A common question I am getting now from colleagues is:
How do you use MOXY in your daily clinic work.
Easy to answer : Daily with many clients.
1. Motivational tool to really push the muscle contraction to the level I like to see and as well to stop , if there is a clear sign of " fatigue " not reaching anymore the goal settings.
As a control tool after a few weeks to see, whether deoxygenation ability changed due to the training and how close it is now to the non involved healthy leg.
As bio feedback for intensity choice for chronic pain control.
How hard is too hard in endurance workouts. looking ate tHb and optimal oxygenation level. Here a study who may back this option up.
Changed activation, oxygenation, and pain response of chronically painful muscles to repetitive work after training interventions: a randomized controlled trial
Karen Søgaard,1 Anne Katrine Blangsted,2 Pernille Kofoed Nielsen,3 Lone Hansen,4 Lars L. Andersen,5 Pernille Vedsted,6 and Gisela Sjøgaard1
1Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, Denmark
2Outcome Europe, St-Prex, Switzerland
3School of Health and Nursing Bornholm, Rønne, Denmark
4Team Danmark, Brondby, Denmark
5National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
6ALECTIA A/S, Viby J, Denmark
Karen Søgaard, Phone: +45-65504409, Fax: +45-65503480, Email: email@example.com .
Communicated by Fausto Baldissera.
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Received October 22, 2010; Accepted April 5, 2011.
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The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to assess changes in myalgic trapezius activation, muscle oxygenation, and pain intensity during repetitive and stressful work tasks in response to 10 weeks of training. In total, 39 women with a clinical diagnosis of trapezius myalgia were randomly assigned to: (1) general fitness training performed as leg-bicycling (GFT); (2) specific strength training of the neck/shoulder muscles (SST) or (3) reference intervention without physical exercise. Electromyographic activity (EMG), tissue oxygenation (near infrared spectroscopy), and pain intensity were measured in trapezius during pegboard and stress tasks before and after the intervention period. During the pegboard task, GFT improved trapezius oxygenation from a relative decrease of −0.83 ± 1.48 μM to an increase of 0.05 ± 1.32 μM, and decreased pain development by 43%, but did not affect resting levels of pain. SST lowered the relative EMG amplitude by 36%, and decreased pain during resting and working conditions by 52 and 38%, respectively, without affecting trapezius oxygenation. In conclusion, GFT performed as leg-bicycling decreased pain development during repetitive work tasks, possibly due to improved oxygenation of the painful muscles. SST lowered the overall level of pain both during rest and work, possibly due to a lowered relative exposure as evidenced by a lowered relative EMG. The results demonstrate differential adaptive mechanisms of contrasting physical exercise interventions on chronic muscle pain at rest and during repetitive work tasks. Keywords: Electromyography, Exercise, Stress task, RCT, Trapezius, NIRS, Aerobic training,