oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Effects of strapping the tendo-Achilles

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



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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