Shyi-Kuen Wu

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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 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)
OBJECTIVE Age of onset of gout has recently decreased; however, patients with early-onset gout remain uncommon, and relevant information is scant. We hypothesized that these patients might exhibit differences in serum urates and other comorbidities compared with adult-onset patients. METHODS Early-onset gout patients (i.e., juveniles) with (n = 40) and(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 The aim of the present study was to gain a better understanding of the motor performance in Williams syndrome for early intervention of rehabilitation programs. METHODS Eleven Williams syndrome patients were evaluated from the pediatric clinics. Seven patients younger than 42 months were evaluated with the Bayley II Test for mental development(More)
OBJECTIVE The autonomic dysfunction is known to adversely affect clinical outcome in patients with cardiovascular disease, and exercise training has been shown to modify the sympathovagal control of heart rate. The purposes of this study were to investigate the effect of cardiac rehabilitation on heart rate recovery in patients who received coronary artery(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case-control study. OBJECTIVE To examine electromechanical delay (EMD) of the vastus medialis obliquus (VMO) and the vastus lateralis (VL) in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). BACKGROUND EMD is a mechanical property of muscles related to protective reflex and sports performance. The time duration of the EMD can be(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of cardiac rehabilitation on the recovery of heart rate over 1 min after peak exercise of patients who received coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. DESIGN Thirty subjects who received CABG surgery were randomly assigned to enter or not enter a cardiac rehabilitation exercise programme (cardiac rehabilitation n =(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)