Journal article

Trunk and lower limb coordination during lifting in people with and without chronic low back pain

A Pranata, L Perraton, D El-Ansary, R Clark, B Mentiplay, K Fortin, B Long, R Brandham, AL Bryant

Journal of Biomechanics | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Differences in synchronous movement between the trunk and lower limb during lifting have been reported in chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients compared to healthy people. However, the relationship between movement coordination and disability in CLBP patients has not been investigated. A cross-sectional study was conducted to compare regional lumbar and lower limb coordination between CLBP (n = 43) and control (n = 29) groups. The CLBP group was divided into high- and low-disability groups based on their Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) score. The mean absolute relative phase (MARP) angles and mean deviation phase (DP) between the (1) lumbar spine and hip, and (2) hip and knee were measured. ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council - Australia R.D. Wright Biomedical Fellowships


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the staff members at Kieser Brighton and South Melbourne, namely: Georghia Considine, Jess Hiew, Ben Enser, Steven Ooi, Jessica Falduto, Xavier Stevens and Todd Scarce. Author's ALB and RC are supported by National Health and Medical Research Council - Australia R.D. Wright Biomedical Fellowships (#1053521 and #1090415, respectively).