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Poster presentations will be available to view at 2018 Annual Conference inside the Exhibit Hall from 11:15 am-4:15 pm on Saturday and from 9:00 am-1:30 pm on Sunday. Meet the Authors from 9:00-10:00 am on Sunday morning.


 

BALANCE AND FALLS

Poster 1: Diane Allen, PT, PhD
COMPARISON OF PATTERNS OF BALANCE LOSS FOLLOWING PERTURBATIONS IN STANDING FOR PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS VERSUS PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE

 

Multiple sclerosis and Parkinson Disease each affect balance. This study reveals differences in patterns of balance loss in each group. MS results in greater balance loss in all directions than does PD, and greater loss with posterior perturbations, while PD results in greater loss with anterior or upper body perturbations.

Poster 2: Christine Magdalin, SPT
IMPACT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY REHABILITATION ON OUTCOMES OF COORDINATION, BALANCE, AND GAIT FUNCTION FOR PATIENTS WITH CEREBELLAR ATAXIA: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

 

Cerebellar ataxia is a disease that causes progressive degeneration of the cerebellum. Functional mobility and quality of life are significantly impacted. Although previous research is limited as to whether physical therapy is effective for this condition, this meta-analysis demonstrates the benefit of PT interventions on coordination, balance and gait function.

Poster 3: Jacklyn Taylor, PT, DPT
THE EFFECTS OF TAI CHI COMPARED TO STRUCTURED INTERVENTIONS ON THE BERG BALANCE SCALE IN OLDER ADULTS: A META-ANALYSIS

 

This meta-analysis evaluates Tai Chi compared to structured interventions including: lower extremity strength training, lower extremity stretching, walking, weight transfer practice, and fall prevention education, on Berg Balance Scale scores in older adults.

EDUCATION AND ADMINISTRATION

Poster 4: Laurie Boulware, PT, DPT
CLINICAL EDUCATION REMEDIAL STRATEGIES… WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

 

Directors of Clinical Education spend time and resources assisting students during their clinical experiences. Despite differences in demographics such as cohort size, number of required rotation/year, or where a school is physically located, this study looks at the global challenges that appear to be similar nationwide.

Poster 5: Brian Coleman-Salgado, PT, DPT
THE RELATIONSHIP OF PREADMISSION ACADEMIC VARIABLES TO ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN A DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM

 

A study of 160 Doctor of Physical Therapy students that analyzed the strength and characteristics of the associations between the pre-admission academic variables of grade point averages (GPA), individual prerequisite course grades, and number of course repeats with the academic performance measures of program GPA and incidences of academic difficulty.

Poster 6: Kari Kretch, SPT, PhD
USE OF VIDEO IN CLINICAL MOVEMENT ANALYSIS: CURRENT PRACTICES AND PERSPECTIVES OF PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

 

We used an online survey to investigate PTs’ views regarding video movement analysis. We found that 61% of outpatient orthopedic PTs use video, but most do so infrequently. PTs record video to improve qualitative assessments, rarely to facilitate quantitative assessments. Lack of time and technology are major barriers to use.

Poster 7: Toran MacLeod, PT, PhD
AMPUTEE REHABILITATION AND PROSTHETICS CURRICULA IN PHYSICAL THERAPY PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

 

Amputee rehabilitation and prosthetics content variation exists across PT programs. Current curriculum emphasis appears to be on the lower extremity with a particular focus on gait. The variability indicates the need for consensus within the profession regarding amputee rehabilitation and prosthetics curricula and for the development of curricular resources.

Poster 8: Barbara Merrill, PT, MA
PHYSICAL THERAPIST MISSION TO TANZANIA: EDUCATING ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN ON CEREBRAL PALSY AND ALBINISM

 

Barbara has returned from Tanzania after a six week stay where she led a 3-day Cerebral Palsy workshop, worked in a school for the handicapped, participated in a camp for children with Albinism, and more. Cornelia Lieb Lundell and I just returned for a second trip which was different. What was it like living and working there? Come hear the stories and see some pictures. Please ask questions and discuss.

