For the rehabilitation purpose of patients with Lateral Epicondylitis, elbow position is an important factor for grip strength as different joint angles will have specific effect on strength.Weakness of extensors lead to weak grip strength due to non synchronous action of wrist extensors and finger flexors. The maximum force that a muscle or muscle group can generate depends on the length of that muscle. The change in torque as a result of change in length is well documented and is referred as length-tension relationship. In the present study De Lorme's strengthening exercises on three elbow angles i.e. 150°, 120ª and 90° showed significant increase in wrist extensor Peak torque and Grip strength, however 90° angle was found to be more beneficial.
Assessment and training of the endurance capacity of back muscles are reported to be more important than strength in the prevention and rehabilitation of low- back pain. However, back extensor muscles' endurance has been less investigated in health and disease. The understanding of the determinants for the performance of isometric back extension endurance test may allow accurate interpretation of the back function test. This book, therefore provides an insight into the determinants of back extenor muscles' endurance in healthy adults. The set of reference values for isometric back extensor muscles' endurance and the influencing factors established in this book can be used to compare a patient's score at intake and also serve as clinical targets in rehabilitation.
Presenting over 100 rehabilitation protocols for the hand and upper extremity in an easy-to-use, step-by-step format, this practical reference provides surgeons and therapists alike with a go-to source for the therapy technique or strategy appropriate for their patients. Covering injuries from the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand and fingers, each protocol includes bullet-pointed steps in daily or weekly increments following the injury or surgery and are inherently adaptable to the specific surgical intervention or rehabilitation requirement. Procedures following arthroplasty, extensor and flexor tendon injuries, fractures and dislocations, ligament and soft tissue injures, and nerve compression syndromes are among the many and multifaceted therapies presented. This book will be an invaluable resource for the orthopedic surgeon, hand surgeon, physical therapist, occupational therapist, hand therapist and any active clinician treating injuries to the hand and upper extremity.