Jeffrey Taylor

Jeffrey Taylor
High Point University · School of Health Sciences

PT, PhD, DPT, SCS, CSCS

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Context: Women's volleyball requires frequent and repetitive jumping that when performed with altered biomechanics, including kinematic or kinetic asymmetry, may place the athlete at high risk for injury. This study identified and analyzed lower-extremity biomechanical asymmetries in college women's volleyball players during standard and sport-spe...
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Taylor, JB, Barnes, HC, Gombatto, SP, Greenwood, D, and Ford, KR. Quantifying external load and injury occurrence in women's collegiate volleyball players across a competitive season. J Strength Cond Res 36(3): 805-812, 2022-Volleyball demands repetitive jumping, with high loads linked to risk of injury. The purpose of this study was to examine jum...
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The purpose of this study was to determine if estimated center of pressure (COP) from plantar force data collected using three-sensor loadsol insoles was comparable to the COP from plantar pressure data collected using pedar insoles during walking and running. Ten healthy adults walked and ran at self-selected speeds on a treadmill while wearing bo...
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Background: Restricted ankle dorsiflexion range of motion (DFROM) has been linked to lower extremity biomechanics that place an athlete at higher risk for injury. Whether reduced DFROM during dynamic movements is due to restrictions in joint motion or underutilization of available ankle DFROM motion is unclear. Hypothesis: We hypothesized that b...
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Background and purpose: Poor outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLr), including the relatively high risk of suffering a subsequent ACL injury, suggest the need to optimize rehabilitation and return-to-sport testing. The purpose of this commentary is to introduce clinicians to the concept of monitoring training load during r...
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Background: The single leg triple hop (SLTH) test is often utilized by rehabilitation practitioners as a functional performance measure in a variety of patient groups. Accuracy and consistency are important when measuring the patient progress and recovery. Administering the SLTH test on different surfaces, consistent with the patient's sport, may...
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Upper extremity biomechanics in the basketball athlete are important to understand because of the frequent and skillful ball manipulation that occurs in the sport. Upper extremity injures are not as common as those to the lower extremity, but injury patterns are consistent with high contact forces. Thus, the upper extremities need to balance agilit...
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Functional movement testing is commonly used in elite basketball in effort to identify subtle and gross movement deviations. Depending on resources available, the testing process may vary from clinical observation, possibly using a standard 2D camera, to a comprehensive laboratory-based biomechanical analysis utilizing force plates and 3D motion ca...
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Basketball is a multi-directional sport that has high lateral and vertical demands. Understanding the biomechanics of jumping, landing, and cutting can help coaches and clinicians better reduce the risk of injury in basketball athletes since abnormal movement strategies can lead to various lower extremity injuries especially to the foot, ankle, and...
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Background: and purpose: Second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury rates continue to be high, with a majority of injuries occurring soon after return-to-play, potentially because athletes may not be ready for the external load demands of the sport. Load metrics, tracked through wearable technology, may provide complementary information to sta...
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Background Traditional testing to identify asymmetries after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction include four similar horizontal hopping tests. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a single-leg vertical hopping test can identify performance and biomechanical asymmetries, and whether performance asymmetries provide unique informa...
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Young female soccer players are at high risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury due to the fast-paced nature of the sport and surplus of unplanned movements during play. Neuromuscular training programs that aim to reduce this injury by targeting the associated biomechanical movements are a potential solution. While previous studies have examined...
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Podcast describing the results of Safety Events and Privilege Utilization Rates in Advanced Practice Physical Therapy Compared to Traditional Primary Care: An Observational Study * Safety events are significantly less likely to reach patients in Advanced Practice Physical Therapy compared to traditional Primary Care * Physical Therapists safely or...
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https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usz176 Introduction The general practitioner shortage in the United States coupled with a growing number of Americans living with disability has fueled speculation of non-physician providers assuming a greater role in musculoskeletal healthcare. Previous physician shortages have been similarly addressed, and expanding...