Poster 9: Brian Moore, PT, DPT
THE EFFECTS OF AN INTEGRATED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE ON PHYSICAL THERAPY STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF THEIR PATIENT MANAGEMENT SKILLS

 

Following participation in this integrated clinical experience (ICE), second-year DPT students’ perceived improvement in their patient management skills (communication, clinical reasoning, examination, evaluation, diagnosis and prognosis, plan of care, procedural interventions, documentation, and outcome measures). Skills improved further with a second ICE.

Poster 10: Theresa Najjar, PT, DPT
MENTORING FROM THE RESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE: HOW DOES THE KAISER PERMANENTE NEUROLOGIC PHYSICAL THERAPY RESIDENCY PROGRAM IMPACT PROFESSIONAL GROWTH?

 

Resident graduates have a unique perspective on how mentoring impacts their professional growth during and after participation in a neurologic physical therapy residency program. As the demand for mentoring through residency program education continues to increase, it is critical for residency programs to understand and reflect on this perspective.

Poster 11: Kathryn Nesbit, PT, DPT, DSc
REHABILITATION TRAINING FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS: A FIVE-YEAR STUDY

 

This study showed the effectiveness of a rehabilitation training program for community health workers in Malawi over a five-year period. It fills a gap in the evidence base for rehabilitation training assessment, expands on the primary investigators’ preliminary study and lays the groundwork for further studies in resource limited settings.

Poster 12: Steven Snyder, PT, DPT
THE USE OF 3D-PRINTING PENS IN ANATOMY EDUCATION TO IMPROVE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

 

This poster will describe a novel teaching activity utilized in an anatomy course with physical therapy students. The activity involved 3D-printed models of the bony knee, and 3D-printing pens for the students to recreate ligamentous structures. Student perception survey results and discussion of further educational implications will also be presented.

Poster 13: Harriette Tuntomo, SPT
QUALITY OF LIFE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS GRADUATE STUDENTS INCLUDING ENTRY LEVEL DOCTORAL PHYSICAL THERAPY STUDENTS AS MEASURED BY WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION QUALITY OF LIFE INSTRUMENT: COMPARISON WITH NORMATIVE DATA FROM YOUNG HEALTHY GENERAL POPULATION

 

While doctoral physical therapy students scored lower on WHO Quality-of-life instrument compared to normative scores from general population, their Physical Health scores were higher than students enrolled in other health professions in a graduate health profession University in California, prompting role-modelling and leadership role in wellness promotion within healthcare education system.

GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Poster 14: Rachel Klas, SPT
USE OF PHYSIOTOUCH IN TREATMENT OF 72-YEAR-OLD FEMALE WITH UNILATERAL UPPER EXTREMITY BREAST CANCER-RELATED LYMPHEDEMA: A CASE STUDY

 

The purpose of this case study is to describe changes in upper extremity circumference, shoulder range of motion, tissue induration, and grip strength following treatment using a negative pressure massage device in a patient with unilateral breast cancer-related lymphedema.

Poster 15: Kurt Munoz, SPT
UTILIZING THE WELLS CRITERIA FOR DVT AND BORG DYSPNEA SCALE FOR THE SAFE SUBACUTE REHABILITATION OF AN 89 Y/O MALE S/P BLEEDING EVENT RELATED TO PV: A CASE REPORT

 

This case report describes the use of the Wells Criteria for DVT, Modified Borg Dyspnea scale, and an algorithm created to manage a medically complex patient following a subcutaneous bleed related to pharmaceutical management of Polycythemia Vera with critical decision making skills during physical activity in a sub-acute setting.

Poster 16: Jennifer Ramos, PT, MPT
MOBILIZATION OF PATIENTS IN ANEURSYMAL SUBARACHNOIND HEMORRAHAGE VASOSPASM USING AN EARLY MOBILITZATION PHYSICAL THERAPY ALGORITHM: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY

 

Retrospective data was analyzed to describe mobility patterns/changes during early mobilization of patients with vasospasm from aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, where a novel physical therapy algorithm for mobilization was used. Results indicate that early rehabilitation for these patients is safe, with a majority showing improved or maintained mobility scores from baseline.

