Comparison of the lumbar flexion angle and EMG activity in trunk muscles in individuals with and without limited hip flexion range of motion during visual display terminal work with cross-legged sitting

Min Hyeok Kang, Jae Seop Oh, Byung Joo Park, Tae Hoon Kim

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Abstract

[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to compare the lumbar flexion angle and electromyography (EMG) measurements of trunk muscle activity in individuals with and without limited hip flexion range of motion (ROM) during visual display terminal (VDT) work with cross-legged sitting. [Subjects] The 15 participants included a control group with sufficient hip flexion ROM (n = 7) and an experimental group with limited hip flexion ROM (n = 8). [Methods] All subjects performed VDT work with cross-legged sitting. The lumbar flexion angle was measured using a three-dimensional motion capture system, and the trunk muscle activity was recorded using a surface EMG system during VDT work with cross-legged sitting. The differences in trunk flexion angle and trunk muscle activity between the two groups were analyzed using independent t-tests. [Results] The lumbar flexion angle was significantly greater in the experimental group than the control group, although trunk muscle activity did not differ between the two groups. [Conclusion] These findings suggest that limited hip flexion leads to greater lumbar flexion during cross-legged sitting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1537-1539
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physical Therapy Science
Volume25
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2013

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Electromyography
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Keywords

  • Cross-legged sitting
  • Electromyography
  • Lumbar flexion

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Comparison of the lumbar flexion angle and EMG activity in trunk muscles in individuals with and without limited hip flexion range of motion during visual display terminal work with cross-legged sitting. / Kang, Min Hyeok; Oh, Jae Seop; Park, Byung Joo; Kim, Tae Hoon.

In: Journal of Physical Therapy Science, Vol. 25, No. 12, 01.12.2013, p. 1537-1539.

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