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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912154/limb-dominance-foot-orientation-and-functional-asymmetry-during-walking-gait
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John D Polk, Rebecca M Stumpf, Karl S Rosengren
While healthy gait is often characterized as, or assumed to be symmetric, consistent asymmetries often exist. In this study, we test the hypotheses that asymmetries in lower limb function, as measured by ground reaction force characteristics, may be explained by differences in foot orientation or limb dominance. Peak ground reaction force (GRF) measurements, and impulses were obtained for thirty-six healthy subjects with simultaneous kinematic estimates of foot posture. Three gait tasks were performed: subjects walked i) with normal foot orientation, ii) with feet laterally rotated (outward), and iii) with feet aligned in the direction of movement (straight)...
November 18, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911755/transformation-of-vestibular-signals-for-the-control-of-standing-in-humans
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Patrick A Forbes, Billy L Luu, H F Machiel Van der Loos, Elizabeth A Croft, J Timothy Inglis, Jean-Sébastien Blouin
: During standing balance, vestibular signals encode head movement and are transformed into coordinates that are relevant to maintaining upright posture of the whole body. This transformation must account for head-on-body orientation as well as the muscle actions generating the postural response. Here, we investigate whether this transformation is dependent upon a muscle's ability to stabilize the body along the direction of a vestibular disturbance. Subjects were braced on top of a robotic balance system that simulated the mechanics of standing while being exposed to an electrical vestibular stimulus that evoked a craniocentric vestibular error of head roll...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895518/single-leg-squats-can-predict-leg-alignment-in-dancers-performing-ballet-movements-in-turnout
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Luke S Hopper, Nahoko Sato, Andries L Weidemann
The physical assessments used in dance injury surveillance programs are often adapted from the sports and exercise domain. Bespoke physical assessments may be required for dance, particularly when ballet movements involve "turning out" or external rotation of the legs beyond that typically used in sports. This study evaluated the ability of the traditional single-leg squat to predict the leg alignment of dancers performing ballet movements with turnout. Three-dimensional kinematic data of dancers performing the single-leg squat and five ballet movements were recorded and analyzed...
2016: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893476/comparison-of-muscle-involvement-and-posture-between-the-conventional-deadlift-and-a-walk-in-style-deadlift-machine
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Benjamin J Snyder, Courtney P Cauthen, Scott R Senger
The deadlift exercise is one of the most effective exercises for developing lower-body strength; however, technique errors can lead to low back injuries. The use of a 'walk-in' deadlift machine removes the weight bar by using a lever system with independent handles on either side of the body. Theoretically, this would allow alignment of the load with the center of gravity, encouraging a more upright torso and decreasing the involvement of the low back extensors. This study compared trunk angle, knee angle and electrical activity of key muscles between the conventional deadlift (CDL) and two foot positions (ball of foot or toe alignment) with pronated grip, (called BallPro and ToePro) of a walk-in deadlift machine among high-skilled and low-skilled lifters...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877123/mobility-and-upright-posture-are-associated-with-different-aspects-of-cognition-in-older-adults
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Rajal G Cohen, Anita N Vasavada, Michelle M Wiest, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
Objectives: Aging is associated with cognitive decline, including visuomotor and memory concerns, and with motor system changes, including gait slowing and stooped posture. We investigated the associations of visuomotor performance and episodic memory with motor system characteristics in healthy older adults. Methods: Neurologically healthy older adults (N = 160, aged 50-89) completed a battery of cognitive and motor tasks. Cognitive variables were grouped by principal components analysis (PCA) into two components: visuomotor performance and verbal episodic memory...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876481/physical-effects-of-unilateral-mastectomy-on-spine-deformity
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Savaş Serel, Zeynep Yasavur Tuzlalı, Zehra Akkaya, Çağlar Uzun, Burak Kaya, Sancar Bayar
OBJECTIVE: Mastectomy is known to effect body posture after a change in the center of gravity of women due to a missing breast. Although previous studies on short-term postural changes in mastectomy patients using photogrammetry or Moiré topography suggested ipsilateral inclination of the trunk, our clinical observations during breast reconstruction surgeries indicated a contralateral shoulder elevation in women with unilateral mastectomy. Because the change in body posture can affect spinal alignment, we aimed to evaluate the long-term physical effects of unilateral mastectomy on spine deformity by radiographic examination...
October 26, 2016: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864681/are-sagittal-spinopelvic-radiographic-parameters-significantly-associated-with-quality-of-life-of-adult-spinal-deformity-patients-multivariate-linear-regression-analyses-for-pre-operative-and-short-term-post-operative-health-related-quality-of-life
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Mitsuru Takemoto, Louis Boissière, Jean-Marc Vital, Ferran Pellisé, Francisco Javier Sanchez Perez-Grueso, Frank Kleinstück, Emre R Acaroglu, Ahmet Alanay, Ibrahim Obeid
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association in ASD patients between spinopelvic sagittal parameters and health-related quality of life (HRQL), adjusted for demographic and surgical variables. METHODS: We constructed multiple linear regression models to investigate pre-operative (PreOp) and 6-month post-operative (PostOp) HRQL as assessed by the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), with sagittal parameters as independent variables adjusted for potential confounders, such as age, sex, body mass index, past spine surgery, types of surgical treatment, and complications...
