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Literature Review: Effects Of Myofascial Release On Range Of Motion And Athletic Performance, Alex Zazac 2015 University of Akron Main Campus

Literature Review: Effects Of Myofascial Release On Range Of Motion And Athletic Performance, Alex Zazac

Honors Research Projects

No abstract provided.


The Multifaceted Interaction Of Pain Perception In Collegiate Athletes, Kristen Leigh Bartiss 2015 Utah State University

The Multifaceted Interaction Of Pain Perception In Collegiate Athletes, Kristen Leigh Bartiss

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

No abstract provided.


Five-Year Clinical Outcomes Of A Randomized Trial Of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Treatment Strategies: An Evidence-Based Practice Paper, Kyle Harris, Jeffrey Bradford Driban, Michael R. Sitler, Nicole M. Cattano, Jennifer M. Hootman 2015 Bucks County Community College

Five-Year Clinical Outcomes Of A Randomized Trial Of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Treatment Strategies: An Evidence-Based Practice Paper, Kyle Harris, Jeffrey Bradford Driban, Michael R. Sitler, Nicole M. Cattano, Jennifer M. Hootman

Sports Medicine

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Upper Limb Ambidexterity In The Wrestling Snap Down Technique, Nicholas A. DeCastro 2015 Bridgewater State University

Upper Limb Ambidexterity In The Wrestling Snap Down Technique, Nicholas A. Decastro

Undergraduate Review

The sport of wrestling dates back as far as recorded history. Folk style is a subdivision of that ancient sport, considered the most popular form of wrestling in U.S high schools and universities. An important skill used by Folk style wrestlers is the snap down technique. However, there is a lack of scientific literature that examines the kinematic motions of the snap down technique bilaterally. Understanding athletic ambidexterity is an important factor in athletic performance and injury prevention, particularly in wrestling. Therefore, the purpose of the research study was to bilaterally examine the kinematic motions of the upper extremity ...


Influence Of Traditional And Nontraditional Entries On Figure Skating Jumps, Bryanna L. Nevius 2015 Bridgewater State University

Influence Of Traditional And Nontraditional Entries On Figure Skating Jumps, Bryanna L. Nevius

Undergraduate Review

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not adding a non-traditional jump entry into a routine is more beneficial to the skater or if there is more value in performing the same jump with a traditional entry. Specifically, the study examined the kinematics of a non-traditional verses a traditional jump entry by looking at the angles of the hip, knee, and ankle joints at take-off and landing. Maximum jump height, airtime, and horizontal displacement were also examined. It was hypothesized that non-traditional entries would change jump kinematics when compared to the same jumps performed from traditional entries ...


Evaluation Of Linear And Nonlinear Postural Stability Measurements Following Concussion, Kelsey Evans 2015 Georgia Southern University

Evaluation Of Linear And Nonlinear Postural Stability Measurements Following Concussion, Kelsey Evans

Electronic Theses & Dissertations

Sport related concussions affect nearly 1.6 to 3.8 million athletes annually in the United States. A large number of these athletes suffer from postural instability following concussion. Postural control assessment has become a recommended tool to determine readiness to return to play. Measurement of postural control through the use of center of pressure (CoP) variables may provide a sensitive evaluation following concussion and throughout recovery. Purpose: To evaluate a unipedal and bipedal quiet stance protocol consisting of linear and nonlinear CoP measurements with varying durations in a concussed population throughout recovery. Methods: Thirteen NCAA Division I Collegiate Football ...


Acl Injuries In Female Athletes: Are Prevention Programs The Answer?, Brooke Chandor 2015 Colby College

Acl Injuries In Female Athletes: Are Prevention Programs The Answer?, Brooke Chandor

Honors Theses

Around 400,000 people tear their anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs) every year in the United States. The majority of these injuries occur during athletics, and most commonly to females. Their neuromuscular abilities, anatomies, and hormones put female athletes at a much higher risk of ACL injury than male athletes. The current gold standard of treatment, ACL reconstruction, is an imperfect technique at best. It leaves patients with much higher risk of both ACL reinjury and early onset of osteoarthritis. Prevention programs, aimed at reducing the neuromuscular risk factors in female athletes, have proved to effectively reduce the number of noncontact ...


Utilization Of B-Mode Ultrasound As A Body Fat Estimate In Collegiate Football Players, Parker Hyde 2015 Georgia Southern University

Utilization Of B-Mode Ultrasound As A Body Fat Estimate In Collegiate Football Players, Parker Hyde

Electronic Theses & Dissertations

The purpose of the present study was to validate a 7-site ultrasound imaging protocol to predict percent body fat (%BF) in a Division I football team. Body composition was estimated by ultrasound, seven site skinfolds (SKINFOLD), and the three compartment-water (3C-W) model of Siri (1961), using Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) to estimate total body water (TBW) and air-displacement plethysmography (BODPOD®) to determine body density (Db). Pearson’s product-moment correlation analyses were run to determine between ΣUltrasound and the criterion 3C-W, and between the ΣSkinfold and ΣUltrasound. Strong positive correlations were observed between ΣSkinfold and ΣUltrasound (r ...