Poster 17: Lauren Stoll, SPT
UPPER EXTREMITY SOFT TISSUE COMPOSITION IN WOMEN WITH AND WITHOUT BREAST CANCER RELATED LYMPHEDEMA

 

Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) can be used to estimate excess fat and/or muscle in lymphedema. The purposes of this study are to compare the soft tissue composition of the affected and unaffected arms of women with and without LE post breast cancer (BC) and to compare differences between groups.

NEUROLOGY

Poster 18: Joyce M. Campbell, PT, PhD
SHORT AND LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF BOTULINUM TOXIN ON NERVE AND MUSCLE FUNCTION: A CASE SERIES

 

The purpose was to document the effects of botulinum toxin [BoNT] on nerve and muscle using motor evoked potential [MEP] studies and needle electromyography [EMG]. 12 subjects demonstrated markedly reduced MEPs and partial and/or past denervation up to 5 years after their last injection, so BoNT paralysis is not temporary.

Poster 19: Stephanie Gomez, PT, DPT
THE EFFECT OF WHOLE BODY VIBRATION VS AGILITY TRAINING ON POSTURAL INSTABILITY INSUBJECTS WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE: A PILOT STUDY

 

The purpose of this pilot study is to compare the effects of whole body vibration (WBV) versus agility training on postural instability in patients with PD.

Poster 20: Elizabeth Nakamura, SPT
SATISFACTION SURVEY OF END-USERS OF WEARABLE ROBOTIC EXOSKELETONS

 

The present study developed and administered an online survey to assess end-user satisfaction with wearable robotic exoskeleton (WRE) technology. The study discusses the perceived limitations in current design, function, and accessibility of WRE and suggests areas of future product development that is important to a group of end-users.

Poster 21: Monica Rivera, PT, DScPT
EFFECTS OF WHOLE BODY VIBRATION VERSUS AGILITY TRAINING ON GAIT PARAMETERS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE

 

Persons with PD have many gait impairments, increasing their risk of falls. There are many approaches addressing gait deviations in PD. The purpose of this study is to determine if WBV or agility training produces greater gait parameter improvements for individuals with PD.

Poster 22: Bethany Shirk, SPT
THE EFFECTS OF A MULTIMODAL EXERCISE PROGRAM WITH DUAL TASK TRAINING IN REDUCING TIMED UP AND GO AND COGNITIVE TIMED UP AND GO SCORES FOR PERSONS WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE

 

A six week multimodal exercise program with dual task training for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease was performed at California State University, Fresno. Post-testing revealed significant improvements in Timed Up and Go and Cognitive Timed Up and Go scores.

Poster 23: Natalie Thomas, PT, DPT
UTILIZATION OF STANDARDIZED ASIA EXAM AND FIM OUTCOME MEASURES TO GUIDE CLINICAL REASONING IN HOME SETTING FOR AN INDIGENOUS GUATEMALAN PATIENT WITH UNDIAGNOSED INCOMPLETE SPINAL LESION: A CASE STUDY

 

Clinical reasoning may be facilitated for physiotherapists in underdeveloped countries through the utilization of standardized examinations and validated outcome measures. In addition, changes in outcomes may be observed in only 2-3 visits with patient education and a home exercise program resulting from the implementation of a validated standardized process.

PAIN SCIENCE

Poster 24: Allison Alonas, PT, DPT
THE EFFECT OF PAIN NEUROSCIENCE EDUCATION ON PAIN KNOWLEDGE, FEAR AVOIDANCE BELIEFS, AND CATASTROPHIZING: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

 

Prior literature shows that Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) reduces psychosocial factors associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain. This meta-analysis supports the use of PNE and the clinical assessment of pain knowledge, fear avoidance beliefs, and catastrophizing in patients with chronic pain.

Poster 25: Lindsey Liggan, PT, DPT
TARLOV CYST PATHOLOGY MIMICKING PUDENDAL NEURALGIA: A CASE REPORT

 

37 year old male with a sixteen year history of testicular and ejaculatory pain. Initial signs and symptoms were consistent with pudendal neuralgia. Symptoms improved by 80% with conservative management. He was diagnosed and underwent surgery for a Tarlov cyst in his sacral spine. Patient reported 95% pain reduction post-operative.

