Evaluation of a rehabilitation protocol of the lumbar spine through a non invasive motion analysis system

G. L. Ciavarro, G. Andreoni, C. Da Re, S. Negrini, G. C. Santambrogio, A. Pedotti

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Abstract

ZooMS (Zoom on Mobility of the Spine) is a non-invasive method to evaluate the mobility of the lumbar spine. The protocol is based on the opto-electronic technique of the ELITE system and it allows a real functional evaluation of several pathologies of the spine and assists in customizing the rehabilitation treatment. A normalcy database was created considering 20 healthy people (10 males and 10 females). These data were compared with 10 unhealthy subjects, who suffer from lumbar diseases, before and after the Documentation Based Care (DBC), a rehabilitation treatment, which is also able to evaluate the spine mobility. The RoM (Range of Motion) assessed by ZooMS protocol were evaluated with the progression of the rehabilitation treatment through RoM calculated by DBC and other parameters that estimate pain and low back muscle fatigue. Results demonstrate that our protocol is able to join RoM's information with the perception of pain and back muscular diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
EditorsR.S. Leder
Pages1843-1846
Number of pages4
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventA New Beginning for Human Health: Proceddings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Sep 17 2003Sep 21 2003

Other

OtherA New Beginning for Human Health: Proceddings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period9/17/039/21/03

Keywords

  • Mobility
  • Motion analysis
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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    Ciavarro, G. L., Andreoni, G., Da Re, C., Negrini, S., Santambrogio, G. C., & Pedotti, A. (2003). Evaluation of a rehabilitation protocol of the lumbar spine through a non invasive motion analysis system. In R. S. Leder (Ed.), Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 1843-1846)