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The effect of uncontrolled moment and short-term, repeated passive stretching on maximum ankle joint dorsiflexion angle

Gatt, A. and CHOCKALINGAM, Nachiappan (2012) The effect of uncontrolled moment and short-term, repeated passive stretching on maximum ankle joint dorsiflexion angle. Foot, 22 (2). pp. 77-80.

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Background: Trials investigating ankle joint measurement normally apply a known moment. Maximum ankle angle is affected by foot posture and stretching characteristics of the calf muscles. Objectives: To investigate whether consistent maximum ankle angles could be achieved without applying a constant moment to all subjects, and whether short, repetitive stretching of the calf muscle tendon unit would produce a difference in the maximum ankle angle. Method: Passive dorsiflexion in 14 healthy participants was captured using an optoelectronic motion analysis system, with the foot placed in 3 postures. Results: The maximum ankle angles for both the neutral and supinated positions did not differ significantly. In general, the majority of subjects (92.8) showed no increase in the maximum ankle dorsiflexion angle following repetitive brief passive stretching. Only one subject exhibited a significant increase in maximum ankle angle at the neutral position. Conclusion: Since the range of motion of the ankle joint is clearly determined by other physical factors, the maximum ankle dorsiflexion angle can be assessed at both neutral and supinated positions without moment being controlled. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By (since 1996) 0
Uncontrolled Keywords: ankle; article; body posture; controlled study; gastrocnemius muscle; human; human experiment; investigative procedures; joint mobility; leg movement; motion analysis system; muscle stretching; normal human; passive movement; priority journal; range of motion; supine position, Adolescent; Adult; Ankle; Ankle Joint; Child; Female; Humans; Male; Muscle Stretching Exercises; Muscle, Skeletal; Posture; Range of Motion, Articular; Reference Values; Supination; Young Adult
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
B800 Medical Technology
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C600 Sports Science
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Nachiappan CHOCKALINGAM
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2013 22:24
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2013 10:04
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/691

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