Funktional Diagnostics

Univ.-Prof. biol. hum. Hendrik Schmidt

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Improvement of intervention programs for the prevention of back pain

In various meta-analyzes and international guidelines different treatment recommendations are given, which should generally contribute an increase in physical activity for the prevention of back pain. However, the effects are estimated to moderate and only short-term effective. In addition, only simple clinical and sometimes imprecise tests were often used to determine the performance in these studies. They did not include fundamental influencing factors of backs health, such as the spine-pelvic relations, the sagittal (from the side viewed) profile of the spine and pelvis as well as the not to be underestimated impact of the lower extremities, as differences in leg length or stress factors.

The goal is the development and validation of functional diagnostics (indices for the evaluation of back-spine shape and motility as well as the core stability) for differentiating subjects with and without low back pain in order to increase the efficiency of preventive intervention programs.

Publications

2015
The effects of age and gender on the lumbopelvic rhythm in the sagittal plane in 309 subjects.

Esther Pries, Marcel Dreischarf, Maxim Bashkuev, Michael Putzier, Hendrik Schmidt
Journal of Biomechanics 2015; DOI:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.07.030, 2.75 Impact Factor
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2014
Age-Related Loss of Lumbar Spinal Lordosis and Mobility - A Study of 323 Asymptomatic Volunteers.

Marcel Dreischarf, Laia Albiol, Antonius Rohlmann, Esther Pries, Maxim Bashkuev, Thomas Zander, Georg Duda, Claudia Druschel, Patrick Strube, Michael Putzier, Hendrik Schmidt
LoS ONE 12/2014; 9(12):e116186. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0116186, 3.23 Impact Factor
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Measurement of the number of lumbar spinal movements in the sagittal plane in a 24-hour period.
Antonius Rohlmann, Tobias Consmüller, Marcel Dreischarf, Maxim Bashkuev, Alexander Disch, Esther Pries, Georg N Duda, Hendrik Schmidt
European Spine Journal 09/2014; DOI:10.1007/s00586-014-3588-0, 2.47 Impact Factor
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2013
Automatic distinction of upper body motions in the main anatomical planes.

Marcel Dreischarf, Laia Albiol, Antonius Rohlmann, Esther Pries, Maxim Bashkuev, Thomas Zander, Tobias Consmüller, Antonius Rohlmann, Daniel Weinland, Hendrik Schmidt, Timo Zippelius, Georg N Duda, William R Taylor
Medical Engineering & Physics 11/2013; 36(4). 1.84 Impact Factor
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2012
Comparative evaluation of a novel measurement tool to assess lumbar spine posture and range of motion.

Tobias Consmüller, Antonius Rohlmann, Daniel Weinland, Claudia Druschel, Georg N Duda, William R Taylor
Eur Spine J. 2012 Nov;21(11):2170-80. 2.47 Impact Factor
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Velocity of Lordosis Angle during Spinal Flexion and Extension.
Tobias Consmüller, Antonius Rohlmann, Daniel Weinland, Claudia Druschel, Georg N Duda, William R Taylor
PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e50135, 3.23 Impact Factor
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