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The role of paraspinal muscles in the pathogenesis of idiopathic scoliosis: A preliminary EMG study

August 15, 2014

The paraspinal muscles of ten patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and four normal healthy controls were investigated electromyographically during standing and locomotion. None of the controls and only three of the scoliotics showed EMG activity while standing. During locomotion, six patients showed a predominance of myoelectic activity on the convexity of the curve. This

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A proposed quality assurance program for the clinical us of surface electromyography in the chiropractic office

July 08, 2014

This paper presents a proposed quality assurance (QA) program for chiropractors using surface electromyography (SEMG) in their offices. The paper examines in detail the various aspects of the program including both the technical and professional components. The technical component has three sub topics: equipment, technical procedures and data processing; as does the professional component: qualification/certification,

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Impairment assessment of lateral epicondylitis through electromyography and dynamometry

June 06, 2014

Objectives: To investigate changes in muscular activity and strength of subjects diagnosed with lateral epicondylitis (LE). To assess the appropriateness of these measures in the patient’s follow-up. Methods: Twenty-four subjects (11 men and 13 women) with LE, were evaluated at baseline and after 5 weeks of an experimental treatment. Measurements included: the (1) pain-free grip

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