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Clinical Evaluation Findings in Patients Diagnosed With Deltoid Ligament Ankle Sprains: A Report From the Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network

Alison R. Snyder Valier, Haley Toohill, Kenneth C. Lam, and Kellie C. Huxel Bliven

clinical evaluation and management. Because special tests are a commonly used clinician-based diagnostic tool by athletic trainers, an understanding of their use in the clinical exam is important. While there are many available special tests, it is most helpful to use special tests with high diagnostic

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On the Nature of Clinical Evaluations With Low Sensitivity for Concussion-Related Balance Deficits

Harsimran S. Baweja and Daniel J. Goble

subjective balance evaluations). This potentially hazardous interpretation was based on clinical evaluations that are dependent on the observer’s assessment and skill in evaluating visible errors (ie, balance error scoring system [BESS]) and/or a balance test with unknown sensitivity for the diagnosis of

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Clinical Evaluation and Testing

Column-editor : Neil Curtis

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Clinical Evaluation of Scapular Dysfunction

Eric L. Sauers

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Introduction to “Clinical Evaluation & Testing”

Column-editor : Carl G. Mattacola

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Comparing the Diagnostic Accuracy of Two Selective Tissue Tests for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: A Critically Appraised Topic

Rafael Squillantini, Brielle Ringle, and Julie Cavallario

patient, including patient history, clinical evaluation, and imaging results. Mulligan et al. randomized the order of the examination techniques, 11 whereas Lichtenburg performed the examination techniques in a predetermined order. 12 All three studies compared the results of the examination tests to

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Residual Impairments and Activity Limitations at Return to Play from a Lateral Ankle Sprain

Ryan McCann, Kyle Kosik, Masafumi Terada, and Phillip Gribble

, while a parent or legal guardian signed the informed consent document. Procedures Within 48 hr of RTP, one member of the research team, also an AT with 7 years of experience, conducted an independent clinical evaluation of the primary outcomes in the athletic training facility of each patient’s school

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Athletes Rated as Poor Single-Leg Squat Performers Display Measurable Differences in Single-Leg Squat Biomechanics Compared With Good Performers

Lachlan E. Garrick, Bryce C. Alexander, Anthony G. Schache, Marcus G. Pandy, Kay M. Crossley, and Natalie J. Collins

.2), medium (≥0.5), large (≥0.8), and very large (≥1.3). 17 Results From 127 respondents, 79 participants underwent clinical evaluation of single-leg squat performance (Figure  1 ). The rating panel reached consensus for all discrepancies (13 cases, 16%). Twenty-three (29%) participants were rated as good

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Response to: “On the Nature of Clinical Evaluations With Low Sensitivity for Concussion-Related Balance Deficits”

Eric D. Merritt and Julianne D. Schmidt

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The Ability of Baseline and Normative Neurocognitive Testing to Identify Cognitive Impairments Following Concussion: A Critically Appraised Topic

Nicholas M. Hattrup, Rebekah L. Gardiner, Hannah Gray, Cailee E. Welch Bacon, and Tamara C. Valovich McLeod

Focused Clinical Question: In a high school, college, and professional athletic population, does individualized baseline tests increase the diagnostic accuracy (e.g., sensitivity and specificity) of identifying cognitive impairments when utilizing neurocognitive testing compared to normative data? Clinical Bottom Line: There was insufficient evidence to definitively suggest the use of individualized baseline data over the use of normative data during a postinjury assessment.