15th Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology - ISEK
Boston. USA, June 18-21, 2004




This collection of papers from the XVth Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK) presented in Boston June 18-21, 2004 should provide a sampling of the scope of topics that are included in this biennial congress. ISEK2004 Congress emphasized the importance of innovation in technology and methods in the fields of electrophysiology and kinesiology. Our theme, “An Invitation to Innovation” was selected in recognition of the tremendous advancements that have taken place in this field of study over the last 30 years, since the first ISEK congress. We hope that this collection of papers provides a window into the innovative work being conducted internationally in the field.

Serge H. Roy, ScD, PT
Secretary General, ISEK2004






Keynote Address

Modulating Spinal Cord Excitability with Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on the Primary Motor Cortex of Human Subjects
A. Valero-Cabré and Á. Pascual-Leone



Motion Analysis

Muscle Activity in Shod and Barefoot Healthy Young Subjects During Walking
M.B. Gavilanes and J.J. Goiriena de Gandarias

Comparison of Muscle Activity During Gait in Subjects with and without Stroke
J.C.F. Corrêa, F.I. Corrêa, D.B. Carvalho, R.M. Gondo, D.V. Andrade and J.A. Peres



Motor Control

EMG Activities of Shoulder Joint Muscles while Standing on One Leg with a Crutch
T. Soma, H. Onishi, M. Oyama, Y. Kurokawa and K. Tachino

Effects of Lower Median Nerve Block on Precision Grip
S. Dun, R. Kaufmann and Z.M. Li




Somatosensory Evoked Magnetic Fields Following The Saphenous Nerve Stimulation
H. Onishi, M. Oishi, M. Oyama, T. Soma, Y. Kurokawa, S. Kameyama

The Effect of Forearm Position on the Size of Response to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Human Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus
M. Oyama, K. Aizu, H. Onishi, T. Soma, M. Sato, M. Ichie and Y. Handa

Electrophysiological Examination of Pyramidal Tract Functions in Patients with Subacute Myelo-Optico-Neuropathy (SMON) Studied by Magnetic Stimulation
A. Matsumoto, Y. Tajima, K. Sudo and K. Tashiro



Occupational Medicine

Electromyographical Investigation on Muscular Strain and Fatigue at Office Work
A. Luttmann, H. Kylian, K.-H. Schmidt and M. Jäger

Lumbar Load for Flight Attendants During Trolley Handling aboard Aircraft
M. Jäger, K. Sawatzki, U. Glitsch, H.J. Ottersbach,
R. Ellegast, Kh. Schaub and G. Franz

Relationship Between Nerve Conduction Studies and Preliminary Surface Electromyography Measurements on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patients
T.A. Semeghini, R.R. Pinto, L.B. Kroll, C.P. Rezende Filho and F. Bérzin



Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation

Proprioceptive Reflexes in Spasticity After Stroke
C.G.M. Meskers, A.C. Schouten, J.H. de Groot, J.H. Arendzen and F.C.T. van der Helm

Assessment of Stretching and Resistive Exercise on Muscle Oxygenation in Poststroke Hemiplegic Patients Using Near-infrared Spectroscopy
N. Ichinoseki-Sekine, T. Miyazaki, S. Tagami, T. Yuji, T. Tamura and T. Fujimoto

The Effects of Functional Electrical Stimulation Gait Training on Joint Coordination and Muscle Activation in the Child with Cerebral Palsy
P. Shewokis, R. Lauer, S. Pierce, C. Stackhouse, B. Smith and J. McCarthy




On Single Trial Detection of M1, M2, M3 Stretch Reflex Activity
M.T. Tarata, G. Staude and W. Wolf

Contractile Property of Muscle Fibers During Repetitive Electrical Stimulation in Humans
M. Kamo and S. Morimoto

Protocol of Determination of Fatigue Index to Muscular Training in Patients with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy
F.I. Corrêa, J.C.F. Corrêa, R.C.F. Moura, M.C.B. Cunha, E. Filoni, M.A. Araújo and A.O. Fernandes

Innervation Zones of the Facial Muscles Estimated by Using Multichannel Surface EMG
T. Sugahara, T. Sadoyama, S. Hosoya, M. Kamijo and T. Masuda

Weakness and Voluntary Activation Failure of Knee Muscles in Patients with ACL Deficiency and Reconstruction
S.F. Hsiao, P.H. Chou, I.C. Tsai and J.S. Li


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