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…