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A cross sectional cohort pilot study of the activation and endurance of the transversus abdominis muscle in three populations

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dc.contributor.author Ferguson, Sarah Kim
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-21T08:47:46Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-21T08:47:46Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.other 308490
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/325
dc.description Thesis (M.Tech.: Chiropractic)-Dept. of Chiropractic, Durban University of Technology, 2007 xi, 60 leaves, Annexures 1-9 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Transversus Abdominis (TrA) muscle is recognised in the literature as playing a vital and protective role in maintaining a healthy core and aiding lumbar biomechanics in the dampening of external forces applied to the lumbar spine. Pilates purports to employ the principles of core training yet there remains a deficit in the literature despite its popularity in rehabilitation and fitness industries. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of Pilates method in training the TrA in comparison to a moderately active population that regularly exercises in a gym environment, as well as a sedentary control. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Chiropractic en_US
dc.subject Back exercises en_US
dc.subject Backache--Chiropractic treatment en_US
dc.subject Muscle rigidity--Chiropractic treatment en_US
dc.subject Manipulation (Therapeutics) en_US
dc.subject Abdominal exercises en_US
dc.subject Chiropractic--Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title A cross sectional cohort pilot study of the activation and endurance of the transversus abdominis muscle in three populations en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.dut-rims.pubnum DUT-000416


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