With the Diagnosis Foundation (DxF) Research & Development (R&D) major program area, we seek to advance the state of the art for compiling, organizing, evaluating and distributing diagnostic procedures that seek to address causes using holistic and objective means.
Balanced Muscle Strength
- Joint pain #1 cause of disability in US & #2 cause of office visits to doctors Centers for Disease Control, US
- “higher injury risk was associated with imbalanced muscular strength profile” International Journal of Sports Medicine
- Hootman JM, Helmick CG, Schappert SM. Magnitude and characteristics of arthritis and other rheumatic conditions on ambulatory medical care visits in the U.S. Arthritis and Rheumatism 47:571-581, 2002
- “maintaining well-conditioned muscles may delay or prevent the onset of OA, and rehabilitation exercise therapy that reverses muscle sensorimotor dysfunction may ameliorate the effects of OA.” Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America.
The role of muscle weakness in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis.
- “…knee adduction moment and muscle strength, that are becoming increasingly accepted as factors that contribute toward the pathogenesis of knee OA [osteoarthritis]”. Jackson BD, Reviewing knee osteoarthritis–a biomechanical perspective. Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
- “Of these 36 [professional] players, 23 still showed significant muscular imbalance (64%). New trends in rational training could focus more on the risk of imbalance…” Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
- “Neglecting the development of force imbalance between limbs may predispose healthy players to injury.” Journal of Strength Conditioning Research
- “ this strength training program potentially decreases shoulder rotator muscle imbalances and the risk for shoulder injuries to overhead activity athletes.” Niederbracht Y Journal of Strength Conditioning & Research