The effect of thoracic spine high-velocity low-amplitude thrust manipulation on myoelectric activity of the lower trapezius and posterior deltoid muscles during treadmill walking

McChesney, Ben D. and Haig, Lesley and Gissane, Conor (2011) The effect of thoracic spine high-velocity low-amplitude thrust manipulation on myoelectric activity of the lower trapezius and posterior deltoid muscles during treadmill walking. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 14 (4). pp. 141-148. ISSN 1746-0689

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijosm.2011.07.001

Abstract

**Objectives** To investigate the effect of thoracic spine thrust manipulation on the EMG activity of posterior deltoid and lower trapezius during treadmill walking. **Methods** Volunteers (n = 40; 19 males and 21 females) were randomly assigned to a ‘sham ultrasound’ control group (n = 20) or a thoracic spine high-velocity thrust (HVLAT) manipulation group (n = 20). Surface EMG recordings were collected from the right posterior deltoid and lower trapezius muscles whilst participants walked on a treadmill for 2 min, at 2.8 mph, both prior to and immediately post-intervention. EMG recordings were analysed by evaluating the difference of integral values for pre and post data using repeated measures ANOVA. **Results** Both control (sham ultrasound) and experimental groups (HVLAT) exhibited small non-significant reductions in post-intervention EMG activity of lower trapezius (p = 0.201) and a significant reduction in posterior deltoid (p = 0.003) during treadmill walking. No significant difference was found in the integrated EMG (IEMG) power between control and experimental group in either the ‘before’ or ‘after’ measurements for both target muscles. **Conclusions** Manipulation of the thoracic spine does not significantly alter the myoelectric activity of lower trapezius and posterior deltoid muscles during treadmill walking.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: 600 Technology > 612 Human physiology
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts; recreation > 796 Athletic & outdoor sports & games
School/Department: School of Sport, Health and Applied Science
Depositing User: Jonathan Lucas
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 16:00
Last Modified: 23 May 2012 16:00
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/166

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