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dmcfarlane
07-10-2005, 10:58 AM
Dear Colleagues,

Recently we had a discussion on this topic on the Aus ergo list server. Leanne Loch told us that there has been some research by the Physiology
department of the University of Queensland by Caroline Richardson and Paul Hodges. They have been developing treatment that is directed at retraining
the back stabilization muscles (primarily the transversis abdominis and multifidus) by isolated activation in order to promote their stabilizing
function just prior to movement. The idea is that once their coordinated activation can be established, endurance work can be commenced.

I have not been able to get hold of any references about this type of research in journals. Has anybody got a list of references?

Regards,

David McFarlane
Ergonomist,
WorkCover Authority of New South Wales

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