Deborah L Falla

Summary

Affiliation: University of Queensland
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi Location of innervation zones of sternocleidomastoid and scalene muscles--a basis for clinical and research electromyography applications
    D Falla
    Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, 4072, Australia
    Clin Neurophysiol 113:57-63. 2002
  2. ncbi Patients with chronic neck pain demonstrate altered patterns of muscle activation during performance of a functional upper limb task
    Deborah Falla
    Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1436-40. 2004
  3. ncbi Patients with neck pain demonstrate reduced electromyographic activity of the deep cervical flexor muscles during performance of the craniocervical flexion test
    Deborah L Falla
    Division of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:2108-14. 2004
  4. ncbi Further evaluation of an EMG technique for assessment of the deep cervical flexor muscles
    D Falla
    Division of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 16:621-8. 2006
  5. ncbi Muscle fiber conduction velocity of the upper trapezius muscle during dynamic contraction of the upper limb in patients with chronic neck pain
    Deborah Falla
    Division of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    Pain 116:138-45. 2005
  6. ncbi Lack of correlation between sternocleidomastoid and scalene muscle fatigability and duration of symptoms in chronic neck pain patients
    D Falla
    Division of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    Neurophysiol Clin 34:159-65. 2004
  7. ncbi Unravelling the complexity of muscle impairment in chronic neck pain
    D Falla
    Division of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia
    Man Ther 9:125-33. 2004
  8. ncbi Neuromuscular efficiency of the sternocleidomastoid and anterior scalene muscles in patients with chronic neck pain
    D Falla
    Division of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 26:712-7. 2004
  9. ncbi Spatio-temporal evaluation of neck muscle activation during postural perturbations in healthy subjects
    D Falla
    Division of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 14:463-74. 2004
  10. ncbi Feedforward activity of the cervical flexor muscles during voluntary arm movements is delayed in chronic neck pain
    D Falla
    Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, 4072, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Exp Brain Res 157:43-8. 2004