PEDIATRICS

Poster 26: Ashley Berry, SPT
OVER GROUND WALKING PRACTICE ON A TRACK SYSTEM SHOWS SUPERIOR RESULTS COMPARED TO TREADMILL TRAINING IN A 17-MONTH OLD CHILD WITH LEFT HEMIPARESIS AND SEVERE NEGLECT: A CASE REPORT

 

This case report demonstrated how a progressive walking program with high repetition on an over ground harness track system led to superior gains in weight acceptance and supported walking compared to a biweekly treadmill training program for a 17-month-old child with left hemiparesis and neglect.

Poster 27: Katelyn Cartwright, SPT
THE EFFECT OF A TASK-ORIENTED GROUP-BASED MOTOR SKILLS INTERVENTION, ON MANUAL DEXTERITY AND BILATERAL COORDINATION, IN CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL COORDINATION DISORDER: A META-ANALYSIS

 

A meta-analysis describing the effects of a task-oriented group-based intervention on improving bilateral coordination and manual dexterity skills, as measured by the Movement ABC, in children, aged 4-12, with developmental coordination disorder. Showed that task- oriented group-based motor skills interventions should be considered an effective intervention to improve these skills.

Poster 28: Becky Chang Hsieh, PT, DPT
AN INCOMPETENT STOOL. A PHYSICAL THERAPY APPROACH FOR PEDIATRIC CONSTIPATION: A PEDIATRIC PELVIC HEALTH CASE REPORT

 

Pediatric pelvic health physical therapy is a conservative and effective treatment for treating children with acute to chronic constipation. A combination of effective interventions include abdominal massage, biofeedback, exercise, TENS, and child and family education in diet, fluid and laxative intake, as well as toileting habits.

Poster 29: Ashley Christiansen, SPT
THE EFFECTS OF TASK-ORIENTED TRAINING COMPARED TO STRENGTH TRAINING ON POSTURAL CONTROL IN CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL COORDINATION DISORDER: A META-ANALYSIS

 

A prevalent childhood motor disability is Developmental Coordination Disorder. Results of this meta-analysis of experimental studies examining the effects of task-oriented training compared to strength training on postural control in children between the ages of 5 and 12 with DCD showed greater improvements following task-oriented training on all outcome measures.

Poster 30: George Ghattas, SPT
PROGRESSIVE TREADMILL TRAINING LEADS TO SUPPORTED WALKING IN A YOUNG CHILD WITH DE NOVO CHROMOSOME 17P11.2P13.3 SHORT ARM DUPLICATION: A CASE REPORT

 

A 54-month old girl with chromosome 17p11.2p13.3 short arm duplication underwent a task-specific strengthening program along with intensive treadmill/over-ground training. Over the episode of care, the girl made improvements in strength, endurance, feeding and walking independence. Other children with this rare diagnosis may benefit from a similar plan of care.

Poster 31: Karin Roback, PT, DPT, EdD
IMPROVING PHYSICAL THERAPISTS SCREENING AND DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF NON-MUSCULAR CAUSES FOR PEDIATRIC TORTICOLLIS

 

Three infants diagnosed with muscular torticollis demonstrated unexpected outcomes and clinical red flags during treatment. After referral to other HCPs all three were diagnosed with non-muscular pathologies. To provide the best standard of care for" patients. PTs must be able to identi8 cases of non-muscular torticollis to make appropriate referrals.

Poster 32: Amy Sybesma, SPT
FUNCTIONAL STRENGTHENING AND PROGRESSIVE WALKING TRAINING LEAD TO INDEPENDENT WALKING IN A 5-YEAR OLD CHILD DIAGNOSED WITH HYPOTONIC CEREBRAL PALSY AND A HISTORY OF INFANTILE SPASMS: A CASE REPORT.

 

A 5-year old child with hypotonic cerebral palsy classified in Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) level III could be re-classified in GMFCS level II following an 8-week intervention. The training program included high-repetition strengthening and progressive treadmill/over ground walking that led to independent ambulation.