Short- And Moderate-Duration Static Stretching Do Not Decrease Vertical Jump Performance When Performed With A Complete, Sport-Specific Warm-Up, Alvin M. Goh 2015 Edith Cowan University

Short- And Moderate-Duration Static Stretching Do Not Decrease Vertical Jump Performance When Performed With A Complete, Sport-Specific Warm-Up, Alvin M. Goh

Theses : Honours

Background: Research has shown that static stretching may improve muscle flexibility as well as minimise soft tissue injury. However, recent studies have recommended the removal static muscle stretching from pre-exercise routines due to its deleterious effect on physical performance. Nonetheless, research has shown a duration-dependent effect of static stretching, with total muscle stretch durations < 45 s having little influence on subsequent sporting performance. Furthermore, some evidence indicates that muscle stretching may not influence performance when a sport-specific warm-up follows the stretching component. However, this protocol has not been implemented in most studies.

Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to compare the effects of shorter (5 s) and longer (30 s) periods of static stretching to dynamic stretching on vertical jump performance in sub-elite athletes when the stretches are completed early in a complete pre-exercise routine. It ...


Assessment Of Accelerometers For Measuring Upper Extremity Physical Activity, Elizabeth Lawinger, Tim L. Uhl, Mark Abel, Srinath Kamineni 2015 University of Kentucky

Assessment Of Accelerometers For Measuring Upper Extremity Physical Activity, Elizabeth Lawinger, Tim L. Uhl, Mark Abel, Srinath Kamineni

Tim L. Uhl

Objective: The overarching goal of this study was to examine the use of tri-axial accelerometers in measuring upper extremity motions to monitor upper extremity exercise compliance. There were multiple questions investigated but the primary objective was to investigate the correlation between visually observed arm motions and tri-axial accelerometer activity counts in order to establish fundamental activity counts for the upper extremity. Study Design: Cross-sectional, Basic Research. Setting: Clinical Laboratory. Participants: Thirty healthy individuals age = 26 ± 6 years, body mass = 24 ± 3 kg, and height = 1.68 ± 0.09 m volunteered. Intervention: Participants performed three series of tasks: 1) activities of ...


Should Educators Be ‘Wrapping School Playgrounds In Cotton Wool’ To Encourage Physical Activity? Exploring Primary And Secondary Students’ Voices From The School Playground, Brendon P. Hyndman, Amanda Telford 2015 International Graduate Centre of Education, School of Education, Charles Darwin University

Should Educators Be ‘Wrapping School Playgrounds In Cotton Wool’ To Encourage Physical Activity? Exploring Primary And Secondary Students’ Voices From The School Playground, Brendon P. Hyndman, Amanda Telford

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Physical activity in school playgrounds has changed considerably over recent decades to reflect a climate of ‘surplus safety’. A growing culture of surplus safety can be attributed to a desire of parents and teachers responsible for children to protect school students from danger. The aim of this research was to examine students’ perceptions of playground safety influences on physical activity during school breaks from the perspectives of the ‘users’ of school playgrounds. Data collection consisted of seven focus groups (4 primary school & 3 secondary school) conducted across four schools (2 primary & 2 secondary). During this study, the focus group discussions consisted of 54 children (32 primary & 22 secondary; 50% females; 50% males). Social-Ecological Model levels of school playground safety influence identified by both primary and secondary ...


Parent's Guide To Aau Sports, Chad Hanson 2014 Dordt College

Parent's Guide To Aau Sports, Chad Hanson

Faculty Work: Comprehensive List

"Do your kids play sports? Do they participate in AAU sports, the nationwide entity where 38 various sports are offered? Here is a parent’s guide to AAU sports and seven questions to consider."

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The Effects Of A Pre-Workout Supplement On Collegiate Track Athletes' Sub-Max Bench Press, Hannah Stroud-Lusk, Valerie Kirk, Jo Sharp, David Lenhardt 2014 Cedarville University

The Effects Of A Pre-Workout Supplement On Collegiate Track Athletes' Sub-Max Bench Press, Hannah Stroud-Lusk, Valerie Kirk, Jo Sharp, David Lenhardt

Kinesiology and Allied Health Senior Research Projects

The use of prework out supplements in athletes has been increasing as athletes try to get more of an edge on their competition. Our research looked at the effect of taking Muscle Pharms preworkout supplement Assault in collegiate track athletes. We did this by having them preform a sub-max bench press. We found that there was no significant difference between the placebo and Assault.


The Effects Of Videocasts On Student Learning In Medical Health Science Discipline, Jessica Viana 2014 Seton Hall University

The Effects Of Videocasts On Student Learning In Medical Health Science Discipline, Jessica Viana

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This quantitative study examines the effects of videocasts on student learning in a medical healthcare science discipline. The didactic nature of educational strategies is necessary in preparing future healthcare professionals. However, the manual skills cannot be reviewed once the student has left the classroom. Incorporating the use of videocasts into the resources for student learning adds another means for the students to follow and retain the skills acquired during class. Athletic training students in two accredited programs performed two class presentations over the course of one semester, one in the traditional format and one with the use of videocasts. The ...


