Show Notes for September 14, 2018

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Multifidus muscle size changes at different directions of head and neck movements in females
  • And Finally a story about how the Leg press exercise can reduce functional hamstring:quadriceps ratio in the elderly

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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #646 recorded September 14, 2018

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Multifidus muscle size changes at different directions of head and neck movements in females

The aim of a recent study, published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, was to compare the dimensions of cervical multifidus muscle (CMM) in different conditions.

Twenty-five women with neck pain and 25 healthy subjects participated in this study. The dimensions of the cervical multifidus muscle were measured at rest, 50% and 100% maximum isometric voluntary contraction (MIVC) at six directions of neck movements, using ultrasonography.

The study concluded that the size of cervical multifidus muscle was decreased in patients with neck pain in rest state. The size of cervical multifidus muscle changes in all directions of neck movements, although the most prominent was during neck extension.

This points out cervical multifidus muscle stabilization role’s in different directions of neck movements.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.bodyworkmovementtherapies.com/article/S1360-8592(17)30235-8/pdf

 

 

Leg press exercise can reduce functional hamstring:quadriceps ratio in the elderly

The aim of a recent study, published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, was to investigate whether 12 weeks of leg press strength training exercise could affect the conventional and functional hamstring:quadriceps ratios in the elderly.

Twelve elderly participants were submitted to a 12 week progressive training protocol (two sessions/week) using a 45° leg press exercise.

A significant increase in the one repetition maximum was observed after 4, 8, and 12 weeks compared to week 0 and after 8 and 12 weeks compared to week 4.

The study concluded that although the 45° leg press exercise requires knee extensor and flexor, hip extensor, and plantar flexor muscle strength, the author’s findings suggest that the isolated use of the 45° leg press exercise reduces the knee functional ratio after 8 weeks of training.

Therefore, 45° leg press exercise alone, without a hamstring exercise, should not be recommended for elderly individuals.

As always, COT’s HealthBeat recommends discussing all Exercise recommendations with your Qualified Health Care Provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.bodyworkmovementtherapies.com/article/S1360-8592(17)30247-4/fulltext

 

 

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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
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