing the effectiveness of inspiratory muscle training in sports performance: A current challenge.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 03 11;36:68-69. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Departamento de Fisioterapia, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC), Florianópolis, SC, Brazil; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Fisioterapia, UDESC, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.

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March 2019
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Physical Therapy Service delivered in the Polyclinic During the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 12;36:62-67. Epub 2019 Jan 12.

Physical Therapy Department, School of Biologic and Health Sciences, Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e do Mucuri (UFVJM), Diamantina, Brazil; Sociedade Nacional de Fisioterapia Esportiva (SONAFE), São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:

Objective: To characterize the Physical Therapy Services delivered at the Polyclinic during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Design: Retrospective Cohort Study.

Setting: Physical Therapy Services (PTS) of the Polyclinic. Read More

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March 2019
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Examination of ankle function in individuals with a history of ACL reconstruction.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 10;36:55-61. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Sports Medicine Research Institute, University of Kentucky, 720 Sports Center Drive, Lexington, KY, 40536, USA.

Objective: To determine the relationship between self-reported ankle and knee function, and to examine differences in ankle function between healthy and injured limbs in individuals with a history of ACL reconstruction (ACLR).

Design: Cross-sectional.

Setting: Laboratory. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.01.002DOI Listing
March 2019
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Clarifying acromial distance: Standardisation and association between supine and sitting positions.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 7;36:51-54. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Faculty of Physical Therapy, Srinakharinwirot University, Ongkharak, Nakhon-nayok, 26120, Thailand. Electronic address:

Objectives: To define a standardised acromial distance (AD) in relaxed, supine position and its cut-point with sensitivity and specificity for classifying pectoralis minor (PMI) shortness. To clarify a predictive value of AD while relaxed, supine (AD2) from AD while sitting (AD1), adjusted by the effect of body mass index (BMI).

Design: Cross-sectional; SETTING: Laboratory of Physical Therapy Faculties. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.01.001DOI Listing
March 2019
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The decline step-down test measuring the maximum pain-free flexion angle: A reliable and valid performance test in patients with patellofemoral pain.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 17;36:43-50. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

European Sports Physical Therapy Education Network, Vienna, Austria; Physiotherapy Utrecht Oost - Sports Rehabilitation and Manual Therapy, Utrecht, the Netherlands; Academic Center for Evidence Based Sports Medicine (ACES), Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Objectives: Patients with patellofemoral pain (PFP) experience pain while descending stairs. To date no reliable and valid performance-test exists to assess the maximum pain-free knee flexion angle (MPFFA) as outcome measure during a step-down task. Therefore, the intra- and inter-observer reliability and construct validity of the decline step-down test (DSDT) measuring the MPFFA in patients with PFP were evaluated. Read More

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March 2019
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The effectiveness of incidental physical activity interventions compared to other interventions in the management of people with low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 21;36:34-42. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

The University of Sydney, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sydney, Australia. Electronic address:

Objectives: To investigate the effectiveness of incidental (non-structured) physical activity interventions for the management of people with low back pain (LBP).

Design: Systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials.

Setting: Eligible published trials from the earliest date available to November 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.12.008DOI Listing
March 2019
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Could specific exercises based on a movement screen prevent injuries in adolescent elite athletes?

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 4;36:28-33. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences, and Society (NVS), Division of Physiotherapy, Huddinge, Sweden. Electronic address:

Objectives: The primary aim of this study was to explore if specific exercises based on the nine test screening battery (9SB) reduce short-term and seasonal injury occurrence in adolescent elite athletes.

Setting: Youth elite sports.

Design: Prospective intervention study over 1-year. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.12.012DOI Listing
March 2019
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Clinical movement assessments do not differ between collegiate athletes with and without chronic ankle instability.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 18;36:22-27. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Exercise & Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Electronic address:

Objectives: To determine if overall Landing Error Scoring System-17 (LESS-17) and Fusionetics scores differ between collegiate athletes with and without chronic ankle instability (CAI). We also aimed to determine if the rate of specific movement errors during the LESS-17 and Fusionetics differed between the groups.

