Gary L Soderberg

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Normalization of electromyographic (EMG) data has been described in the scientific literature as crucial for comparisons between subjects and between muscles. The reference value used in the normalization equation has, however, varied across reports. Comparison between studies could be facilitated by use of a common value. We propose the best way to select(More)
This article describes and explains the moment arm vector (MAV) concept, uses the concept for the quantitative classification of hip muscles according to action, and applies the findings to selected clinical problems. A three-dimensional, straight-line model of hip musculature was used. Measurements made on a matched, dry bone specimen provided muscle(More)
STUDY DESIGN This study used a prospective, single-group repeated-measures design to analyze differences between the electromyographic (EMG) amplitudes produced by exercises for the trapezius and serratus anterior muscles. OBJECTIVE To identify high-intensity exercises that elicit the greatest level of EMG activity in the trapezius and serratus anterior(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine if patients with hemispheric brain lesions and subsequent paresis demonstrated a correlation between the perception of joint position sense and the ability to combine component parts of the limb synergies. Twenty-one adult patients with 6-week to 87-month histories of unilateral, hemispheric, paralytic brain(More)
The electromyographic responses in postural (thigh and trunk) and primary agonist (shoulder) muscles were examined in standing young and older adults prior to rapid self-paced (SP) and simple reaction time (RT) arm flexion movements. In contrast to younger subjects, older adults demonstrated significantly lower frequencies of trials for self-paced movements(More)
We evaluated motor unit behaviour in young and aged subjects during ramped tension development and release to 10% maximum voluntary contraction requiring 10 seconds to complete. Six young and six elderly adults performed isometric abductor digiti minimi muscle contractions while motor units were recorded with implanted fine wire electrodes. Computer(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the discharge characteristics of single motor-unit action potentials (SMUAPs) in young and aged subjects during 5, 10, and 20 percent of maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) of the abductor digiti minimi manus muscle. Three decades of aged subjects ranging from 60 to 90 years of age were compared with a(More)
Physical therapists are among the most common users of electromyography as a method for understanding function and dysfunction of the neuromuscular system. However, there is no collection of references or a source that provides an overview or synthesis of information that serves to guide either the user or the consumer of electromyography and the data(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the muscle activity of the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and lower trapezius muscles during commonly prescribed therapeutic exercises in subjects with and without shoulder pathology. SUBJECTS Twenty healthy subjects (9 male, 11 female) and 20 subjects with recurrent(More)
The electromyographic (EMG) responses in postural (thigh and trunk) and agonist (shoulder) muscles were examined in standing parkinsonian subjects and healthy controls prior to visual reaction time and self-paced rapid arm flexion movements. Recruitment of postural muscles typically preceded arm displacement in normals, but was less frequent, of shorter(More)