Best Research Abstract in Sports Physical Therapy
Combined Section Meeting


Past Recipients


Clinical diagnostic accuracy and magnetic resonance imaging findings in patients referred by physical therapists versus orthopaedic surgeons and nonorthopaedic providers
Josef Moore, Don Goss, R. Baxter, T. DeBerardino, D. Taylor, D. Fellows


Effect of ACL reconstruction on the femoral nerve H-reflex
Michael Rosenthal, Josef Moore, D. Taylor, T. DeBerardino


Supervised clinic-based physical therapy versus home exercise in the treatment of acute lateral ankle sprains
Marc Weishaar, Josef Moore, T. Pendergrass, Don Goss, E. Slivka, R. Green, P. Stoneman


Hip and knee strength, EMG activity, and kinematics in subjects with patellofemoral pain syndrome
Lori Bolgla, Terry Malone, Tim Uhl, Brian Umberger


The effectiveness of a balance-training intervention in reducing the incidence of noncontact ankle sprains in high school football players
Tim Tyler, Malcolm McHugh, M. Mirabella, Michael Mullaney, Stephen Nicholas


Identifying impairments that predict function: a preliminary step in developing return-to-sport guidelines for ACL reconstruction
Trevor Lentz, S. Tillman, M. Moser, P. Indelicato, Steven George, Terri Chmielewski


Correction of posterior shoulder tightness is associated with symptom resolution in patients with internal impingement
Tim Tyler, Stephen Nicholas, Michael Mullaney, Malcolm McHugh


Prevalence and relationships between disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction and musculoskeletal injury among competitive female interscholastic runners
Mitchell Rauh, J. Nicholas, Michelle Barrack


Fear of reinjury/low confidence 1 year after ACL reconstruction: high prevalence and altered self-ratings
Trevor Lentz, G. Zeppieri, M. Moser, P. Indelicato, Steven George, Terri Chmielewski


Axial loading rates during walking and running in females with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and healthy controls
Brian Noehren, C. Miller, H. Wilson, C. Lattermann


Pre-season shoulder ROM screening as a predictor of injury among youth, adolescent, and professional baseball pitchers

Ellen Shanley, Micheal Kissenberth, Charles Thigpen, Lane Bailey, Richard Hawkins, Lori Michener, Mitchell Rauh


A postural control sway complexity protocol for detection of post-concussion deficits in youth

Catherine Quatman-Yates, Jason Hugentobler, B. Janiszewski, N. Mwase, B. Kurowski, M. Riley


Achieving symmetry in ACL return to sport testing does not represent prior functional levels

Elizabeth Wellsandt, Mathew Failla, Lynn Synder-Mackler


Young athletes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with single-leg drop-landing asymmetries at the time of return to sport demonstrate decreased knee function two years later

Matthew Ithurburn, Mark Paterno, Kevin Ford, Timothy Hewett, Laura Schmitt

Risk for lower extremity injury following concussion: a matched cohort study in soldiers

Joseph Kardouni, Tracie Shing, Craig McKinnon, Dennis Scofield, Susan Proctor


Clinical and return to sport outcomes by graft type after completion of a secondary ACL prevention program

Angela Smith, Jacob Capin, Ryan Zarzycki, Lynn Snyder-Mackle 

Peak vertical ground reaction force and center of mass vertical excursion are prospectively associated with injury in elite cross-country runners

Christa Wille, Mikel Stiffler-Joachim, Alyson Kelsey, Chuck Hart, Bryan Heiderscheit


Prospective validation and responsiveness of the University of Wisconsin Running Injury and Recovery Index
Evan Nelson, Stephanie Kliethermes, Bryan Heiderscheit