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CONTEXT Numerous recovery strategies have been used in an attempt to minimize the symptoms of delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Whole-body vibration (WBV) has been suggested as a viable warm-up for athletes. However, scientific evidence to support the protective effects of WBV training (WBVT) on muscle damage is lacking. OBJECTIVE To investigate the(More)
Reliability is a population-specific property, but to the authors' knowledge there has been no study to determine the test-retest reliability of the postural stability measures such as center of pressure (COP) measures in the population of patients with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), while their clinical applications have been presented in literature.(More)
The purpose of this study was to establish test-retest reliability of measurement procedures for quantifying isokinetic concentric peak torque (PT) at the knee using normalization methods post-stroke. A second aim was to estimate the change required to show clinically significant improvements in knee muscles strength. The isokinetic normalized PT (NPT)(More)
OBJECTIVE Mechanoreceptors from the foot sole likely contribute in the reflex regulations. Therefore, it was hypothesized that repetitive low threshold afferents stimulation would have an inhibitory effect on the soleus H-reflexes. METHODS Sixteen normal subjects voluntarily, participated in the study and were randomly allocated. Subjects were remained in(More)
Low back pain (LBP) is a very common problem in primary care and a major cause of disability. There is no evidence for the efficacy of therapeutic modalities such as ultrasound in LBP In a randomized, single blind placebo controlled clinical trial, we aimed to evaluate the effect of continuous ultrasound (US) in patients with non specific LBP Of the fifty(More)
OBJECTIVE Cortical reorganization is one of the most plausible mechanisms underlying impairment of anticipatory postural adjustments (APAs) in low back pain (LBP) patients. In order to clarify changes in corticomotor neurophysiology, APAs were assessed by using electromyography (EMG) and electroencephalography (EEG). METHODS An equal number (29) of(More)
CONTEXT The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) has both mechanical and proprioceptive (sensory) functions. Knee-joint proprioception has been assessed using either reproduction of position or threshold to detect passive motion in non-weight-bearing positions. It has been suggested that a more functional and dynamic/active assessment of proprioception might(More)
The aim of present study was to determine whether combination of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and acupuncture inhibits sympathetic nerve activity in healthy humans. Multiunit efferent postganglionic sympathetic activity was recorded with Toennies set. In this study, the aim was to obtain latency, amplitude and duration of sympathetic(More)
BACKGROUND Movements in the lumbar spine, including flexion and extension are governed by a complex neuromuscular system involving both active and passive units. Several biomechanical and clinical studies have shown the myoelectric activity reduction of the lumbar extensor muscles (flexion-relaxation phenomenon) during lumbar flexion from the upright(More)
STUDY DESIGN An experimental design to investigate activation patterns of trunk muscles during multidirectional exertions. OBJECTIVES To evaluate trunk muscle activation patterns in varying directions and moment magnitudes during an isometric task, and to investigate the effects of angle and level of isometric exertion on the electromyography (EMG)(More)