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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167117/effect-of-6-weeks-of-high-intensity-one-legged-cycling-on-functional-sympatholysis-and-atp-signaling-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Gregers Wibe Munch, Ulrik Winning Iepsen, Camilla Koch Ryrsø, Jaya Birgitte Rosenmeier, Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Stefan P Mortensen
Breathlessness during daily activities is the primary symptom in patients with heart failure (HF). Poor correlation between the hemodynamic parameters of left ventricular performance and perceived symptoms suggests that other factors such as skeletal muscle function plays a role in determining exercise capacity. We investigated the effect of six weeks of high-intensity one-legged cycling (HIC; 8x4 at 90% one-legged cycling max) on: 1) the ability to override sympathetic vasoconstriction (arterial infusion of tyramine) during one-legged knee-extensor exercise (KEE); 2) vascular function (arterial infusion of ACh, SNP, tyramine and ATP); 3) exercise capacity in HF patients with reduced ejection fraction (n=8) compared with healthy individuals (n=6)...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166984/a-comparison-of-musculo-articular-stiffness-and-maximal-isometric-plantar-flexion-and-knee-extension-force-in-dancers-and-untrained-individuals
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Paige E Rice, Herman van Werkhoven, Denzel J Dejournette, Reed D Gurchiek, John W Mackall, Jeffrey M McBride
Dance involves a high volume of aesthetic, stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) actions, which may cause unique adaptations to performance. The strength dancers possess to withstand such frequency of SSCs remains elusive. The extensive training that dancers experience from a young age, however, yields anatomical and strength development that may contrast with that of untrained individuals. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate differences in musculo-articular stiffness and maximal isometric plantar flexion and knee extension force between dancers and untrained individuals...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164130/comparison-of-an-innovative-rehabilitation-combining-reduced-conventional-rehabilitation-with-balneotherapy-and-a-conventional-rehabilitation-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-athletes
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Laetitia Peultier-Celli, Didier Mainard, Frank Wein, Nicolas Paris, Patrick Boisseau, Alexandre Ferry, René Gueguen, Isabelle Chary-Valckenaere, Jean Paysant, Philippe Perrin
Background: Instability of the knee, related to anterior cruciate ligament injury, is treated by surgical reconstruction. During recovery, a loss of proprioceptive input can have a significant impact. Few studies have evaluated the benefits of rehabilitation of the knee in aquatic environment on functional outcomes. Objective: This study aimed to compare an innovative rehabilitation protocol combining reduced conventional rehabilitation with aquatic rehabilitation, with a conventional rehabilitation, according to the National French Health Authority, in terms of kinetics, development of proprioceptive skills, and functional improvement of the knee...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163120/the-myosuit-bi-articular-anti-gravity-exosuit-that-reduces-hip-extensor-activity-in-sitting-transfers
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Kai Schmidt, Jaime E Duarte, Martin Grimmer, Alejandro Sancho-Puchades, Haiqi Wei, Chris S Easthope, Robert Riener
Muscle weakness-which can result from neurological injuries, genetic disorders, or typical aging-can affect a person's mobility and quality of life. For many people with muscle weakness, assistive devices provide the means to regain mobility and independence. These devices range from well-established technology, such as wheelchairs, to newer technologies, such as exoskeletons and exosuits. For assistive devices to be used in everyday life, they must provide assistance across activities of daily living (ADLs) in an unobtrusive manner...
2017: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160140/the-effects-of-weighted-skates-on-ice-skating-kinematics-kinetics-and-muscular-activity
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Matthew P Mavor, Dean C Hay, Ryan B Graham
Sport-specific resistance training, through limb loading, can be a complimentary training method to traditional resistance training by loading the working muscles during all phases of a specific movement. The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effects of skating with an additional load on the skate, using a skate weight prototype, on kinematics, kinetics, and muscle activation during the acceleration phase while skating on a synthetic ice surface. 10 male hockey skaters accelerated from rest (standing erect with knees slightly bent) under four non-randomized load conditions: baseline 1 (no weight), light (0...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156320/localised-sampling-of-myoelectric-activity-may-provide-biased-estimates-of-cocontraction-for-gastrocnemius-though-not-for-soleus-and-tibialis-anterior-muscles
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Maria Vinti, Jean-Michel Gracies, Marco Gazzoni, Taian Vieira
Proper muscle activity quantification is highly relevant to monitor and treat spastic cocontraction. As activity may distribute unevenly within muscle volumes, particularly for pennate calf muscles, surface electromyograms (EMGs) detected by traditional bipolar montage may provide biased estimations of muscle activity. We compared cocontraction estimates obtained using bipolar vs grids of electrodes (high-density EMG, HD-EMG). EMGs were collected from medial gastrocnemius, soleus and tibialis anterior during isometric plantar and dorsi-flexion efforts at three levels (30%, 70% and 100% MVC), knee flexed and extended...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150270/m-biceps-femoris-a-wolf-in-sheep-s-clothing-the-downside-of-a-lower-limb-injury-prevention-training
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Thomas Ertelt, Thomas Gronwald
Both, hamstring and ACL injuries are among the most typical injuries, particularly in change of direction and high speed running sports. They're also difficult to treat. Therefore, in the past few years, sports medicine practitioners and exercise scientists have mainly been focusing on the development and implementation of preventive programs in order to reduce the number of lower limb injuries, mainly by improving knee alignment. A number of studies have been able to prove the success of these training interventions, which are mainly addressing sensorimotor abilities and plyometric activities...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148138/artificial-walking-technologies-to-improve-gait-in-cerebral-palsy-multichannel-neuromuscular-stimulation
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Jessica Rose, Katelyn Cahill-Rowley, Erin E Butler
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood motor disability and often results in debilitating walking abnormalities, such as flexed-knee and stiff-knee gait. Current medical and surgical treatments are only partially effective in improving gait abnormalities and may cause significant muscle weakness. However, emerging artificial walking technologies, such as step-initiated, multichannel neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), can substantially improve gait patterns and promote muscle strength in children with spastic CP...
