Different strategies in rising from a seated position in normal conditions and during pregnancy

Marcello Crivellini, Luigi Diviety, Manuela Galli

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Abstract

This study takes into account the postural changes that occur while rising from a seated position. Particularly the rising movement of 13 men and 12 women in normal and in loaded condition was analyzed. The loaded situation refers to normal pregnancy, in different pregnant weeks, or to an artificial abdomen, reproducing the same load condition. The main aim of this work was to investigate how women change their strategy in rising from a chair in different pregnancy periods. In this way, it is possible to know which is the stress situation of the vertebral column during pregnancy so to correct wrong postural behaviour that can worsen some pathologies as scoliosis. This study shows that two different strategies are used rising from a chair: the FSTS (Forward Sit to Stand), used by unloaded men and women that becomes NSTS (Normal Sit to Stand) at the end of pregnancy or with the load of artificial abdomen.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
EditorsAndrew Y.J. Szeto, Rangaraj M. Rangayyan
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages1085-1086
Number of pages2
Volume15
Editionpt 3
ISBN (Print)0780313771
Publication statusPublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 3 (of 3) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 28 1993Oct 31 1993

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OtherProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 3 (of 3)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period10/28/9310/31/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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    Crivellini, M., Diviety, L., & Galli, M. (1993). Different strategies in rising from a seated position in normal conditions and during pregnancy. In A. Y. J. Szeto, & R. M. Rangayyan (Eds.), Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology (pt 3 ed., Vol. 15, pp. 1085-1086). Publ by IEEE.