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Upper Extremity Performance Changes In Division Iii Collegiate Swimmers Over A Competitive Season, Tyler Mansfield, Morgan Barnard, Liz Mayio Apr 2019

Upper Extremity Performance Changes In Division Iii Collegiate Swimmers Over A Competitive Season, Tyler Mansfield, Morgan Barnard, Liz Mayio

Student Symposium

Collegiate swimmers and coaches are always looking to improve athletic performances. Shoulder strength and shoulder flexibility are two factors that may correlate improved performance throughout a season. The purpose of this study was to analyze the changes in shoulder strength and ROM over the course of a collegiate season. Thirty-four collegiate swimmers (males =15, females =19, age =19.38 ± 1.26 years, height = 1.76 ± 0.098m, mass = 73.55 ± 12.66kg) were assessed during the pre-season and post-season in shoulder strength and ROM. Athletic performance was assessed and quantified by determining the amount of personal bests each athlete swam ...


Comparison Of Two Different Stretching Interventions On Glenohumeral Range Of Motion Of Overhead Athletes, Jackson Brownstein Apr 2019

Comparison Of Two Different Stretching Interventions On Glenohumeral Range Of Motion Of Overhead Athletes, Jackson Brownstein

Student Symposium

The baseball throwing motion repetitively creates large forces on the shoulder and elbow as the arm dynamically moves through susceptible end-range positions. Many retrospective studies have demonstrated relationships between a decrease in shoulder ROM and shoulder injuries, such as labral tears and impingement syndrome. In collegiate baseball players, poor shoulder ROM increases the likelihood of experiencing overuse symptoms during the season. The question often asked by coaches is how to best improve shoulder ROM in players that have had prior problems with overuse injuries. Understanding the differences between dynamic and passive flexibility routines have on improving shoulder mobility within a ...


The Relationship Of Lower Extremity Range Of Motion And Incidence Of Shin Splints In Collegiate Runners: A Pilot Study, Megan Sievers Apr 2019

The Relationship Of Lower Extremity Range Of Motion And Incidence Of Shin Splints In Collegiate Runners: A Pilot Study, Megan Sievers

Student Symposium

Shin splints have become a routine diagnosis provided by medical professionals as a way of generalizing pain in the lower leg. This injury is especially common in the sport of track and field accounting for about half of all overuse injuries in the lower leg. Despite its prevalence in runners, the exact cause of pain is unknown. Research shows conflicting evidence over certain anatomical factors that could be generating pain in the lower extremity; among which could be deficiencies in dorsiflexion and hip range of motion (ROM). If anatomical discrepancies exist, the athletes could be at a higher risk of ...


Passive Vs. Dynamic: The Ideal Stretch, Jackson Brownstein Apr 2019

Passive Vs. Dynamic: The Ideal Stretch, Jackson Brownstein

Student Symposium

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