Elif Turgut

Elif Turgut
Hacettepe University · Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Sports Physiotherapy

PT, PhD

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Introduction
The main focus of my work is musculoskeletal and sports related injuries particularly the clinical management of shoulder disorders with scapular dyskinesia and analysing 3-dimensional scapular kinematics.
Additional affiliations
August 2018 - present
Hacettepe University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Doçent, Sporcu Sağlığı, Omuz Rehabilitasyonu
September 2015 - February 2016
Redcord Clinic
Position
  • Researcher
March 2014 - present
Hacettepe University
Position
  • Researcher
Education
September 2011 - March 2015
Hacettepe University
Field of study
  • Sports Physiotherapy
November 2008 - February 2009
Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Field of study
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
September 2004 - June 2009
Hacettepe University
Field of study
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

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Publications (70)
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Taping is a popular approach and is often used as part of a multifactorial injury prevention programme for athletes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the current literature regarding the effects of shoulder taping in overhead athletes. Literature search was performed related to rotational range of motion (RoM), posterior shoulder tightness (PS...
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Context: Knowledge on how to utilize a kinetic chain approach in foot and ankle rehabilitation is important. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the immediate effects of hip-focused neuromuscular exercise on foot pronation and single-leg neuromuscular control. Design: Cross-over study. Setting: University laboratory. Partici...
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Background Shoulder pain is a common symptom for non-traumatic shoulder pathologies and affects 4.7–66.7% of entire population. Even with the latest technological advantages, palpation still is a cost and time efficient tool to evaluate the shoulder pathologies. Our aim was to investigate and compare palpation findings in different shoulder patholo...
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Amaç: Hastaların temel endişelerinin ortaya konması, hasta gündeminin belirlenmesi olarak tanımlanır. Hasta gündeminin alınması, hasta merkezli ve kişiselleştirilmiş rehabilitasyon programının planlanması için oldukça önemlidir. Bu çalışmanın amacı, fizyoterapistlerin kas-iskelet sistemi problemi olan hastalarda gündem alma sıklığını, kesilen cevap...
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Postural asymmetry due to the alterations in scapular posture is typically considered to be associated with injury. Pectoralis minor (PM) has played a crucial role in scapular posture, but limited knowledge exists that shows the possible effect of PM length on static scapular positioning in adolescents. The aim of this study was to investigate the...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the short-term effects of scapular repositioning using an elastic taping technique on the three-dimensional (3-D) shoulder and thoracic kinematics during various activities of daily living (ADLs) in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis (IS). Methods: Shoulder and spine kinematics during five A...
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This chapter introduces basic biomechanical concepts, terminology, and their relation to therapeutic exercise designs. A full discussion and examples will be guided to readers to understand and apply the fundamental mechanical concepts to any exercise design, movement and performance.
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Objectives: This study aimed to compare the superiority of scapular mobilization, manual capsule stretching, and the combination of these two techniques in the treatment of frozen shoulder patients to evaluate the acute effects of these techniques on shoulder movements. Methods: This study designed to a single-blinded, randomized, and pre-post a...
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Background Eliciting main concerns via interviewing is important for patient-centered care and for planning individualized rehabilitation program (1, 2). Recently, it has been shown that clinicians often fail to elicit the patients agenda and, when they do, they interrupt the patients discourse (3). However, the prevalence of agenda setting in phys...
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The published version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake in Fig. 2. Only one graphic of different movement of scapula was published instead of three. The Figure is corrected here.
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The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of scapular taping on scapular kinematics by three-dimensional electromagnetic system during shoulder elevation in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy patients. A total of 11 patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy were included in the study. Scapular anterior-posterior tilt, upwar...
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Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the scapular kinematics during dynamic humeral movements in patients with arthroscopic anterior capsulolabral repair of the shoulder along with the potential biomechanical corrective effects of scapular stabilization taping. Methods: Twenty patients with unilateral traumatic anterior shoulder...
