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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642711/weekly-time-course-of-neuro-muscular-adaptation-to-intensive-strength-training
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Niklas Brown, Dieter Bubeck, Daniel F B Haeufle, Johannes Weickenmeier, Ellen Kuhl, Wilfried Alt, Syn Schmitt
Detailed description of the time course of muscular adaptation is rarely found in literature. Thus, models of muscular adaptation are difficult to validate since no detailed data of adaptation are available. In this article, as an initial step toward a detailed description and analysis of muscular adaptation, we provide a case report of 8 weeks of intense strength training with two active, male participants. Muscular adaptations were analyzed on a morphological level with MRI scans of the right quadriceps muscle and the calculation of muscle volume, on a voluntary strength level by isometric voluntary contractions with doublet stimulation (interpolated twitch technique) and on a non-voluntary level by resting twitch torques...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641738/shoulder-proprioception-how-is-it-measured-and-is-it-reliable-a-systematic-review
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Amanda L Ager, Jean-Sébastien Roy, Marianne Roos, Amélie Fournier Belley, Ann Cools, Luc J Hébert
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. INTRODUCTION: Constituents of proprioception include our awareness of the position (joint position sense [JPS]) and motion (kinesthesia) of our limbs in space. Proprioceptive deficits are associated with musculoskeletal disorders but remain a challenge to quantify, particularly at the shoulder. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To report the psychometric values of validity, reliability, and responsiveness for shoulder JPS and/or kinesthesia protocols...
April 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641171/electromyographic-analysis-of-rotator-cuff-muscles-in-patients-with-rotator-cuff-tendinopathy-a-systematic-review
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Fábio Carlos Lucas de Oliveira, Laurent Julien Bouyer, Amanda L Ager, Jean-Sébastien Roy
The shoulder is inherently an unstable joint which heavily relies on the neuromuscular activation of the rotator cuff (RC) complex for stability during movement. Currently, there is no consensus regarding how the activity of RC muscles is affected among individuals with a RC tendinopathy (RCTe). This study reviewed the evidence of studies comparing the electromyographic (EMG) activity of any RC muscle of shoulders with a symptomatic RCTe to asymptomatic shoulders. Eight databases were searched. Data from 343 participants (201 symptomatic and 209 asymptomatic shoulders) were analyzed from 10 out of 402 included studies...
August 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640926/clinimetric-properties-of-hip-abduction-strength-measurements-obtained-using-a-handheld-dynamometer-in-individuals-with-a-lower-extremity-amputation
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Ruud A Leijendekkers, Gerben van Hinte, Amy D Sman, J Bart Staal, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Thomas J Hoogeboom
INTRODUCTION: Suitable handheld dynamometer (HHD)-techniques to test hip abduction strength in individuals with a lower extremity amputation, irrespective of their amputation level are absent. The aim of this study was to optimise a HHD-technique and to test its reproducibility and validity. METHODS: This study involved three phases, in which two techniques were evaluated. Both HHD-techniques used a lever-arm of 22 centimetre. HHD-technique 1 used a break-technique...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639440/the-relationship-between-jumping-performance-isokinetic-strength-and-dynamic-postural-control-in-elite-youth-soccer-players
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Robert Śliwowski, Monika Grygorowicz, Andrzej Wieczorek, Łukasz Jadczak
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was (i) to investigate the relationship between vertical jumping performance, isokinetic strength of knee extensors/flexors, and postural priority and (ii) an attempt to describe a multiple regression model that accounts for the effects of selected parameters of isokinetic strength and postural priority on vertical jumping performance. METHODS: Thirty-one professional male soccer players, aged from 17 to 20 years, participated in this study (mean age: ± SD 18,6 ± 1...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638346/micrornas-in-muscle-characterizing-the-powerlifter-phenotype
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Randall F D'Souza, Thomas Bjørnsen, Nina Zeng, Kirsten M M Aasen, Truls Raastad, David Cameron-Smith, Cameron J Mitchell
Powerlifters are the epitome of muscular adaptation and are able to generate extreme forces. The molecular mechanisms underpinning the significant capacity for force generation and hypertrophy are not fully elucidated. MicroRNAs (miRs) are short non-coding RNA sequences that control gene expression via promotion of transcript breakdown and/or translational inhibition. Differences in basal miR expression may partially account for phenotypic differences in muscle mass and function between powerlifters and untrained age-matched controls...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637599/isokinetic-clinical-assessment-of-rotator-cuff-strength-in-subacromial-shoulder-impingement
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Helen Land, Susan Gordon, Kerrianne Watt
BACKGROUND: Current conservative management of subacromial shoulder impingement (SSI) includes generic strengthening exercises, especially for internal (IR) and external (ER) shoulder rotators. However, there is no evidence that the strength or the ratio of strength between these muscle groups is different between those with SSI (cases) and an asymptomatic population (controls). OBJECTIVE: To identify if isokinetic rotator cuff strength or the ratio of strength is significantly different between cases and controls...
