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Intra- and inter-observer reliability of the Cobb measurement by chiropractic interns using digital evaluation methods

August 31, 2015

Introduction: It is important to create a body of evidence surrounding the reliability of certain diagnostic criteria. While the reliability of the Cobb measurement is well established with various licensed health care professionals, this study aims to determine the interand intra-observer reliability of the Cobb Measurement among chiropractic interns. Methods: Fourteen chiropractic interns analyzed 10

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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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Spasmodic torticollis: a case study

July 29, 2014

Torticollis is a term that describes abnormal posturing of the head secondary to the contraction of the neck musculature. Spasmodic torticollis is a rare form of this disorder that has been attributed to disturbances in the extrapyramidal system. It is a form of focal dystonia that primarily affects women in their forties and usually progresses

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Arteriovenous malformation of the spine as a cause of scoliosis

July 28, 2014

Spinal arteriovenous malformations are rare abnormalities that are difficult to recognize and treat. They represent 3.3 to 11 percent of all spinal cord tumours. The signs and symptoms most commonly encountered consist of progressive upper and lower motoneuron deficits, eventually leading to severe crippling disability. Ten to twenty percent of these patients will present with

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Scoliosis quantification: an overview

July 08, 2014

Scoliotic curvatures have long been a focus of attention for clinicians and research scientists alike. The study, treatment and ultimately, the prevention of this prevalent health condition are impeded by the absence of an accurate, reliable, convenient and safe method of scoliosis quantification. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the

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