Erik Wikstrom

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While research on chronic ankle instability (CAI) and awareness of its impact on society and health care systems has grown substantially in the last 2 decades, the inconsistency in participant/patient selection criteria across studies presents a potential obstacle to addressing the problem properly. This major gap within the literature limits the ability to(More)
CONTEXT New measures of dynamic postural stability are needed to address weaknesses of previous measures. OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility, reliability, and precision of a new measure of dynamic postural stability. DESIGN A single within-subjects design was used to determine optimal sampling interval as well as intersession reliability. SETTING(More)
CONTEXT Differences in various outcome measures have been identified between people who have sprained their ankles but have no residual symptoms (copers) and people with chronic ankle instability (CAI). However, the diagnostic utility of the reported outcome measures has rarely been determined. Identifying outcome measures capable of predicting who is less(More)
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of an isokinetic fatigue protocol and a functional fatigue protocol on time to stabilization (TTS), ground reaction force (GRF), and joint kinematics during a jump landing. DESIGN AND SETTING: Subjects were assessed on 2 occasions for TTS, GRF, and joint kinematics immediately before and after completing a fatigue protocol.(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic ankle instability alters spinal level sensorimotor function and is hypothesized to alter supraspinal motor control mechanisms. Gait initiation is a functional task modulated by supraspinal pathways, but the effect of chronic ankle instability, a peripheral musculoskeletal impairment, on gait initiation and thus supraspinal motor control(More)
Injuries to the lower extremity, specifically the knee and ankle joints of the human body can occur in any athletic event and are most prevalent in sports requiring cutting and jumping manoeuvres. These joints are forced to rely on the dynamic restraints to maintain joint stability, due to the lack of bony congruence and the inability of the static(More)
Modern software development relies on incremental delivery to facilitate quick response to customers' requests. In this dynamic environment the continuous modifications of software code can cause risks for software developers; when developing a new feature increment, the added or modified code may contain fault-prone or difficult-to-maintain elements. The(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to determine dynamic postural stability differences among forward, diagonal, and lateral single leg-hop-stabilization protocols in healthy subjects. A one-within repeated measures design was used to determine the effects of jump direction on dynamic postural stability during landing. Subjects were required to perform a(More)
Lateral ankle sprains (LASs) are among the most common sports-related injuries and a high percentage of individuals who sprain their ankle go on to develop chronic ankle instability (CAI). The condition of CAI is often classified as having pain, loss of function, and a restriction of, or failure to, return to levels of previous activity. Historically,(More)
Research indicates that balance is impaired in the involved limb following an ankle injury. However, bilateral balance impairments are a viable reason for previous non-significant findings between involved and uninvolved limbs. The purpose of this investigation was to conduct a meta-analysis on studies reporting the effects of lateral ankle trauma on(More)