The assessment of lumbar functions is critical in evaluating the health and performance of the lower back. Specific requirements must be met to ensure that testing is comprehensive and reliable. In this blog post, Chapter 4 of “Safe, Specific Testing and Rehabilitative Exercise for the Muscles,” Part 1 will explore the essential requirements for conducting meaningful testing of lumbar functions.
Feeling a little topsy-turvy and curvy? What exactly is scoliosis? This condition is characterized by a sideways curvature of the spine that has an unknown cause and most often occurs during the growth spurt just before puberty, although it can occur at any age. Scoliosis affects 2-4 % of children, and the prevalence increases with age,