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The clinical and biomechanical effects of fascialmuscular lengthening therapy on tight hip flexor patients with and without low back pain

December 02, 2014

Background: Many patients have tight hip flexors with or without low back pain. Manual fascial-muscular lengthening therapy (FMLT) is one commonly used treatment for this population. Objective: Investigate the clinical and  biomechanical effects of manual FMLT on tight hip flexor patients with and without low back pain. Methods: A nonrandomized trial, before-and-after experiment with multiple baselines conducted on two different patient populations: 1)

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Biomechanical studies of spinal manipulative therapy

July 31, 2014

The purpose of this article is to present a review of our research related to spinal manipulative therapy (SMT). The first part of this review will concentrate on studies that were aimed at quantifying possible changes in the mechanics of locomotion associated with SMT. The second part will focus on studies that were aimed at

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Biomechanical studies of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT): quantifying the movements of vertebral bodies during SMT

July 14, 2014

The relative movements between vertebral bodies T10 and T11, and T11 and T12 were measured during clinical-type SMTs to T11 in unembalmed post-rigor human cadavers, using embedded stainless steel bone pins and high speed cinematography. Significant relative movements between target and adjacent vertebrae occurred primarily in sagittal and axial rotation during the thrust phases of

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The biomechanics of spinal manipulative treatments

July 14, 2014

The purpose of this manuscript is to review the work that has been performed on the biomechanics of spinal manipulative treatments (SMT) over the past three years at The University of Calgary. The forces delivered to different segments of the spine during SMT vary considerably, and so do the treatment forces delivered by one chiropractor

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Psoas Major: a case report and review of its anatomy, biomechanics, and clinical implications

June 13, 2014

A 25-year-old male professional hockey player with right sided hip pain was diagnosed with myofascopathy of the right psoas major and rectus femoris. The patient maintained a conservative treatment regimen and was prescribed a four week active strengthening program. The program progressed from resisted concentric exercise to eccentric abduction/adduction exercises along with balance training, core

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