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Rahul Marwaha, Susan J. Hall, Christopher A. Knight and Slobodan Jaric

The aim of the study was to reveal specific aspects of impaired hand function in mildly affected multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Static manipulation tasks were tested in 13 mildly impaired (EDSS 1.5-4) MS patients and 13 age and gender matched controls. The tasks were based either on presumably visually (i.e., feedback) controlled tracing of depicted patterns of load force (LF; produced by symmetric bimanual tension and/or compression applied against an externally fixed device) or on predominantly feed-forward controlled amplitudes of sinusoidal patterns of LF. The task variables (based on accuracy of exerting the required LF pattern) suggested poor performance of MS subjects in feedback, but not in the feed-forward controlled tasks. The patients also revealed higher GF/LF ratio in all tasks. However, the coordination of GF and LF appeared to be comparable in the two groups. These results continue to support the chosen experimental paradigm and suggest that in mildly affected MS patients, sensorimotor deficits and overgripping precede the decoupling of grip and load forces observed in more severely affected patients.

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Hannah Horris, Barton E. Anderson, R. Curtis Bay and Kellie C. Huxel Bliven

pattern during the clinical examination. 1 However, challenges exist regarding how to effectively and efficiently assess breathing patterns in a clinical setting using validated and reliable tests. Two commonly used clinical assessments of breathing are the Hi-lo test and LRE test. 1 The Hi-lo test is an

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Megan P. Brady and Windee Weiss

clinical diagnostic tests and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is debatable. 1 , 3 – 6 Because of the frequency of knee injury, 3 MRI is a common diagnostic tool used for imaging and diagnosis. 5 ACL tears are also diagnosed using clinical diagnostic tests. 1 , 3 – 6 Patient outcomes are dependent on a

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Benjamin R. Wilson, Kaley E. Robertson, Jeremy M. Burnham, Michael C. Yonz, Mary Lloyd Ireland and Brian Noehren

methods that identify individuals who may be at greatest risk for lower-extremity injury. One such method, the Y Balance Test, was developed by simplifying the Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) by reducing it to 3 directions (anterior, posterolateral, and posteromedial), and providing standardized

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Jupil Ko, Erik Wikstrom, Yumeng Li, Michelle Weber and Cathleen N. Brown

Balance impairments are linked to an increased risk of injury in those with a history of a lateral ankle sprain and chronic ankle instability (CAI). 1 , 2 The Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) is one of the most common dynamic balance tests used to identify balance deficits in individuals with

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Nili Steinberg, Roger Adams, Moshe Ayalon, Nadav Dotan, Shiri Bretter and Gordon Waddington

in daily activities, exercise, and sports, proprioceptive information from lower limb mechanoreceptors is typically available while in weight-bearing (WB) positions. Ankle proprioception has been tested in a variety of ways, 6 with various methodologies that have been used to measure proprioceptive

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Barıs Seven, Gamze Cobanoglu, Deran Oskay and Nevin Atalay-Guzel

and researchers information about effectiveness of their rehabilitation protocol or helps diagnosis of various neuromuscular and somatosensorial disorders. 4 , 5 One of the frequently used methods is manual muscle testing because it is easy and fast to use in clinics. However, it is a subjective

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Mark G.L. Sayers and Stephen Bishop

measure of performance. 18 – 22 These studies have suggested that utilizing an explosive medicine ball push-press (MBP-P) test simulates the actions and velocities of sport-specific actions undertaken in a variety of ball sports. However, a confounding aspect within most of these studies has been the

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Rafael Squillantini, Brielle Ringle and Julie Cavallario

to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), surgery, and rehabilitation. 2 The three most widely accepted selective tissue tests to diagnose an ACL sprain include the anterior drawer, Lachman test, and pivot-shift test, all of which were initially described in the literature beginning in the 1970s. 3 The

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Bryan L. Riemann and George J. Davies

Compared with the lower-extremity, fewer functional performance tests are available for upper-extremity (UE) testing, along with a scarcity of data validating the few UE functional performance tests described. The seated single-arm shot-put (SSASP) test is a functional performance test, which