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scapular rehabilitation

Christian Mertens, Christian Freudlsperger, Jens Bodem, Michael Engel, Jürgen Hoffmann, Kolja Freier
BACKGROUND: Treatment of post-resective defects of the maxilla can be challenging and usually requires dental obturation or microvascular reconstruction. As compared to soft-tissue microvascular grafts, bone reconstruction can additionally allow for facial support and retention of dental implants. The aim of this study was to evaluate scapular tip grafts with respect to their applicability for maxillary reconstruction and their potential to retain dental implants for later dental rehabilitation...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Maryne Cozette, Stéphane Delanaud, Pierre-Marie Lepretre, Thierry Weissland
OBJECTIVE: Shoulder internal (IR) and external rotator (ER) muscles play an important role in the stability of glenohumeral joint. The ratio between the peak torque of ER and IR in concentric (ER/IRPT) and mixed (ER-ECC/IR-CONPT) are usually measured to evaluate the effects of muscle weakness, sport activities, injury and treatment (Greenfield et al., 1990; Scoville et al., 1997). However, ER/IRPT and ER-ECC/IR-CONPT failed to provide some indication on the evolution of the ER/IR torque ratio (ER/IRTorque) and mixed torque ratio (ER-EC/IR-COTorque) during the range of motion (ROM)...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Jessy Lauer, Stéphane Vigier, Frédéric Delage, Alain Meudec, Jean-Michel Pollet, João Paulo Vilas-Boas, Annie Rouard
OBJECTIVE: Aquatic shoulder exercises are widely implemented into rehabilitation programs to provide early muscle strengthening and improved joint mobility. However, since the drag - the force exerted by the water on the moving segments - is very hard to measure, an in-depth knowledge of internal joint load is lacking, which ultimately prevents healthcare professionals from understanding all clinical implications. For the first time, shoulder joint moment, work, and power were calculated through a novel, validated numerical approach coupling fluid flow simulations and inverse dynamics...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Alva H Bdaiwi, Tanya Anne Mackenzie, Lee Heerington, Ian Horlsey, Ann Cools
CONTEXT: Compromise to the acromio-humeral distance has been reported in subjects with subacromial impingement syndrome when compared to healthy subjects. In clinical practice patients are taped with the intention of altering scapular position and influencing the acromio-humeral distance. However, research to determine the effects of taping on acromio-humeral distance is exiguous. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of ridged taping techniques to increase posterior scapular tilt and upward scapular rotation on the acromio-humeral distance...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Kathleen A Swanik, Stephen J Thomas, Aaron H Struminger, Kellie C Huxel Bliven, John D Kelly Iv, Charles B Swanik
CONTEXT: Plyometric training is credited with providing benefits in performance and dynamic restraint. However, limited prospective data exists quantifying kinematic adaptations such as amortization time, glenohumeral rotation, and scapulothoracic position, which may underlie its efficacy for upper extremity rehabilitation or performance enhancement. OBJECTIVE: To measure upper extremity kinematics and plyometric phase times before and after an 8 week upper extremity strength and plyometric training programs...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Helga T Tucci, Lilian R Felicio, Kevin J McQuade, Debora Bevilaqua-Grossi, Paula Maria Ferreira Camarini, Anamaria S Oliveira
CONTEXT: Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Stability Test (CKCUES test) is a functional test for the upper extremity performed in the push-up position, where individuals support their body weight on one hand placed on the ground and swing the opposite hand until touching the hand on the ground, then switch hands and repeat the process as fast as possible for fifteen seconds. OBJECTIVE: To study scapular kinematics and kinetic measures during CKCUES test for three different distances between hands...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Elif Turgut, Irem Duzgun, Gul Baltaci
BACKGROUND: This study analyzed the dynamic three-dimensional scapular kinematics and scapular asymmetry in participants with and without shoulder impingement syndrome. METHODS: Twenty-nine participants with shoulder impingement syndrome, have been suffering from unilateral shoulder pain at the dominant arm lasting more than six weeks and thirty-seven healthy controls participated in the study. Scapular kinematics was measured with an electromagnetic tracking device during shoulder elevation in the sagittal plane...
