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A pilot study to determine the effects of a supine sacroiliac orthopedic blocking procedure on cervical spine extensor isometric strength.
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PMID:  19646387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine if an orthopedic pelvic blocking procedure affects cervical spine extensor isometric strength.
METHODS: Twenty-two participants were sequentially assigned into treatment and control groups. Treatment consisted of a 2-minute procedure using orthopedic blocks (padded wedges with a 45 degrees incline) that were placed bilaterally under the ilia as determined by leg length assessment. Isometric strength measurements took place in 2 sessions with a day of rest between. The treatment group received therapy at the second session immediate to postisometric measures.
RESULTS: Outcome measures were the pre- and posttreatment measurements of cervical isometric extension strength in pounds. The t tests showed no statistically significant difference between groups in isometric extension strength before treatment. One-way analysis of variance demonstrated a significant difference between groups after treatment (F(1,21) = 7.174, P = .014). The treatment group demonstrated an average increase of 6.35 (8.18) lb in extensor strength.
CONCLUSIONS: The current study showed a statistically significant change in cervical isometric extensor strength after sacroiliac joint blocking.
Kristan Giggey; Rodger Tepe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of chiropractic medicine     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1556-3707     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chiropr Med     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101163637     Medline TA:  J Chiropr Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-61     Citation Subset:  -    
Research Faculty, Research Division, College of Chiropractic, Logan University.
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