Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Research Center

The center covers an area of approximately 500 square meters with various sections including Eelectro diagnostic laboratory, Ultera sonography motion analysis, Isokinetic evaluation, Exercise physiology, library, conference hall, computer units, and administrative office.



 Central Laboratories

Motion analysis laboratory

Location: Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Research Center

Date of Establishment: 2009

Specialized Equipments : 7 infrared cameras recording the three-dimensional motion, force plate measurement , the system which records the electrical activity of muscle electromyography with 8 channels, high-speed video camera, 64-channel analog to digital system and computer to synchronize the receivedsignals from the force plate, 7 infrared camera and  8-channelEMG system.


Research or Educational Use

 In the education system, the capabilities can be used for learning how movements and muscle activity during movement and weight distribution below the surface contact of the foot. In research, it is used in more advanced features to assess the movements of the limbs, trunk and spine, especially walking pattern after rehabilitation interventions in cardiovascular, neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and neurological problems.

In education and treatment, the force plate system is used to train the patients how to bear the weight on their legs. The system has the ability to modify the model of weight bearing on the lower limbs.

 

Neuromuscular Electro Diagnostic Laboratory

Location: Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Research Center

Date of Establishment: 2002

Specialized Eequipments: two-channel EMG and electro-neurographic device (Key, point model, Dantech., factory).

 Research and educational applications: Recording and measurement and evaluation of neuromuscular electrical signals, including signals including insertion activity , Spontaneous activities and interference pattern in muscle  electrical activity during voluntary contraction, as well as evaluating the performance of Neuromuscular via Repetitive stimulation methods and investigating the electrical conduction of sensory and motor nerves and somatosensory evoked Potentials to investigate the function of neural systems of visual, auditory and sensory nerves. These signals can be used to detect the pathologic conditions including neurological and myogenic or myogenic ones. The capabilities of this device can be used to determine the changes of speed of electrical conduction of in motor and sensory nerve.

Muscular Ultrasonography and Sonography Biofeedback Laboratory

Location: Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Research Center

Date of Establishment:  2010

Specialized Equipments : ultrasound apparatus Honda, 2100 model, Convex probe and the examination table.

 

Muscular Ultrasonography and Muscular Biofeedback Sonography Laboratory

 

The Usage of research, education and treatment:

  1) Ultrasonic photography to determine the changes in muscle size to assess the effects of the different exercise and to determine the best protocol therapy,

2) Muscular biofeedback and training the contraction on deep muscles in cases of neuromuscular disorders, skeletal and correcting the postures with deficiency.

3) Opening the muscular sonographic biofeedback training unit for students

In education, the system is used to show the deep muscle contractions and muscle activity during movement, especially the spine, hip and shoulder movements. Also, the biofeedback methods of muscle performance are presented for students practically

The lab can be used in research to determine the exact cross-section muscles before and after exercise therapy interventions, and thus the best exercises for different muscles are examined.  The other is using this system to correct the faulty postures through the muscles functional training.

 

 

Exercise Physiology Laboratory

Location: Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Research Center

Date of Establishment: 2009      

Specialized Equipments: Exercise Physiology System includes exercise physiology kit PTK14,      ergometric treadmill and bicycle

  Research and educational applications:

In laboratory, the amount of O2 and CO2 consumption is calculated during doing exercise and also the rate of metabolic activity. These measurements can be used to assess the efficacy of the methods and exercise interventions for cardiovascular, respiratory diseases and diabetes.

This lab will help the students are familiarized with concepts of metabolic activity during exercise and breathing O2 And CO2. They can observe the increase of heart and respiration rate and changes in respiratory gases and increasing the metabolism during doing exercise and after exercise returning these changes to the normal status.

Dynamic and Static Balance Laboratory

Balance System SD

Location: Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Research Center

Date of Establishment: 2010

Applications of research, education and treatment: The accurate assessment of neuromuscular balance by quantitative measurement of the ability to maintain the balance in standing status on one leg or two legs on a fixed or removable surface. To determine the state of equilibrium, four different tests are used are as follows:

1) The assessment of falling risk

2) The ability to control the balance of the athletes standing on one leg

3)  To determine the scope of balance

4)  To determine the balance of the individual’s status

This measure allows us to evaluate how to use the precise and developed potential of the system to evaluate the balance control strategies after all interventions in patients with cardiovascular disease, neuromuscular, musculoskeletal problems and neurological disorders.

This system is also used for educational purposes to strengthen the motor capabilities to control balance duringdamage to mechanisms of Reflex proprioception in trauma.

Research Projects

1) The effect of vibration on the parameters of delayed muscle soreness (done)

2) Effect ofdeformities of genuvalgom and genovarum on the balance indicators among young girls (done)

3) The effect of stabilization exercises on the size of multifidus muscles and balance indicators (done)

4) The effect of vibration on the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee (done)

5) A review of the indicators of isometric and isokineticcontractions among young boys (done)

6) The effect of short and long-term stretching exercises on balance indices (done)

7) Comparison of eccentric and concentric exercises in patients with type 2 diabetes (in progress)

8) Comparison of stability training and strengthening exercises in patients with saliency head (in progress)

9) The effect of anthropometric characteristics of young girls on the indicators of balance (in progress)

 

10) Evaluation of hamstring and quadriceps muscles functionally in patients with osteoarthritis in the knee (in progress)

 

Members in Research Center

Center has two types of members:

The full-time faculty members and the part time colleagues from other departments:

Dr. M. Safari

Dr. Atefeh aminian

Dr. Rozita Hedayati

 Dr Abdul Hamid  Haji  Hassani

 Seyed ziaodin Safavi

E. Fatemi

Dr. J. Bakhtiari

Alibakhshi

  1. Pahlevanian
  2. Ali Saadallah

 

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