Medicine » Diagnostics

Applications of EMG in Clinical and Sports Medicine

Edited by Catriona Steele, ISBN 978-953-307-798-7, 412 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 11, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2349

This second of two volumes on EMG (Electromyography) covers a wide range of clinical applications, as a complement to the methods discussed in volume 1. Topics range from gait and vibration analysis, through posture and falls prevention, to biofeedback in the treatment of neurologic swallowing impairment. The volume includes sections on back care, sports and performance medicine, gynecology/urology and orofacial function. Authors describe the procedures for their experimental studies with detailed and clear illustrations and references to the literature. The limitations of SEMG measures and methods for careful analysis are discussed. This broad compilation of articles discussing the use of EMG in both clinical and research applications demonstrates the utility of the method as a tool in a wide variety of disciplines and clinical fields.