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Relationship between trunk, pelvis and hip: how does proximal stability facilitate distal mobility?

Grant number: 12/00322-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2012
Effective date (End): August 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Marcos Duarte
Grantee:Raquel Ana Castanharo Julio
Supervisor: Stuart Michael McGill
Host Institution: Escola de Educação Física e Esporte (EEFE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Waterloo, Canada  
Associated to the scholarship:10/02581-2 - Effects associated to running practice on the movements of the spine, pelvis, and hip of elderly individuals, BP.MS


Trunk, pelvis and hip segments, more than anatomically close, present a regional interdependence, such that the alteration of function of one affects the function of the others. This can be observed in low back pain and femoro-acetabular impingement. The main goal of this project is to investigate the relationship between the three segments and specifically to evaluate if the proximal stability (spine) affects the amplitude of distal movement (pelvis and hip).To answer these questions, kinematic and electromyography analysis of tasks that allow to evaluate amplitude of movement (squat) and trunk stability (perturbation) in subjects with femoro-acetabular impingement will be performed. (AU)

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