Risks of rhythmic gymnastics for young athletes

Practicing a sport such as rhythmic gymnastics from a young age has many advantages. For instance, low-level gymnastic participation at an early age can benefit bone health and balance exercised in rhythmic gymnastics has been shown to improve posture control. However, the age and musculoskeletal development of an athlete should be considered when choosing training…

Feedback during clamshell exercises for lower back pain

Lower back pain is very common leading to serious effects on individuals worldwide. It is often attributed to uncontrolled movement of the lumbopelvic region which causes strain on the surrounding muscles. From past study, it has been shown that lower back pain can be ameliorated through specific exercises with feedback and instruction. There are multiple…

Muscle activation during upper-limb exoskeleton use

A group of researchers from the Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation and Villa Beretta Rehabilitation Center in Milan, Italy are studying the way upper limbs interact with exoskeletons intended for rehabilitation. Neurorehabilitation of the upper limbs is often implemented for patients with loss of motor function. Exoskeletons can be used for weight support during…

Stroke Series: Powered exoskeleton gait training

This post is part of our Stroke Series in which we share recent studies and perspectives on the use of motion analysis technology for the rehabilitation of stroke patients.  Powered exoskeleton technology paired with the FREEEMG has allowed non-ambulatory stroke patients to walk over the ground. In a study last year from the Villa Beretta Rehabilitation…

Relief for those suffering from lower back pain and functional constipation? New study in plans to assess the effectiveness of osteopathic visceral manipulation treatments

This post was based on the following article, referenced: Vilas Boas Fernandes, Walkyria & Rodriguez-Blanco, Cleofas & Politti, Fabiano & de Cordoba Lanza, Fernanda & Lucareli, Paulo & Carlos Ferrari Corrêa, João. (2018). The effect of a six-week osteopathic visceral manipulation in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain and functional constipation: Study protocol for…

Cook Children's pediatric motion analysis systems

The Present and Future of Motion Analysis Systems in Clinical Settings

This May, the BTS Bioengineering team had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Pediatric Neurology conference hosted by Cook Children’s in Fort Worth, TX. During the conference, therapists, clinicians, students and other attendees focused on multi-disciplinary treatment of children with complex motor disorders. Additionally, 25 attendees made the trip to Cook Children’s Campus to explore…