February 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619087/longitudinal-estimation-of-intramuscular-tibialis-anterior-coherence-during-subacute-spinal-cord-injury-relationship-with-neurophysiological-functional-and-clinical-outcome-measures
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Elisabeth Bravo-Esteban, Julian Taylor, Manuel Aleixandre, Cristina Simón-Martínez, Diego Torricelli, Jose Luis Pons, Gerardo Avila-Martín, Iriana Galán-Arriero, Julio Gómez-Soriano
BACKGROUND: Estimation of surface intramuscular coherence has been used to indirectly assess pyramidal tract activity following spinal cord injury (SCI), especially within the 15-30 Hz bandwidth. However, change in higher frequency (>40 Hz) muscle coherence during SCI has not been characterised. Thus, the objective of this study was to identify change of high and low frequency intramuscular Tibialis Anterior (TA) coherence during incomplete subacute SCI. METHODS: Fifteen healthy subjects and 22 subjects with motor incomplete SCI (American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale, AIS, C or D grade) were recruited and tested during 4 sessions performed at 2-week intervals up to 8 months after SCI...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617061/cancer-related-fatigue-and-muscle-quality-in-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-survivors
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Filipe Dinato de Lima, Martim Bottaro, Ritielli de Oliveira Valeriano, Lorena Cruz, Claudio L Battaglini, Carlos Alexandre Vieira, Ricardo Jacó de Oliveira
The purpose of this study was to compare fatigue, strength, body composition, muscle thickness, and muscle quality between Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors (HLS) and apparently healthy subjects matched by age, gender, and physical activity levels (CON). Twelve HLS (32.16 ± 8.06) and 36 CON (32.42 ± 7.64) were enrolled in the study. Fatigue was assessed using the 20-item Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory, muscle strength using an isokinetic dynamometer, body composition using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, and thickness and muscle quality using B-mode ultrasound...
June 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613178/biomechanical-reactions-of-exoskeleton-neurorehabilitation-robots-in-spastic-elbows-and-wrists
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Hyung Seok Nam, Sukgyu Koh, Yoon Jae Kim, Jaewon Beom, Woo Hyung Lee, Shi-Uk Lee, Sungwan Kim
Spasticity is an important factor in designing wearable and lightweight exoskeleton neurorehabilitation robots. The proposed study evaluates biomechanical reactions of an exoskeleton robot to spasticity and establishes relevant guidelines for robot design. A two-axis exoskeleton robot is used to evaluate a group of 20 patients post-stroke with spastic elbow and/or wrist joints. All subjects are given isokinetic movements at various angular velocities within the capable range of motion for both joints. The resistance torque and corresponding angular position at each joint are recorded continuously...
June 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606466/hip-rate-of-force-development-and-strength-are-impaired-in-females-with-patellofemoral-pain-without-signs-of-altered-gluteus-medius-and-maximus-morphology
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Guilherme S Nunes, Christian John Barton, Fábio Viadanna Serrão
OBJECTIVES: To compare rate of force development (RFD) and isometric muscle strength of the hip abductors and extensors; and the thickness and the amount of non-contractile tissue of the gluteus medius and maximus between females with and without patellofemoral pain (PFP). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Fifty-four physically active females (27 with PFP and 27 healthy individuals) were studied. Hip muscle isometric strength and RFD was evaluated using isokinetic dynamometry...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605248/noncircular-chainrings-do-not-influence-maximum-cycling-power
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Chee-Hoi Leong, Steven J Elmer, James C Martin
Noncircular chainrings could increase cycling power by prolonging the powerful leg extension/flexion phases, and curtailing the low-power transition phases. We compared maximal cycling power-pedaling rate relationships, and joint-specific kinematics and powers across three chainring eccentricities (CON=1.0; LOWecc=1.13; HIGHecc=1.24). Part I: Thirteen cyclists performed maximal inertial-load cycling under three chainring conditions. Maximum cycling power and optimal pedaling rate were determined. Part II: Ten cyclists performed maximal isokinetic cycling (120rpm) under the same three chainring conditions...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603379/effects-of-daily-living-occupational-therapy-and-resistance-exercise-on-the-activities-of-daily-living-and-muscular-fitness-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-a-case-study
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Kwang-Jun Ko, Gi-Chul Ha, Seol-Jung Kang
[Purpose] The study aimed to investigate the effects of daily living occupational therapy and resistance exercise on the performance of activities of daily living and muscular fitness in a patient with Guillain-Barré syndrome. [Subject and Methods] A 35-year-old man was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome. He was hospitalized at A Hospital for 3 years, and was discharged from the hospital after he became able to execute daily life activities. After discharge, he performed daily occupational therapy and resistance exercise twice a week for 70 minutes per session for 12 weeks...
