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Functional deficits in athletes with a history of low back pain: a pilot study.
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PMID:  12474182     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether athletes with a history of low back pain (LBP) would, on average, perform slower on a timed 20-m shuttle run as compared with a normal athletic population. DESIGN: A timed shuttle run to evaluate residual functional limitations in college athletes with resolved LBP. SETTING: National College Athletic Association (NCAA) division I college. PARTICIPANTS: NCAA division I athletes (161 men, 50 women). INTERVENTION: A timed 20-m shuttle run. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Each athlete was timed in a divided 20 m (66 ft) run in which 2 taped lines were positioned 6.7 m (22 ft) apart. RESULTS: Of 211 athletes evaluated, 27 had been treated for LBP during the previous year. Currently asymptomatic athletes with a recent history of LBP were slower (6.3s vs 5.8s) during performance of the timed 20-m shuttle run than athletes without LBP (P=.0002). CONCLUSIONS: Athletes with resolved LBP were slower than a matched group of normal athletes without LBP in the timed 20-m shuttle run. Further research is needed to support these findings and to understand fully the influence of the kinetic chain and the effects of both gender and sport on the observed findings.
Scott F Nadler; Peter Moley; Gerard A Malanga; Mariam Rubbani; Michael Prybicien; Joseph H Feinberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-10     Completed Date:  2002-12-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1753-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright 2002 by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 07103, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Test*
Low Back Pain / physiopathology*,  rehabilitation
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