Monique Mokha's research while affiliated with Nova Southeastern University and other places

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Background Clinical tests of foot posture and mobility are not strongly related to the dynamic kinematics of the foot during gait. These measures may be more directly related to foot and ankle kinetics. The supination resistance test (SRT) is a clinical test that may more directly measure forces acting on the weightbearing foot to provide clinician...
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Objective Clinicians and researchers often use the numeric pain rating scale (NPRS) and visual analog scale (VAS) to measure and track pain in individuals with myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) and fibromyalgia (FM). The VAS is often used as a reference standard in chronic pain research. To date, no studies have specifically measured the concurrent va...
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Context: Functional Movement Screen (FMS) scores of ≤14 have been used to predict injury in athletic populations. Movement asymmetries and poor-quality movement patterns in other functional tests have been shown to predict musculoskeletal injury (MSI). Therefore, movement asymmetry or poor-quality movement patterns on the FMS may have more utility...
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Hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) has become a popular procedure in the treatment of hip joint arthritis in individuals under the age of 65 years. Though the body of literature examining operative procedures has grown, there is a lack of consistent reporting of the effectiveness of an HRA postoperative rehabilitation program. To date, there are no...
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Changes in many aspects of physical capacity and athletic performance have been documented through the course of a competitive season in collegiate athletes. Movement pattern quality as measured by the Functional Movement ScreenTM (FMS) has recently been linked to performance and injury risk. The purpose of this study was to document the changes in...
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Although strong core muscles are believed to help athletic performance, few scientific studies have been conducted to identify the effectiveness of core strength training (CST) on improving athletic performance. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of 6 weeks of CST on ground reaction forces (GRFs), stability of the lower extremity, a...
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This study's purpose was to compare jump height, velocity and force production between video simulated blocking, (reactive timing (RT) jump), and maximal effort vertical jumping, (self-select timing (SST) jump). 10 female collegiate volleyball players performed both jumps onto a force plate in a laboratory while being videotaped with one camera. Ju...

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... There are several instruments designed to measure the foot segment's passive mechanical properties (Begeman et al., 1993;Crandall et al., 1996;McBride et al., 2019;Parenteau and Viano, 1995;Petit et al., 1996;Siegler et al., 2005). However, none of these methods specifically measure the MFJC. ...
... The third cluster was characterized by high pain intensity but lower catastrophizing and kinesiophobia. Prior studies have determined homogenous subgroups of patients with LBP by psychological factors, pain sensitivity measures, and a combination of these variables [20][21][22][23]. This study adds to the body of literature by demonstrating that profiles differ by personality as well. ...
... Numerous studies in the literature have described important rehabilitation differences between conventional total hip arthroplasty and resurfacing designs (Gerhardt et al., 2019;Mont et al., 2007;Nantel et al., 2009;Xie et al., 2016). All demonstrating significant changes in stride length, velocity, cadence, muscle weakness and prolonged rehabilitation time in the conventional small diameter head designs as compared with the anatomical large diameter head resurfacing technique (Cheatham et al., 2016;dela Rosa et al., 2007). A major clinically relevant difference for which to date the exact mechanism remains unanswered. ...
... A common misconception of movement screening and assessments is its ability to predict athletic performance. Those who have scored higher in flexibility measures have been shown to score higher on the FMS, yet higher scores on the FMS or YBT were not significantly correlated with improved athletic performance [40,41,48]. ...
... However, the results of Piegaro [44] and Sato and Mocha [45] were inconsistent with those of this study. The central stability training program with the mechanism presented above could strengthen the muscles effective in maintaining and stabilizing the pelvis and back. ...
... To improve the athletic performance, most of the core muscle training was designed in way to improve the essential components of trunk strength and muscle endurance. Core muscle strength is required in all sports; the muscle endurance plays a significant role in maintaining the spinal stability during prolonged sports activity and also it protects from injury [21,[33][34]. Thus sufficient endurance of core muscles has an important role in maintaining the coordination, balance and sports-specific tasks. ...