Current Issue

December 2020

The IJSPT editorial staff would like to announce that the December issue of The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy is available. We are pleased to provide you with 37 international articles in various categories to assist in your quest for evidence-based information that will promote excellence in your clinial practice.

This month is bittersweet as we part ways with the AASPT under whose auspices we have been publishing for 15 years. We now pledge to continue to work toward our mission of providing practicing sports physical therapists and rehabilitation professionals with high-quality, relevant, peer-reviewed research. We hope that each and every one of you will join us in the next chapter of our journey.

Beginning in 2021, the new website (, enhanced features such as “on-line first” publication capability, new submission subsections to include international perspective commentary and technical notes where authors are able to share clinical pearls, as well as additional media content such as blogs, podcasts, and social media, to encourage the exchange of current, thought-provoking information.

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Ashley Campbell
Barb Hoogenboom
Mike Voight
Mary Wilkinson


Dual-Task Assessment Implications for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: A Systematic Review
Authors: Ness BM, Zimney K, Schweinle WE, Cleland JA

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Common Therapeutic Exercises That Generate Highest Muscle Activity in the Gluteus Medius and Gluteus Minimus Segments
Authors: Moore D, Semciw AI, Pizzari T

A Systematic Review of the Effects of Blood Flow Restriction Training on Quadriceps Muscle Atrophy and Circumference Post ACL Reconstruction
Authors: Charles D, White R, Reyes C, Palmer D

Effect of Blood Flow Restriction Training On Muscular Performance, Pain and Vascular Function
Authors: Early KS, Rockhill M, Bryan A, Tyo B, Buuck D, McGinty J

Effects of Blood Flow Restriction Training on Handgrip Strength and Muscular Volume of Young Women
Authors: Fernandes DZ, Weber VMR, da Silva MPA, Stavinski NG, de Oliveira LEC, Tracz EHC, Ferreira SA, da Silva DF, Queiroga MR

Validity and Reliability of Video-Based Analysis of Upper Trunk Rotation During Running
Authors: Weber CF, McClinton S

Effects of Surface on Triple Hop Distance and Kinematics
Authors: Brewer AB, Nguyen AD, Taylor JB, Ford KR

Biomechanical Measures During Two Sport-Specific Tasks Differentiate Between Soccer Players Who Go on To Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Those Who Do Not: A Prospective Cohort Analysis
Authors: Dix C, Arundale A, Silvers-Granelli H, Marmon A, Zarzycki R, Snyder-Mackler L

Validity of an MRI-Compatible Motion Capture System For Use With Lower Extremity Neuroimaging Paradigms
Authors: Anand M, Dickfuss JA, Bonnette S, Short I, Hurn M, Grooms DR, Myer GD

Sprint Performance in Football (Soccer) Players With and Without A Previous Hamstring Strain Injury: An Explorative Cross-Sectional Study
Authors: Ishoi L, Thorborg K, Holmich P, Krommes K

Iliotibial Band Syndrome in Cycling: A Combined Experimental-Simulation Approach For Assessing The Effect of Saddle Setback
Authors: Menard M, Lacouture P, Domalain M

Strength and Fatigue Measurements of the Hip Flexor and Hip Extensor Muscles: Test-Retest Reliability and Limb Dominance Effect
Authors: Krantz MM, Astrom M, Drake AM

Balance Training: Does Anticipated Balance Confidence Correlate with Actual Balance Confidence for Different Unstable Objects?
Authors: Cheetham SW, Chaparro G, Kolber M

Consistency of Dynamic Knee Valgus Kinematics And Pain Across Functional Tasks In Females With patellofemoral Pain: A Cross-Sectional Study
Authors: Scholtes SA, Salsich GB

Timeline of Gains in Quadriceps Strength Symmetry and Patient-Reported Function Early after ACL Reconstruction
Authors: Pottkotter K, DiStasi S, Schmitt L, Magnussen R, Paterno M, Flanigan D, Kaeding C, Hewett T

