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Effects of an exercise therapy targeting knee kinetics on pain, function, and gait kinetics in patients with knee osteoarthritis: A randomized clinical trial, Article Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly ; Volume 38, Issue 3 , 2021 , Pages 377-395 ; 07365829 (ISSN) ; Esfandiarpour, F ; Zahednejad, S ; Kouhzad Mohammadi, H ; Farahmand, F ; Sharif University of Technology
Human Kinetics Publishers Inc 2021
In this study, the effects of an exercise therapy comprising yoga exercises and medial-thrust gait (YogaMT) on lower-extremity kinetics, pain, and function in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis were investigated. Fifty-nine patients were randomly allocated to three treatment groups: (a) the YogaMT group practiced yoga exercises and medial thrust gait, (b) the knee-strengthening group performed quadriceps-and hamstring-strengthening exercises, and (c) the treadmill walking group practiced normal treadmill walking in 12 supervised sessions. The adduction and flexion moments of the hip, knee, and ankle; pain intensity; and 2-min walking test were assessed before and after treatment and at...
The effect of lumbosacral orthosis on the thickness of deep trunk muscles using ultrasound imaging: a randomized controlled trial in patients with chronic low back pain, Article American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ; Volume 98, Issue 7 , 2019 , Pages 536-544 ; 08949115 (ISSN) ; Takamjani, I. E ; Kamyab, M ; Kalbassi, G ; Sarrafzadeh, J ; Parnianpour, M ; Sharif University of Technology
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2019
Objective This study was conducted to evaluate the changes occurring in the thickness of deep trunk muscles, measured using ultrasound imaging, after 4 wks of lumbosacral orthosis use in conjunction with routine physical therapy. Design This parallel-group, randomized, controlled trial was conducted on 44 patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain, randomly allocated to the experimental and control groups. Both groups received eight sessions of physical therapy twice per week for 4 wks. The experimental group wore nonextensible lumbosacral orthosis, in addition to undergoing routine physical therapy. The thickness of the transversus abdominis, obliquus internus, and lumbar multifidus...
Rehabilitation after ACL injury: A fluoroscopic study on the effects of type of exercise on the knee sagittal plane arthrokinematics, Article BioMed Research International ; Volume 2013 , July , 2013 ; 23146133 (ISSN) ; Esfandiarpour, F ; Shakourirad, A ; Salehi, R ; Akbar, M ; Farahmand, F ; Sharif University of Technology
A safe rehabilitation exercise for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries needs to be compatible with the normal knee arthrokinematics to avoid abnormal loading on the joint structures. The objective of this study was to measure the amount of the anterior tibial translation (ATT) of the ACL-deficient knees during selective open and closed kinetic chain exercises. The intact and injured knees of fourteen male subjects with unilateral ACL injury were imaged using uniplanar fluoroscopy, while the subjects performed forward lunge and unloaded/loaded open kinetic knee extension exercises. The ATTs were measured from fluoroscopic images, as the distance between the tibial and femoral reference...
The effect of a training program on body composition, growth hormone, insulin and insulin-like growth factor 1 in overweight female college students, Article Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche ; Volume 171, Issue 4 , 2012 , Pages 409-416 ; 03933660 (ISSN) ; Tabrizi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
Aim. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of a training program on body composition, GH, IGF-1 and insulin in overweight and obese female college students. Methods. The 17 overweight college student females divided into 2 groups: Experimental group (E) with 3 sessions per week, 6 weeks duration (N=9,Age=18.9 ± 1.3,BMI= 28.8 ± 2.6), and non-exercising control group (C) (N=8, Age=19.3 ± 1.8, BMI=26.3 ± 0.9). All measures included Vo2max, body composition, IGF-1, GH and insulin were done at baseline and following the protocol. Results. The calorie intake increased in both groups when compared to the baseline. The Vo2max increased statistically significant in E, and decreased in C....
Biomechanical analysis of the pelvis angular excursion in sagittal plane in response to asymmetric leg loading tasks in females with and without nonspecific chronic low back pain, Article Journal of Biomedical Physics and Engineering ; Volume 11, Issue 3 , 2021 , Pages 367-376 ; 22517200 (ISSN) ; Kamali, F ; Parni Anpour, M ; Davoudi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
Shriaz University of Medical Sciences 2021
Background: Controlling pelvic excursions is the focus of stabilization exercises such as legs loading tasks in rehabilitation of non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) patients. Progression of these exercises is based on the ability to perform tasks with minimal sagittal pelvic excursions. In spite of emphasis on minimizing pelvic motions, no previous studies have investigated kinematic analysis of the pelvic excursions during leg loading exercises in NSCLBP patients. Objective: This study aims to investigate the sagittal pelvis excursion during performing asymmetric leg loading tasks in individuals with and without NSCLBP. Material and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, kinematic...
Postural control learning dynamics in Parkinson's disease: Early improvement with plateau in stability, and continuous progression in flexibility and mobility, Article BioMedical Engineering Online ; Volume 19, Issue 1 , 2020 ; Behzadipour, S ; Schouten, A. C ; Taghizadeh, G ; Firoozbakhsh, K ; Sharif University of Technology
BioMed Central Ltd 2020
Background: Balance training improves postural control in Parkinson's disease (PD). However, a systematic approach for the development of individualized, optimal training programs is still lacking, as the learning dynamics of the postural control in PD, over a training program, are poorly understood. Objectives: We investigated the learning dynamics of the postural control in PD, during a balance-training program, in terms of the clinical, posturographic, and novel model-based measures. Methods: Twenty patients with PD participated in a balance-training program, 3 days a week, for 6 weeks. Clinical tests assessed functional balance and mobility pre-training, mid-training, and post-training....
Improvement of upper limb motor control and function after competitive and noncompetitive volleyball exercises in chronic stroke survivors: a randomized clinical trial, Article Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ; Volume 100, Issue 3 , 2019 , Pages 401-411 ; 00039993 (ISSN) ; Azad, A ; Mehdizadeh, H ; Behzadipour, S ; Fakhar, M ; Taghavi Azar Sharabiani, P ; Parnianpour, M ; Taghizadeh, G ; Khalaf, K ; Sharif University of Technology
W.B. Saunders 2019
Objectives: To investigate the effects of competitive and noncompetitive volleyball exercises on the functional performance and motor control of the upper limbs in chronic stroke survivors. Design: Randomized clinical trial. Setting: Outpatient rehabilitation center. Participants: Chronic stroke survivors (N=48). Interventions: Participants were randomly assigned to competitive (n=16) or noncompetitive (n=16) volleyball exercise groups (60min/d volleyball exercise+30min/d traditional rehabilitation, 3d/wk for 7wk) and control group (n=16). Main Outcome Measures: Reach and grasp motor control measures were evaluated through kinematic analysis. Functional outcomes were assessed via Motor...