The test was conducted at The Alpine Clinic, PLLC in Franconia NH. The intention of the test was to determine if participants seated against the Yogawrap Spine Support had muscle activation, as opposed to sitting without it as a support.
Dr. Dan O’Niel, M.D., M.S and Dr. Andrew L. Chen, M.D., M.S. used the Electromyography (EMG) technique for evaluating and recording the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. EMG is performed using an instrument called an electromyograph, to produce a record called an electromyogram. An electromyograph detects the electrical potential generated by muscle cells when these cells are electrically or neurologically activated. The signals can be analyzed to detect medical abnormalities, activation level, recruitment order or to analyze the biomechanics of human or animal movement.
Nineteen participants were monitored, by placing six EMG monitors on the front , stomach area and back , lumbar area. They then sat in a chair and were monitored for 4-minutes. This showed no activity. Then, they sat in the chair with a Yogawrap Spine Support strapped on it. Each participant showed muscle activation in the front and back.
The study concluded that sitting in a chair with a Yogawrap Spine Support stimulates core muscle activity. This is because it takes muscle activity to hold an upright posture. The Yogawrap Spine Support puts the upper portion of the body in the erect position, causing muscle activity.
“As a Chiropractor, I have great interest in the function and movement of the spinal and nervous system. I was introduced to Spinal Support recently and found it to be of significant value. The reason is this: It provides stability to the spine and helps to create better posture awareness. It can be used everywhere you are seated for a period of time. The design is important and yogawrap has kept that in mind with creating anatomical support. This product is a good idea!”
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