Design: Case-Control. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.12.009DOI Listing
March 2019
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Active pelvic tilt is reduced in athletes with groin injury; a case-controlled study.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 26;36:14-21. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

Physiotherapy Utrecht Oost, Sports Rehabilitation and Manual Therapy, Bloemstraat 65D, 3581, WD Utrecht, the Netherlands; Amsterdam University Medical Centre, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Traumatology, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Academic Centre for Evidence Based Sports Medicine (ACES), Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Objective: To study if athletes with groin injury had less active pelvic tilt (APT) than non-injured controls.

Design: Case-control.

Setting: Sports physiotherapy clinics and sports clubs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.12.011DOI Listing
March 2019
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Measurement properties of the Star Excursion Balance Test in patients with ACL deficiency.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 20;36:7-13. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Service de Médecine Physique et de Réadaptation, CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, France. Electronic address:

Objectives: To assess intrarater reliability, agreement and construct validity of the Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) in individuals with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency and the ability of the SEBT to distinguish between healthy and ACL-deficient individuals.

Methods: Patients with ACL deficiency and healthy matched controls performed the SEBT and the One Leg Hop for Distance test (OLHD). Three consecutive trials were analyzed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.12.010DOI Listing
March 2019
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Clarity in applying and reporting on functional tests in therapeutic settings.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 03 14;36:5-6. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany; OSINSTITUT Bewegung für Orthopädie und Sportmedizin, Munich, Germany; OSPHYSIO Training & Therapy, Munich, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.12.006DOI Listing
March 2019
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Women in motorsport: A case report of driving posture and performance after double mastectomy.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Mar 12;36:1-4. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

R+M, Willcox, AZ, USA; Raptor Motorsports, Willcox, AZ, USA.

Introduction: Here we report a case study of an experienced amateur female racing driver (age = 59) with self-reported fatigue of the muscles of the shoulder girdle post bilateral mastectomy and breast reconstruction. This case study describes how adjustment of her driving posture affected measures of muscle fatigue (sEMG) and driving performance (lap-time).

Methods: Bilateral surface electromyographic activity of sternocleidomastoid, cervical erector spinae, anterior deltoid and pectoralis major, angles of inclination of the cervical and lumbar spine in the sagittal plane and lap-times were measured at: 1) baseline, 2) after an initial adjustment of driving posture, and 3) after a readjustment of driving posture. Read More

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March 2019
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The association between the functional movement screen outcome and the incidence of musculoskeletal injuries: A systematic review with meta-analysis.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Jan 5;35:146-158. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Postgraduate Program in Exercise and Sport Sciences, Institute of Physical Education and Sports, Rio de Janeiro State University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rua São Francisco Xavier, No 524, 90 Floor; Block F; Room 9122, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

Objective: To systematically review the literature investigating the association between the Functional Movement Screening (FMS™) score and musculoskeletal injuries in physical exercise based on relative risk (RR).

Methods: A systematic literature search was carried out in July 2018 in MEDLINE, LILACS, SCOPUS, SPORTDiscus, CINAHL and Web of Science databases. Reference lists were explored to find studies that examined the association between FMS™ and injuries. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.11.011DOI Listing
January 2019
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Current perspectives of Australian therapists on rehabilitation and return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A survey.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Jan 10;35:139-145. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre, West Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Objectives: To investigate views and practices of Australian therapists on rehabilitation and return to sport (RTS) after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR).

Design: Survey-based study.

Setting: Online survey platform. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.12.004DOI Listing
January 2019
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Evaluation of functional ankle instability assessed by an instrumented wobble board.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Jan 8;35:133-138. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Physiotherapy Department, University College of Northern Denmark, UCN, Selma Lagerloffsvej 2, DK-9220, Aalborg, Denmark.

Objectives: Ankle sprains often lead to a history of recurrent injuries and functional joint instability. This study evaluated a new method for assessing functional impairment in patients with chronic ankle instability.

Design: Case-control study for construct validation purpose. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.12.002DOI Listing
January 2019
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Epidemiology of shoulder injury in sub-elite level water polo players.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Jan 5;35:127-132. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Research Institute for Sport and Exercise University of Canberra, Building 1, 11 Kirinari Street, Bruce, ACT, 2617, Australia. Electronic address:

Objective: Investigate the patterns and circumstances of shoulder injury, in both male and female sub-elite water polo players, through evaluating the injury incidence, mechanism and subsequent training time lost.

Design: Retrospective cohort.

Setting: Sports institute. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.12.001DOI Listing
January 2019
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