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It is widely accepted that scapular position and motion play a critical role in overall shoulder function and dysfunction. The sternoclavicular and acromioclavicular joint motions couple to produce overall scapu- lar upward rotation, posterior tilt, and internal or external rotation motions on the thorax as the arm is elevated. From these motion pa...
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AMAÇ: Voleybolda önemli temel motorik özelliklerden olan dinamik denge performansı alt ekstremite kaslarının patlayıcı gücü ile dikey-yatay sıçramayı değiştirir. Bu çalışmanın amacı, profesyonel kadın voleybol oyuncularına hazırlık döneminde verilen 12 hf TRX eğitimi sonucunda eş zamanlı alınan ölçümler arası dikey sıçramanın, smaç ve servis hızı a...
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İnstabilite glenoid kavitede humeral başın aşırı yer değiştirmesi ile karakterize semptomatik bir omuz pa- tolojisidir. En basit tanımıyla posterior instabilite gleno- humeral eklemin posterior yönündeki instabilitesini, çok yönlü instabilite ise glenohumeral eklemin birden daha fazla yönlü instabilitesini tarif eder. Çok yönlü instabilite ise ilk...
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Background: Although exercise training is accepted as one of the impor- tant and active treatment approach for the shoulder-related musculoskele- tal problems,1 the scientific rationale and long-term results for the inclusion of specific progressive exercises are less clear. Objectives: This longitudinal, single group study aims to investigate the...
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Background: Many studies have investigated the relationship between soft tissue tightness and shoulder kinematics. However, there is a lack of information on the dynamic properties responsible for side-to-side differences such as scapular asymmetry. Objective: To determine the relationship between a deficit in soft tissue flexibility and scapula...
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Objective: Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic Shoulder and Elbow Score (KJOC-SES) is a subjective assessment tool to measure functional status of the upper extremities in overhead athletes. The aim was to translate and culturally adapt the KJOC-SES and to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Turkish version (KJOC-SES-Tr) in overhead athletes....
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Adult overhead athletes without a history of shoulder injury show scapular adaptations. There is a lack of detailed assessment of scapular kinematics in junior overhead athletes. This study aims to investigate three-dimensional scapular kinematics in junior overhead athletes. We recruited a total of 20 junior tennis players and 20 healthy children...
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BACKGROUND: There is limited research to demonstrate how scapular kinematics and shoulder-related physical characteristics are affected in water-polo players, who undertake swimming and repetitive throwing activity. The aim of this study was to investigate possible adaptations in the three- dimensional scapular kinematics and in glenohumeral intern...
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INTRODUCTION/ PURPOSE: The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effects of a 12Wweek upper extremity plyometric training program on upper body explosive power, strength and endurance in pediatric overhead athletes. MATERIALSWMETHOD: TwentyWeight female pediatric volleyball players participated in the study. The participants were rand...
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GİRİŞ: Pektoralis minör ve posterior kapsül gibi yapılarda gözlenen esneklik kayıplarının skapular kinematiği etkileyerek postural problemlere ve omuz ağrısına neden olduğu düşünülmektedir. Omuz ağrısı olan bireylerde artmış miktarda skapular asimetri gözlenmektedir. AMAÇ: Bu çalışmanın amacı asemptomatik ve semptomatik bireylerde pektoralis minör...
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The Ballistic Six exercise program includes commonly used upper-body exercises, and the program is recommended for overhead throwing athletes. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effects of a 12-week the Ballistic Six upper-extremity plyometric training program on upper-body explosive power, endurance, and reaction time in pedia...
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The present study tested the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the visual analog scale foot and ankle (VAS-FA) among healthy subjects and patients with foot problems. A total of 128 participants, 65 healthy subjects and 63 patients with foot problems, were evaluated. The VAS-FA was translated into Turkish and administered to the 12...
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Son yıllarda biyomekaniğin rehabilitasyondaki öneminin artmasıyla birlikte araştırmalar egzersiz tedavisindeki uygulamaları son derece geliştirmiştir. Kinetik zincir modeli mekanik terim olmaktan çok insan hareketlerini açıklamada kullanılan bir terim haline gelmiştir. Kinetik zincir modeli ve biyomekanik araştırmalar sporcu sağlığı ve rehabilitasy...