Poster 33: Jennifer Goulart, SPT
PRACTICAL CLINICAL MEASURES FOR DETERMINING CARDIORESPIRATORY FITNESS AND ADIPOSITY IN CHILDREN AFFECTED BY OBESITY

 

Different clinical measures were used and compared to determine cardiorespiratory fitness and adiposity in overweight and obese children. A strong association was found between the Nemeth and PACER protocols in estimating cardiorespiratory fitness, while the Bod Pod and skinfold measurements also indicated a strong association in determining adiposity in children.

ORTHOPEDICS

Poster 34: Jennifer Goulart, SPT
PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERVENTIONS FOLLOWING A BILATERAL TOTAL HIP ARTHROPLASTY IN AN INDIVIDUAL WITH SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS: A CASE REPORT

 

Physical therapy interventions associated with the recovery of strength, ROM, balance, and gait were implemented to improve quality of life following a bilateral THA secondary to avascular necrosis in a 33-year-old female with systemic lupus erythematosus. Following seven weeks of outpatient physical therapy, objective and subjective measures improved.

Poster 35: Sherman Auyeung, PT, DPT
SCREENING FOR ELBOW FRACTURES IN AN OUTPATIENT SETTING

 

Elbow fractures can masquerade as benign elbow injuries or even remote wrist pathology. Understanding the anatomy of the upper extremity and how it presents in basic radiographs can help with differential diagnosis and contribute to management of our patients as a valuable member of the interdisciplinary team.

Poster 36: Betty Chen, PT, DPT
SINGLE LEG LOADING ASSESSMENT TOOL (SLLAT): INTER AND INTRA-RATER RELIABILITY USING A QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENT TOOL TO ASSESS THE QUALITATIVE MECHANICS OF A TRIPLE HOP

 

Assessing return to sport criteria for patients with lower extremity injuries is difficult. Quantitatively they may seem ready, but their quality of movement may not be. This research study examines the inter- and intra-rater reliability of the SLLAT as a means of assessing the quality of movement of the athlete.


Poster 37: Christine Eddow, PT, DPT, PhD
THE EFFICACY OF A VERSATILE CUSTOM ORTHOSIS DESIGNED FOR THE STIFF HAND – A CLINICAL CASE STUDY

 

This case study examined the efficacy of a versatile custom orthosis designed for the stiff hand. It is challenging to address impairments in the hand using commonly applied dynamic and static progressive orthoses. A unique orthosis was designed and the results were significant for improvement throughout each individual joint.

Poster 38: Amy Gladin, PT, DPT
AGE RELATED HYPERKYPHOSIS AND SAGITTAL IMBALANCE >=5CM ARE NOT THE SAME THING – A RADIOGRAPHIC RELIABILITY STUDY AMONG OLDER ADULTS WITH HYPERKYPHOSIS

 

Sagittal imbalance is when the head sits in front of the pelvis and co-exists with pain, functional limitations, and diminished QOL. Older adults with age-related hyperkyphosis, often have concomitant sagittal imbalance. The purpose of this study was to determine reliability of a radiographic sagittal vertical axis (SVA) measurement.

Poster 39: Nylah Hazard, PT, DPT
MYOFASCIAL DECOMPRESSION AS PART OF A MULTIMODAL TREATMENT TO INCREASE KNEE FLEXION IN A 24-YEAR-OLD FEMALE AFTER SURGERY FOR ANTERIOR KNEE PAIN: A CASE REPORT

 

This case report describes the use of myofascial decompression (MFD), a form of negative pressure soft tissue mobilization utilizing active ROM/gliding, as part of a multimodal treatment to increase knee range and lower extremity function after surgery for anterior knee pain.

Poster 40: Grant Hirayama, PT, DPT
DETERMINING THE EFFICACY OF KINESIOTEX® TAPE IN POSTURAL CORRECTION

 

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of kinesiology tape, compared to therapeutic exercise, upon postural correction and desired muscle activity via EMG. Upper trapezius was the only muscle that exhibited a change in muscle activity, under all conditions. Subjects who received taping intervention perceived improved posture.