November 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147670/isokinetic-extension-strength-is-associated-with-single-leg-vertical-jump-height
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Felix Fischer, Cornelia Blank, Tobias Dünnwald, Peter Gföller, Elmar Herbst, Christian Hoser, Christian Fink
Background: Isokinetic strength testing is an important tool in the evaluation of the physical capacities of athletes as well as for decision making regarding return to sports after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in both athletes and the lay population. However, isokinetic testing is time consuming and requires special testing equipment. Hypothesis: A single-jump test, regardless of leg dominance, may provide information regarding knee extension strength through the use of correlation analysis of jump height and peak torque of isokinetic muscle strength...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146686/specific-force-of-the-vastus-lateralis-in-adults-with-achondroplasia
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David Thomas Sims, Gladys L Onambele-Pearson, Adrian Burden, Carl Payton, Christopher I Morse
Achondroplasia is a clinical condition defined by shorter stature and disproportionate limb length. Force production in able-bodied individuals (controls) is proportional to muscle size, but given the disproportionate nature of Achondroplasia, normalising to anatomical cross sectional area (ACSA) is inappropriate. The aim of this study was to assess specific force of the vastus lateralis (VL) in 10 adults with Achondroplasia (22 ±3 yrs) and 18 gender matched controls (22 ±2 yrs). Isometric torque (iMVCτ) of the dominant knee extensors (KE) and in vivo measures of VL muscle architecture, volume, activation and patella tendon moment arm were used to calculate VL physiological CSA (PCSA), fascicle force and specific force in both groups...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143300/effect-of-restraining-the-base-of-support-on-the-other-biomechanical-features-in-patients-with-cerebellar-ataxia
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C Conte, Mariano Serrao, L Cuius, A Ranavolo, S Conforto, F Pierelli, L Padua
This study aimed to analyze the biomechanical consequences of reducing the base of support in patients with ataxia. Specifically, we evaluated the spatio-temporal parameters, upper- and lower-body kinematics, muscle co-activation, and energy recovery and expenditure. The gaits of 13 patients were recorded using a motion analysis system in unperturbed and perturbed walking conditions. In the latter condition, patients had to walk using the same step width and speed of healthy controls. The perturbed walking condition featured reduced gait speed, step length, hip and knee range of motion, and energy recovery and increased double support duration, gait variability, trunk oscillation, and ankle joint muscle co-activation...
November 15, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141879/lower-limb-biomechanical-analysis-during-an-unanticipated-step-on-a-bump-reveals-specific-adaptations-of-walking-on-uneven-terrains
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Fausto A Panizzolo, Sangjun Lee, Taira Miyatake, Denise Martineli Rossi, Christopher Siviy, Jozefien Speeckaert, Ignacio Galiana, Conor J Walsh
Although it is clear that walking over different irregular terrain is associated with altered biomechanics, there is little understanding of how we quickly adapt to unexpected variations in terrain. This study aims to investigate which adaptive strategies humans adopt when performing an unanticipated step on an irregular surface, specifically a small bump. Nine healthy male participants walked at their preferred walking speed along a straight walkway during five conditions: four involving unanticipated bumps of two different heights, and one level walking condition...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135783/beyond-the-bottom-of-the-foot-topographic-organization-of-the-foot-dorsum-in-walking
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Taryn Klarner, Gregory E P Pearcey, Yao Sun, Trevor S Barss, Chelsea Kaupp, Bridget Munro, Nick Frank, E Paul Zehr
INTRODUCTION: Sensory feedback from the foot dorsum during walking has only been studied globally by whole nerve stimulation. Stimulating the main nerve innervating the dorsal surface produces a functional stumble corrective response that is phase-dependently modulated. We speculated that effects evoked by activation of discrete skin regions on the foot dorsum would be topographically organized, as with the foot sole. METHODS: Nonnoxious electrical stimulation was delivered to five discrete locations on the dorsal surface of the foot during treadmill walking...
