Scott F Nadler

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Peripheral nerves are susceptible to injury in the athlete because of the excessive physiological demands that are made on both the neurological structures and the soft tissues that protect them. The common mechanisms of injury are compression, traction, ischaemia and laceration. Seddon's original classification system for nerve injuries based on(More)
OBJECTIVES To present the original descriptions of common orthopedic physical examination maneuvers of the knee and then to review the literature to support the scientific validity of these tests. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE (1970-2000) searches were performed, as were reviews of various musculoskeletal examination textbooks that describe physical examination(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the reliability of a specially designed dynamometer anchoring station in the measurement of hip muscle strength. DESIGN Prospective study using test-retest design. SETTING Outpatient clinic setting. PARTICIPANTS Ten subjects, ages 25 to 35yrs. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Using the apparatus, three consecutive measures were recorded for(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether athletes with a history of low back pain (LBP) would, on average, perform slower on a timed 20-m shuttle run as compared with a normal athletic population. DESIGN A timed shuttle run to evaluate residual functional limitations in college athletes with resolved LBP. SETTING National College Athletic Association (NCAA)(More)
Cryotherapy and thermotherapy are useful adjuncts for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Clinicians treating these conditions should be aware of current research findings regarding these modalities, because their choice of modality may affect the ultimate outcome of the patient being treated. Through a better understanding of these modalities,(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective evaluation of the incidence of low back pain in college athletes was undertaken. OBJECTIVES To evaluate prospectively leg length discrepancy, hip flexor tightness, and lower extremity acquired laxity or overuse as predictive factors for low back pain in college athletes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA A pilot study found an(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the inter- and intrarater reliability of a portable dynamometer anchoring station (DAS) to a handheld dynamometer (HHD). DESIGN Repeated-measures design. SETTING Human performance and movement analysis laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Fifteen healthy participants, ages 23 to 44 years. INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
Low back pain is a common problem with substantial social and economic issues. Physicians continue to have difficulty managing this condition despite an increased awareness of its magnitude. In addition, there is a misperception about the outcome of patients affected with low back pain; most continue to suffer from pain. We present a nonoperative approach(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether athletes with strength imbalance of the hip musculature would be more likely to require treatment for low back pain (LBP) over the ensuing year. DESIGN The study population included 163 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I college athletes (100 males and 63 females) undergoing preparticipation sports physicals.(More)
Fine wire (FW) intramuscular electrodes and spectral analysis have not previously been used to quantify metabolic muscle fatigue in deep muscles not accessible with surface electrodes. This study compares initial median frequency (IMF) and decline in median frequency with fatigue (SLOPE) using surface and FW electrodes. Eighteen men performed isometric(More)