A Chantraine

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UNLABELLED The studies carried out on the lumbar spine, using an isokinetic type machine, showed the importance of the extensor muscles and the force they develop, compared with the flexor muscles. Both the sitting and standing positions were used without determining the better position. MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: To determine how the patients position(More)
Energy metabolism data were collected in a series of seven male paraplegic patients with complete spinal cord lesions (T9 to L1). Among these four had just been rehabilitated and three had been using their bilateral long leg braces for more than 4 years. A group of five healthy volunteers was used as a control. All the subjects ambulated on a treadmill(More)
The activity of compensatory muscles during walking was analysed in three paraplegics. The purpose of this study was to find out how the loss of motion of the lower extermities can be compensated and which muscles compensate most efficiently. This activity was assessed by clinical and EMG studies of thoracic and dorsal muscle contraction during(More)
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