Poster 41: Pooja Khirasaria, PT, DPT
PHYSICAL THERAPY MANAGEMENT OF MECHANICAL NECK PAIN: MANUAL THERAPY AS A SINGLE INTERVENTION OR MULTIMODAL APPROACH

 

Manual therapy may or may not be effective for everyone. This case report illustrates the treatment approach utilizing various intervention tactics based on evidence in the literature, suggestions for alternative interventions and outcomes of a patient diagnosed with mechanical neck pain due to a work-related injury.

Poster 42: Nupur Oza, PT
EFFECTS OF MULTIMODAL THERAPY INVOLVING SPINAL MOBILIZATION AND CORE MUSCLE ACTIVATION TO IMPROVE FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES AND DECREASE MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN

 

Individuals with musculoskeletal pain, irrespective of the involved body segment improved with a multimodal approach, involving grade 5 screw and spring technique for spinal mobility along with guided exercises for improving core muscle activation. This study highlights the importance of treating all aspects of patients’ mobility to improve functional outcomes.

Poster 43: Jordan Tsai, PT, DPT
THE SHORT-TERM EFFECTS OF A SINGLE-LEVEL ANTERIOR CERVICAL DISCECTOMY AND FUSION FOLLOWED BY AN EARLY INITIATED PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM

 

Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is a common surgical intervention for treatment of cervical radiculopathy, however, little literature exists to guide post-operative management. Significant improvements in patient outcomes were demonstrated, without adverse effects, following ACDF and an early initiated physical therapy program based on tissue healing and clinical reasoning.

Poster 44: Deborah Walker, PT, DPT
THE EFFECT OF ELECTRICAL STIMULATION CUEING AND EXERCISE ON SCAPULAR POSITION IN A PATIENT WITH SCAPULAR DYSKINESIS AND SHOULDER PAIN: A CASE STUDY

 

Six sessions of electrical stimulation combined with 3 low UT/LT ratio exercises5 and 4 PT sessions resulted in prolonged positive outcomes in ROM, strength and standardized self-report scales (Quick Dash, NPRS, PSFS) in a young adult male power lifter who failed conservative treatment and was considering exploratory open shoulder surgery.

SPORTS AND PERFORMING ARTS

Poster 45: Rachel Bellows, PT, DPT
THE EFFECT OF BRACING AND BALANCE TRAINING ON ANKLE SPRAIN INCIDENCE AMONG ATHLETES: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW WITH META-ANALYSIS WITH CLINICAL SUGGESTIONS

 

The purpose is to compare the effect of balance training and bracing in reducing the incidence and relative risk of ankle sprains in athletes. From 1832 citations, 71 articles were reviewed, and eight articles were included. Bracing significantly reduced incidence and risk by 64%; balance training significantly reduced incidence and risk by 46% compared to controls.

Poster 46: Paula Finatto, SPT
PILATES TRAINING IMPROVES 5-KM RUN PERFORMANCE BY CHANGING METABOLIC COST AND MUSCLE ACTIVITY IN TRAINED RUNNERS

 

The results of this study indicate that PT can be incorporated into the training programmes of recreational runners to improve running performance and VO2max and to strengthen trunk muscles by decreasing the metabolic cost and also by reduction on core activation during the 5-km run.

Poster 47: Cheryl Hickey, PT, MPT, MS, EdD
THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF ECCENTRIC EXERCISE VS. EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY IN ATHLETES AGED 18-50 WITH PATELLAR TENDINOPATHY: A META-ANALYSIS AND SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

 

Physical therapists should prescribe eccentric exercise, using the Alfredson protocol6, first for athletes with PaT. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a viable secondary treatment option for patients that fail to respond to eccentric exercise alone. As more evidence arises in support of its efficacy, the use of ESWT seems to be increasing in US physical therapy clinics.

Poster 48: Brian Stirling, PT, DPT
EFFECTS OF RECOVERY LEG SLEEVES ON TIME-LOSS FOR MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER PLAYERS

 

There are numerous injuries in professional soccer every season. One MLS team initiated a recovery protocol using a specialized lower extremity recovery sleeve in 2016. The study examines the differences in time-loss from lower extremity injuries in 2016 with the recovery protocol and 2015 without the recovery protocol.

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