William H Staples

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A nontraditional form of exercise recently applied for patients with Parkinson disease (PD) is boxing training. The primary purpose of this case series is to describe the effects of disease severity and duration of boxing training (short term and long term) on changes in balance, mobility, and quality of life for patients with mild or(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare group boxing training to traditional group exercise on function and quality of life in persons with Parkinson disease (PD). A convenience sample of adults with PD (n = 31) were randomly assigned to boxing training or traditional exercise for 24-36 sessions, each lasting 90 minutes, over 12 weeks. Boxing training(More)
The relationship of knee joint angle to maximum effort quadriceps femoris activity, as measured by smoothed and rectified EMG, was systematically examined in 30 normal and 18 post-meniscectomy limbs. Our results show that motor unit activity depends not only upon joint angle, but also upon peripheral receptor feedback, which is altered in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of acute fatigue of the hip abductors on the control of balance in young and older women. DESIGN Pretest-posttest. SETTING University research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Healthy young women (n=20; age, 23.0+/-1.5y; height, 166.52+/-4.5 cm; mass, 65.33+/-10.5 kg) and community-dwelling older women (n=20; age,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This study investigated the factor structure of an instrument to measure attitudes and beliefs of how physical therapist (PT) practitioners perceive working with people with a dementia disorder. METHODS A survey was mailed to every skilled nursing facility in Indiana (n = 495) for completion by a PT or physical therapist assistant.(More)
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