November 18, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861541/accuracy-and-reliability-of-the-kinect-version-2-for-clinical-measurement-of-motor-function
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Karen Otte, Bastian Kayser, Sebastian Mansow-Model, Julius Verrel, Friedemann Paul, Alexander U Brandt, Tanja Schmitz-Hübsch
BACKGROUND: The introduction of low cost optical 3D motion tracking sensors provides new options for effective quantification of motor dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to evaluate the Kinect V2 sensor against a gold standard motion capture system with respect to accuracy of tracked landmark movements and accuracy and repeatability of derived clinical parameters. METHODS: Nineteen healthy subjects were concurrently recorded with a Kinect V2 sensor and an optical motion tracking system (Vicon)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859478/effect-of-a-new-treatment-protocol-called-functional-chewing-training-on-chewing-function-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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S Serel Arslan, N Demir, A A Karaduman
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent sensorimotor impairments. Children with CP have various feeding difficulties including chewing disorder, which may affect their nutritional status. Functional Chewing Training (FuCT) was designed as a holistic approach to improve chewing function by providing postural alignment, sensory and motor training, and food and environmental adjustments. This study aimed to investigate the effect of FuCT on chewing function in children with CP. This study was designed as a double-blind, randomised controlled trial...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843650/reliability-and-validity-measurement-of-sagittal-lumbosacral-quiet-standing-posture-with-a-smartphone-application-in-a-mixed-population-of-183-college-students-and-personnel
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George A Koumantakis, Maria Nikoloudaki, Sara Thacheth, Kalliroi Zagli, Konstantina Bitrou, Andreas Nigritinos, Leon Botton
Accurate recording of spinal posture with simple and accessible measurement devices in clinical practice may lead to spinal loading optimization in occupations related to prolonged sitting and standing postures. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to establish the level of reliability of sagittal lumbosacral posture in quiet standing and the validity of the method in differentiating between male and female subjects, establishing in parallel a normative database. 183 participants (83 males and 100 females), with no current low back or pelvic pain, were assessed using the "iHandy Level" smartphone application...
2016: Advances in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814856/assessment-of-the-posture-of-adolescents-in-everyday-clinical-practice-intra-rater-and-inter-rater-reliability-and-validity-of-a-posture-index
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Oliver Ludwig, Annette Hammes, Jens Kelm, Eduard Schmitt
OBJECTIVES: The assessment of the posture of children and adolescents using photometric methods has a long tradition in paediatrics, manual therapy and physiotherapy. It can be well integrated into the clinical routine and enables objective documentation. One-dimensional parameters such as angle sizes are mostly used in the diagnosis of postural defects in children and adolescents by means of photogrammetry. This study examined the posture index, a complex parameter, which evaluates the alignment of several trunk segments in the sagittal plane and is suitable for use as a screening parameter in everyday clinical practice...
October 2016: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810690/a-video-based-method-to-quantify-posture-of-the-head-and-trunk-in-sitting
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María B Sánchez, Ian Loram, John Darby, Paul Holmes, Penelope B Butler
Maintenance of a vertically aligned posture of the head and trunk in sitting is a fundamental skill that demonstrates the presence of neuromotor control. Clinical assessments of posture are generally subjective. Studies have quantified posture using different technologies, but the application of such technologies in a clinical environment remains difficult. Video recordings, however, are easily used clinically and have potential for quantitative analysis of movement. This study used a video-based method to generate a numerical measure of postural alignment of the head and trunk in sitting...
January 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807772/invariance-of-head-pelvis-alignment-and-compensatory-mechanisms-for-asymptomatic-adults-older-than-49%C3%A2-years
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Celia Amabile, Jean-Charles Le Huec, Wafa Skalli
PURPOSE: The aim was to quantify the postural alignment of asymptomatic elderly, in comparison to a reference population, searching for possible invariants and compensatory mechanisms. METHODS: 41 volunteers (49-76 years old) underwent bi-planar X-rays with 3D reconstructions of the spine and pelvis. Alignment parameters were compared with those of a reference group of asymptomatic subjects younger than 40 years old, with a particular focus on center of acoustic meati (CAM) and odontoid (OD) with regard to hip axis (HA)...
November 2, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799580/surgical-management-of-unilateral-superior-oblique-palsy-thirty-years-of-experience
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Qianqian Wang, Michael Flanders
INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE: We describe the clinical characteristics of 252 patients with unilateral superior oblique palsy who underwent strabismus surgery. We assess if a predetermined surgical strategy, based on preoperative alignment and motility measurements, was effective in treating these patients. On this basis, the patients were divided into three different treatment groups. METHODS: Two-hundred fifty-two patients were identified retrospectively and classified into three groups according to the performed procedures: 1) inferior oblique weakening; 2) inferior rectus recession; 3) combined inferior oblique weakening and inferior rectus recession...