May 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601489/is-the-subscapularis-normal-after-the-open-latarjet-procedure-an-isokinetic-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-evaluation
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Alexandre Caubère, Damien Lami, Pascal Boileau, Sébastien Parratte, Matthieu Ollivier, Jean-Noël Argenson
BACKGROUND: The Latarjet procedure is considered to be a violation of the subscapularis muscle. This study evaluated the postoperative status of the subscapularis through isokinetic and magnetic resonance imaging analysis after splitting. We hypothesized that compared with a healthy contralateral shoulder, there would be satisfactory recovery of subscapularis strength at the cost of some fatigability and some mild fatty infiltration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a case-control retrospective study of patients who underwent a Latarjet procedure between January 2013 and January 2015...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596973/quadriceps-strength-in-patients-with-isolated-cartilage-defects-of-the-knee-results-of-isokinetic-strength-measurements-and-their-correlation-with-clinical-and-functional-results
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Anja Hirschmüller, Tasja Andres, Wolfgang Schoch, Heiner Baur, Lukas Konstantinidis, Norbert P Südkamp, Philipp Niemeyer
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have found a significant deficit of maximum quadriceps strength after autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) of the knee. However, it is unclear whether muscular strength deficits in patients with cartilage damage exist prior to operative treatment. PURPOSE: To isokinetically test maximum quadriceps muscle strength and quantify the impact of possible strength deficits on functional and clinical test results. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595868/impaired-hip-muscle-strength-in-patients-with-femoroacetabular-impingement-syndrome
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Signe Kierkegaard, Inger Mechlenburg, Bent Lund, Kjeld Søballe, Ulrik Dalgas
OBJECTIVES: Patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) experience hip pain as well as decreased function and lowered quality of life. The aim was to compare maximal isometric and isokinetic muscle strength (MVC) during hip flexion and extension and rate of force development (RFD) during extension between patients with FAI and a matched reference group. Secondary, the aim was to compare patient hips and subgroups defined by gender and age as well as to investigate associations between hip muscle strength and self-reported outcomes...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591338/muscle-strength-and-body-composition-in-severe-obesity
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Alexandre Vieira Gadducci, Roberto de Cleva, Gabriela Correia de Faria Santarém, Paulo Roberto Santos Silva, Julia Maria D'Andréa Greve, Marco Aurélio Santo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to evaluate associations between maximum voluntary contraction torques of the lower limbs and body composition for subjects with severe obesity. METHODS: Body composition was evaluated by bioelectrical impedance analysis, and maximum voluntary contraction torques of the lower limbs were measured using an isokinetic dynamometer. One hundred thirty-two patients were enrolled (100 females and 32 males). Eighty-seven patients had a body mass index between 40 and 49...
May 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577179/good-isometric-and-isokinetic-power-restoration-after-distal-biceps-tendon-repair-with-anchors
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Arnold J Suda, Julia Prajitno, Paul A Grützner, Marco Tinelli
INTRODUCTION: Distal biceps brachii tendon rupture can lead to 30-40% power loss of elbow flexion and up to 50% of forearm supination. Re-fixation of the distal biceps brachii tendon is recommended to warrant an adequate quality of the patient's life. This study reports the isometric and isokinetic results after anchor re-fixation 2.5 years after surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2007 and 2010, 69 patients with distal biceps brachii tendon tear underwent a suture anchor reattachment...
June 2, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575704/muscle-function-in-women-with-systemic-sclerosis-association-with-fatigue-and-general-physical-function
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Amanda Cristina Justo, Fernando Silva Guimarães, Arthur Sá Ferreira, Mauricio Santos Soares, Priscila Santos Bunn, Agnaldo José Lopes
BACKGROUND: Individuals with systemic sclerosis have muscle functions with varying degrees of muscle weakness and atrophy, which in turn can have a negative impact on functional and health-related quality of life. This study aimed to evaluate peripheral muscle performance using isokinetic dynamometry of the knee in women with systemic sclerosis and to correlate peripheral muscle dysfunction with disability levels and general fatigue. METHODS: Twenty-six women with systemic sclerosis and a matched control group with an equal number of women underwent knee isokinetic dynamometry at angular speeds of 75°/s and 240°/s, isometric handgrip strength, the Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index, the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue scale, and the Fatigue Impact Scale...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575496/comparison-of-the-acute-effect-of-radial-shock-wave-therapy-and-ultrasound-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-plantar-fasciitis-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Bihter Akinoglu, Nezire Köse, Nuray Kirdi, Yavuz Yakut
Objective. : This study compared the effectiveness of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (r-ESWT) with ultrasound (US) therapy in the treatment of plantar fasciitis (PF). Study Design. : Level II, randomized controlled study. Design. : A total of 54 female patients with unilateral PF were randomly assigned to two study groups and one control group. All groups performed home exercises. In addition, the first study group received three sessions of r-ESWT treatment and the second study group received seven sessions of US treatment...
May 29, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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