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Masahiko Wakasa
RMIT University
Physical therapyOsteoarthritisMedicineCenter of pressure (fluid mechanics)Physical medicine and rehabilitation
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#1Akira Saito (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 2
#2Kyoji Okada (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 4
Last. Masahiko Wakasa (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 4
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ABSTRACTThe purpose of the present study was to investigate the influence of the trunk position during the single-leg landing on the knee angle and muscle activity. Forty healthy university student...
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#1Masahiko Wakasa (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 4
Last. Kyoji Okada (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 4
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AbstractAims: The objective of this study was to introduce mobile telerehabilitation with tablet computers and to verify its practical effectiveness in improving physical function and health status...
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#1Masahiro Iwakura (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 2
#2Kazuki Okura (RMIT: RMIT University)
Last. Masahiko Wakasa (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Background Abnormalities of spatiotemporal gait parameters are frequently observed in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, associations of gait parameters with clinical outcomes and their implementation into clinical practice have not been established. Research question To investigate gait abnormalities and their association with clinical outcomes of COPD. Methods This study included 34 male outpatients with COPD and 16 community-dwelling healthy men aged ≥65 years. Th...
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#1Kazuo Kinoshita (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 2
#2Kyoji Okada (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 4
Last. Masahiko Wakasa (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Objective To compare the rearfoot alignment (leg-heel angle, LHA) during standing and walking, and foot pressure during walking between individuals with medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) and asymptomatic individuals participating in daily sports. Design A cross-sectional study. Setting Research laboratory. Participants MTSS (18 legs) and control (15 legs) participants. Main outcome measures The LHA in the frontal plane during walking and standing; partial foot pressures expressed as ...
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#1Yusuke TakahashiH-Index: 2
#2Akira SaitoH-Index: 2
Last. Kyoji OkadaH-Index: 4
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: We aimed to elucidate the relationship between active force production and the curvature of the central aponeurosis (CA) of the rectus femoris in young healthy participants as fundamental data and compare the muscle CA curvature before and after straight leg raising (SLR) training in participants with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Central aponeurosis curvature was determined during submaximal and maximal voluntary contractions (MVCs) using ultrasonography. Twenty-five young healthy female voluntee...
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#1Akira Saito (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 2
#2Masahiko Wakasa (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 4
Last. Kyoji Okada (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 4
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AIM: To clarify the age-related changes in muscle elasticity or thickness of the lower extremities in older women, and to analyze their relationship with physical functions. METHODS: The muscle elasticity and thickness of the rectus femoris and medial head of the gastrocnemius of 102 young women (young group) and 221 elderly women (elderly group) were measured using ultrasonography. In the elderly group, physical functions, including knee extension strength, Timed Up and Go test, single-leg stan...
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#1Kazuyuki Shibata (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 2
#2Kyoji Okada (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 4
Last. Y. KimuraH-Index: 1
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Background: In normal knees, quadriceps contraction changes the shape of the prefemoral fat pad (PFP). However, in persons with knee osteoarthritis (OA), the functional or morphological changes of the PFP are unclear. This study aimed to clarify the morphological changes in the PFP in individuals with knee OA through ultrasonography. Materials and Methods: Participants were divided into the OA (36 knees; mean age, 74 years), elderly (31 knees; mean age, 70 years), and young (26 knees; mean age, ...
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#1Isao Saito (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 1
#2Kyoji Okada (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 4
Last. Akira Saito (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 2
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Abstract This survey clarified foot pressure patterns and hindfoot deformities in individuals with advanced knee osteoarthritis (OA) and analyzed their associations with foot pain. Sixty-four individuals with unilateral knee OA who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were divided into the following groups: no foot pain (n = 26; men:women, 4:22; mean age, 73.7 years), foot pain resolved after TKA (12; 2:10; 75.8), and foot pain remaining after TKA (26; 4:22; 74.7). Elderly individuals without...
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#2Minoru Kimoto (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 1
Last. Kyoji Okada (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 4
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