Theory and rationale for surface EMG-assisted stretching as an adjunct to chronic musculoskeletal pain rehabilitation

Randy Neblett, Tom G. Mayer, Robert J. Gatchel

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Abstract

A clinical protocol is reviewed which utilizes supportive intervention, education, and surface EMG biofeedback to facilitate movement and to maximize effective stretching with chronic musculoskeletal pain patients. Support for this clinical protocol is provided with an overview of the physiological basis of stretching, surface EMG patterns associated with stretching, and the effects of pain and emotional factors on stretching and movement inhibition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-146
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Psychophysiology Biofeedback
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2003

Keywords

  • Biofeedback
  • Flexion/relaxation
  • Pain
  • Range of Motion
  • Stretching
  • Surface EMG

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