oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Effects of strapping the tendo-Achilles
|Article Title||Effects of strapping the tendo-Achilles|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 *Department of Physiotherapy, University Durban-Westville, Durban. **Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Zululand, Kwa Dlangezwa, South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jun 2003|
|Pages||9 - 13|
|Keyword(s)||Biomechanically, Compression, Control swelling, Data analysis, Gastrocnemius muscle, Neuromuscular, Plantar-dorsiflexion plane, Psychological support, Restricting motion, Sensory mechanisms, Soleus muscles and Strapping 'prevent' injuries|
The objective is to determine the effects of strapping the tendo-Achilles (t-A) on soleus and gastrocnemius electromyographic activities and postural sway. A pre-test, post-test experimental design was used. Ten male university students (mean age 24 years) participated by voluntary consent. Data collection in the physiotherapy research laboratory at the University of Durban-Westville ensured that electromyographic signals were minimally contaminated. Soleus and gastrocnemius electromyographic activities were recorded using 8 mm silver/silver chloride (Ag/AgCI) surface electrodes connected to the Biopac electromyographic (EMG) system.
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