Reproducibility of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging for the measurement of abdominal muscle activity: a systematic review.

@article{Costa2009ReproducibilityOR,
  title={Reproducibility of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging for the measurement of abdominal muscle activity: a systematic review.},
  author={Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa and Christopher G. Maher and Jane Latimer and Rob Smeets},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={89 8},
  pages={756-69}
}
BACKGROUND Rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI) measures of abdominal wall muscles are used to indirectly measure muscle activity. These measures are used to identify suitable patients and to monitor progress of motor control exercise treatment of people with low back pain. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to systematically review reproducibility studies of RUSI for measuring thickness of abdominal wall muscles. DATA SOURCES Eligible studies were identified via searches of MEDLINE… CONTINUE READING

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