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the upper extremity health profile and to analyze the effect of sports participation, sports type, and previous injury on the health profile in Turkish overhead athletes. Methods: One hundred and thirty-four competitive overhead throwing athletes included the study. Upper extremity pain existence an...
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Study design: Cross-sectional and controlled laboratory study using pretest-posttest design. Introduction: Patients with distal radius fracture (DRfx) report proximal segment problems. Taping is commonly recommended because it provides improved posture and function. Purpose of the study: This study aimed to investigate the 3-dimensional scapul...
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Objective: Shoulder elevation is a common indicator of shoulder function following brachial plexus injury. During active arm elevation shoulder muscles play important role in optimizing thoracohumeral and scapulohumeral arthrokinematics. Since the muscles of the shoulder joint connect and cross multiple joints, neighborhood joint configuration may...
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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of additional 6-week scapular stabilization training in patients with non-specific neck pain (NNP). Materials and method: Thirty patients with non-specific neck pain were randomly allocated to the study. Fifteen participants in the intervention group (IG) received neck-focused...
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Investigating the effects of plyometric training on dynamic balance of prepubertal female volleyball players may enable to enhance comprehensive knowledge about neuromuscular control enhancement and may further provide basis for developing training protocols encouraging lifelong regular physical activity for prepubertal volleyball players. The aim...
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Background Bracing is the most common nonsurgical treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spinal braces affect glenohumeral and scapulothoracic motion because they restrict trunk movements. However, the potential spinal-bracing effects on scapular kinematics are unknown. The present study aimed to investigate the acute effects of spinal brac...
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Obstetrik Brakiyal Pleksus Yaralanması (OBPY), brakiyal pleksusa bağlı dalla- rın zedelenmesi sonucu ortaya çıkan bir yaralanma şeklidir. İyileşme gerçek- leştikçe oluşacak kas imbalansına bağlı olarak ilerleyen yaşlarda deformiteler ve fonksiyonel yetersizlikler meydana gelebilmektedir. OBPY’li olgularda et- kilenen taraf skapulanın pozisyonu ve h...
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ÖZET Baş üstü fırlatma aktivitesi omuz eklem kompleksine aşırı miktarda yük bindirir. Bu yük- lenmeyi karşılayabilmek için fırlatma omuzunda yeterli mobilite ve stabilite dengesi bulunmalıdır. Baş üstü fırlatma sporları ile ilgilenen sporcularda omuz ekleminin ilgilendiren bir çok yaralanma gözlenebilir. Genel olarak, bu yaralanmalar çoğunlukla doğ...
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Context: Increasing soft tissue flexibility and joint mobility is one of the important aims of the shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS). Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of stretching program on posterior capsule tightness, pectoralis minor tightness, pain severity and disability status in SIS. Design: Single-grou...
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PurposeTo translate and culturally adapt the anterior cruciate ligament-return to sport after injury (ACL-RSI) scale into Turkish (ACL-RSI-Tr) and examine and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Turkish version in individuals who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Methods The ACL-RSI was forward- and back-transl...
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ABSTRACT Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of 12-week standard versus weighted jump rope training on physical fitness tests including anaerobic power, speed, agility and flexibility in female adolescent volleyball players. Methods: Twenty-five female volleyball players were recruited to the study. Participants were randomly...
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Background: In the literature it has been shown that posterior capsule flexibility is a precursor to shoulder problems. However, no study thus far has shown the influence of the flexibility of posterior capsule in different shoulder pathologies. Objective: This study set about to compare the role of posterior capsule tightness in different shoul...
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Objective: Altered scaphulothoracic rhythm is observed in children with obstetrical brachial plexus injury (OBPI), which is characterized by increased scapulothroacic (ST) motion, decreased glenohu- meral (GH) motion, and decreased GH:ST ratio dur- ing arm elevation. Excessive contribution of ST joint to shoulder motion contributes to the developme...
