Evaluation of Torque, Electromyographic Activity and Neuromuscular Efficiency of the Internal Oblique Muscle in Pilates Practitioners

SUMMARY Background. The present study aimed to evaluate the neuromuscular efficiency (NME) of the internal oblique (IO) muscle through electromyography (EMG) analysis, torque test in practitioners and non-practitioners (control) of Pilates. Methods. Participants included 40 health women: Pilates practitioners (n = 20) and non-practitioners (n = 20). They were tested for trunk flexion (torque). Their internal oblique IO muscle … Continued

Postural Analysis of The Trunk, Pelvic Girdle and Lower Extremities in The Sagittal Plane in People with and without Forward Head Posture

SUMMARY Background. Forward head posture (FHP) is a poor habitual posture of the head and neck. Because of the biomechanical relationship of body segments, posture of cervical spine may influence the posture of the pelvic and lower limb. The objective of this study was to compare the static posture of the trunk, pelvic and lower … Continued