Dr. P. van der Wurff (MRC Doorn)

Splinting behavior in patients with low-back pain?

It is well established that patients with chronic low-back pain move their trunk different than pain-free individuals during walking and other activities. In this project we investigate whether these altered movement patterns care an effect of splinting: an increased stiffness of the trunk through co-contraction of trunk muscles or through high reflex gains, aimed at avoid large of fast movements.

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