Behnam Akhbari

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To evaluate the test–retest reliability and compare the static and dynamic postural control values in competitive athletes following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and controls. Thirty athletes, 8.4 ± 1.8 months after ACL reconstruction, and thirty healthy matched controls were asked to execute single-leg stance and single-legged drop jump(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this case report is to describe the use of dry needling based on myofascial meridians for management of plantar fasciitis. CLINICAL FEATURES A 53-year-old man presented with bilateral chronic foot pain for more than 2 years. After 2 months of conventional treatment (ultrasound, plantar fascia and Achilles tendon stretching, and(More)
BACKGROUND Motor control approach towards chronic non-specific low back pain (CNLBP) has gained increasing attention. CNLBP patients have shown to be more visually dependent for the postural control process than control subjects but no study has yet investigated the treatment programs effect on this disorder. METHODS Forty CNLBP patients volunteered to(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case-control study. OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of dual-tasking on postural and cognitive performance between subjects with functional ankle instability (FAI) and a matched control group without FAI. BACKGROUND Deficit and expertise in sensorimotor functions have been proposed as factors that can modify the interference between postural(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of dual tasking on postural and cognitive performance between participants with and without nonspecific chronic low back pain. METHODS In this 3-factor mixed-design study, dynamic postural stability was assessed in 15 patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain and 15 age-, sex-, and(More)
FES-I has been designed to assess fear of falling (FoF). The purpose of this study was to establish the Persian-language version of the FES-I and to assess its psychometric properties under different modes of administration: self-report and interview-based. Participants included 191 elderly people aged over 60 who were mostly community dwelling. With an(More)
To determine the intra- and inter-session reliability of balance and cognitive performance in anterior cruciate ligament-deficient (ACLD) and ACL-reconstructed (ACLR) and matched athletes. Using SMART EquiTest, recovery reactions of the groups were assessed during single-leg standing, following medium and large forward perturbations with and without(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability of the Biodex Balance System (BBS) (Biodex Medical Systems, Shirley, NY) in chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients and healthy individuals in various conditions of postural and cognitive difficulty. METHODS In this methodological study, using the BBS, dynamic balance of 15 CLBP patients(More)
PURPOSE Translation, cross-culturally adaptation and validation of a Persian version of COOP/WONCA charts in Persian-speaking Iranians with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHOD The Persian version of COOP/WONCA charts was developed after a standard forward translation, synthesis and backward translation. A total of 197 subjects with MS participated in this(More)
BACKGROUND The choice of graft for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction remains controversial. Although many outcome studies comparing bone-patellar tendon-bone and semitendinosus and gracilis tendon grafts have been performed, most have not included tests of functional outcomes that challenge the graft. The objective of the current study was to(More)