Scott D Minor

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Patients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy have a high incidence of injuries while walking. Biomechanical analysis of their walking may lead to treatments to reduce these injuries. The purpose of this study was to compare (1) the gait characteristics, (2) the plantar-flexor peak torques, and (3) the ankle range of motion of(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare muscle activity and joint moments in the lower extremities during walking between subjects with diabetic neuropathy (DN) and control subjects. Tests were performed on nine subjects with DN, and nine age, gender, and weight-matched controls. Onset and cessation times of lower extremity electromyographic (EMG) activity(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)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Limited ankle plantar-flexor moments and power during walking have been documented in several patient populations and are believed to contribute to gait deviations. The primary purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of plantar-flexor peak torque (PFPT) and dorsiflexion range of motion (ROM) to peak ankle moments and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The effect of stents on ureteral peristalsis in vivo is not entirely clear. We sought to develop a minimally invasive method for its study. MATERIALS AND METHODS In female domestic pigs, electrical potentials from the ureter were measured by bipolar steel-wire electromyography electrodes delivered laparoscopically. Mechanical(More)
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of personality variables and contractile forces on magnitude estimates of pain unpleasantness and pain intensity during varying levels of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). Thirty volunteers, according to their scores on a preferred coping-style questionnaire, were assigned to one(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether a relationship existed between type of foot deformity and the location of ulcers in patients with diabetes and insensitive feet. Forty-two ulcerated feet were examined in 40 patients. All patients had severely decreased or absent sensation. Foot deformities were classified according to operational(More)
Studies of the biomechanical and physiological mechanisms of action concerning the prophylactic use of back belts to prevent occupational low back injuries are limited in number and present conflicting findings. The epidemiological data concerning the efficacy of back belts in the prevention of occupational low back injuries are not sufficient to warrant(More)
Little information exists about the intensity of contraction required from knee and hip musculature during common therapeutic exercises used for patient populations. This study, therefore, was designed to compare electromyographic data obtained from the vastus medialis, rectus femoris, gluteus medius, and biceps femoris muscles during maximally resisted(More)
The current study examined the validity and reliability of a new system that was developed to measure lumbar region passive stiffness and end range of motion during a trunk lateral bending movement in vivo. Variables measured included force, end range lumbar region motion, torque, lumbar region stiffness, and passive elastic energy. Validity of the force(More)