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Ageing does not affect flexion relaxation of erector spinae.
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PMID:  25025969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Erector spinae (ES) activity during trunk flexion in 22 young (20-25 years) and 16 older (60-92 years) normal females was examined with surface EMG. The trunk movements and simultaneous EMG oscillograph of ES were recorded with two synchronised video cameras. The ES relaxed at the critical position (CP) which was 67 and 82 per cent of full trunk flexion for young and older subjects respectively. The vertebral movements to the CP were not different between groups, but the older subjects demonstrated more hip movement to the CP and less full trunk flexion range. The implications of these age related changes in trunk kinematics are yet to be developed with further clinical studies.
Authors:
G Ng; K Walter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-02-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian journal of physiotherapy     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0004-9514     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust J Physiother     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-07-16     Completed Date:  2014-07-16     Revised Date:  2014-08-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370615     Medline TA:  Aust J Physiother     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-5     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 1995 Australian Physiotherapy Association. Published by . All rights reserved.
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