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Anna C. Gutierrez and Monica R. Lininger

high prevalence of ankle injuries in soccer athletes 1 – 5 makes them one of the best populations to study when attempting to reduce ankle injuries. Specifically, for soccer athletes, clinicians are concerned with lower-extremity (LE) muscular imbalances, 4 , 6 , 12 ROM, 4 , 6 , 8 – 11 and

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Thales M. Medeiros, João B. Ribeiro-Alvares, Carolina G. Fritsch, Gabriel S. Oliveira, Lucas Severo-Silveira, Evangelos Pappas and Bruno M. Baroni

while prospective studies have demonstrated that players with eccentric hamstring weakness, 9 – 12 muscle strength imbalance (hamstring to quadriceps [H:Q] ratio), 12 – 14 and reduced BF LH fascicle length 11 are also more prone to sustaining HSIs. Hamstring strain injuries are potentially

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Bassam A. Nabil, Mariam A. Ameer, Azza M. Abdelmohsen, Abeer F. Hanafy, Ahmed S. Yamani, Naglaa M. Elhafez and Salam M. Elhafez

joint complex depend mainly on the muscle contraction. 4 Shoulder muscle imbalance may disturb the proximal stability and increase the incidence of distal joint injuries. 9 In rehabilitation from such injuries, the emphasis should be placed on strengthening the shoulder external rotators and abductors

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Matthew D. DeLang, Mehdi Rouissi, Nicola L. Bragazzi, Karim Chamari and Paul A. Salamh

, and ankle plantar flexion without dominant versus nondominant limb differences observed (all full data values are available in Supplementary File 2 [available online]). Blache and Monteil 44 reported significant strength imbalances between the dominant and nondominant limbs in male recreational

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Justin W.Y. Lee, Ming-Jing Cai, Patrick S.H. Yung and Kai-Ming Chan

insignificant relationship between Nordic break-point angle and eccentric hamstring strength. This study has a few limitations. First, side-to-side strength imbalance was unidentifiable in this test. The main reason for developing this test is to provide a viable alternative to isokinetic dynamometry, which is

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Jereme Wilroy and Elizabeth Hibberd

are common conditions in overhead athletes. 9 – 12 Shoulder injuries in overhead athletes are frequently attributed to adaptations in physical characteristics, such as range of motion (ROM) and strength imbalances that develop secondary to the repetitive motions of the sport. These adaptations may

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Lieselot Decroix, Robert P. Lamberts and Romain Meeusen

and recovery. 2 Maintaining a healthy balance is challenging, as training load and especially recovery are influenced by many factors such as stress, psychological and sociological well-being, sleep, and nutrition. 2 An imbalance between training load and recovery can lead to maladaptation and

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Dan Nemet

obesity is now recognized as a worldwide epidemic, and major efforts are made to prevent and treat it. The mechanisms responsible for the continuing increase in childhood obesity are not yet completely understood. However, weight gain clearly results from an imbalance between energy intake and energy

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Damla Karabay, Yusuf Emük and Derya Özer Kaya

exercises to help guide health professionals in exercise selection when prescribing rehabilitation programs. Restoration of the muscular imbalance via exercises that inhibit UT activity and facilitating the MT, LT, and SA rather than strengthening all scapular muscles is highly recommended by researchers. 7

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Carrie S. Baker and Gary B. Wilkerson

increases compensation for ATs, elevates the quality of patient care, and improves work-life balance. 1 , 4 Burnout is an important psychological health concern for athletic trainers. Work-life imbalance, excessive workload, perceived stress, and lack of social support are antecedents to professional