Thomas W. Kaminski

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STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort. OBJECTIVE To determine if Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) reach distance was associated with risk of lower extremity injury among high school basketball players. BACKGROUND Although balance has been proposed as a risk factor for sports-related injury, few researchers have used a dynamic balance test to examine this(More)
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)
OBJECTIVES To examine the effect of six weeks of strength and proprioception training on eversion to inversion isokinetic strength ratios (E/I ratios) in subjects with unilateral functional ankle instability. METHODS Thirty eight subjects were randomly assigned to one of four treatment groups: strength training (S); proprioception training (P); strength +(More)
OBJECTIVE Functional ankle instability (FAI) afflicts many athletes. Several causes of FAI have been implicated, including peroneal muscle weakness. Traditional musculoskeletal rehabilitation programs have focused on concentric muscle strength. The purpose of our study was to compare concentric and eccentric isokinetic and isometric eversion ankle strength(More)
Three soccer header types (shooting, clearing and passing) and two heading approaches (standing and jumping) were manipulated to quantify impact forces and neck muscle activity in elite female soccer players. The 15 participants were Division I intercollegiate soccer players. Impact forces were measured by a 15-sensor pressure array secured on the forehead.(More)
OBJECTIVE Hamstring injuries can be quite debilitating and often result in chronic problems. Eccentric muscle actions are often the last line of defense against muscle injury and ligament disruption. Traditionally, the focus of hamstring strength rehabilitation has been on concentric muscle actions. The purpose of our study was to compare hamstring muscle(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to quantify the effects of a metabolic treatment on human muscle dynamic performance (strength, work, and fatigue) measured under conditions of acute, exhaustive high-intensity anaerobic isokinetic exercise. METHODS Unilateral prefatigue and postfatigue peak torque and work values were measured in the quadriceps(More)
OBJECTIVE To present recommendations for athletic trainers and other allied health care professionals in the conservative management and prevention of ankle sprains in athletes. BACKGROUND Because ankle sprains are a common and often disabling injury in athletes, athletic trainers and other sports health care professionals must be able to implement the(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that dynamic foot and ankle mechanics predispose individuals with CAI to repetitive episodes of the ankle ``giving way.'' Plantar pressure variations during a walking gait have been detected in those with CAI, but more dynamic conditions for analysis are needed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate plantar pressure(More)
BACKGROUND Differences in range of motion and rotational motion between the dominant and nondominant shoulders in throwing athletes are well documented, although the age at which these changes begin to occur is not known. HYPOTHESIS Changes in glenohumeral rotational motion in the shoulder of the Little League/adolescent baseball player occur during the(More)