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The immediate effect of manipulation of selected cervical spinal segments on the peak torque of the rotator cuff muscles in asymptomatic patients with and without a mechanical cervical spine dysfunction

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dc.contributor.author Dixon, Tamsyn Louise
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-10T11:27:46Z
dc.date.available 2008-03-10T11:27:46Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.other DIT112358
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/223
dc.description Thesis (M.Tech.: Chiropractic)-Dept. of Chiropractic, Durban Institute of Technology, 2005 xiii, 70 leaves ; 30 cm en
dc.description.abstract Although studies of manipulation-induced peripheral changes in the muscles have been done, inconsistencies noted by the author’s call for further investigation into the reflex effects of manipulation. Additionally, according to the literature, no effective treatment protocol for the painful shoulder has been found. Therefore this research aimed at addressing these discrepancies by quantifying the immediate effect of cervical spine manipulation in terms of peak torque on rotator cuff musculature in asymptomatic patients with both a cervical spine dysfunction and without. And thus by investigating cervical manipulation to the C4-C7 spinal segment, as a possible added intervention for improving rotator cuff muscle peak torque, a more efficient and effective management protocol for the painful shoulder could be attained. Thus the aims for this study included: 1) To evaluate whether manipulation has an effect on rotator cuff peak torque or not, utilizing the Cybex Orthotron II Isokinetic Rehabilitation System; 2) To ascertain whether manipulation of the specific levels has an effect on the rotator cuff peak torque or not and 3) To ascertain whether the presence or absence en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Chiropractic en
dc.subject Chiropractic--Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Shoulder joint--Rotator cuff en
dc.subject Cervical vertebrae en
dc.subject Spinal adjustment en
dc.title The immediate effect of manipulation of selected cervical spinal segments on the peak torque of the rotator cuff muscles in asymptomatic patients with and without a mechanical cervical spine dysfunction en
dc.type Thesis en


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