Department of Physical Therapy Student Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Document Type

Thesis - NSU Access Only

Degree Name

Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)

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Department

College of Health Care Sciences - Physical Therapy Department

Publication Date / Copyright Date

1998

Publisher

Nova Southeastern University

Abstract

Purpose: To determine the relationship between isokinetic strength and timed one-legged hopping in healthy adults.

Subjects: 31 physical therapy school students (18 females and 13 males) with no history of hip, knee, or ankle problems.

Methods: All subjects completed isokinetic testing at 240°/sec. And 360°/sec. And one-legged hop for time.

Results: Paired t-tests showed no significant difference between dominant and nondominant legs on wither isokinetic test or the one-legged hop for time for males, females, or the combined sample. Pearson correlations showed poor correlation between isokinetic tests at both speeds and functional performance in women (r= -.65,-.71).

Conclusion: There is not a strong relationship between isokinetic strength testing and functional performance. This supports the belief that isokinetic testing results alone should not be used as a basis for patient returning to full participation in strenuous activities.

Disciplines

Physical Therapy

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