Edith Lorena Elgueta-Cancino

Edith Lorena Elgueta-Cancino
University of Birmingham

Doctor of Philosophy

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Education
July 2014 - March 2019
The University of Queensland
Field of study
  • Neurosciences and human movement
June 2011 - June 2013
The University of Queensland
Field of study
  • Physiotherapy

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Publications (26)
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Cross-sectional design. Here we aimed to determine whether motor cortical reorganisation in LBP can be identified using non-invasive surface electromyographic (EMG) recordings of back muscles at different lumbar levels, and whether cortical reorganisation is related to clinical features of LBP. Reorganisation of motor regions of the brain may contr...
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Sensorimotor control of neck muscles differs between individuals with and without pain. Differences in the primary motor cortex (M1) maps of these muscles may be involved. This study compared M1 representations of deep (DNF) and superficial (SNF) neck flexor muscles between 10 individuals with neck pain (NP) and 10 painfree controls. M1 organisatio...
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Objectives: To investigate whether peripheral electrical stimulation (PES) of back extensor muscles changes excitability of the corticospinal pathway of the stimulated muscle and synergist trunk muscles. Methods: In 12 volunteers with no history of low back pain (LBP), intramuscular fine-wire electrodes recorded electromyography (EMG) from the d...
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Aim/background: Primary motor cortex (M1) organization differs between individuals with and without chronic low back pain (CLBP), in parallel with motor and sensory impairments. This study investigated whether movement behaviour and tactile/pain sensation are related to M1 organisation in CLBP. Methods: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) wa...
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While neural changes are thought to be responsible for early increases in strength following resistance training (RT), the exact changes in motor unit (MU) firing properties remain unclear. This review aims to synthesize the available evidence on the effect of RT on MU firing properties. MEDLINE (OVID interface), EMBASE (OVID interface), Web of Sci...
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Background Smartphone applications offer an accessible and practical option to measure neck range of motion (ROM) and are becoming more commonly used in clinical practice. We assessed the validity, reliability, and responsiveness of smartphone applications (apps) to measure neck ROM in people with and without neck pain. Methods A comprehensive ele...
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Persistence of low back pain is thought to be associated with different underlying pain mechanisms, including ongoing nociceptive input and central sensitisation. We hypothesised that primary motor cortex (M1) representations of back muscles (a measure of motor system adaptation) would differ between pain mechanisms, with more consistent observatio...
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Introduction Motor skill learning is intrinsic to living. Pain demands attention and may disrupt non-pain-related goals such as learning new motor skills. Although rehabilitation approaches have used motor skill learning for individuals in pain, there is uncertainty on the impact of pain on learning motor skills. Methods and analysis The protocol...
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Background and Objective Numerous studies have examined the influence of pain on spinal reflex excitability, motor unit behaviour and corticospinal excitability. Nevertheless, there are inconsistencies in the conclusions made. This systematic review sought to understand the effect of pain on spinal and supraspinal projections to motoneurons and mot...
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[Purpose] This study compared the effect of the Nintendo Wii balance board (NWBB) and Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) on the standing balance (SB) of older adults. [Participants and Methods] Twelve older adults (NWBB=7 and TCC=5) completed the intervention and two testing sessions (pre-post). SB was assessed using posturographic measures with the center of pre...
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Background: Patients with cerebral palsy (CP) typically receive limited physical therapy services. However, the Nintendo Wii system offers a simple and affordable mode of virtual reality therapy. There are no clinical trials assessing the Nintendo Wii balance board for improving standing balance in CP. Methods: This randomised clinical trial will e...
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Gravitational unloading leads to adaptations of the human body, including the spine and its adjacent structures, making it more vulnerable to injury and pain. The Functional Re-adaptive Exercise Device (FRED) has been developed to activate the deep spinal muscles, lumbar multifidus (LM) and transversus abdominis (TrA), that provide inter-segmental...
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Background: Evidence on the effect of systemic exercise programs to improve the standing balance with the Nintendo Wii system is very limited and its post- treatment effectiveness is unknown in cerebral palsy (CP) patients. Aim: Primary aim was to compare the effect of Nintendo Wii balance board (Wii- therapy) and standard physiotherapy (SPT), o...
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Objective: Paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (ppTMS) is used to probe inhibitory and excitatory networks within the primary motor cortex (M1). These mechanisms are identified for limb muscles but it is unclear whether they share properties with trunk muscles. The aim was to determine whether it was possible to test the intracortical i...
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Study Design Clinical test validation. Objectives Preliminary study of concurrent and discriminant validity of a clinical test of thoracolumbar dissociation. Background Control deficits of back muscles and trunk movement are common in chronic/recurrent low back pain (LBP). A reliable clinical test to rate a person's ability to dissociate lumbopelvi...
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LBP is often associated with changes in motor control. Some subgroups of LBP have been argued to have a compromised ability to dissociate lumbopelvic movement from that of the thoracolumbar junction. Clinical methods to evaluate this task may aid identification of this LBP subgroup and determine the utility of this information to guide clinical int...
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Objective: To quantify the differences in the trajectory of the center of pressure (COP) in an elderly population and a group of children. Methods: This was a cross-section study for which a convenience sample of 38 elderly adults and 20 children was obtained. The parameters studied were: area and average speed of excursion of the COP, and the freq...
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Maintenance the standing postural control and in a simple motor act requires that sensory inputs be organized with the motor system of perfect way. Those aspects were evaluated in an ataxic patient through a static posturographic platform. Two models were measured one in standing position and during throw away a ball. A significant difference was f...
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The elderly in Chile and in the world, is a growing population, characterized by their motor skills suffer a progressive and natural deterioration highlight the balance as a loss most affected by facilitating falls and therefore severe trauma injuries, such as hip fracture. This work seeks re-educate balance and postural control in older adults thr...
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The elderly in Chile and in the world, is a growing population, characterized by their motor skills suffer a progressive and natural deterioration highlight the balance as a loss most affected by facilitating falls and therefore severe trauma injuries, such as hip fracture. This work seeks re-educate balance and postural control in older adults thr...
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RESUMEN El currículum basado en competencias para la formación del kinesiólogo en la Universidad de Talca, prepara estudiantes con un diseño curricular en tres etapas de desarrollo de competencias estructurado en cinco niveles de formación, con dos evaluaciones regulares integrales de competencias intermedias. Un módulo llamado MIKB, se estableció...

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