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Examining the Neuromuscular and Mechanical Characteristics of the Abdominal Musculature and Connective Tissues: Implications for Stiffening the Lumbar Spine
(University of Waterloo, 2008-04-30)
Research has uncovered an essential role of proper abdominal muscle function in ensuring the health and integrity of the lumbar spine. The anatomical arrangement of the abdominal musculature (rectus abdominis, external ...
Refining the relationship between the mechanical demands on the spine and injury mechanisms through improved estimates of load exposure and tissue tolerance
(University of Waterloo, 2008-07-09)
The low back loading to which an individual is exposed has been linked to injury and the reporting of low back pain. Despite extensive research on the spine and workplace loading exposures, statistics indicate that efforts ...