trunk balance

trunk balance

the ability to maintain postural control of the trunk, including the shifting and bearing of weight on each side to free an extremity for a particular function such as reaching and grasping. Weight shifting can be anterior, posterior, lateral, or diagonal and involve righting, equilibrium, and protective reactions. Head and neck control allows for dissociation of the shoulder and pelvic girdles from the trunk.
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Trunk balance has been identified as an early predictor of the level of post-stroke daily activities.
Various studies have shown that improvement in functionality and mobility are achieved by performing different exercises that increase trunk balance, particularly those which are performed in a sitting position and computer-aided exercises.
It stimulates the trunk muscles (the abdominal and spinal muscles, the retroversor and anteversor pelvic muscles, the shoulder blade fixing muscles), which work in isometry, in order to keep the trunk balance in a correct position that has been previously learned in the gym.
The purpose of surgical treatment is radical (more than 60% of initial size of a scoliotic arch) correction of tortuosity and spine stabilization; rising of functional reserves of respiratory system; elimination of implications of a functional spine inefficiency and outer defect of proportions of a body at the expense of increase of a trunk length, change of the thorax form; attaining of a trunk balance over sacrum.
More Adaptations Mike Schmitz sustained a C6-7 incomplete SCI and has limited strength in his hands and no trunk balance.
Although pediatricians can assess the size of the curve, whether it is structural or not, and how it affects the trunk balance, they should not attempt to measure scoliotic radiographs without specific training, he added in an interview.
When a patient has a 40- to 49-degree curve, some physicians advocate surgery if the trunk balance is inadequate.
We focus on vision, mobility skills, trunk balance (can the driver sit up without support?
The selection of the mechanism and the adjustment of the system to the user will depend on how much upper extremity strength and trunk balance exists.
As scoliosis affects trunk balance and positioning, arm use declines and is less efficient.
If trunk balance is a problem (even with strapping), use the exercise machine instead of strap-on weights or barbell exercise.
Your trunk balance determines which options will be most appropriate for strengthening and aerobic activities.