September 3, 2016: Clinical Biomechanics
Akira Kimoto, Yasuyuki Shibuya, Masaki Kobayashi, Masaya Akashi, Takumi Hasegawa, Hiroaki Suzuki, Takahide Komori
BACKGROUND: Prostheses and dental implants are often used to aid oral rehabilitation after surgery (with/without radiotherapy) for oral cancer. However, some studies have reported that the insertion of dental implants into irradiated bone results in a higher frequency of implant failure than the insertion of such implants in nonirradiated bone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This report describes the cases of 4 patients with oral cancer who underwent surgery and radiotherapy (total dose: 50-86 Gy) and then had dental implants inserted within the irradiated area...
October 2016: Implant Dentistry
Katherinne F Moura, Renan L Monteiro, Paulo R G Lucareli, Thiago Y Fukuda
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Scapular dyskinesis has been associated with several shoulder injuries. Recent literature has suggested that a greater activation of the scapular muscles can play an important role in reducing subacromial impingement in patients with shoulder pain. Thus, the purpose of this case series was to describe a rehabilitation program that emphasizes scapular dyskinesis correction for those with clinical evidence of subacromial pain syndrome...
August 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
George Gioftsos, Michail Arvanitidis, Dimitrios Tsimouris, Assimakis Kanellopoulos, George Paras, Panagiotis Trigkas, Vasiliki Sakellari
[Purpose] The appropriate exercise prescription is crucial for achieving scapular stability and providing successful rehabilitation, and the Push-up Plus (PuP) exercise has an important role in shoulder rehabilitation. Consequently, this study examined the effect of support surface stability, hand positioning, and phase of exercise, on the trapezius and serratus anterior muscle contractions as well as on the EMG ratio of the upper/lower trapezius. [Subjects and Methods] Thirteen healthy male volunteers participated in this study...
July 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Yin-Liang Lin, Andrew Karduna
Proprioception is essential for shoulder neuromuscular control and shoulder stability. Exercise of the rotator cuff and scapulothoracic muscles is an important part of shoulder rehabilitation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of rotator cuff and scapulothoracic muscle exercises on shoulder joint position sense. Thirty-six healthy subjects were recruited and randomly assigned into either a control or training group. The subjects in the training group received closed-chain and open-chain exercises focusing on rotator cuff and scapulothoracic muscles for four weeks...
October 2016: Human Movement Science
Yoshihiro Kai, Masafumi Gotoh, Kazuto Takei, Kazuya Madokoro, Takeshi Imura, Shin Murata, Toru Morihara, Naoto Shiba
[Purpose] Early postoperative passive motion exercise after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair remains controversial. To better understand this issue, this study was aimed at evaluating scapular kinematics and muscle activities during passive arm elevation in healthy subjects. [Subjects and Methods] The dominant shoulders of 27 healthy subjects were examined. Electromagnetic sensors attached to the scapula, thorax, and humerus were used to determine three-dimensional scapular kinematics during active arm elevation with or without external loads and passive arm elevation...
June 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Elif Turgut, Irem Duzgun, Gul Baltaci
[Purpose] This study aimed to investigate the effect of trapezius muscle isometric strength on three-dimensional scapular kinematics in asymptomatic shoulders. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty asymptomatic subjects were included to the study. Isometric strengths of the upper, middle, and lower trapezius muscle were measured using a handheld dynamometer. Three-dimensional scapular kinematics was recorded by an electromagnetic tracking device during frontal and sagittal plane elevation. For each muscle, the cut-off value for muscle strength was determined with the upper bound of the 95% confidence interval, and Student's t-test was used to compare the scapular kinematics between subjects with relatively weaker or stronger trapezius muscles...
June 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Lori A Michener, Sapna Sharma, Ann M Cools, Mark K Timmons
BACKGROUND: Coordinated muscle activity is needed for synchronized joint motion and stability. Characterizing relative scapular muscle activity deficits in participants with shoulder pain will provide foundational knowledge to develop rehabilitation programs. METHODS: Participants were recruited with subacromial pain syndrome and an asymptomatic control group matched for age, gender, and dominant arm (N = 56). Surface electromyographic muscle activity was recorded from the upper, middle, and lower trapezius (UT, MT, LT) and serratus anterior (SA) during 5 repetitions of a weighted arm elevation task...
