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Effect of rotator cuff tear on daily arm movements

Main Project Information
Presented By Movement Control and Biomechanics lab
Goal Pave the road for improvement of rehabilitation methods
Task Be a participant in a motor control experiment
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

Rotator cuff tear (RCT) is a highly prevalent age-associated musculoskeletal injury that can diminish upper limb function and independence. Current RCT assessments only focus on movement and biomechanical factors (e.g. strength) at the shoulder. Nevertheless, whole-arm movement may be altered. The goal of this project is to identify changes in arm movements of daily activities are affected by RCT. The obtained knowledge will provide needed evidence to develop targeted therapeutic approaches to improve upper limb function for this group. Occurrence of RCT increases with age, and therefore, the project focusses on people older than 55. Two groups are included, those who do not have a RCT and those who have been diagnosed with a RCT but not yet treated.

Ideal Age Group Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Several hours
Tags aging, arm movements, experiment, functional activities, human motor system, movement disabilities, rotator cuff tear, water
Project Updated 05/23/2018