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The role of paraspinal muscles in the pathogenesis of idiopathic scoliosis: A preliminary EMG study

August 15, 2014

The paraspinal muscles of ten patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and four normal healthy controls were investigated electromyographically during standing and locomotion. None of the controls and only three of the scoliotics showed EMG activity while standing. During locomotion, six patients showed a predominance of myoelectic activity on the convexity of the curve. This

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The intra-examiner reliability of manual muscle testing of the hip and shoulder with a modified sphygmomanometer: a preliminary study of normal subjects

July 07, 2014

The purpose of this study was to investigate the intra-rater reliability of manual muscle assessment of the hip and shoulder using a modified sphygmomanometer. In addition, it was intended to establish a preliminary database of values from normal, healthy male and female volunteers. Eighty subjects participated in the test sessions, 40 males and 40 females

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Piriformis syndrome: an annotated bibliography

July 04, 2014

Objective: To review the literature on Piriformis Syndrome, including signs, symptoms, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment and management. Design: An annotated bibliography. Methods: A literature search of MEDLINE from January 1987 to November 1996, MANTIS from 1990 to 1997, EMBASE from January 1986 to December 1996, and Index to Chiropractic Literature from 1985 to 1994. The

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Diagnosis and rehabilitation of gastrocnemius muscle tear: a case report

May 07, 2014

Objective: This case study presents the epidemiology, etiology, diagnostic criteria, and therapeutic interventions for a common clinical condition- gastrocnemius injury. Clinical Features: A 44-year old male presented with acute calf pain with a palpable defect, loss of range of motion and loss of strength after sustaining a soft tissue injury to the lower leg. The

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