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Background Temporal spatial parameters during running are measurable outside of clinical and laboratory environments using wearable technology. Data from wearable technology may be useful for injury prevention, however the association of temporal spatial parameters with overuse injury in runners remains unclear. Objective To identify the associati...
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Quantifying external loads during athletic activities, particularly game-level competition, can provide objective data for the management of athlete performance, late-stage rehabilitation, and return-to-play decisions after lower extremity injury; yet, no studies have quantified these data in collegiate women's lacrosse athletes. The purpose of thi...
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Knee kinetic asymmetries are present during jump-landings in athletes returning to sport following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, and are associated with an increased risk for sustaining a second ACL injury. The loadsol® is a wireless load sensing insole that can be used in non-laboratory settings. The purpose of this study was to...
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Background: There is a growing incidence of foot injuries in basketball, which may be from the sport's repetitive, forceful multi-directional demands. Modifying midsole stiffness of the basketball shoe has been reported to alter ankle motion and plantar forces to reduce the risk of injury; however, the effects on anatomical, in-shoe foot (metatars...
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Background: Overuse lower extremity injuries are common in women's court volleyball players and are likely due to the repetitive jumping and landing the sport requires. The purpose of this study was to quantify jump load during collegiate women's volleyball, describe the quantity of double-leg (DL) to single-leg (SL) landing strategies, and compar...
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The purpose of this study was to identify the knee movement patterns of athletes during the DVJ and compare those to more sport specific tasks, a weighted sled push (WSP), and a jump stop unanticipated cut (JSUC). American football players classified in low, moderate, or high risk for knee injury from the DVJ moved in a similar pattern when complet...
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Fifth metatarsal (5M) fractures are common in a young athletic population, but the risk factors for this injury are not well understood. This study aimed to determine differences in sport-related loading in adolescent American football players with varying bone mineral densities (BMD) of the 5M.
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A 3 year single-center retrospective analysis of safety event rates in an advanced practice physical therapy clinic compared to a traditional primary care clinic. Safety events were categorized using standard definitions of advanced practice PT capabilities including ordering musculoskeletal imaging, referring patients to other clinics, prescribing...
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We evaluate safety events military advanced practice physical therapy clinic compared to traditional primary care and further explore utilization rates of advanced practice capabilities. We further examine safety events associated with dry needing and spinal manipulation.
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Walking ability is one of the primary components of human motor function, and interventions aimed at improving walking ability are common in physical therapy, particularly in children. One element encountered in a participatory, or natural, environment is unpredictability, defined as the presence of an unexpected obstacle, stimulus, or alteration o...
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Objectives: To determine if exercise-based rehabilitation reduces reinjury following acute ankle sprain. Our secondary objective was to assess if rehabilitation efficacy varies according to exercise content and training volume. Data sources: The following electronic databases were searched: EMBASE, MEDLINE, the Cochrane Central Register of Contr...
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Purpose To investigate the differences in demographic, anthropometric, biomechanical, and/or performance variables between those that do (responders) and do not (non-responders) exhibit reductions in knee abduction moments after an anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention program (ACL-IPP). Methods Forty-three adolescent female athletes comple...
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3D motion capture systems are the gold standard for assessing joint position during movements such as a drop vertical jump (DVJ), and a countermovement jump (CMJ). However, it is not feasible to use them in the field for daily use. Previous literature has examined the validity of inertial measurement units (IMU), but have not during a DVJ and CMJ i...
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Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programmes have not been as successful at reducing injury rates in women’s basketball as in soccer. This randomised controlled trial (ClinicalTrials.gov #NCT02530333) compared biomechanical adaptations in basketball and soccer players during jump-landing activities after an ACL injury prevention pr...
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Objective: To identify relationships between self-reported limb preferences and performance measures for determining limb dominance in adolescent female basketball players. Design: Cross-sectional cohort study. Participants: Forty adolescent female basketball players. Independent variables and main outcome measures: Participants provided sel...
