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The effect of posture on neck proprioception and head/neck stabilization in asymptomatic participants

September 06, 2019

Objective: We sought to determine the effect of different body postures on neck proprioception and head/neck stabilization. Methods: Twelve healthy college students completed a head repositioning task and a ‘head still’ task while wearing a headpiece (helmet) with laser fixed on top during standing, kneeling, sitting, and sitting with stabilization. Video data of the laser

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A comparison of the Metrecom skeleton analysis system vs plain film radiography in the measurement of sacral base angle and lumbar lordosis

July 29, 2014

Fifteen male subjects were examined by a computerized three dimensional goniometer known as the Metrecom Skeletal Analysis System (Version 1.1) and by lumbar radiographs. Metrecom measurements of sacral base angle (Ferguson’s angle) and lumbar lordosis were compared to the same measurements taken from lateral lumbar radiographs. Data was analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficients. The Pearson

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Rehabilitation of the proximal crossed syndrome in an elderly blind patient: a case report

July 03, 2014

Muscle imbalances play an important role in the development of musculoskeletal complaints that are presented in clinical practice. According to Karel Lewit, muscle imbalance usually precedes recurrent joint dysfunction. Chiropractors are uniquely positioned to recognize and treat such imbalances through low tech rehabilitation techniques. A case report is presented of an elderly blind patient and

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Lyman C. Johnston, DC, FICC, FCCS(C): Canadian chiropractic’s postural research pioneer and inventive entrepreneur

July 03, 2014

This paper profiles Dr. Lyman Johnston and his contributions in the field of chiropractic research. Postural concepts, diagnostic instruments, therapeutic devices and treatment protocols are reviewed. Set out and briefly discussed are the Posturometer, Pyramidal Man, anterior-posterior gravity line, Postural Spinal Index, tension master, Spine Power Belt and the Mini-Gym. (JCCA 2001; 45(1):42–52) Key Words:

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