December 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133185/squatting-re-education-with-lumbo-pelvic-thigh-muscles-cocontraction-improves-functional-performance-in-patellofemoral-pain-syndrome-a-case-report
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Nagarajan Manickaraj
Anterior knee pain with or without joint crepitus during squatting is the common clinical feature in the individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Altered lower extremity alignment and lumbo-pelvic-thigh muscles motor control is often associated with PFPS. Although current interventions recommend individual muscle activation and strength training exercises, the reported benefits of cocontraction based exercises in PFPS is limited. It might be due to the long standing hypothesis that the exercise induced cocontraction of thigh muscles may induce a negative effect by increasing the joint contact forces in individuals with knee osteoarthritis...
November 10, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129214/exercise-and-older-adults
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Jorge Camilo Mora, Willy M Valencia
Regular exercise is essential for healthy aging and offers many health benefits, including reduced risk of all-cause mortality, chronic disease, and premature death. Because physical inactivity is prevalent, greater focus is needed on integrating exercise into care plans and counseling, and developing partnerships that support exercise opportunities. Older adults should be as physically active as their abilities and conditions allow. For substantial health benefits, older adults need to do aerobic, muscle-strengthening, and stretching exercises weekly, and balance activities as needed...
February 2018: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124077/can-a-clinical-examination-demonstrate-intramuscular-tendon-involvement-in-acute-hamstring-injuries
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Michel D Crema, Ali Guermazi, Gustaaf Reurink, Frank W Roemer, Mario Maas, Adam Weir, Maarten H Moen, Gert J Goudswaard, Johannes L Tol
Background: Involvement of the intramuscular (central) tendon in acute hamstring injuries, as detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), may prolong recovery times. To date, it is unclear whether hamstring injuries exhibiting intramuscular tendon involvement can be identified though routine clinical examinations that assess flexibility and strength. Purpose: To test whether MRI-detected intramuscular tendon involvement could be identified by a clinical assessment of muscle strength and flexibility...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122961/whole-body-heat-stress-and-exercise-stimulate-the-appearance-of-platelet-microvesicles-in-plasma-with-limited-influence-of-vascular-shear-stress
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Eurico N Wilhelm, José González-Alonso, Scott T Chiesa, Steven J Trangmar, Kameljit K Kalsi, Mark Rakobowchuk
Intense, large muscle mass exercise increases circulating microvesicles, but our understanding of microvesicle dynamics and mechanisms inducing their release remains limited. However, increased vascular shear stress is generally thought to be involved. Here, we manipulated exercise-independent and exercise-dependent shear stress using systemic heat stress with localized single-leg cooling (low shear) followed by single-leg knee extensor exercise with the cooled or heated leg (Study 1, n = 8) and whole-body passive heat stress followed by cycling (Study 2, n = 8)...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121961/a-multicomponent-intervention-for-the-management-of-chronic-pain-in-older-adults-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sheung-Tak Cheng, Ka Long Chan, Rosanna W L Lam, Monique H T Mok, Phoon Ping Chen, Yu Fat Chow, Joanne W Y Chung, Alexander C B Law, Jenny S W Lee, Edward M F Leung, Cindy W C Tam
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that physical interventions and psychological methods based on the cognitive behavioral approach are efficacious in alleviating pain and that combining both tends to yield more benefits than either intervention alone. In view of the aging population with chronic pain and the lack of evidence-based pain management programs locally, we developed a multicomponent intervention incorporating physical exercise and cognitive behavioral techniques and examined its long-term effects against treatment as usual (i...
November 9, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118716/etiology-and-recovery-of-neuromuscular-fatigue-following-competitive-soccer-match-play
#19
Callum G Brownstein, Jack P Dent, Paul Parker, Kirsty M Hicks, Glyn Howatson, Stuart Goodall, Kevin Thomas
Aim: Previous research into the etiology of neuromuscular fatigue following competitive soccer match-play has primarily focused on peripheral perturbations, with limited research assessing central nervous system function in the days post-match. The aim of the present study was to examine the contribution and time-course of recovery of central and peripheral factors toward neuromuscular fatigue following competitive soccer match-play. Methods: Sixteen male semi-professional soccer players completed a 90-min soccer match...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118698/an-acute-exposure-to-muscle-vibration-decreases-knee-extensors-force-production-and-modulates-associated-central-nervous-system-excitability
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Robin Souron, Thibault Besson, Chris J McNeil, Thomas Lapole, Guillaume Y Millet
Local vibration (LV) has been recently validated as an efficient training method to improve muscle strength. Understanding the acute effects may help elucidate the mechanism(s). This study aimed to investigate the effects of a single bout of prolonged LV on knee extensor force production and corticospinal responsiveness of vastus lateralis (VL) and rectus femoris (RF) muscles in healthy young and old adults. Across two visits, 23 adult subjects (20-75 years old) performed pre- and post-test measurements, separated by 30-min of either rest (control; CON) or LV...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
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