Hemakumar Devan

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Low back pain (LBP) is a major secondary disabling condition following lower limb amputation including persons with above-knee and below-knee amputation. Whilst the increasing prevalence of this musculoskeletal problem in people with lower limb amputation is well recognised, the mechanisms of LBP in this population have been poorly explored. Asymmetrical(More)
Lower-back pain (LBP) is a common secondary condition following lower-limb amputation. The purpose of this study was to investigate LBP prevalence and the relationship between LBP and physical activity (PA) levels in a national sample of persons with traumatic transfemoral amputation (TFA). Questionnaires were mailed to a random sample of people with(More)
PURPOSE This study explored the perceptions of people with a lower limb amputation as to important factors contributing to their low back pain (LBP). METHOD Semi-structured interviews were conducted (three focus groups and two individual interviews), with 11 participants with lower limb amputation and on-going LBP. The discussions were analysed using the(More)
PURPOSE New rehabilitation strategies for post-stroke upper limb rehabilitation employing visual stimulation show promising results, however, cost-efficient and clinically feasible ways to provide these interventions are still lacking. An integral step is to translate recent technological advances, such as in virtual and augmented reality, into therapeutic(More)
Following amputation, people with transfemoral amputation (TFA) and transtibial amputation (TTA) adapt with asymmetrical movements in the spinal and lower-limb joints. The aim of this review is to describe the trunk, lumbopelvic, and hip joint movement asymmetries of the amputated limb of people with TFA and TTA during functional tasks as compared with the(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic low back pain (LBP) is a common musculoskeletal impairment in people with lower limb amputation. Given the multifactorial nature of LBP, exploring the factors influencing the presence and intensity of LBP is warranted. OBJECTIVE To investigate which physical, personal, and amputee-specific factors predicted the presence and intensity of(More)
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