January 2016: American Orthoptic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725276/augmented-superior-rectus-transposition-with-medial-rectus-recession-in-patients-with-abducens-nerve-palsy
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Preeti Patil-Chhablani, Krishnapriya Kothamasu, Ramesh Kekunnaya, Virender Sachdeva, Vivek Warkad
PURPOSE: To evaluate the surgical outcome of augmented superior rectus transposition (SRT) and medial rectus recession (MRc) in patients with abducens nerve palsy. METHODS: The medical records of consecutive patients with abducens nerve palsy who underwent unilateral or bilateral simultaneous SRT with MRc from January 2012 to December 2014. Patients with previous strabismus surgery or botulinum toxin injection were excluded. Primary outcome measures were esotropia in primary position and abduction deficit...
October 7, 2016: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686250/dual-processing-of-visual-rotation-for-bipedal-stance-control
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Brian L Day, Timothy Muller, Joanna Offord, Irene Di Giulio
KEY POINTS: When standing, the gain of the body-movement response to a sinusoidally moving visual scene has been shown to get smaller with faster stimuli, possibly through changes in the apportioning of visual flow to self-motion or environment motion. We investigated whether visual-flow speed similarly influences the postural response to a discrete, unidirectional rotation of the visual scene in the frontal plane. Contrary to expectation, the evoked postural response consisted of two sequential components with opposite relationships to visual motion speed...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681536/dynamic-evaluation-of-the-cervical-spine-and-the-spinal-cord-of-symptomatic-patients-using-a-kinetic-magnetic-resonance-imaging-technique
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Chengjie Xiong, Michael D Daubs, Trevor P Scott, Kevin H Phan, Akinobu Suzuki, Monchai Ruangchainikom, Allison K Roe, Bayan Aghdasi, Yanlin Tan, Jeffrey C Wang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the movement of the spinal cord and its relationship to the spinal canal in patients with mild spondylosis using kinetic magnetic resonance imaging (kMRI). METHODS: Weight-bearing, multiposition kMRI was performed on symptomatic patients through a full range of flexion-extension. A total of 52 study patients were selected based on the C2-C7 Cobb angle of sagittal alignment: lordotic (from 30 to 45 degrees). We evaluated dynamic changes in different parameters from flexion-extension: spinal canal diameter (CD), spinal cord diameter (SCD), space available for the cord, anterior space available for the cord (ASAC), posterior space available for the cord (PSAC), average distance between the anterior canal and the cord (d-value), and global angle for the spinal canal and cord...
September 27, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676462/systematic-review-of-postural-assessment-in-individuals-with-obstructive-respiratory-conditions-measurement-and-clinical-associations
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Annemarie L Lee, Karl Zabjek, Roger S Goldstein, Dina Brooks
PURPOSE: Changes in posture in individuals with an obstructive respiratory disease have been reported, but the extent of these deviations and their clinical significance is not well understood. This study aimed to systematically review the literature of the skeletal structural alignment in children and adults with an obstructive respiratory disease, describe the measurement techniques used, and determine the clinical relevance of any alternations. METHODS: Observational cohort or cross-sectional studies of postural assessment were identified, with 2 reviewers independently assessing study quality...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642773/impact-of-axial-component-alignment-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-on-lower-limb-rotational-alignment-an-in-vitro-study
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Guenther Maderbacher, Clemens Baier, Hans-Robert Springorum, Hermann Maderbacher, Anne-Maria Birkenbach, Achim Benditz, Joachim Grifka, Armin Keshmiri
Correct rotational implant alignment is associated with increased postoperative function and implant survival in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Due to conformity between tibial and femoral implants, particularly in full extension, we assumed a mutual interference of femoral and tibial component rotations. We, therefore, hypothesized that different rotational alignments of the tibial or femoral components change the rotational postures between the tibia and femur after TKA. In 10 healthy knees of whole body cadavers, TKA was performed...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576139/effects-of-whole-spine-alignment-patterns-on-neck-responses-in-rear-end-impact
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Fusako Sato, Mamiko Odani, Yusuke Miyazaki, Kunio Yamazaki, Jonas Östh, Mats Svensson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the whole spine alignment in automotive seated postures for both genders and effects of the spinal alignment patterns on cervical vertebral motion in rear impact using a human Finite Element (FE) model. METHODS: Image data of 8 female and 7 male subjects in a seated posture acquired by an upright open MRI system were utilized. Spinal alignment was determined from the centers of the vertebrae and average spinal alignment patterns for both genders were estimated by Multi Dimensional Scaling (MDS)...
August 30, 2016: Traffic Injury Prevention
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