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Karl Fullam, Brian Caulfield, Garrett F. Coughlan, Wayne McNulty, David Campbell and Eamonn Delahunt

athletes should return to play after the application of cryotherapy, Bleakley et al 13 reported that cryotherapy application had a negative effect on at least one of the following outcomes: vertical jump height, sprint times, or agility performance. These tasks are integral to successful athletic

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Maggi M. Calo, Thomas Anania, Joseph D. Bello, Valerie A. Cohen, Siobhan C. Stack, Meredith D. Wells, Barbara C. Belyea, Deborah L. King and Jennifer M. Medina McKeon

application To analyze captured videos, the Hudl Technique application (formerly Ubersense, Agile Sports Technology, Inc., Lincoln, NE) was used. We selected Hudl Technique because it is a free downloadable application and thus is more easily accessible to clinicians. For this application, videos can either

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Ross Armstrong

Dance is associated with short sets of explosive movements requiring balance, athleticism, and artistry, 1 indicative of the movement complexity and intensity. These movement demands require physical attributes, including strength, speed, power, agility, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility

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Bianca Miarka, Katarzyna Sterkowicz-Przybycien and David H. Fukuda

). Furthermore, lower extremity techniques are generally more successfully incorporated by wider, stronger, and heavier athletes, whereas sacrifice techniques tend to be used more by smaller and lighter athletes who possess superior agility ( Imamura et al., 2006 , 2007 ; Sacripanti, 2012 ). Groundwork

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Deborah A.M. Jehu, Nicole Paquet and Yves Lajoie

speed, but no improvements in obstacle negotiation under single- or dual-task conditions following group balance training or group balance plus cognitive training in older adults ( Plummer-D’Amato et al., 2012 ). The training program involved balance, gait, and agility stations, and the cognitive

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Scott Bonnette, Christopher A. DiCesare, Adam W. Kiefer, Michael A. Riley, Kim D. Barber Foss, Staci Thomas, Katie Kitchen, Jed A. Diekfuss and Gregory D. Myer

. Gender differences in hip adduction motion and torque during a single-leg agility maneuver . J Orthop Res . 2006 ; 24 ( 3 ): 416 – 421 . PubMed ID: 16479597 doi:10.1002/jor.20056 10.1002/jor.20056 16479597 52. Hewett TE , Myer GD . The mechanistic connection between the trunk, hip, knee, and

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Andrea Biscarini, Samuele Contemori and Giuditta Grolla

, and agility) as constitutive components of neuromotor exercise training. 8 The same document highlights that a program of regular exercise that includes neuromotor exercise training, in addition to cardiorespiratory, resistance, and flexibility exercise training, is essential for most adults to

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Nili Steinberg, Gordon Waddington, Roger Adams, Janet Karin and Oren Tirosh

). Gender-specific influences of balance, speed, and power on agility performance . Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27 ( 3 ), 802 – 811 . PubMed doi:10.1519/JSC.0b013e31825c2cb0 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31825c2cb0 Shah , S. ( 2008 ). Caring for the dancer: Special considerations for the

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Peggy M. Roswal, Claudine Sherrill and Glenn M. Roswal

This study compared the effectiveness of data based and creative dance pedagogies in relation to motor skill performance and self-concept of mentally retarded students. Subjects (N=35) were moderately mentally retarded males and females, ages 11 to 16 years, in special education classes. Their mean age was 12.88 years in the data based group and 13.47 years in the creative dance group. Excluding testing, the study lasted 8 weeks. Each group received 40 lessons of 30 minutes each. Data based pedagogy was based on the work of Dunn, Morehouse, and Dalke (1979), and creative dance pedagogy was based primarily on the work of Riordan (Fitt & Riordan, 1980). Pretest and posttest data were collected through administration of the Data Based Dance Skills Placement Test, selected subtests of the Cratty Six-Category Gross Motor Test, and the Martinek-Zaichkowsky Self-Concept Scale. Multivariate analysis of covariance revealed no difference between pedagogies. The group means indicated improvement in dance skill performance but not in self-concept or body perception, balance, and gross and locomotor agility.

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Anne Jobling

This longitudinal research examined the development of motor proficiency in 99 children with Down syndrome born in Brisbane from 1973 to 1984. The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP) was used to assess motor proficiency, and the Stanford-Binet L-M was used to obtain a measure of general intelligence. Although significant progress on the BOTMP subtest scores occurred with age for most subtests, this was related to mental age (MA) rather than chronological age (CA). Progress related to CA was associated with upper limb coordination and upper limb speed and dexterity subtests from CA 10 to 12 years, not from 12 to 16 years. There were considerable inter- and intraindividual differences on subtest items. A cluster analysis of 263 assessments revealed no one profile of strengths and weaknesses. Two distinct profiles were found with high scores in either the visual–motor or the running speed and agility subtests, with balance scores at a low level of proficiency in both clusters. Across the study groupings, sex differences were also evident.