Green - Clinical anatomy: function and rehabilitation of stabilizing muscles
Dr Rod Green
Associate Professor in Human Anatomy, College of Science, Health and Engineering
Muscles play a key role in stabilizing multiaxial joints such as the hip and the shoulder. The function of these muscles, particularly deeper muscles and those that have multi-directional fibre orientation is poorly understood. As a consequence, rehabilitation programs for these muscles also have limited success. Our electromyography laboratories at Bendigo and Bundoora have pioneered techniques to insert intramuscular electrodes into muscles at both the hip and shoulder to understand the role of these muscles in the human body.