June 30, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Elif Turgut, Øyvind Pedersen, Irem Duzgun, Gul Baltaci
The combination of open kinetic chain (OKC) and closed kinetic chain (CKC) exercises is commonly recommended in shoulder rehabilitation, aiming at improving strength and sport-specific performance. This study aimed to investigate the three-dimensional (3-D) scapular kinematics and bilateral symmetry of scapular motion during dynamic OKC and CKC movements in asymptomatic and symptomatic shoulders. Fifty subjects with unilateral shoulder pain (symptomatic subjects diagnosed with subacromial impingement syndrome, n=20) or without shoulder pain during active shoulder elevation (asymptomatic subjects, n=30) participated in the study...
June 16, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
Lars-Olov Lundqvist, Christina Zetterlund, Hans O Richter
PURPOSE: To evaluate the reliability and validity of the 15-item Visual, Musculoskeletal, and Balance Complaints Questionnaire (VMB) for people with visual impairments, using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and with Rasch analysis for use as an outcome measure. METHODS: Two studies evaluated the VMB. In Study 1, VMB data were collected from 1249 out of 3063 individuals between 18 and 104 years old who were registered at a low vision center. CFA evaluated VMB factor structure and Rasch analysis evaluated VMB scale properties...
September 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
Nilay Comuk Balcı, Zeliha Ozlem Yuruk, Aslican Zeybek, Mustafa Gulsen, Mustafa Agah Tekindal
[Purpose] The aim of our study was to compare the initial effects of scapular proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques and classic exercise interventions with physiotherapy modalities on pain, scapular dyskinesis, range of motion, and function in adhesive capsulitis. [Subjects and Methods] Fifty-three subjects were allocated to 3 groups: scapular proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation exercies and physiotherapy modalities, classic exercise and physiotherapy modalities, and only physiotherapy modalities...
April 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Keith M Baumgarten, Roy Osborn, Will E Schweinle, Matthew J Zens, Elizabeth A Helsper
BACKGROUND: There are few level 1 or 2 evidence studies that examine rehabilitation after rotator cuff repair. Pulleys have been used in postoperative shoulder rehabilitation with the intention of improving range of motion and developing strength. There is a concern that the use of pulleys in rehabilitation of rotator cuff repairs may contribute to excessive scapular motion (scapular substitution) and potentially inferior outcomes. HYPOTHESIS: Rotator cuff repair patients treated with pulley exercises would have increased scapular substitution and inferior patient-determined outcome scores, range of motion, and strength compared with patients treated with an alternative rehabilitation program without pulleys...
July 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Federico Lorussi, Nicola Carbonaro, Danilo De Rossi, Alessandro Tognetti
BACKGROUND: Patient-specific performance assessment of arm movements in daily life activities is fundamental for neurological rehabilitation therapy. In most applications, the shoulder movement is simplified through a socket-ball joint, neglecting the movement of the scapular-thoracic complex. This may lead to significant errors. We propose an innovative bi-articular model of the human shoulder for estimating the position of the hand in relation to the sternum. The model takes into account both the scapular-toracic and gleno-humeral movements and their ratio governed by the scapular-humeral rhythm, fusing the information of inertial and textile-based strain sensors...
2016: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
Rafael F Escamilla, Kyle Yamashiro, Russell Dunning, Tony Mikla, Matthew Grover, Mike Kenniston, Jesse Loera, Travis Tanasse, James R Andrews
BACKGROUND: In spite of the bodyblade (BB®) being used in clinical settings during shoulder and trunk rehabilitation and training for 24 years, there are only five known scientific papers that have described muscle recruitment patterns using the BB®. Moreover, there are no known studies that have examined muscle activity differences between males and females (who both use the bodyblade in the clinic) or between different BB® devices. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: The primary purposes of this investigation were to compare glenohumeral and scapular muscle activity between the Bodyblade® Pro (BB®P) and Bodyblade® Classic (BB®C) devices while performing a variety of exercises, as well as to compare muscle activity between males and females...
April 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
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