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[Purpose] This study aimed to investigate the effect of trapezius muscle isometric strength on three- dimensional scapular kinematics in asymptomatic shoulders. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty asymptomatic subjects were included to the study. Isometric strengths of the upper, middle, and lower trapezius muscle were measured using a handheld dynamomet...
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Throwers Ten (T10) exercise program was designed for overhead athletes and commonly used in clinic or eld settings. However, it is unknown whether T10 exercise program can also be suggested as an effective injury prevention program. PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of T10 exercise program on injury occurrence in adolescent overhead athletes. The...
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Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate the short-term effects of stretching on pain, flexibility and range of movement in frozen shoulder. Methods: Thirty-six voluntary subjects diagnosed with frozen shoulder were included. Subjects were randomly separated into two groups; Group 1 (n=19) was received coldpack and posterior capsule stretch...
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Background: Conservative treatments have been proved to be effective to control pain and optimize function in fibromyalgia, however there is need for scientific evidence to make better clinical application across various physiotherapy applications. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Laser and taping applications o...
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Background Movement inhibition and pain are common symptoms of osteoarthritis. Therefore, movement restoration and pain inhibition are one of the most important aims of physical therapy applications [1,2]. Objectives Aim of this study is to compare acute effects of two different active movement approaches in patients with movement inhibition due to...
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Background To obtain full range of motion in shoulder scapular mobility has an important role and alternations in scapular mobility and posterior capsular thickening are thought to be problems leading abnormal movement pattern in frozen shoulder [1]. Restoring the range of motion and function are treatment objectives and scapular mobilization and j...
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Background Scapular dyskinesis is alternations in scapular position and motion, has been associated with various shoulder pathologies [1]. An appropriate scapular upward rotation is considered to be essential for normal shoulder function and serratus anterior and trapezius muscles works together as a force couple to dynamically control this movemen...
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Background Disorders that affect shoulder complex have been associated with increased upper trapezius muscular activity [1]could have result in mechanical restrains in cervical spine where muscles origin. It would be possible decreased mobility and increased disability in shoulder can be lead to neck symptoms such as pain and disability. Objectives...
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Background Muscles affecting scapulahumeral motion have their orijin on spine. Upper trapezius and levator scapula muscles’ orijin is cervical region. In patients with adhesive capsulitis arm elevation is achieved by increased upper trapezius activation. So, scapulahumeral rhythm is affected from increased activity of these muscles.1 These altered...
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OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether patients receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD) experience an improvement in physical activity, quality of life and functional status as a result of exercise training at home by motivation about benefi ts of exercising. MATERIAL and METHODS: Twenty-one PD patients of 46.7±14.1 years participated...
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Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of the early initiation of passive and active range of motion exercises following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Methods: The study included 40 patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Patients were quasi-randomly assigned into accelerated (ACCEL) protocol (n=19) and...
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Background: In literature it has been shown that posterior capsule flexibility is a preparatory factor in shoulder problems. Posterior stretching exercises are very important in implementing exercise programs. However, no study has been encountered to show the influence of the flexibility in posterior capsule in different shoulder pathologies.
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Background: It has been known that scapular kinematics is altered during external resisted arm elevation; however, far too little attention has been paid to scapular kinematics during exercise with individual level of resistance with frequently used rehabilitation tools such as elastic bands.
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Prophylactic knee braces are largely used in the prevention of ligament injuries, but their effectiveness on performance are still controversial. The aim of this study was to determine which brace was the most effective on functional performance. Twenty-four healthy subjects (14 men and 10 women), between the age of 18 and 22 with no prior history...

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Except for duration of symptoms,  is there any criteria to define "long-term or chronic musculoskeletal disorders"?

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Projects (8)
Project
Main focus of the project to investigate the shoulder-specific adaptations in overhead athletes.
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Main focus of the project to investigate the effect of active and passive interventions on three-dimensional shoulder kinematics and biomechanics properties.