Luc J. Hébert

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The patellofemoral pain syndrome is described by a great number of papers as a pathology related mainly to the knee extensor mechanism. However, this knee problem may have an influence on the other joints of the lower extremity. To explain the interdependence between joints of the lower extremity, the support moment concept was used as a framework for the(More)
The aim of this study was to determine if the antagonist activity of the triceps brachii (TB) and anconeus (AN) muscles is modulated when the activity of the biceps brachii (BB) and brachioradialis (BR) is modulated by the performance of combined tasks and to verify if this behavior is similar at different elbow angles. Electromyographic (EMG) activity of(More)
This paper proposes a new 2D segmentation method for MR shoulder images. Due to the significant length of the image sequences, we aim at minimizing the user intervention in the segmentation process. Our method integrates region and edge information in a coherent manner. In fact, the edge information is used in the definition of an adaptive similarity(More)
PURPOSE To determine, with respect to measurement of maximal isometric torque (MIT) using a specific hand-held dynamometer (HHD) protocol, (1) protocol feasibility over a wide age range, (2) intra- and interrater reliability, (3) standard error of measurement, and (4) concurrent validity. METHODS The MIT of selected upper and lower limb muscle groups was(More)
BACKGROUND Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is a multisystem disorder that demonstrates variable symptoms and rates of progression. Muscle weakness is considered one of the main problems with a clinical picture that is characterized by distal weakness of the limbs progressing to proximal weakness. The main objective of this study was to characterize the(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of an intervention including shoulder control and strengthening exercises on function in persons with shoulder impingement. Eight subjects with shoulder impingement were evaluated weekly during the nine weeks of this single-subject design study. The study was divided into three phases (A(1)-B-A(2)) and(More)
This paper describes a simple, yet efficient method for modelling complex musculo-skeletal structures in motion. The proposed approach contains three main modules: segmentation, 3D reconstruction, and feature extraction. The segmentation module integrates region and edge information in a coherent manner. The 3D reconstruction technique is based on(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a method to obtain accurate three-dimensional scapular attitudes and to assess their concurrent validity and reliability. STUDY DESIGN In this methodological study, the three-dimensional scapular attitudes were calculated in degrees, using a rotation matrix (cyclic Cardanic sequence), from spatial coordinates obtained with the probing(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used as a noninvasive approach to assessment of disease severity and muscle damage in Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 (DM1). METHODS The MRI findings in legs of 41 patients with DM1 were evaluated with respect to the tibialis anterior (TA) skeletal muscle impairment.(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormal scapular displacements during arm elevation have been observed in people with shoulder impingement syndrome. These abnormal scapular displacements were evaluated using different methods and instruments allowing a 3-dimensional representation of the scapular kinematics. The validity and the intrasession reliability have been shown for the(More)