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dc.contributor.authorLewis, Barbara Jane
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-14T14:03:37Z
dc.date.available2008-02-14T14:03:37Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.othera301802
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10321/199
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Tech.:Chiropractic)-Dept. of Chiropractic, Durban Institute of Technology, 2005 120 leavesen
dc.description.abstractLow back pain has been shown to be associated with inhibition of the lower limb musculature. This inhibition is called arthrogenic muscle inhibition (AMI). Sacroiliac joint dysfunction has been linked with AMI of the ipsilateral and contralateral quadriceps and hamstring muscles. Sacroiliac manipulation has been shown to significantly reduce ipsilateral AMI, however no studies have been conducted to illustrate the effect of sacroiliac manipulation on contralateral AMI. Neither have their been studies to show the presence or extent of spinal dysfunction between the levels of L2-L5 and its significance on muscle inhibition in the quadriceps and hamstring muscles, nor the effect of manipulation of these levels on AMI of the quadriceps and hamstring muscles. The purpose of this study was therefore to determine whether spinal manipulation has an effect on AMI of the contralateral limb as well as that of the ipsilateral limb.en
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dc.subjectChiropractic treatmenten
dc.subjectSacroiliac jointen
dc.subjectLumbar curveen
dc.subjectQuadriceps muscleen
dc.subjectHamstring muscleen
dc.subjectSpinal adjustment.en
dc.subjectManipulation (Therapeutics)en
dc.subjectChiropractic--Dissertations, Academicen
dc.titleTo determine the immediate effect of sacroiliac and lumbar manipulation on quadriceps femoris and hamstring torque ratios in the contralateral limb in patients suffering from mechanical low back painen
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