Tanneke Palmans

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OBJECTIVE To investigate balance, gait, falls, and fear of falling in patients with the hypermobility type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS-HT). METHODS Twenty-two women with EDS-HT and 22 sex- and age-matched healthy control subjects participated in the study. Each subject performed the modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction on Balance (mCTSIB) and(More)
CONTEXT Shoulder strength assessment plays an important role in the clinical examination of the shoulder region. Eccentric strength measurements are of special importance in guiding the clinician in injury prevention or return-to-play decisions after injury. OBJECTIVE To examine the absolute and relative reliability and validity of a standardized(More)
CONTEXT Tennis requires repetitive overhead movements that can lead to upper extremity injury. The scapula and the shoulder play a vital role in injury-free playing. Scapular dysfunction and glenohumeral changes in strength and range of motion (ROM) have been associated with shoulder injury in the overhead athlete. OBJECTIVE To compare scapular position(More)
The purpose of this study was to establish test-retest reliability of centre of pressure (COP) measurements obtained by an AccuGait portable forceplate (ACG), mean COG sway velocity measured by a Basic Balance Master (BBM) and clinical balance tests in children with and without balance difficulties. 49 typically developing children and 23 hearing impaired(More)
STUDY DESIGN Descriptive study, cross-sectional design. BACKGROUND Tennis requires repetitive overhead movement patterns that can lead to upper extremity injury. The scapula plays a vital role in injury-free playing. Scapular dysfunction has been associated with shoulder injury in the overhead athlete. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate fall risk in stroke patients based on single- and dual-task gait analyses, and to investigate the difference between 2 cognitive tasks in the dual-task paradigm. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Rehabilitation hospitals. PARTICIPANTS Subacute stroke patients (N=32), able to walk without physical/manual help with or(More)
PURPOSE This study investigates (i) the potential discriminative role of a clinical measure of peripheral neuropathy (PN) in assessing postural performance and fall risk and (ii) whether the integration of a simple screening vibration perception threshold (VPT) for PN in any physical (fall risk) assessment among elderly should be recommended, even if they(More)
Measurement and classification of standing posture in the sagittal plane has important clinical implications for adolescent spinal disorders. Previous work using cluster analysis on three gross body segment orientation parameters (lower limbs, trunk, and entire body inclination) has identified three distinct postural groups of healthy subjects before(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic ankle instability has been associated with altered joint kinematics at the ankle, knee and hip. However, no studies have investigated possible kinematic deviations at more distal segments of the foot. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if subjects with ankle instability and copers show altered foot and ankle kinematics and altered(More)
BACKGROUND Although the vast majority of hamstring injuries in male soccer are sustained during high speed running, the association between sprinting kinematics and hamstring injury vulnerability has never been investigated prospectively in a cohort at risk. PURPOSE This study aimed to objectify the importance of lower limb and trunk kinematics during(More)