Deep and superficial fibers of the lumbar multifidus muscle are differentially active during voluntary arm movements.

@article{Moseley2002DeepAS,
  title={Deep and superficial fibers of the lumbar multifidus muscle are differentially active during voluntary arm movements.},
  author={G Lorimer Moseley and Paul William Hodges and Simon C. Gandevia},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2002},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={E29-36}
}
STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional study was conducted. OBJECTIVE To determine the activity of the deep and superficial fibers of the lumbar multifidus during voluntary movement of the arm. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The multifidus contributes to stability of the lumbar spine. Because the deep and superficial parts of the multifidus are near the center of lumbar joint rotation, the superficial fibers are well suited to control spine orientation, and the deep fibers to control intervertebral… CONTINUE READING

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