Lifting over an obstacle: effects of one-handed lifting and hand support on trunk kinematics and low back loading.

Abstract

Mechanical loading of the low back during lifting is a common cause of low back pain. In this study two-handed lifting is compared to one-handed lifting (with and without supporting the upper body with the free hand) while lifting over an obstacle. A 3-D linked segment model was combined with an EMG-assisted trunk muscle model to quantify kinematics and… (More)

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