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Applications of EMG in Clinical and Sports Medicine

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.

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Applications of EMG in Clinical and Sports MedicineEdited by Catriona Steele

Published: January 11th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2349

ISBN: 978-953-307-798-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6627-6

Copyright year: 2012

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77123 Total Chapter Downloads

24 Crossref Citations

66 Web of Science Citations

84 Dimensions Citations


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1. Evaluating the Electromyographical Signal During Symmetrical Load Lifting

By Jefferson Fagundes Loss, Débora Cantergi, Fábia Milman Krumholz, Marcelo La Torre and Claudia Tarragô Candotti


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2. EMG Analysis Methods on Robotic Gait Machines

By Christopher Tomelleri, Andreas Waldner and Stefan Hesse


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3. Electromyography in the Study of Muscle Reactions to Vibration Treatment

By Antonio Fratini, Mario Cesarelli, Antonio La Gatta, Maria Romano and Paolo Bifulco


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4. The Role of Electromyography (EMG) in the Study of Anticipatory Postural Adjustments

By William P. Berg and Adam J. Strang


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5. Application of Surface Electromyographic Signals to Control Exoskeleton Robots

By R. A. R. C. Gopura and Kazuo Kiguchi


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6. Trunk Muscle Activity Affects the Level of Performance in Human Body

By Satoru Kai


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7. EMG in People with Different Heel Height Condition

By Xiaoxiang Su and Yaodong Gu


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8. Muscle Activation Patterns During Level Walking and Stair Ambulation

By Maria Grazia Benedetti, Valentina Agostini, Marco Knaflitz and Paolo Bonato


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9. Experimentation and Structural Modeling of Stimulus-Evoked Electromyography in Muscles During Electrically-Elicited Fatigue Process

By Shao-Hsia Chang and Nan-Ying Yu


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10. Assessment of Low Back Muscle by Surface EMG

By Adalgiso Coscrato Cardozo and Mauro Gonçalves


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11. EMG Analysis of a Pilates Exercise

By Jefferson Fagundes Loss, Mônica de Oliveira Melo, Débora Cantergi, Yumie Okuyama da Silva, Artur Bonezi and Aline Nogueira Haas


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12. Electromyography Monitoring for Complete and Incomplete Transections of the Spinal Cord in Humans Who Received a Cell Therapy Combined with LASERPONCTURE® or LASERPONCTURE® Only: Methodology, Analysis, and Results

By Albert Bohbot


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13. EMG Applications in Studies of Arts

By Gongbing Shan and Peter Visentin


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14. Surface Electromyography During Both Standing and Walking in m. Ulnaris lateralis of Diversely Trained Horses

By Miss Kiara K. Salomons, Aziz Tnibar and Adrian P. Harrison


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15. Arthroscopic Treatment of Suprascapular Nerve Neuropathy

By Dipit Sahu, Robert Fullick and Laurent Lafosse


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16. An Uterine Electromyographic Activity as a Measure of Labor Progression

By Jerneja Vrhovec and Alenka Maček Lebar


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17. The Role of Pelvic and Perineal Muscles in Reproductive and Excretory Functions

By Margarita Martínez-Gómez, Dora Luz Corona-Quintanilla, Yolanda Cruz-Gómez, René Zempoalteca, Jorge Rodríguez-Antolín and Francisco Castelán


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18. Electromyography Usefulness in Diagnosis of Functional Status of Pelvic Floor Muscles in Women with Urinary Incontinence

By M.F. Lorenzo-Gomez, B. Padilla-Fernandez, F.J. Garcia-Criado, A. Gomez-Garcia, J.A. Mirón-Canelo, A. Geanini-Yagüez and J.M. Silva-Abuin


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19. Electromyography as a Biofeedback Tool for Rehabilitating Swallowing Muscle Function

By Catriona M. Steele, Janice W. Bennett, Sarah Chapman-Jay, Rebecca Cliffe Polacco, Sonja M. Molfenter and Mohamed Oshalla


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20. Relating Surface Electromyograms of the Facial Muscles During Mastication to the Mechanical and Sensory Properties of Foodstuffs

By E. Katherine Kemsley and Marianne Defernez


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21. Electromyography and Facial Paralysis

By Fernanda Chiarion Sassi, Paula Nunes Toledo, Laura Davison Mangilli and Claudia Regina Furquim de Andrade


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22. Movement-Related Cortical Potentials Associated with Oral and Facial Functions in Humans

By Nakajima Ichiro, Oka Schunichi, Ohba Hiroiku and Yoshida Masafumi


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