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Orthopaedic Ergonomics Laboratory - Asymmetric Loading


Trunk Muscle Activation & Coactivation: The trunk response to asymmetric loading

Understanding how the co-contraction of the trunk muscles changes as a function of posture, and variations in the direction and magnitude of applied bending moments is necessary when attempting to quantify and understand the spine loading that occurs during asymmetric lifting activities.

Abstracts

Coactivation of the trunk muscles during asymmetric loading of the torso

Trunk muscle cocontraction: the effects of moment direction and moment magnitude

Trunk muscle cocontraction: the effects of torso flexion, moment direction, and moment magnitude

Trunk muscle activation and cocontraction while resisting applied moments in a twisted posture

The effects of lateral trunk bending on muscle recruitments when resisting nonsagittally symmetric bending moments