OPEN BMC musculoskeletal disorders | 10 Jul 2013
EM De Ridder, JO Van Oosterwijck, A Vleeming, GG Vanderstraeten and LA Danneels
Back extension exercises are often used in the rehabilitation of low back pain. However, at present it is not clear how the posterior muscles are recruited during different types of extension exercises. Therefore the present study will evaluate the myoelectric activity of thoracic, lumbar and hip extensor muscles during different extension exercises in healthy persons. Based on these physiological observations we will make recommendations regarding the use of extensions exercises in clinical practice.
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