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How Well Do Shoulder Braces Provide Stability At The Glenohumeral Joint In Collegiate Aged Athletes A Systematic Review, Kimberly Pechanec May 2017

How Well Do Shoulder Braces Provide Stability At The Glenohumeral Joint In Collegiate Aged Athletes A Systematic Review, Kimberly Pechanec

John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day (SACAD)

Injuries at the glenohumeral joint are common in sports, especially collegiate sports. More athletes are now wearing a shoulder stabilization brace to help restrict motion. Current evidence demonstrates shoulder braces do no maintain their initial amount of motion restriction after physical activity. While there is increased motion with the shoulder brace after activity, the brace still provides stability. More research needs to be conducted to further confirm or deny this information.


Patellofemoral Tracking Resulting From Decreased Activation Of The Vastus Medialis Muscle, Sarah Elizabeth Siegel Apr 2017

Patellofemoral Tracking Resulting From Decreased Activation Of The Vastus Medialis Muscle, Sarah Elizabeth Siegel

Honors Projects and Posters

Patellofemoral pain is one of the most frequent knee conditions seen by sports medicine providers. Dysfunctional tracking of the patella is thought to be a cause. The purpose of this project was to determine if reduced maximal strength of the vastus medialis would cause muscle forces in a model to increase laterally directed patellar forces or torsion.

2 participants completed 5 maximum effort jumps and landings. Models were made in Matlab to calculate torques required to produce the given motion. The model was altered to reduce the force producing capability of the vastus medialis. The patellar tendon force was calculated ...