Mathematical analysis of applied loads on skeletal muscles during manual therapy.

  title={Mathematical analysis of applied loads on skeletal muscles during manual therapy.},
  author={Hans C Chaudhry and Bruce Bukiet and Thomas W. Findley},
  journal={The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association},
  volume={108 12},
CONTEXT Because of the lack of accurate values for mechanically applied forces in osteopathic manipulative treatment, osteopathic physicians must apply mechanical forces intuitively. However, excessive loading and high velocity maneuvers carry risks for patients. OBJECTIVE To determine the loads required to produce compression, shear, extension, and twist on biceps muscle during manual therapy. METHODS A mathematical analysis valid for the in vivo state of biceps muscle was performed to… CONTINUE READING


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