Less Than Half of ACL-Reconstructed Athletes Are Cleared For Return To Play Based On Practice Guideline Criteria: Results From A Prospective Cohort Study
Authors: van Melick N, Hoogeboom TJ, Pronk Y, Rutten B, van Tienen TG, Nijhuis-van der Sanden MWG, van Cingel REH

Electromyographic Analysis of Gluteal Recruitment: An Exploration of Activation During Jumping Tasks
Authors: Heick JD, Talkington M, Jain T

Functional Movement Screen™ (FMS™) Scores Do Not Predict Overall or Lower Extremity Injury Risk in Collegiate Dancers
Authors: Coogan SM, Schock CS, Hansen-Honeycutt J, Caswell S, Cortes N, Ambegaonkar JP

Reliability of Center of Pressure-Based Measures during Dual-Task Postural Control Testing in a Youth Population
Authors: Campolettano ET, Madigan ML, Rowson S

Deep Neck Flexors Impact Rectus Abdominis Muscle Activity During Active Straight Leg Raising
Authors: Takasaki H, Okubo Y

Core Stability Muscle Activity During Standing Lower Body Twisting Exercises
Authors: Tsuruike M, Munson M, Hirose N, Nishime RS

Can Proximal Hip Strength and Dynamic Control Differentiate Functional Ankle Stability Classifications?
Authors: Mulligan EP, DeVahl J

Assessment of Humeral Torsion By Palpation In Baseball Pitchers: A Validation Study
Authors: Yaari LS, Mullaney MJ, Fukunaga T, Thein R, McHugh MP, Nicholas SJ

Correlation Between the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopadic Clinic Screen and Subacromial Impingement Test-Item Cluster in Collegiate Baseball Pitchers: A Pilot Study
Authors: Rich A, Stickley L

Descriptive Profile of Shoulder Range of Motion and Strength in Youth Athletes Participating in Overhead Sports
Authors: Oliver GD, Downs J, Barbosa GM, Camargo PR

An Assessment of the Contractile Properties of the Shoulder Musculature in Elite Volleyball Players Using Tensiomyography.
Authors: Parmar A, Scott M, Brand C, Jones TW

Forearm Position Matters During Eccentric Shoulder Exercises: An EMG Recruitment Study With Implications for Rehabilitation
Authors: Hedt C, Lambert BS, Daum J, Pearson JM, McCulloch PC

The Relationship of Range of Motion, Hip Shoulder Separation, and Pitching Kinematics
Authors: Bullock GS, Strahm J, Hulburt TC, Beck EC, Waterman BR, Nicholson KF

Influence of Limb Dominance and Shoulder Injury on Strength and Explosive Force in US Marines
Authors: Poploski KM, Picha KJ, Winters JD, Royer SD, Heebner NR, Lambert B, Lephart SM, Abt JP

Use of an Upper Extremity Functional Testing Algorithm to Determine Return to Play Readiness in Collegiate Football Players: A Case Series
Authors: Pontillo M, Sennett BJ, Bellm E

Criterion-Based Rehabilitation Program with Return to Sport Testing Following ACL Reconstruction: A Case Series.
Authors: Joreitz R, Lynch A, Popchak A, Irrgang J

Hip and Pelvic Stability and Gait Retraining in the Management of Athletic Pubalgia and Hip Labral Pathology in a Female Runner: A Case Report
Authors: Moran MW, Rogowski KR

In-Season Rehabilitation Program using Blood Flow Restriction Therapy for Two Decathletes with Patellar Tendinopathy: A Case Report
Authors: Cuddeford T, Brumitt J

Consideration of Sport Demands for an 18-year-old Lacrosse Player With Recalcitrant Symptomatic Spondylolysis: A Case Report
Authors: Murray MK, Maxwell J

The Non-operative Rehabilitation of a Traumatic Complete Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear of the Elbow in a High School Wrestler: A Case Report
Authors: Stahl RA, Eckenrode BJ

Gluteal Inhibition After Hip Arthroscopy: A Role for Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
Authors: Mumbleau AM, Schilaty ND, Hewett TE

The Gap Between Research and Clinical Practice for Injury Prevention in Elite Sport: A Clinical Commentary
Authors: Short S, Tuttle M