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:: Volume 24, Issue 2 (7-2022) ::
J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2022, 24(2): 24-30 Back to browse issues page
Effect of Simple and Sensor Thoracolumbosacral Braces on Electromyography Activity of Selected Muscles in Patients with Kyphosis during Running
Amir Ali Jafarnezhadgero * 1, Milad Piran Hamlabadi2
1- Associate Professor, Department of Sport Managements and Biomechanics, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran. , amiralijafarnezhad@gmail.com
2- Ph.D Candidate in Sport Managements, Department of Sport Management and Biomechanics, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.
Abstract:   (1489 Views)
Background and Objective: The use of lumbar braces affects kinetics and kinematics. This study evaluated the effects of two types of simple and sensor thoracolumbosacral braces on electromyography activity of selected muscles in patients with kyphosis during running.
Methods: This quasi-experimental study was performed on 15 males with kyphosis. The subjects performed a running task in three conditions: without braces, with simple braces, and with sensor braces. An 8-channel wireless electromyography system was used to record the activity of the muscles of the lower back and lower limbs during running.
Results: There was no significant difference between the tested conditions in response to loading, middle support and swing; however, during push-off, the median frequency of the gastrocnemius muscle was greater when running with a simple brace compared with running without brace (P<0.05). In addition, the median frequency of the semitendinosus muscle was significantly higher while running with sensor brace compared with simple brace (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Using brace, especially sensor brace, can improve muscle activities in patients with kyphosis.

Keywords: Kyphosis [MeSH], Thoracolumbar [MeSH], Brace [MeSH], Electromyography [MeSH], Running [MeSH]
Article ID: Vol24-18
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Type of Study: Original Articles | Subject: Sports pathology and corrective movements
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Jafarnezhadgero A A, Piran Hamlabadi M. Effect of Simple and Sensor Thoracolumbosacral Braces on Electromyography Activity of Selected Muscles in Patients with Kyphosis during Running. J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2022; 24 (2) :24-30
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