This article puts forward some of the causes for muscle weakness in intensive care.Â The aquired muscle weaknessÂ reflects loss of mechanical loading due to physical inactivity, bed rest, or immobilization. They go on to describe the complex adaptive response that is stimualted with mechanical unloadingÂ and results in muscle atrophy and loss of specific force. Countermeasures that lessen the effects of unloading include physical activity, nutritional supplements, hormone therapy, and antioxidant administration.Â
Muscle Performance in Neck Pain
Join Chris Worsfold in this online course which reviews the assessment and rehab of the deep and superficial neck muscles in the presence of pain.