Passive resistive torque of the plantar flexors following eccentric loading as assessed by isokinetic dynamometry

MM Porter, M Andersson, U Hellström, Michael Miller

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Abstract

Isokinetic dynamometers may provide a useful means of measuring muscle stiffness resulting from eccentric exercise because they can measure torque from computer-controlled passive movements of joints (passive resistive torque; PRT). In this study, a Biodex measured increased ankle PRT (52%; p < .001) following heel drop exercise in nine young women. Therefore, isokinetic dynamometers can provide a means to study group changes as a result of eccentric exercise. Future studies are required to determine the reliability of this protocol before it can be advocated in studying single cases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-616
JournalCanadian Journal of Applied Physiology
Volume27
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Physiotherapy (Closed 2012) (013042000)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Physiotherapy

Free keywords

  • pain
  • damage
  • muscle
  • isokinetics
  • stiffness

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