Content - Volume 17, Issue 4

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Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: Correlations Between Spinal Mobility and Treatment Outcome
G Mellin
Chronic low back pain in 151 men aged 54 to 63 years was treated for three weeks in a rehabilitation centre or as outpatients at a health centre. Spinal mobility of forward and lateral flexion, and rotation, were measured before and two months after treatment. The effects of the treatment on low back pain were recorded from questionnaires answered before and 2, 6 and 12 months after treatment. A f ...
Pages: 163-166
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The relationships of functional capacity, pain, and isometric and isokinetic torque in osteoarthrosis of the knee
Lankhorst GJ, Van de Stadt RJ, Van der Korst JK
Thirty-nine patients suffering from osteoarthrosis of the knee were repeatedly measured. The relationship was studied for two groups of variables. The first group consisted of subjective assessments of functional capacity and pain and a walking test. The second group consisted of isometric knee extension torque and isokinetic knee flexion and extension torque at 30 degrees/sec, 60 degrees/sec, 120 ...
Pages: 167-172
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Prevalence of Symptoms and Signs of Joint Impairment at Age 79
G Bergström, A Bjelle, L B Sorensen, V Sundh, A Svanborg
The prevalence of back and joint impairments was studied in a representative subsample of 77 women and 57 men aged 79. Forty-six per cent of the subjects had no history of back or joint complaints. Thirty-two per cent reported current back pains while 50% stated they never experienced such pains. Back pains (past or present) were localized in the lumbar region predominantly (40%), and were almost ...
Pages: 173-182
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Functional Consequences of Joint Impairment at Age 79
G Bergström, A Aniansson, A Bjelle, G Grimby, B Lundgren-Lindquist, A Svanborg
A study of functional ability--in relation to joint impairment and disability--in 79-year-olds was performed on representative subsamples by interview (n = 134) and physical examination of joints (n = 89) as well as interview and functional tests regarding activities of daily living (ADL) (n = 84). Joint complaints of the lower extremities were more frequent than complaints of the upper extremitie ...
Pages: 183-190
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Changes in Histochemical Profile of Muscle After Long-Term Electrical Stimulation in Patients With Idiopathic Scoliosis
G Grimby, A Nordwall, B Hultén, K G Henriksson
Adolescent patients with idiopathic scoliosis were treated with long-term electrical stimulation (30 Hz) at the posterior axillary line on the convex side of the curvature in order to correct the spinal deformity. The patients were also followed with muscle biopsies from the latissimus dorsi of the stimulated side taken before, after 3 and 6 months of electrical stimulation. There was a tendency f ...
Pages: 191-196
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