Exercise Prescription and the Back by Wendell Liemohn

By Wendell Liemohn

A special handbook featuring the function of workout within the remediation and prevention of again soreness. The booklet takes workout body structure and applies to the again area--examining the trunk, flexibility and variety of movement, cardio conditioning, and extra. contains an advent to aquatic treatment, treatment for backbone soreness, and healing workout learn.

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Elevating the scapu­ lae from the exercise surface). This view should be kept in mind whenever abdominal strengthen­ ing exercises are considered. As the shoulders are raised from the floor, there typically is a con­ current posterior rotation of the pelvis as end range of motion (ROM) in the lumbosacral area is reached. Because the abdominal muscles do not cross the iliofemoral joint, they obviously cannot produce flexion at this joint. The hip flexor musculature, in particular the iliacus, psoas, and rectus femoris, would then assume the domi­ nant role if the trunk were to be raised farther.

60. M. and RW. Norman. 1986 Volvo Award in Biomechanics-partitioning of tbe L4-L5 dynamic moment into disc, ligamen­ tous, and muscular components during lifting. 1986, 11: p. 666. 61. B. Valsalva maneuver biomechanics: effects on lumbar trunk loads of elevated intraabdominal pressures. spine 1986, 11: p. 476. 62. M. Intra­ abdominal pressure mechanism for stabilizing the lumbar spine. ] Biomech 1999, 32(1): p. 13-17. 63. Bogduk, N. and JE. Macintosh. The applied anatomy of the thoracolumbar fascia.

The implica­ tions for this will be discussed in the next section. Traditionally. the extensor musculature of the spine has been viewed as just bridging the lumbar area as a bowstring from its common origin to its diverse insertions (42,43). In contrast, Bogduk (5,40) noted that the erector spinae and multi­ fidus are in reality a laminated series of short mus­ cle fibers, each with a unique orientation. He MUSCULOLIGAMENTOUS SUPPORT STRUCTURES I furthennore contended that fibers to a given verte­ bra could contract independently.

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