Nathan S Hogaboom

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BACKGROUND Wheelchair users with spinal cord injuries are susceptible to peripheral neuropathies from overuse, yet no studies have established a relationship between median neuropathy and wheelchair transfers. A more thorough understanding of how transfers and technique contribute to pathologic conditions may guide interventions that curtail its(More)
Wheelchair propulsion is a major cause of upper limb pain and injuries for manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). Few studies have investigated wheelchair turning biomechanics on natural ground surfaces. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between tangential push force and linear velocity of the wheelchair during(More)
The purpose of this study was to quantify the deficit rates for transfer component skills in a Veteran cohort and explore the relationship between deficit rates and subject characteristics. Seventy-four men and 18 women performed up to four transfers independently from their wheelchair to a mat table while a therapist evaluated their transfer techniques(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate how transfer technique and subject characteristics relate to ultrasound measures of shoulder soft tissue pathology and self-reported shoulder pain during transfers in a sample of wheelchair users with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING Research laboratory, national and local veterans'(More)
Transfers are one of the most physically demanding wheelchair activities. The purpose of this study was to determine if using proper transfer skills as measured by the Transfer Assessment Instrument (TAI) is associated with reduced loading on the upper extremities. Twenty-three wheelchair users performed transfers to a level-height bench while a series of(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze and evaluate the efficacy of evacuation plans described by individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN Descriptive study from a convenience sample. SETTING Outpatient population center in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. METHODS Twenty-one individuals with SCI who previously indicated that they had a plan of evacuation from either their(More)
OBJECTIVE The objectives of this work were to investigate how wheelchair transfers influence acute changes in ultrasound markers for biceps and supraspinatus tendon degeneration and to determine how such changes correlate with transfer technique and demographic characteristics. DESIGN Participants underwent quantitative ultrasound examinations for markers(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine (1) differences in quality-of-life scores for groups based on transitions in locomotion status at 1, 5, and 10 years postdischarge in a sample of people with spinal cord injury (SCI); and (2) whether demographic factors and transitions in locomotion status can predict quality-of-life measures at these time points. DESIGN(More)
PURPOSE Youth baseball frequently results in repetitive strain injuries. Quantitative ultrasound allows real-time imaging with the ability to identify acute markers of tendon change. The study objective was to determine acute quantitative ultrasound changes in the long head of the biceps and infraspinatus tendons of the throwing and nonthrowing shoulders(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the efficacy of a web-based transfer training module at improving transfer technique across three groups: web-based training, in-person training (current standard of practice), and a waitlist control group (WLCG). Secondarily, to determine subject factors that can be used to predict improvements in transfer ability after training. (More)