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dc.contributor.authorMoore, Aimee M.
dc.contributor.authorMannion, Jamie
dc.contributor.authorMoran, Robert
dc.description.abstractIndividuals with low back pain (LBP) commonly present with an impaired flexion erelaxation (FR) response, characterised as continued lumbar muscle activation at maximal voluntary flexion. The aim of the present investigation was to explore the effectiveness of a surface electromyographic assisted stretching (SEMGAS) programme in improving FR. Nine volunteers with chronic LBP and an impaired FR took part in weekly biofeedback SEMGAS sessions and performed a home-based stretching programme, for 5 weeks. FR, Oswestry Disability Index, Numeric Pain Rating Scale and Sit and Reach were recorded pre and post-intervention as well as at a 4e6-week follow-up. Of the nine participants included, three improved FR to statistically significant levels. These three participants also achieved a clinically important change in pain intensity scores. The results suggest that SEMGAS may provide benefits to some individuals with chronic LBP and impaired FR, although larger scale investigation of SEMGAS alone is indicated.en_NZ
dc.publisherChurchill Livingstoneen_NZ
dc.rights© 2013 Published by Elsevier Ltd.en_NZ
dc.subjectflexion relaxationen_NZ
dc.subjectchronic low back painen_NZ
dc.subjectsurface electromyographyen_NZ
dc.subjectSEMG-assisted stretchingen_NZ
dc.subjectpain intensityen_NZ
dc.subjectrange of motion (ROM)en_NZ
dc.subjectmaximum voluntary flexionen_NZ
dc.titleThe efficacy of surface electromyographic biofeedback assisted stretching for the treatment of chronic low back pain : A case-seriesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderElsevier Ltden_NZ
dc.subject.marsden110499 Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classifieden_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMoore, A., Mannion, J., and Moran, R. (2014). The efficacy of surface electromyographic biofeedback assisted stretching for the treatment of chronic low back pain: A case-series. Journal of Movement and Bodywork Therapies, 19 (1), 8-16.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.volume19 (1)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleJournal of Bodywork and Movement Therapiesen_NZ

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