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Purpose: To examine the extent to which an ACL injury prevention programme modifies lower extremity biomechanics during single- and double-leg landing tasks in both the sagittal and frontal plane. It was hypothesized that the training programme would elicit improvements in lower extremity biomechanics, but that these improvements would be greater...
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Background Late-stage rehabilitation programs often incorporate ‘sport-specific’ demands, but may not optimally simulate the in-game volume or intensity of such activities as sprinting, cutting, jumping, and lateral movement. Objective The aim of this review was to characterize, quantify, and compare straight-line running and multi-directional dema...
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Influence of Trunk and Pelvis Motion, and Hip Strength on Lower Extremity Kinematics During a Single Leg Landing in Youth Athletes
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Background Metatarsal fractures, especially of the fifth metatarsal, are common injuries of the foot in a young athletic population, but the risk factors for this injury are not well understood. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) provides reliable measures of regional bone mineral density to predict fracture risk in the hip and lumbar spine. Re...
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Study Design Meta-Analysis. Objectives Examine the effectiveness of ankle sprain rehabilitation; subgroup rehabilitation programmes based on training volume and training emphasis and highlight key components associated with clinical effect. Background Ankle sprains commonly occur in sports and have a high re-injury rate. Rehabilitation exercise i...
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Vertical stiffness may contribute to lower-extremity injury risk; however, it is unknown whether athletes with different stiffness levels display differences in biomechanics. This study compared differences in biomechanics between female athletes (n=99) with varying stiffness levels during a repetitive, single-leg, vertical hopping task. Vertical s...
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Anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention programs are less successful in basketball than soccer and may be due to distinct movement strategies that these athletes develop from sport-specific training. The purpose of this study was to identify biomechanical differences between female basketball and soccer players during multi-directional jump la...
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Background: ACL injury prevention programs are less successful in female basketball players than in soccer players. Previous authors have identified anthropometric and biomechanical differences between the athletes and different sport-specific demands, including a higher frequency of frontal plane activities in basketball. Current injury risk scre...
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Context: Hip focused interventions are aimed to decrease frontal plane knee loading related to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Whether a preferred hip landing strategy decreases frontal plane knee loading is unknown. Objective: To determine if a preferred hip landing strategy during a drop vertical jump (DVJ) is utilized during a sing...
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Metatarsal and midfoot injuries are common in American football. Footwear design may influence injury rates by altering plantar foot loading patterns in these regions. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of cleat design on in-shoe plantar foot loading during a football-specific, resisted pushing task. Twenty competitive football p...
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Background Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in female athletes lead to a variety of short- and long-term physical, financial, and psychosocial ramifications. While dedicated injury prevention training programs have shown promise, ACL injury rates remain high as implementation has not become widespread. Conventional prevention programs use...
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Virtual environments with real-time feedback can simulate extrinsic goals that mimic real life conditions. The purpose was to compare jump performance and biomechanics with a physical overhead goal (POG) and with a virtual overhead goal (VOG). Fourteen female subjects participated (age: 18.8±1.1 years, height: 163.2±8.1 cm, weight 63.0±7.9 kg). Sag...
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Background: Double-leg forward or drop-jump landing activities are typically used to screen for high-risk movement strategies and to determine the success of neuromuscular injury prevention programs. However, research suggests that these tasks that occur primarily in the sagittal plane may not adequately represent the lower extremity biomechanics...
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Turf toe, first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) sprain, is a debilitating injury in football players that is likely the result of excessive dorsiflexion of the hallux. Understanding in-cleat motion of the MTPJ with increased magnitudes of midsole stiffness may help to identify footwear modifications for treatment and injury risk. The purpose was t...
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Objectives: To determine if the Lower Quarter Y-Balance Test (LQYBT) is predictive of lower extremity injury in NCAA Division 1 athletes. Design: Prospective cohort, therapy. Participants: One hundred eighty-nine NCAA Division 1 athletes participated in the study and underwent a preparticipation screen that included the LQYBT. Maximal reach di...