The association between measures of trunk neuromuscular control using clinical screening tools and an unstable sitting device Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Nicoletta, Taryn M.
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Objective: To determine the association between clinical screening tools and a laboratory screening tool of trunk neuromuscular control (NMC). Subjects: Thirty recreationally active males and females free from current low back pain. Methods: Three clinical screening tools including the human arrow, side plank and seated ball task and one laboratory screening tool for trunk NMC were completed. Correlations were run between the laboratory measure and each clinical measure. Results: A significant relationship between the laboratory measure of trunk NMC and the seated ball task was found (r(22)=0.498, p=.013). No significant relationship was found between the laboratory measure of trunk NMC and the human arrow (r(28)=-0.029, p=0.894) or side plank (r(28)=-0.114, p=0.595). Conclusions: The seated ball task may be an accurate indicator of trunk NMC in addition to the human arrow and side plank tasks, but the tasks assess components of trunk NMC that are independent of one another.
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  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science (Athletic Training)."
  • Padua, Darin A.
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