Christine Detrembleur

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The energy cost of walking (C) in nine chronic hemiparetic patients was calculated by measuring the total mechanical work (Wtot) done by the muscles and the efficiency of this work production (eta). The energy cost was twice normal in slow walkers and 1.3 times greater in fast walkers. The increase in C was proportional to the increase in Wtot and eta was(More)
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a progressive growth disease that affects spinal anatomy, mobility, and left-right trunk symmetry. Consequently, AIS can modify human locomotion. Very few studies have investigated a simple activity like walking in a cohort of well-defined untreated patients with scoliosis. The first goal of this study is to evaluate(More)
Walking is a very common activity for the human body. It is so common that the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems are optimized to have the minimum energetic cost at 4 km/h (spontaneous speed). A previous study showed that lumbar and thoracolumbar adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients exhibit a reduction of shoulder, pelvic, and hip frontal(More)
This preliminary study presents the development and testing of an instrumented treadmill device measuring the ground reaction forces (GRFs) and the feasibility of using this force measuring treadmill (FMT) in clinical gait analysis. A commercially available treadmill was modified and fitted out with three-dimensional strain-gauge force transducers. Tests of(More)
INTRODUCTION Botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) injections are known to improve walking impairments and activity in spastic hemiparetic stroke patients presenting with a stiff-knee gait [Caty GD, Detrembleur C, Bleyenheuft C, Deltombe T, Lejeune TM. Effect of simultaneous botulinum toxin injections into several muscles on impairment, activity, participation,(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT In adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), several studies have shown that the pelvis is structurally changed by the spinal disorder. In fact, a significant correlation has been observed between the three-dimensional changes in the lumbar curve and the reduction in pelvic displacement in the three spatial planes during gait. However,(More)
BACKGROUND Several pilot studies have evoked interest in robot-assisted therapy (RAT) in children with cerebral palsy (CP). OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of RAT in children with CP through a single-blind randomized controlled trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixteen children with CP were randomized into 2 groups. Eight children performed 5(More)
OBJECTIVE to review and update the evidence for different forms of manual therapy (MT) for patients with different stages of non-specific low back pain (LBP). DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, Cochrane-Register-of-Controlled-Trials, PEDro, EMBASE. METHOD A systematic review of MT with a literature search covering the period of January 2000 to April 2013 was(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a standardized, reliable, valid spine model of active trunk movements that accurately discriminates kinematic patterns of patients with chronic non-specific low back pain from those of healthy subjects. DESIGN Comparative cohort study. SUBJECTS Healthy subjects (n = 25) and patients with chronic non-specific low back pain (n = 25)(More)
BACKGROUND Various inputs of proprioception have been identified and shown to influence low back proprioception sense. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of disrupting proprioception on lumbar spine repositioning error during forward bending. METHOD Healthy-subjects (n=28) and patients with non-specific chronic low-back pain (n=10) aged between 20-50(More)