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To 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 pain

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dc.contributor.author Lewis, Barbara Jane
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-14T14:03:37Z
dc.date.available 2008-02-14T14:03:37Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.other a301802
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/199
dc.description Thesis (M.Tech.:Chiropractic)-Dept. of Chiropractic, Durban Institute of Technology, 2005 120 leaves en
dc.description.abstract Low 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
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Chiropractic treatment en
dc.subject Sacroiliac joint en
dc.subject Lumbar curve en
dc.subject Quadriceps muscle en
dc.subject Hamstring muscle en
dc.subject Spinal adjustment. en
dc.subject Manipulation (Therapeutics) en
dc.subject Chiropractic--Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title To 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 pain en
dc.type Thesis en


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