Emmanuel S Papadopoulos

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BACKGROUND Excessive subtalar pronation causes significant changes in the biomechanics of the lower leg, adversely influences proprioceptive feedback and neuromuscular reflex behavior and consequently, affects stability of the foot. However, the changes in muscle strength, caused by hyperpronation are unclear. OBJECTIVES The purpose of the present study(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have been carried out in order to investigate the effect of ankle bracing on ankle joint function and performance. However, no study so far has examined the role of skin-brace interface pressure in neuromuscular control. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different skin-ankle brace interface pressures on quiet(More)
Background of the study: Heterotopic ossification is a bone formation in soft tissues around large joints. It is a serious complication affecting critical ill patients following central nervous system disorders, multiple injuries (e.g., neurological and orthopedic injuries), severe respiratory diseases (e.g., ARDS), and burns. It can have long-lasting(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have been carried out in order to investigate the effect of ankle bracing on ankle joint function and performance. However, no study so far has examined the role of skin-brace interface pressure in neuromuscular control. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different skin-ankle brace interface pressures, with and(More)
PURPOSE Intensive Care Unit (ICU) survivors experience muscle weakness leading to restrictions in functional ability. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has been an alternative to exercise in critically ill patients. The aim of our study was to investigate its effects along with individualized rehabilitation on muscle strength of ICU survivors. (More)
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