Gul Baltaci

Gul Baltaci
Ankara Güven Hospital · Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Ph.D.

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Introduction
I am an editor in either Journal of Sports Sciences or Journal of Health Professionals in Turkish Clinics in peer-reviewed in Turkey and also an editorial board member of Journal of Sport Rehabilitation and Sports Health indexed in PubMed. I had dedicated most of her time on teaching and specially working on research projects in subjects of exercise physiology, kinesio taping, manual therapy, sports medicine and physiotherapy.
Additional affiliations
November 1991 - November 2014
Hacettepe University
Position
  • Faculty Member, Professor

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Publications (288)
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Objectives The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between gluteus medius (GMed) muscle strength, anthropometric characteristics, balance, and jumping performance in elite female handball players. Thirty-nine (24.15 ± 6.47 years) elite female handball players were included. Equipment and methods GMed strength was assessed via han...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of plyometric training on vastus lateralis (VL) and patellar tendon size, quadriceps isokinetic strength, and vertical jump height in adolescent female volleyball players. Thirty players (age mean ± SD : 15.7 ± 1.1 years) participated in a 6-week Sportsmetrics ™ plyometric training program. VL th...
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The aim of this study was to compare balance, coordination, and lower limb performance values between Muay Thai (MT) and bodybuilders (BB) training groups. A total of 35 (17 MT group and 18 BB group) participants were included in the study. MT and BB training programs were performed three sessions per week for 24 weeks. Lower limb performance, coor...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of edema, pain, and range of motion of knee by sterile kinesio taping within 3 days after ACLR. We hypothesized that sterile taping which is a new material of kinesio taping reduces knee pain and swelling and improves knee range of movement after ACLR. Fifty-sixth subjects who underwent an el...
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Context: Although functional effects of kinesio taping (KT) have been widely studied, its effects on contractile properties of the target muscle remain unclear. Tensiomyography is suitable for quantifying muscle stiffness and rate of force development upon imposed twitch contraction. Objective: To test the hypothesis that KT has effects on contr...
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Background: Functional balance training is crucial for both rehabilitation and prevention. A Dynamic Innovative Balance System (DIBA) is readily available for utilization in both functional and postural control training in a wide variety of dynamic conditions. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the DIBA and st...
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Purpose: Repetitive and asymmetric movements in tennis can result in biomechanical adaptation in shoulder joint. The aim of this study was to investigate the differences in shoulder range of motion (ROM), strength, and functional performance tests between the dominant and nondominant shoulders, as well as to identify gender differences in junior t...
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The purpose of the study was to compare physical characteristics and performance values between different playing positions in professional female team handball. Twenty-nine female handball players were categorized as centers (n=6), pivots (n=9), wings (n=8) or goalkeepers (n=16). Measurement of physical characteristics including body height and m...
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Amaç: Adolesan dönemde tekrarlı hareketler ve aşırı yüklenmeler ileri dönemlerde sporcuların yaralanma riskini arttırmaktadır. Tenisin tek taraflı bir spor olması kalça kas kuvvetini ve kalça biyomekaniğini etkilemektedir. Bu çalışmanın amacı, adolesan tenisçilerde kalça kas kuvvet profillerini ve femoral anteversiyon açısını (FAA) incelemek ve bil...
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Objective: To compare early effects of the application of kinesio and athletic taping as part of the intensive conservative physiotherapy of the lateral epicondylitis using the results from ultrasonography and clinical tests. Methods: Twenty-eight volunteers aged from 27 to 55 years old who had been clinically diagnosed with the lateral epicondylit...
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In professional volleyball, serving is one of the most important attacking options. A strong and qualified service is important to be successful in the game. There is limited research about comparison of native and foreign volleyball players and also no research was found about Turkish players. The aim of our study was to determine if being a natio...
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Objectives: This study aims to compare the postoperative change of femoral and tibial tunnel widths after hamstring tendon (HT) and bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) autografting in primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery with the anteromedial portal technique. Patients and methods: This case-control and retrospective stud...
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Background: The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of rehabilitation approaches in individuals with low back pain (LBP) on pain, spinal mobility, disability, and muscular strength. Methods: Ninety volunteers were included and divided into four groups depending on the rehabilitation approach. Group 1, soft tissue mobilization...
