Shyi-Kuen Wu

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The evaluation of the range of motion (ROM) and static posture in the cervical spine are important in physical examination. Despite offering dynamic assessment without radiation, the video-based motion analysis system has not yet been applied to measure the cervical segmental movements. The purposes of this study were to develop a neck model to(More)
Postural control is organized around a task goal. The two most frequently used types of tasks for postural control research are translational (translation along the anterior-posterior axis) and rotational (rotation in sagittal plane) surface perturbations. These types of perturbations rotate the ankle joint, causing different magnitudes and directions of(More)
BACKGROUND Muscular tightness is a common clinical musculoskeletal disorder and is regarded as a predisposing factor for muscle injuries. In this study, a two-way mixed design ANOVA was applied to investigate the effects of the gastrocnemius tightness on the joint angle and joint work during walking. METHODS Twenty-two patients with muscular tightness of(More)
The purposes of this study were to investigate EMG and kinematic responses to yaw rotation of a support surface. Twenty people participated in four conditions, i.e., two velocities (240°/s, 120°/s) and two amplitudes (30°, 15°). Longer latency and smaller muscle responses were induced for yaw rotation, and distal ankle and knee muscles were activated(More)
Continuous steering movement (CSM) of the upper extremity (UE) is an essential component of steering movement during vehicle driving. This study presents an integrated approach to examine the force exertion and movement pattern during CSM. We utilized a concept similar to the isokinetic dynamometer to measure the torque profiles during 180°/s(More)
STUDY DESIGN A blind, repeated-measure design was employed in the study. OBJECTIVE To quantitatively measure the percentage contribution of segmental angular motion during different motion ranges of cervical flexion-extension for clinical applications and better understanding of cervical biomechanics. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Restriction of cervical(More)
The insufficient exploration of intervertebral translation during flexion and extension prevents the further understanding of the cervical biomechanics and treating the cervical related dysfunction. The objective of this study was to quantitatively measure the continuous intervertebral translation of healthy cervical spine during flexion and extension by(More)
Flexibility testing is one of the most important fitness assessments. It is generally evaluated by measuring the range of motion (RoM) of body segments around a joint center. This study presents a novel assessment of flexibility in the microcirculatory aspect. Eighteen college students were recruited for the flexibility assessment. The flexibility of the(More)
Acute elbow extension deficit is an unusual phenomenon that has been observed in patients with congenital radioulnar synostosis. We report the case of an 11-year-old girl with congenital radioulnar synostosis who developed acute extension deficit of the right elbow and whose elbow range of motion was restored following lateral capsular release.
PURPOSE Traditionally, the measurement of the maximal mouth opening was regarded as the mobility of the temporomandibular joint. The information, however, was not reliable. Sonography was often used to diagnose disc displacement in the temporomandibular joint and its validity was well established. The tool was also appropriate for measuring the outcome of(More)