Parental Factors That Influence Swimming In Children And Adolescents, Jennifer Pharr, Carol C. Irwin, Richard L. Irwin 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Parental Factors That Influence Swimming In Children And Adolescents, Jennifer Pharr, Carol C. Irwin, Richard L. Irwin

Faculty Publications (EOH)

Swimming can be an important source of physical activity across the life-span. Researchers have found that parents influence physical activity behaviors of their children. The purpose of this study was to determine what parental factors influenced the number of days that children swam. Survey respondents (n = 1,909) from six cities across the United States were surveyed at local YMCAs. Children were found to swim significantly more if their parents encouraged them to swim, members of the family knew how to swim and swam with them, or their parents were not afraid of the children drowning or afraid of drowning ...


High School Athletes’ Perceptions Of Concussion, Theresa Miyashita, Eleni Diakogeorgiou, Brian Hellstrom, Nick Kuchwara, Erica Tafoya, Lori Young 2014 Sacred Heart University

High School Athletes’ Perceptions Of Concussion, Theresa Miyashita, Eleni Diakogeorgiou, Brian Hellstrom, Nick Kuchwara, Erica Tafoya, Lori Young

PTHMS Faculty Publications

Background: The perception high school athletes have regarding concussions may influence their injury-reporting behavior, and if their perceptions are based on incorrect or incomplete information, they may be at risk for subsequent head injuries.

Purpose: To determine whether the recent influx of concussion information has had a positive impact on high school athletes’ knowledge of concussions, to determine their perceptions regarding the severity of a concussion injury, and to determine whether receiving correct information will potentially alter their future reporting behavior.


Cleveland's Bitter Pill: A Diagnosis Of Injured Title Dreams And Die Hard Fans, Joseph Congeni, Thomas Bacher 2014 University of Akron

Cleveland's Bitter Pill: A Diagnosis Of Injured Title Dreams And Die Hard Fans, Joseph Congeni, Thomas Bacher

University Press Publications

This collection of stories examines Cleveland's athletic teams and injuries that have hindered their quests for championships. From rotator cuffs to knee ligaments, from sprained ankles to sprained backs, and from broken legs to broken arms, Cleveland's misery has taken some of its best athletes and immobilized them at inopportune times. Shaq gave fans his inside dominance and his ailing thumb in 2010. Herb Score was a blazing lefthander until he took a line drive to the face in 1957. When the Las Vegas oddsmakers picked the Brown to win the Super Bowl in 1988, Bernie Kosar's ...


A Case Study At Prime Human Performance Institute: Noting Barriers To Access, Ian Seddon 2014 SIT Study Abroad

A Case Study At Prime Human Performance Institute: Noting Barriers To Access, Ian Seddon

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Prime Human Performance Institute is a new athletic facility situated in Moses Mabhida stadium that provides scientific support for athletes aspiring to achieve greatness within their specific discipline. However, even with the presence of high performance training centers like Prime, South Africa’s athletes have struggled to consistently compete at a world-class level in relation to other comparable nations.

The aim of this participant observation study was to observe and assess the quality of service provided by Prime Human Performance Institute, while briefly identifying the barriers that prevent South African athletes from utilizing a high performance center such as Prime ...


Effects Of Yoga On Arm Volume Among Women With Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema: A Pilot Study, Mary Insana Fisher, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Laura Leach, Colleen O'Malley, Cheryl Paeplow, Tess Prescott, Harold Merriman 2014 University of Dayton

Effects Of Yoga On Arm Volume Among Women With Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema: A Pilot Study, Mary Insana Fisher, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Laura Leach, Colleen O'Malley, Cheryl Paeplow, Tess Prescott, Harold Merriman

Department of Physical Therapy Faculty Publications

Lymphedema affects 3–58% of survivors of breast cancer and can result in upper extremity impairments. Exercise can be beneficial in managing lymphedema. Yoga practice has been minimally studied for its effects on breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL). The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of yoga on arm volume, quality of life (QOL), self-reported arm function, and hand grip strength in women with BCRL. Six women with BCRL participated in modified Hatha yoga 3×/week for 8 weeks. Compression sleeves were worn during yoga sessions. Arm volume, QOL, self-reported arm function, and hand grip strength were ...


Performance Implications Of Rear Foot Movement In The Swimming Kick Start, Amber C. Hutchinson 2014 The University of Western Ontario

Performance Implications Of Rear Foot Movement In The Swimming Kick Start, Amber C. Hutchinson

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The performance implications of changing rear foot joint angles in the kick start were evaluated using a replicated version of the Omega OSB11 starting block. Maximal effort dives were collected for twenty-six competitive swimmers. The block was equipped with two tri-axial force plates to differentiate between forces applied to the rear foot rest and forces applied to the block. Two high-speed video cameras recorded hind-foot eversion and dorsiflexion angles. Competitive swimmers with larger hind-foot eversion movement have larger lateral kick plate forces, longer kick plate times, and larger contributions of the kick plate to total impulse. These swimmers also have ...


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