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Objective The aim of this study was to compare the effects of Kinesio Taping and compression stockings on pain, edema, functional capacity and quality of life in patients with chronic venous disease (CVD). Design This is a prospective, randomized, controlled, single-blind clinical trial. Setting The study was conducted in a physiotherapy and reha...
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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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Objective: Measurement of posture is important for those with a clinical diagnosis as well as researchers aiming to understand the impact of faulty postures on the development of musculoskeletal disorders. A reliable, cost-effective and low-tech posture measure may be beneficial for research and clinical applications. To determine whether PostureSc...
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Assessing and monitoring body composition is important for health. It is believed that in the future, wearable devices measuring the body composition, will be more common. The purpose of this study is to compare a wearable bioelectrical impedance measuring device, designed as a band, with a laboratory type of bioelectrical impedance device in order...
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Context: Kinesio taping (KT) is a popular taping technique used in the recovery process; however, in the relevant literature, there is no real consensus on its efficacy. Objective: To investigate whether rectus femoris KT application after delayed onset muscle soreness enhances recovery of muscle soreness, edema, and physical performance. Parti...
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Olympic class sailing is a competitive sport and requires several abilities. An understanding of the responses to aerobic and anaerobic loading will be useful for assessing the training programs, protective strategies and possibility of injuries. Therefore, the aim of this study is to determine lower extremity main muscles skin temperature response...
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Kalaycioglu, T, Apostolopoulos, NC, Goldere, S, Duger, T, and Baltaci, G. Effect of a core stabilization training program on performance of ballet and modern dancers. J Strength Cond Res 34(4): 1166-1175, 2020-The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a core stabilization training (CST) program on performance of university-level balle...
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The purposes of this study were to analyse (a) if “angle-specific” (AS) flexor and extensor torques were different between ACL-reconstructed and uninvolved limbs, (b) the difference in peak torque occurrence angles for concentric and eccentric knee flexor and extensor torques between involved and uninvolved limbs and (c) if AS concentric and eccent...
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Objective: Our aim was to investigate the effect of body mass index (BMI) levels on quadriceps and hamstring strength and functional outcomes up to 6 months after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) with hamstring tendon autograft (HTG). Design: Prospective, controlled study. Setting: University clinical laboratory. Patients: Ni...
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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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Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common seen musculoskeletal problem, which characterized with anteriorfront knee pain. The main reason for PFPS is the biomechanical alterations of the lower extremity. Therefore the aim of present study wais to assess the quadriceps muscle strength, balance and knee posture of individuals with and without P...
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Kinesio tape and proprioceptive exercises are both used for increasing balance in dancers. The purposes of this study were to: a) determine the acute effect of kinesio tape (KT) application on the ankle joint on balance performance, b) investigate the effects of an 8-week proprioceptive-neuromuscular (PN) training program on balance performance, an...
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Short-termeffects of high-intensity laser therapy,manual therapy, and Kinesio taping in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome
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Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between self-reported knee outcomes and limb symmetry indices (LSIs) for hip and knee strength, postural control and single-leg hop distance in individuals who had undergone an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction via hamstring tendon autograft (HTG). Methods: A tot...
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AMAÇ: Patellofemoral Osteoartrit (PFOA) toplumda sıklıkla karşılaşılan bir diz problemdir. Diz kartilajında yumuşama, incelme ve anormal yüzey özellikleri nedeniyle manyetik görüntüleme yöntemleri ile sınıflandırılabilir. Kıkırdakta aşırı yumuşama ile ortaya çıkan ağrı ve diz ekstansiyonundan fleksiyona geçişte aşırı zorlanma semptomları görülür. D...
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Background The biomechanics of the patellofemoral (PF) joint are distinct from the tibiofemoral (TF) joint and hence, interventions that have been designed to reduce pain and improve function in those with tibiofemoral disease may be inappropriate for those with Patellofemoral OA (PFOA). Therefore, patients with PFOA have been recently considered a...
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The purposes of this study were to develop taekwondo-specific core stabilization-balance training and to determine the influence of a core stabilization-exercise protocol, using the BOSU, on dynamic and static balance performance in adolescent TKD athletes. Twenty-four elite taekwondo athletes were randomly divided into two groups: the BOSU-trained...
