Ultrasound Biofeedback in Rotational Sport Athletes

Ultrasound Biofeedback in Rotational Sport Athletes

The main purpose of this research is to compare the effectiveness of traditional instruction to ultrasound feedback to increase thickness of the core muscles, both during a table exercise and during a swing of a bat or a tennis forehand. This feedback may help individuals with low back pain to use their core muscles more effectively than without the feedback, which could reduce their pain.

We expect that you will be in this research study for a single visit lasting approximately one hour. You will be asked to come to the laboratory for one visit. After filling out brief surveys electronically, you will perform 12 repetitions of a core exercise while lying on the table, then perform 12 swings or forehands. After a rest period, you will repeat the table exercise and swing or forehand 12 more times each, while watching your muscles on the ultrasound

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Have had at least two episodes of low back pain in the past 12 months
  • Have played baseball, softball, or tennis for at least 2 years, and at least once a week for the last year

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UCF IRB#: 00004234
PI: L. Colby Mangum
IRB Expiration April 29, 2023
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Recruitment End Date:
January 31, 2023
Education Complex
12494 University Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
Time Commitment:
Number of visits: 1
Expected time per visit: 1 hours
Point of Contact:
Colby Mangum
Associated Units:
Athletic Training
Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science
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