Eric J. Chaconas

Eric J. Chaconas
Bellin College · Physical Therapy

DPT, PhD

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13
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4 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
May 2009 - December 2017
University of St. Augustine
Position
  • Professor

Publications

Publications (13)
Poster
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Abstract published as: Chaconas, E.J., Kempfert D.J., Daugherty M,L., Clark N.C. (2020) Reliability of Somatosensory Testing and Knee Active Joint Position Sense in Athletes With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 50, CSM186.
Conference Paper
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“Degenerative disc disease” is a commonly used term to diagnose an age-related condition that occurs when one or more of the discs between the vertebrae of the spinal column change in shape and size. Rates of imaging for musculoskeletal pain have increased with improved access to advanced technology. The observed anatomical changes seen on imaging...
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Background: Shoulder pain affects up to 67% of the population at some point in their lifetime with subacromial pain syndrome (SAPS) representing a common etiology. Despite a plethora of studies there remains conflicting evidence for appropriate management of SAPS. Purpose: To compare outcomes, for individuals diagnosed with SAPS, performing a 6-...
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Background: A paucity of research currently exists for upper extremity return to sport testing. The Upper Quarter Y-Balance Test (YBT-UQ) is a clinical test of closed kinetic chain performance with demonstrated reliability. Prior investigations of the YBT-UQ were conducted with individuals in a resting state and no comparison to performance in a f...
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Posterior tibialis tendinopathy is a prevalent musculoskeletal condition often resulting in gait abnormalities along with medial ankle and foot pain. The purpose of this case report is to describe the treatment of a patient with a three year history of posterior tibialis tendinopathy utilizing a combination of cuboid manipulation and exercise. The...
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GOLF IS A POPULAR SPORT ATTRACTING PARTICIPATION FROM ALL AGE GROUPS. THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONAL WILL OFTEN ENCOUNTER GOLFERS WHO ARE LOOKING TO IMPROVE THEIR GAME THROUGH ROTATIONAL POWER DEVELOPMENT. BY GAINING A SOUND UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF ROTATIONAL POWER IN THE GOLFER, THE EXERCISE PROFESSIONAL WILL BE BETTER ABLE...
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OSTEOPOROSIS IS A COMMON CONDITION THAT CAN AFFECT BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, TYPICALLY AFTER THE FOURTH DECADE OF LIFE. OFTEN, PHYSICIANS ADVISE PATIENTS DIAGNOSED WITH OSTEOPOROSIS TO EXERCISE, BUT FREQUENTLY OFFER NO SPECIFICS. BY GAINING A SOUND UNDERSTANDING OF THE MECHANISM INVOLVED WITH OSTEOPOROSIS, THE EXERCISE PROFESSIONAL WILL BE BETTER SUITED...
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EXERCISES DESIGNED TO TARGET ECCENTRIC MUSCLE ACTIONS MAY BE USED BY REHABILITATION SPECIALISTS TO IMPROVE MUSCLE PERFORMANCE, DECREASE PAIN, INCREASE FUNCTION, ATTENUATE TENDON DEGENERATION, AND RESOLVE MUSCLE ATROPHY. THIS COLUMN PRESENTS THE CLINICAL EFFICACY AND BIOPHYSIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR PERFORMING ECCENTRIC SHOULDER EXERCISES.
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Background: It is commonplace for clinicians to utilize treatment of the thoracic spine as an adjunct to traditional interventions focused solely upon the shoulder. Research is beginning to substantiate this clinical practice. While still in its infancy, a clinical link between the thoracic spine and shoulder pain, function, strength, and motion po...

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