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CT imaging of trunk muscles in chronic low back pain patients and healthy control subjects
Abstract Increasing documentation on the size and appearance of muscles in the lumbar spine of low back pain (LBP) patients is available in the literature. However, a comparative study betweenExpand
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Muscle Flexibility as a Risk Factor for Developing Muscle Injuries in Male Professional Soccer Players
Background Muscular tightness is frequently postulated as an intrinsic risk factor for the development of a muscle injury. However, very little prospective data exist to prove this. HypothesisExpand
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Trapezius activity and intramuscular balance during isokinetic exercise in overhead athletes with impingement symptoms
We compared normalized trapezius muscle activity and intramuscular balance ratios between overhead athletes with impingement symptoms and non‐injured athletes during isokinetic abduction and externalExpand
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Scapular Muscle Recruitment Patterns: Trapezius Muscle Latency with and without Impingement Symptoms
Background Altered muscle activity in the scapular muscles is commonly believed to be a factor contributing to shoulder impingement syndrome. However, one important measure of the muscularExpand
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Effects of three different training modalities on the cross sectional area of the lumbar multifidus muscle in patients with chronic low back pain
Objectives—To determine the effect of different training schedules on the cross sectional area (CSA) of the lumbar multifidus muscle in patients with chronic low back pain. Methods—Each of 59 nineExpand
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Increased fibroblast proliferation induced by light emitting diode and low power laser irradiation
AbstractBackground and Objective: As Light Emitting Diode (LED) devices are commercially introduced as an alternative for Low Level Laser (LLL) Therapy, the ability of LED in influencing woundExpand
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Measuring shoulder external and internal rotation strength and range of motion: comprehensive intra-rater and inter-rater reliability study of several testing protocols.
BACKGROUND Shoulder range of motion (ROM) and strength measurements are imperative in the clinical assessment of the patient's status and progression over time. The method and type of assessmentExpand
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How common are side effects of spinal manipulation and can these side effects be predicted?
Little scientific support is available concerning usual and unusual reactions after spinal manipulation although such reactions are very common in clinical practice. Fifty-nine manipulativeExpand
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Scapular muscle recruitment pattern: electromyographic response of the trapezius muscle to sudden shoulder movement before and after a fatiguing exercise.
STUDY DESIGN Test-retest reliability study and single-group repeated measures design. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the muscle latency times of the 3 portions of the trapezius muscle to a sudden armExpand
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Evaluation of isokinetic force production and associated muscle activity in the scapular rotators during a protraction-retraction movement in overhead athletes with impingement symptoms
Objectives: To determine if the muscle force and electromyographic activity in the scapular rotators of overhead athletes with impingement symptoms showed differences between the injured andExpand
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