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi Location of innervation zones of sternocleidomastoid and scalene muscles--a basis for clinical and research electromyography applications
    D Falla
    Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, 4072, Australia
    Clin Neurophysiol 113:57-63. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to identify the IZ for the sternocleidomastoid and anterior scalene muscles to provide guidelines for electrode positioning for future clinical and research applications...
  2. ncbi Patients with chronic neck pain demonstrate altered patterns of muscle activation during performance of a functional upper limb task
    Deborah Falla
    Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1436-40. 2004
    ..Cross-sectional study...
  3. ncbi Patients with neck pain demonstrate reduced electromyographic activity of the deep cervical flexor muscles during performance of the craniocervical flexion test
    Deborah L Falla
    Division of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:2108-14. 2004
    ..Cross-sectional study...
  4. ncbi Further evaluation of an EMG technique for assessment of the deep cervical flexor muscles
    D Falla
    Division of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 16:621-8. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi Muscle fiber conduction velocity of the upper trapezius muscle during dynamic contraction of the upper limb in patients with chronic neck pain
    Deborah Falla
    Division of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    Pain 116:138-45. 2005
    ..This may be associated with the histological and morphological changes, which have previously been identified in people with pain over the trapezius muscle...
  6. ncbi Lack of correlation between sternocleidomastoid and scalene muscle fatigability and duration of symptoms in chronic neck pain patients
    D Falla
    Division of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    Neurophysiol Clin 34:159-65. 2004
    ..This study examined the relationship between myoelectric manifestations of sternocleidomastoid (SCM) and anterior scalene (AS) muscle fatigue and duration of neck pain in a group of patients with chronic neck pain...
  7. ncbi Unravelling the complexity of muscle impairment in chronic neck pain
    D Falla
    Division of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia
    Man Ther 9:125-33. 2004
    ..In turn, this has considerable implications for the rehabilitation of muscle function in people with neck pain disorders...
  8. ncbi Neuromuscular efficiency of the sternocleidomastoid and anterior scalene muscles in patients with chronic neck pain
    D Falla
    Division of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 26:712-7. 2004
    ..This study compared the neuromuscular efficiency (NME) of the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) and anterior scalene (AS) muscles between 20 chronic neck pain patients and 20 asymptomatic controls...
  9. ncbi Spatio-temporal evaluation of neck muscle activation during postural perturbations in healthy subjects
    D Falla
    Division of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 14:463-74. 2004
    ..It seems apparent that feed-forward activation of neck muscles is a mechanism necessary to achieve stability for the visual and vestibular systems, whilst ensuring stabilisation and protection of the cervical spine...
  10. ncbi Feedforward activity of the cervical flexor muscles during voluntary arm movements is delayed in chronic neck pain
    D Falla
    Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, 4072, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Exp Brain Res 157:43-8. 2004
    ..As the deep cervical muscles are fundamentally important for support of the cervical lordosis and the cervical joints, change in the feedforward response may leave the cervical spine vulnerable to reactive forces from arm movement...
  11. ncbi Repeatability of surface EMG variables in the sternocleidomastoid and anterior scalene muscles
    Deborah Falla
    Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Eur J Appl Physiol 87:542-9. 2002
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  12. ncbi Neck flexor muscle fatigue is side specific in patients with unilateral neck pain
    Deborah Falla
    Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    Eur J Pain 8:71-7. 2004
    ..This suggests a specificity of the effect of pain on muscle function and hence the need for specificity of therapeutic exercise in the management of neck pain patients...
  13. ncbi An electromyographic analysis of the deep cervical flexor muscles in performance of craniocervical flexion
    Deborah Falla
    Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, 4072 Queensland, Australia
    Phys Ther 83:899-906. 2003
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  14. pmc Evaluation of shoulder internal rotator muscle strength in baseball players with physical signs of glenohumeral joint instability
    D L Falla
    Department of Physiotherapy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Br J Sports Med 37:430-2. 2003
    ....
  15. ncbi Relationship between cranio-cervical flexion range of motion and pressure change during the cranio-cervical flexion test
    Deborah L Falla
    Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Man Ther 8:92-6. 2003
    ..Excellent inter-rater (ICC=0.994) and intra-rater reliability (ICC=0.988-0.998) were demonstrated for the angular measurements using this digital imaging technique...
  16. ncbi An endurance-strength training regime is effective in reducing myoelectric manifestations of cervical flexor muscle fatigue in females with chronic neck pain
    D Falla
    Division of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Clin Neurophysiol 117:828-37. 2006
    ....
  17. ncbi Recent advances in therapeutic exercise for the neck: implications for patients with head and neck pain
    S O'Leary
    Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Aust Endod J 29:138-42. 2003
    ..There is evidence to indicate that addressing these muscle control problems, with specific gentle exercise strategies, results in a reduction in neck pain and associated symptoms...
  18. ncbi Myoelectric manifestations of sternocleidomastoid and anterior scalene muscle fatigue in chronic neck pain patients
    D Falla
    Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Clin Neurophysiol 114:488-95. 2003
    ..This study compares myoelectric manifestations of fatigue of the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) and anterior scalene (AS) muscles between 10 chronic neck pain subjects and 10 normal matched controls...
  19. doi The effect of therapeutic exercise on activation of the deep cervical flexor muscles in people with chronic neck pain
    G A Jull
    Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health, Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    Man Ther 14:696-701. 2009
    ..05). Specific low load C-CF exercise changes spatial and temporal characteristics of DCF activation which may partially explain its efficacy in rehabilitation...
  20. doi Clinical assessment of the deep cervical flexor muscles: the craniocervical flexion test
    Gwendolen A Jull
    NHMRC Centre of Clinical Research in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 31:525-33. 2008
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  21. ncbi Electromyographic mapping of the erector spinae muscle with varying load and during sustained contraction
    K Tucker
    Human Neuroscience Unit, Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 19:373-9. 2009
    ..These results suggest a change in the distribution of erector spinae muscle activity with fatigue and a uniform distribution of muscle activation across loads...