Relationship of moderate and low isometric lumbar extension through architectural and muscular activity variables: a cross sectional study
Cuesta-Vargas, Antonio I. & Gonzalez-Sanchez, Manuel (2013) Relationship of moderate and low isometric lumbar extension through architectural and muscular activity variables: a cross sectional study. BMC Medical Imaging, 13(38).
No study relating the changes obtained in the architecture of erector spinae (ES) muscle were registered with ultrasound and different intensities of muscle contraction recorded by surface EMG (electromyography) on the ES muscle was found. The aim of this study was analyse the relationship in the response of the ES muscle during isometric moderate and light lumbar isometric extension considering architecture and functional muscle variables.
Cross-sectional study. 46 subjects (52% men) with a group mean age of 30.4 (±7.78). The participants developed isometric lumbar extension while performing moderate and low isometric trunk and hip extension in a sitting position with hips flexed 90 degrees and the lumbar spine in neutral position. During these measurements, electromyography recordings and ultrasound images were taken bilaterally. Bilaterally pennation angle, muscle thickness, torque and muscle activation were measured. This study was developed at the human movement analysis laboratory of the Health Science Faculty of the University of Malaga (Spain).
Strong and moderate correlations were found at moderate and low intensities contraction between the variable of the same intensity, with correlation values ranging from 0.726 (Torque Moderate – EMG Left Moderate) to 0.923 (Angle Left Light – Angle Right Light) (p < 0.001). This correlation is observed between the variables that describe the same intensity of contraction, showing a poor correlation between variables of different intensities.
There is a strong relationship between architecture and function variables of ES muscle when describe an isometric lumbar extension at light or moderate intensity.
Keywords: Ultrasonography; Surface electromyography; Thickness; Pennation angle; Erector spinae
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Ultrasonography; Surface electromyography; Thickness; Pennation angle; Erector spinae|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
|Copyright Owner:||The authors|
|Deposited On:||03 Dec 2013 05:18|
|Last Modified:||25 Oct 2016 23:41|
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