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ACHILLES TENDON REPAIR AUGMENTED WITH FLEXOR HALLUCIS LONGUC TENDON REPAIR VIA SINGLE INCISION TECHNIQUE
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Flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon transfer to the calcaneus in the repair of delayed or neglected Achilles tendon (AT) injuries is a viable and dynamic option. Nineteen patients (18 males, 1 female; mean age 47.4 ± 12.4, range 24 to 74, years; body mass index 27.5 ± 4.5, range 23.2 to 38.9, kg/m2; interval from injury to surgery 40.8 ± 11.6, rang...
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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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This book represent about exercise metabolism, musculo-skeletal-gastrointestinal physiology, cardiovaskuler system: function and control, pulmonary system, immune system, enviromental factors during exercise, aerobic power and training, body composition and weight control, health and fitness for physical activity and exercise, and pharmacology
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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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Objective The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Kinesio Taping (KT) to prevent and/or reduce scrotal swelling following castration of stallions. Methods Ten healthy horses aged between 4 and 12 were included in our study.Subjects were randomly assigned to either the KT group (n=5) or Control group (n=5). KT EDF (Epidermis-D...
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Objectives: This study aims to compare the effects of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using autogenous hamstring or patellar tendon graft on the peak torque angle. Patients and methods: The study included 132 patients (103 males, 29 females; mean age 29±9 year) who were performed ACL reconstruction with autogenous hamstring or pa...
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Purpose: Participation of prepubertal and pubertal children in sports has increased significantly over the past decade. There is a continuing concern for their emotional and physical well-being. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of 12-wk plyometric training on upper extremity performance in prepubescent female volleyball player...
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Giriş: 1990’ların başından 2000’lerin ortasına kadar elit voleybolda kullanılan en sık servis tipinin jump spin servis tip olarak popülaritesini artırdığını araştırmalar göstermiştir. Jump spin servis her iki kolun tam kullanımını içeren çoklu adım ve maksimum sıçramaya yakın bir yüksek vuruş ile karakterizedir. Ancak bu zamana kadar kadın voleybol...
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Voleybolu performansında servis tipinin ve servisin top hızının kesin etkisi belirsizdir. Amaç: Bu çalışmanın amacı 2016-2017 Voleybol Efeler ligi sezonunda atılan servis tipine göre servis hız düzeylerinin belirlenmesi idi. Yöntem: Erkek voleybol liginde oynayan yerli (n=1886) ve yabancı (n=1410) toplam 3296 erkek oyuncuların maç esnasında kulland...
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Giriş: Voleybolda servis tipinin ve servis top hızının kesin etkisi belirsizdir. Oyuncu ile topun temas sırasındaki yerini göz önüne alarak, oyuncu tarafından kullanılan servis türü olarak tanımlanmaktadır. Amaç: Bu çalışmanın amacı 2016-2017 sezonu kadın voleybol sultanlar liginde atılan servis çeşidine göre başarılı-başarısız servis düzeylerinin...
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Background/aim: This study aimed to compare radiological and functional outcomes of patients who had single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with autologous hamstring tendon grafts using transtibial (TT) versus anteromedial (AM) femoral tunnel drilling techniques. Materials and methods: Sixty patients who had been operated on...
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Background: There is limited information in the literature that shows whether scapular taping has an effect on the acromiohumeral distance (AHD) and shoulder functions. The aim of this study was to investigate the acute effects of scapular kinesiotaping on shoulder internal rotation (IR) and external rotation (ER) strength, IR and ER range of moti...
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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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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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The scapula plays a critical role in supporting shoulder function. Considering the closed anatomical relationship between the scapula and the thoracic cage, the presence of postural disturbances could be linked to alterations in the scapular position and orientation in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). However, currently there is a lack of des...
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Purpose: This study aimed to compare the short-term effects of kinesiotaping and extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) along with physiotherapy on pain, functionality, and grip strength in patients with newly diagnosed lateral epicondylitis undergoing rehabilitation. Methods: Forty-five voluntary patients (mean age 48 years) were randomly ass...
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Objective To investigate the effects of two different exercise programs on three-dimensional scapular kinematics, disability, and pain in participants with subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS). Design Randomized controlled trial. Setting Outpatient clinic and research laboratory. Participants Thirty participants who were diagnosed with SIS and...