Effects of tensioning the lumbar fasciae on segmental stiffness during flexion and extension: Young Investigator Award winner.

@article{Barker2006EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of tensioning the lumbar fasciae on segmental stiffness during flexion and extension: Young Investigator Award winner.},
  author={Priscilla J. Barker and Katharine T Guggenheimer and Ivica Grkovi{\'c} and Christopher A-L. Jackson Seshane N. Mahlo Omieari Briggs and Daniel C Jones and C. David L. Thomas and Paul William Hodges},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={397-405}
}
STUDY DESIGN Biomechanical study of unembalmed human lumbar segments. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of tensioning the lumbar fasciae (transversus abdominis [TrA]) aponeurosis) on segment stiffness during flexion and extension. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Animal and human studies suggest that TrA may influence intersegmental movement via tension in the middle and posterior layers of lumbar fasciae (MLF, PLF). METHODS Compressive flexion and extension moments were applied to 17 lumbar… CONTINUE READING