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  • Artificially Intelligent Biofeedback Sleeve for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Traumatic Knee Injury Minneapolis, Minn., Rochester, Minn.

    The purpose of this study is to conduct a comprehensive clinical and biomechanical screening of high school, collegiate-level, recreational, and Olympic/professional-level athletes with the goal of identifying individual functional and performance deficits that lead to future injury.

  • Glymphatic and Sensorimotor Systems in Low Back Pain Patients with Potential Central Sensitization Syndrome (G&S LBP) Rochester, Minn.

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of Central Sensitization and Glymphatic flow in connection with chronic low back pain.  Data will be assessed to determine the effect of these characteristics on the symptoms of low back pain.  Future work from this pilot study will include a clinical trial to assess how these aspects can be altered to improve the outcomes of chronic low back pain.

  • Great Posture, Great Health (GPGH) Rochester, Minn., Minneapolis, Minn.

    The Great Posture, Great Health project is based on one of the most fundamental (and often ignored) aspects of human health: posture.  A simple, yet powerful 15 min. postural / foam roller / bouncing / breathing / mindfulness practice 2-3x/week is easy to implement without equipment or expensive training.  This practice can be implemented with all individuals, regardless of age, sex, race, income, education levels, physical or mental condition, and could eventually be scaled up to State, Country, and Global levels.  There is increased evidence of positive outcomes from postural / foam roller / bouncing / breathing / mindfulness training on physical and mental well-being as Europeans and Northern Americans engage in body / mind exercises (i.e., Qigong, Yoga, meditation, Pilates, and Tai-chi) and experience long-term health benefits from these activities

  • Investigation of Neurocognitive Measures of Sport-Related Injury Rochester, Minn.

    The overall objective is to provide an onsite diagnosis with subsequent return to play criteria, as well as, lower the risk of traumatic brain injury by primary prevention through cervical spine neuromuscular control and vision training. The central hypothesis is that improved understanding of neurocognitive measures and function will provide improved diagnosis of concussion and help reduce the incidence of subsequent sports-related injury.

  • Neural Mechanisms of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Rehabilitation Rochester, Minn.

    The purpose of this study is to establish arthrogenic muscle inhibition (AMI) as a neural mechanism by examining the bilateral neuromotor drive of thigh musculature from AMI progression after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. The study will also determine the inhibitory effect of aberrant proprioceptive afferents on quadriceps and hamstring motor output. Furthermore, this study will determine the efficacy of neurofeedback to induce central changes that provide peripheral benefits to muscle activation.

  • Sex Disparities in Arthrogenic Muscle Inhibition Rochester, Minn.

    Incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures disproportionately affect female athletes at a rate 4-6 times greater than male counterparts. In addition, females have a reinjury rate 16 times that of healthy female controls and 4 times that of male ACL reconstruction (ACLR) counterparts. After ACL injury and throughout rehabilitation, a ubiquitous impairment that limits athlete progression to return to sport (RTS) is atrophy of the musculature surrounding the knee, termed arthrogenic muscle inhibition (AMI).The focus of the study is to develop an objective, reproducible, and reliable measure of neuromotor activation (directly correlated with AMI) and neuromuscular elicited muscle stiffness for both injury prevention and rehabilitation.

  • Shoulder Stabilization Surgery: Functional and Clinical Outcomes Rochester, Minn., Minneapolis, Minn.

    The purpose of this study is to examine current physical therapy practice patterns regarding return to sports testing for patients who have undergone glenoid labrum surgery. Specifically, there is a need to identify what measurements and time points are standardly used to determine return to sports readiness and to examine the relationship between test results and patient self-reported function.

  • The Relationship between Star Excursion Balance Test Performance and Hip Strength, Self- Report Outcomes and Core Stability in Patients 12 Weeks Status Post Hip Arthroscopy Minneapolis, Minn.

    The purpose of this study is to understand recovery, hip and trunk strength in patients after hip arthroscopy. 

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  • Neural Mechanisms of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Rehabilitation Minneapolis, Minn.

    The purpose of this study is to establish arthrogenic muscle inhibition (AMI) as a neural mechanism by examining the bilateral neuromotor drive of thigh musculature from AMI progression after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. The study will also determine the inhibitory effect of aberrant proprioceptive afferents on quadriceps and hamstring motor output. Furthermore, this study will determine the efficacy of neurofeedback to induce central changes that provide peripheral benefits to muscle activation.

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