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Arch Hellen Med, 33(6), November-December 2016, 837-840


Musculoskeletal interactions in osteopathology

Y. Dionyssiotis,1 A. Kapsokoulou,2 E. Samlidi,3 G. Iatridou4
1"Anaptixi" Center of Rehabilitation, Egaleo, and "Asylon Aniaton" Chronic Care Hospice, Athens,
2School of Medicine, University of Patras, Rio, Patras,
3School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa,
4"Physiospot" Physiotherapy Unit, Athens, Greece

According to the mechanostat, a model promoted by Harold Frost and described in detail in the "Utah paradigm of skeletal physiology", bone growth and bone loss are stimulated by the local mechanical elastic deformation of bone. Mechanical stimulation loading generated by muscles must reach a threshold in order for exercise to have positive results on bone formation. In the prevention and management of musculoskeletal diseases, modern rehabilitation should be focused on how to increase muscular and bone strength. Based on the close interaction between muscles and bones, an individualized educational approach optimizes function to the highest level of independence, while improving the overall quality of life.

Key words: Ξ’one, Immobilization, Mechanostat, Muscle, Spinal cord injury.

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